Video: Woman Covers Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan on Traditional Korean Instrument

March 28th, 2013

Check out these videos of a young woman — Luna Lee — performing iconic tracks by Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan on the gayageum, a traditional Korean zither-like instrument.

The gayageum has 12 strings, although some variants have been made with 21 strings. It is probably the best known traditional Korean musical instrument. (Thank you, Wikipedia!).

First, she tackles Vaughan’s “Scuttle Buttin’,” followed by Hendrix’s “Voodoo Chile (Slight Return).” Chances are Luna’s a Vaughan fan, since both of these songs appear on his 1984 album, Couldn’t Stand the Weather.

For more gayageum videos by Luna, head here. She also covers Hendrix’s “Bold As Love” and a few tracks by acoustic guru Tommy Emmanuel.

  • Kevin Tompkins

    Music knows no boundaries.

  • Actually the gayageum is the Korean version of the Japanese Koto.
    I was influenced by that instrument over 50 years ago,my father enjoyed things oriental!Knock ’em dead,Luna!