Watch John Mayer Play Fingerstyle Blues on a Tosin Abasi 8-String Guitar

Animals as Leaders guitarist Tosin Abasi recently posted a short video to his Instagram of John Mayer jamming on one of his 8-string guitar Abasi Concepts Larada models. You can check out Mayer’s impressive fingerstyle technique below.

Wrote Abasi, “How killing is John on the 8 string?!”

In 2017, Abasi talked to Guitar World about Abasi Guitars:

"I actually love designing guitars—so we want this to be an entire product line," he said. "From a creative standpoint, it’s fulfilling to collaborate with an amazing luthier and all the available materials and tech and to listen to our fan base and respond to consumer desires and produce what we think are really good answers to those needs. Moving forward, we’d like to have a whole line of guitars and signature artists as well."

The Animals as Leaders guitarist also hinted that he’s starting an art series build for Mayer. Perhaps we’ll see Mayer rock it onstage alongside the PRS Silver Sky on upcoming dates with Dead & Company… 

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.