Steve Vai called him “the evolution of guitar”, Tosin Abasi said he was “a virtuoso beyond virtuosos” – now Matteo Mancuso shares his mind-twisting new single

Matteo Mancuso playing a Yamaha Revstar
(Image credit: Paolo Terlizzi)

Matteo Mancuso, one of this generation’s most virtuosic young guitar talents, has shared Drop D – the lead single from his upcoming album, The Journey, which doubles as a mind-melting masterclass of his unique electric guitar skills.

Mancuso’s name has been bouncing around the circuit for some while now. And, more often than not, it’s his playing style – which first caught traction via a few viral YouTube videos – that generates the most interest.

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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.