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Guthrie Govan Plays an Incredible One-Handed Solo While Drinking a Glass of Water

Sometimes active young guitarists get thirsty. Sometimes they even reach for a drink of water (or who knows what else) right in the middle of a song.

Guthrie Govan did exactly that during a 2017 gig in Tokyo. But, as the above video will attest, he didn't feel the need to stop shredding just because he was quenching his thirst for a good 40 seconds (give or take).

Even when he's playing a one-handed solo, Govan is truly a "humbler," much like the late, great Danny Gatton. Check it out! I feel thirsty now.

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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.