Five People Play One Guitar as Multiple Instruments —Video

This video has been played on YouTube more than 158 million times — but here it is again, just in case you've missed it!

It's Canadian band Walk off the Earth — with singer Sarah Blackwood — playing a clever cover of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know" using the same Epiphone acoustic guitar, all at once.

Each performer is using a different part of the guitar to sound like something else (guitar, bass, drums, etc.) and takes turns singing.

"I know who to ask for help with acoustic versions of 'Somebody': Walk Off The Earth. Hilarious and brilliant," tweeted Gotye, the Australian indie rocker. Singer Kimbra, whose part Blackwood handles on the cover, added on Facebook: "This is truly awesome! Now, THAT'S team work."

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.