'SNL' Guitarist Jared Scharff Adds "Unnecessary Shredding" to Ed Sheeran's "Don't" — Video

Saturday Night Live guitaristJared Scharff has a web series called Unnecessary Shredding.

In it, Scharff adds lots of tasteful shredding to songs that are devoid of shredding—if not devoid of guitars, period.

In the series' newest video, posted to the interwebs August 11, Scharff adds some unnecessary shredding to "Don't," by Ed Sheeran.

"Ed is a genius songwriter. His lyrics, flow, melodies, etc. are just insane," Scharff says. "This song has a sick beat my the maestro Benny Blanco. Of course, I had to jam on this one.

"I'm using my Nash Strat that I got my first season on SNL in 2007 through a vintage Vox AC30." Opinions?

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.