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"Sweet Child O’ Mine" Fingerstyle—One Player, Two Guitars | VIDEO

Luca Stricagnoli's two-guitar adaptation of the hard-rock classic is a treat for the ears and eyes.
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By Christopher Scapelliti

In the accompanying video, guitarist Luca Stricagnoli performs his fingerstyle arrangement of the Guns N’ Roses hit “Sweet Child O’ Mine.” It would be impressive enough if he performed it all on one guitar, but Stricagnoli uses two acoustics for this performance, making for a visual—as well as audio—treat.

Stricagnoli is a Candyrat recording artist. We recently featured his fingerstyle arrangement of AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck,” in which he combines Angus Young’s lead work with the song’s vocal melody, all while performing rhythmic tapping on the guitar’s body.

His self-titled debut, which includes this version of “Sweet Child O’ Mine” as well as “Thunderstruck,” features 11 songs, two of which are original compositions. It’s available at