Australian Guitarist Plays for 125 Consecutive Hours for Charity

Scott Burford, a guitarist from Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, recently finished playing for over 125 hours in an attempt to break the record for the world's longest guitar marathon.

ABC News—the  Australian ABC, mind you, not the American one—reported that Burford  played from noon on Sunday, July 15 through Friday, July 20. If  verified, the guitarist's marathon feat would easily eclipse the  previous world record of 114 hours, set back in 2011.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month**

Join now for unlimited access

US pricing $3.99 per month or $39.00 per year

UK pricing £2.99 per month or £29.00 per year 

Europe pricing €3.49 per month or €34.00 per year

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Prices from £2.99/$3.99/€3.49

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.