Matteo Mancuso is one of the hottest guitar players in the world right now – learn four licks in his breathtaking rock fusion style

Matteo Mancuso
(Image credit: Paolo Terlizzi / SixHats Studio)

Matteo Mancuso has been a pretty hot topic in guitar geek circles for a while, but with Steve Vai’s glowing endorsement and his NAMM show appearance this year he’s now starting to reach a much wider audience.

Probably the most noticeable thing about Matteo’s playing is his use of classical style fingerpicking on what we might term electric shred-style fusion guitar. Fingerpicking on electric is not unusual in itself (hello, Nashville!), but Matteo’s approach has much more to do with the flexibility and independence that classical fingerstyle provides him with... and then some! 

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