Watch 16-string guitar maestro Felix Martin rip it up in Cosmo Basket premiere

Forget eight- and nine-strings; Felix Martin takes extended-range guitars to a whole new level with his 16-string inventions, which he showcases in new track, Cosmo Basket.

Taken from new album Mechanical Nations (out today), the clip showcases Felix's mind-bending tap-based playing style, with a host of rhythmic and advanced chord approaches that are really in a class of their own.

“This song is one of my favourites from the album,” Felix reveals.

“The intro is a duo between drums and guitar; I’m trying to imitate the sound of the drums by doing heavy percussion with the guitar, playing as heavily as I can.

“The second part is more reminiscent of ambient music, almost like techno and house-inspired in some parts. Then the last part is more like a prog-rock tune. The three parts are really different and it showcases the varying ideas that define the album itself.”

Sounds good to us. Mechanical Nations is available now - see Felix's site for more info.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.