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Watch a sublime guitar instrumental cover of Hallelujah by four players

If you're feeling a little jaded with all the vocal covers of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah that followed in the wake of Jeff Buckley's masterful version, this might  be a refreshing change. Italian acoustic guitar four-piece 40 Fingers have given it their instrumental treatment just in time for Christmas.

There's some lovely melodies layered in here from Matteo Brenci, Emanuele Grafitti, Enrico Maria Milanesi and Andrea Vittori. With each guitar (there's two nylon string guitars and two steel string flat tops) bringing its own voice. 

Check out some of their other versions of classics below and find out more at 40 Fingers

Immigrant Song

Sultans Of Swing 

Bohemian Rhapsody 

Hotel California 

Rob Laing

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.