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Behold an Epic Slow-Motion Guitar Swing Fail — Video

The video below, which was posted to "the YouTubes" in 2014, captures—in glorious slow motion—every disappointing second of what is clearly an epic guitar fail.

In the clip, a young guitarist attempts to swing his guitar. We're not sure why.

However, at the 7-second mark, it has become obvious that something has gone horribly wrong. The guitarist's yellow-and-black guitar strap has unhooked itself from the upwardly mobile guitar. This means the guitar is now a heavy wooden projectile that's headed straight for an unsuspecting Laney head and Marshall cab.

It gives "air guitar" a whole new meaning. Luckily, it did not hit the drummer's head.

Speaking of the drummer, his reaction (as the action is going down) is priceless—as is the choice of background music (the theme from "Chariots of Fire"). Good show!

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Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

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.