Steve Vai and Tosin Abasi-championed virtuoso Matteo Mancuso really is superhuman – watch him play his mind-melting new single Drop D live

Matteo Mancuso playing guitar live
(Image credit: Roberto Sommacal/YouTube)

Last week, Matteo Mancuso shared his new single Drop D, which introduced many guitar fans to his unique playing style and masterful instrumental electric guitar abilities.

It was a stellar effort from the young player, whose six-string skills have already attracted plaudits from the likes of Steve Vai – who named him one of five guitarists taking the instrument to the next level – and Tosin Abasi, who called him “a virtuoso beyond virtuosos”.

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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.