Michelle Kwan Plays Metallica's "One" on a Guzheng, a Traditional Chinese Stringed Instrument

Below, check out this recently posted (September 23, 2014) video of Michelle Kwan covering Metallica's "One" on a guzheng through an Orange guitar amp.

What's a guzheng, you ask? Well, according to Wikipedia's guzheng page (which I visit way too often), it's a plucked Chinese zither that has 18 or more strings and movable bridges.

And I quote:

"The guzheng is the ancestor of several Asian zither instruments, such as the Japanese koto, the Mongolian yatga, the Korean gayageum and the Vietnamese đàn tranh. The guzheng should not be confused with the guqin (another ancient Chinese zither without bridges)."

Please avoid getting those things confused.

For more of this sort of thing, check out this GuitarWorld.com video that shows Kwan performing Guns N' Roses' "Sweet Child O' Mine" on a guzheng.

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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 (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.