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Dire Straits’ “Sultans of Swing” in the Styles of 12 Famous Guitarists

Back in 2015, guitarist Andre Antunes had a viral sensation with a video in which he copied the styles of 10 famous guitarists while soloing to Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky.”He followed it up with similar takes on Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” and the music of Michael Jackson.And now he’s back at it again. In the video below, Andre tackles Dire Straits’ “Sultans of Swing” in the styles of 12 guitarists... …

Hear Mark Knopfler's Isolated Guitar from "Sultans of Swing"

Sorry for yet another isolated guitar track, but we couldn't let this one go by. You'll agree when you start listening to it.It's Mark Knopfler's isolated Fender Strat from Dire Straits' 1978 masterpiece, "Sultans of Swing."“ ‘Sultans of Swing’ was originally written on a National Steel guitar in an open tuning, though I never performed it that way,” Knopfler told Guitar World a long, long time... …

The Six Coolest Stratocaster Solos — Ever

When the curvaceous Fender Stratocaster marked six decades of innovation and influence in 2014, Guitar World celebrateed its legacy via 60 players, songs, solos and historical moments. (You can find all our Strat roundups in the October 2014 issue of GW). ... …