Dental floss as guitar strings? It works – but only just

Bernth with a guitar that has dental floss as strings
(Image credit: Bernth/YouTube)

Bernth Brodträger’s YouTube channel has become a well-stocked emporium for guitar-playing oddities. Who else can attest to a portfolio in which they play an acoustic guitar filled with water, light fireworks in a guitar while strumming and hook up to a functioning guitar amp submerged in a vat of water? No-one, that’s who.

Indeed, every time the Austrian shredder shares a new video, we think he’s reached the end of his seemingly endless list of ideas of how to trigger traditionalists.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.