Felix Martin performs a Star Wars medley on an eight-string acoustic guitar

We last saw Venezuelan tapping guitar sensation Felix Martin collaborate with LA drummer Lang Zhao on a Billie Eilish cover (opens in new tab) with a 16-string electric guitar (opens in new tab). Now the duo are back with something more cinematic; a take on the main theme and Imperial March from the Star Wars soundtracks with Felix playing an eight-string acoustic guitar (opens in new tab)

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 "I've been studying soundtracks and movie scores in preparation for my upcoming album [due for release in 2021] and John Williams is one of my favourite composers ever," says Felix.

"I have been transcribing and learning many of his scores from several movies. I also have many friends who are Star Wars fans so I wanted to arrange something fun for them using this new 8-string acoustic guitar”

To check out the rest of Felix's incredible collection of custom instruments visit felixmartin.net  (opens in new tab)

Rob Laing
Guitars Editor, MusicRadar

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar. I've currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with my own songs and I am enjoying playing covers in function bands.