Paul Gilbert ‘Trashed’ By 12-Year Old

Yet another ‘star´ of You Tube has landed in our Inbox, but this kid - Tony Oparin, who´s just 12 - is something else.

Apart from anything else he has the stones (and talent) to attempt Get Out Of My Yard by Paul Gilbert and, a few fluffs aside, has it pretty much nailed. He plays up to the crowd like a pro, and some of his swept arpeggios are phenomenal.

Wait until he 'does' Chet Atkins too...amazing.

At his age, all we were concerned with was kicking a football, eating dirt and playing stink-thumb with the girl next door...

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Simon Bradley is a guitar and especially rock guitar expert who worked for Total Guitar magazine and has in the past contributed to world-leading music and guitar titles like MusicRadar (obviously), Guitarist, Guitar World and Louder. What he doesn't know about Brian May's playing and, especially, the Red Special, isn't worth knowing.