Video: Is Sergiy Putyatov the Fastest Guitarist in the World?

October 15th, 2013

Here’s another gem I found in my inbox this morning.

It’s a video titled “Fastest guitarist in the world: 27 notes per second on guitar (Sergiy Putyatov) Guinness Record 2012,” and it was posted to YouTube earlier this year.

Here’s the info that was posted with the video:

“Sergiy Putyatov is one of the fastest guitarists in the world. His official Guinness Record is 27 notes per second.”

So that’s all I know about this clip (except that it looks like it was shot in Liverpool, England, and that Putyatov bears a passing resemblance to Perfect Strangers-era Ritchie Blackmore), but I think you might appreciate this guy’s blinding speed.

My only comment is, if Putyatov is the fastest guitar player in the world, what does that make this guy?

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  1. Posted by steve joyner on October 15th, 2013, 17:32 [Reply]

    this presupposes that more notes are better. not always so.

  2. Posted by Glenn on October 15th, 2013, 20:49 [Reply]

    That didn’t sound like 27 notes/second to me. I would think he would have had to cover more of the neck for that. Bear in mind a 2 octave scale is only 15 notes. Yngwie allegedly hits 14/sec and sounds much faster; maybe Yngwie’s cleaner picking technique helps the sound too, though.

  3. Posted by bob on October 16th, 2013, 09:21 [Reply]

    great song

  4. Posted by John Dial on October 16th, 2013, 23:43 [Reply]

    I appreciate this guy’s talent, thats for sure…but the old blues masters had soul, and thats something you just can’t get with this kind of music…


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