Metallica's "One" on One Guitar: See How It Was Done

Back in the spring, multi-instrumentalist Rob Scallon made waves when he posted a viral video called "Metallica's 'One' Played in One Guitar."

That video, which you can see at the very bottom of this story (and in the inset of the top video), showed nothing but Scallon's signature eight-string Chapman guitar—set against a black background—being played by three mysterious sets of hands.

A bit more recently, Scallon posted the "wide shot" version of the video, which shows exactly how the clip was shot, not to mention who is playing the Chapman. In the top video, in addition to Scallon (far right), we see Reverb.com's Joe Shadid playing the lead lines and Jeff Linville playing some tasty one-finger bass. We also see that the black background is a combination of the guitarists' black shirts and a wall of black instrument cases. We're not sure which version is more engaging. Take your pick!

For more of Scallon's videos, follow him on YouTube.

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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, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.