Gabriella Quevedo Plays All Parts of The Eagles’ “Hotel California” on One Guitar

April 29th, 2015

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By Damian Fanelli

We’ve gotten used to the sight of talented young women performing impressive six-string feats without even batting an eye.

Which is the perfect segue to this late-2014 video of a Swedish-born fingerstyle guitarist named Gabriella Quevedo performing Tomi Paldanius’ arrangement of the Eagles’ “Hotel California.”

Something that will start to sink in at around the 3:01 mark is that Quevedo, who is 18, isn’t just playing the vocal melody and guitar parts; she’s also throwing in a bass line, some percussive moves and the backing melodies. She even handles the arpeggios from the iconic Don Felder/Joe Walsh guitar solo—while playing some of the other parts mentioned above.

That’s a entire band’s worth of parts in one Taylor guitar.

For your listening pleasure, we’ve also thrown in a video of Quevedo playing Tommy Emmanuel’s arrangement of “Classical Gas” (bottom video).

For more about Quevedo, follow her on YouTube and visit

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  1. Posted by Mike Roberts on May 10th, 2015, 09:19 [Reply]

    Gabriella, I can tell you have practiced for hours upon hours! You are an awsome ,fantastic,and great guitar picker! I am 68 years young, own six nice guitars and three amps, stopped playing a lot when i went into U.S. Military. Started playing a little while back and I still got it too! You keep going and never stop! Love your finger picking style! Mike


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