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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.

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.