Watch: guitarist invents new tuning and it sounds 'ethereal'

Every time critics say 'it's all been done' in guitar, some young bright spark comes along and proves the naysayers wrong – and this time it's YouTuber Ichika with a new instrumental showcasing the 'ethereal' tuning he's developed.

The Japanese guitarist's instrumental tapped piece is tuned (low to high) D A Db Gb Db D  – that's an open Dmaj7. 

Ichika recently featured in Guitar World's 10 forward-thinking players proving the guitar still has plenty to offer

You can visit Ichika's YouTube channel here too.  

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 in the UK. When I'm not rejigging pedalboards I'm usually thinking about rejigging pedalboards.