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Watch Avenged Sevenfold’s Synyster Gates Shred over Gypsy Jazz


Synyster Reinhardt Final

Avenged Sevenfold probably aren’t your cup of tea, but this much is undeniable from your high n’ mighty No Fun Throne: their lead guitarist Synyster Gates can play the fuck out of the guitar (we didn’t rank him #23 on our list of the Top 25 Modern Metal Guitarists for nothin’).

No surprise, then, that Mr. Gates enjoys expanding his purview beyond metal. His most recent interest: gypsy jazz, a style with which MS readers might not be familiar but would surely recognize instantly. Gates recently conducted a “master class” for Guitar Center, and used one segment to rip out of the acoustic for some Django Reinhardt-style picking… with a twist. Check it out:

[via Lambgoat]

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