Justin Hawkins brands Plini “a bit boring”

Justin Hawkins and Plini
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Through his virtuosic blend of melody, technique and feel, Australian electric guitar titan Plini has cemented his status as one of today’s standout progressive guitar players. Indeed, with his Strandberg in tow, Plini is often seen to be the pace-setter when it comes to instrumental prog music.

However, despite his awes-inspiring abilities and the many accolades attached to his name, it’s easy to forget that Plini's music might not appeal to everyone.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

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.