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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!

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.