Watch Guthrie Govan play an unbelievable solo one-handed while drinking a glass of water

Guthrie Govan is a ridiculous human being, with a technique and sense of taste few guitarists can match. But the virtuoso took liquid leads to a whole new level at a recent gig in Tokyo, as he took a hearty, 40-second (on and off) slug of water mid-solo.

As the video above attests, even when playing one-handed, gulping down H2O, Guthrie is better than everyone reading this article right now. Is there anything he can't do?

To learn from the master himself, dive into Guthrie's string-bending masterclass video series.

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.

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