Watch Tosin Abasi take St. Vincent’s signature Ernie Ball Music Man Goldie guitar for a spin

Tosin Abasi playing a St. Vincent signature Goldie Ernie Ball Music Man guitar
(Image credit: Tosin Abasi/Instagram)

Thanks to his sonic adventures with celebrated progressive group Animals As Leaders, and courtesy of his business ventures creating some of the most forward-thinking electric guitars on the market with Abasi Concepts, Tosin Abasi is easily considered one of today’s most formidable metal players.

He is, however, by no means exclusively a speed demon and, thanks to a new social media post, has proven that his chops go far beyond the mind-meltingly insane fretboard explorations he’s known for. In said video, viewers can bear witness to his supremely sweet set of extra-curricular fretboard skills, characterized by jazz-y, blues-infused constructions.

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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.