Mateus Asato names three players who he believes to be “the last heroes” of the guitar world

Mateus Asato
(Image credit: John Vincent Esparza/Instagram)

Neo-soul virtuoso Mateus Asato has taken to Instagram to name-drop the three electric guitar players who he identifies as being “the last heroes” of the six-string sphere.

In a now-deleted Instagram story – which has since been saved to a highlight reel titled GBWM on his Instagram account – Asato also gave honorable mention to a swathe of over iconic guitar players, dividing them into categories such as “most underrated guitar heroes”, “the game-changers” and “melodic masters”.

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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.