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Watch Paul Riario Tune a Guitar In Under 60 Seconds

How do you tune your guitar?

Do you use a pedal? A tuning fork? A pitch pipe? Or do you mentally picture "Whole Lotta Love" and use that as a reference for your low E string? (That's what I do sometimes; it doesn't always work.)

Regardless, here's a video of Guitar World gear editor Paul Riario tuning an acoustic guitar without the aid of ... anything. He actually does it twice -- once a half-step down and then again in standard tuning, all in under 60 seconds.

And yes, Paul is a show-off.

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.