Guitarist who relearned to play left-handed returns with ambidextrous playthrough using Michael Angelo Batio’s double-sided Sawtooth signature

Philippe Drouin
(Image credit: Obvurt/YouTube)

If you thought the story of Philippe Drouin had already reached its motivational and inspirational peak, you wouldn’t be the only one. 

After all, Drouin – guitarist for death-metal outfit Obvurt – not only relearned the electric guitar left-handed after an accident robbed him of his picking powers, he also bravely took the stage to celebrate his achievements with a high-octane performance at his elementary school.

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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.