Laura Cox on being a leftie playing right-handed and why she'd take a high-end Epiphone over a cheap Gibson

(Image credit: Christophe Crenel)

Laura Cox is more fearless than she knows, having enjoyed a very modern baptism of fire via a series of YouTube videos that brought her formidable talents to the guitar community’s attention.

Besides a backing track and an electric guitar, she was flying solo, and facing down that comments section alone would thicken anybody’s skin.

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Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to publications including Guitar World, MusicRadar and Total Guitar. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.