Watch an aggrieved customer stage a shred guitar protest outside a dentist's office

A man plays an Ibanez JEM guitar outside a dentist's office
(Image credit: @ferngalvn/Twitter)

This is Guitar World – we believe in the transformative power of the electric guitar as a force for unity, and we'd like to think you do too. However, it can also – as Steve Lukather will be more than happy to tell you – be used as a loud form of protest.

It's in that spirit, seemingly, that an aggrieved customer of one Western Dental recently decided to voice their displeasure with the practice by picking up an Ibanez JEM and putting on a shred clinic right outside of its office. 

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.