Hannes Coetzee Plays Teaspoon Slide Guitar — Video

Ever wish you had the equivalent of a third hand?

Below, check out some professionally shot footage of South African guitarist Hannes Coetzee playing teaspoon slide guitar.

Coetzee, who is from the Karoo region, puts the spoon in his mouth and uses it as a slide. The technique is called "optel and knyp," which roughly translates to "pick and pinch."

Coetzee, who is 71, was featured in Karoo Kitaar Blues, a 2003 documentary by David Kramer.

The top video was posted by Rolling Stone in 2013. The bottom one (consider it a bonus), is from 2007, but it's much more impressive. You can follow Coetzee on Facebook here.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.