Video Finds: Unbelievable 15-Year-Old Ben Lapps Shreds on Acoustic Guitar!

Here's one that'll make you want to get your guitar out and PRACTICE!! Acoustic fingerstyle guitarist, Ben Lapps, now 19, has been performing professionally for 5 years. He picked up his first guitar at age 12, and began writing his own music, and recorded his first album, The New Color, at age 14.

Lapps was the youngest participant in the 2008 International Fingerstyle Guitar Championships and the 2010 Canadian Guitar Championships. At 17, Ben released his second full album See, the Sky, which showcases his talent in composition with especially rich, patient acoustic guitar work. Inspired by acoustic guitar icons such as Justin King, Michael Hedges, and Thomas Leeb, his music is truly unique – beautiful to listen to and mesmerizing to watch.

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In this video, Lapps is only 15. He performs "Phunkdified" by Justin King

And just for fun, here's one more video of Lapps playing guitar, and messing around with a basketball at the same time.

And one more of Lapps playing guitar and cooking eggs. Hahaha!

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Acoustic Nation

Acoustic Nation is written by Laura B. Whitmore, a music industry marketing veteran, music journalist and editor, who has contributed to, Guitar World, and others. She has interviewed hundreds of musicians and hosts the She Rocks Podcast. As the founder of the Women’s International Music Network, she advocates for women in the music industry and produces the annual She Rocks Awards. She is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Positive Grid, making the world safe for guitar exploration everywhere! A guitarist and singer/songwriter, Laura is currently co-writing an album of pop songs that empower and energize girls.