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Video: Guitar Prodigy Hedras Ramos Jr.

We thought we'd share this one with you -- it's a video featuring Hedras Ramos Jr. He's a young guitar prodigy from Guatemala whose style and technique has caught the eye of several great players, including Michael Lee Firkins and Jennifer Batten.

Hedras recently took second place in the Ziua Chitarelor 3 guitar competition in Bucharest. He plays 7-string Halo guitars outfitted with the SH-2 Jazz in the neck and the SH-4 JB in the bridge.

His third album, Atoms and Space, is available on iTunes and Amazon.

Here's the video:

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Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor, and his non-Pulitzer-Prize-winning stories have appeared in Guitar Aficionado, Vintage Guitar, Total Guitar and countless other publications, including 13.7 metric tons of daily newspapers. 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 and Ty Tabor 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) (one of which appears in the 2015 Disney film 'Tomorrowland' starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson). He's in two NYC-area bands and plays Teles with four-way switches, B-benders and semi-snazzy aftermarket pickups. He quotes Terry-Thomas twice daily.