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World's fastest guitarist uses Orange OPC to break Guinness Record

Tiago Della Vega just might be faster than a 'Bumblebee'!
Tiago Della Vega just might be faster than a 'Bumblebee'!

Well, he did it! Tiago Della Vega, the world's fastest guitarist, broke his own Guinness World Record at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas yesterday. The Orange Amps endorsee used the company's OPC as he made his way into the Guinness book... once again.

In 2008, Della Vega grabbed the title of 'world's fastest guitarist' when he performed Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov's Flight Of The Bumblebee at a mind-boggling 320 BPM without making any mistakes.

Yesterday afternoon, on the Intel stand at CES, Della Vega went 20 beats better, plugging in his custom signature Andrellis 7-string guitar into the OPC and playing 'Bumblebee' at a bracing 340 BPM - with no goofs!.

Word is that Della Vega is already anticipating another record-breaking attempt. How fast can he possibly go? We'll keep you posted.

Go here for more on the OPC.

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.