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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.

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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.