“I don’t think I will ever come close to the magic of the original, but I tried my best!”: Marvel at Matteo Mancuso’s unique technique as he absolutely nails Steve Vai’s legendary Crossroads showcase Eugene’s Trick Bag

Matteo Mancuso
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It’s been quite a year for Matteo Mancuso – the young generational virtuoso whose superhuman electric guitar skills and otherworldly technique have been catapulted in front of global guitar audiences with the arrival of his debut album, The Journey

With an army of A-list admirers to his name (Steve Vai, Joe Bonamassa and Tosin Abasi included) and a Yamaha Revstar in his arms, Mancuso has taken the guitar world by storm – and he shows absolutely no sign of slowing down.

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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.