Watch Ichika Nito transform Smoke on the Water into a virtuosic math-rock riff

To be fair to Ichika, he’s basically almost completed the electric guitar. Having already played a ridiculously tasty one-string solo and an impossibly virtuosic one-finger fretboard exhibition, the Japanese wunderkind, for many people, has reached the peak of what’s possible on the six-string. 

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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.