YouTuber equips his Telecaster with classical guitar strings – and the results are surprisingly good

Seji Igusa
(Image credit: Seji Igusa/YouTube)

There are some things in life that just work. For guitarists, examples of such cosmic norms include putting electric guitar strings on electric guitars, and acoustic guitar strings on acoustic guitars. The pairings just make sense, mostly because of the laws of electrical currents.

However, while most people are happy to abide by these societal conventions, in a new YouTube video, Seiji Igusa – Ibanez-sponsored artist and fingerstyle player extraordinaire – clearly had other ideas.

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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.