An incredible one-handed guitarist has absolutely slayed two iconic Slash solos from a Guns N’ Roses track. 

Trying to emulate one of the greatest guitarists of all time is always a tough task but doing it with one hand? That’s impressive.

As per Louder Sound, one YouTuber has shown that it can be done though. Gondorian_tomatoes_ has uploaded a video of him taking on the two solo parts by Slash in Guns N’ Roses’ cover of the Bob Dylan classic ‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door’ playing with a prosthetic attached to his left elbow.

In a caption accompanying the video, the musician explained how he does it: “”I was born missing my left arm below the elbow and play my guitar with a prosthetic arm using an attachment that holds a guitar pick.”

He further detailed how the prosthesis exactly works in a response to a commenter: “The prosthesis is model[ed] around a forearm shape (as I have my elbow but not much below it) and where the ‘wrist’ is there’s a screw thread attachment.

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So the attachment onto the prosthesis is a ball and socket joint with a piece of metal on. In that piece of metal there’s a slit cut out that can fit a guitar pick inside that is then secured with screws. I hope that makes sense haha it’s difficult to describe it without showing in person.”

‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door’ is just the latest of his extraordinary performances. Gondorian_tomatoes_ has previously uploaded videos of him covering Tom Scholz’s lead in Boston’s ‘More Than a Feeling’ and James Hetfield’s powerhouse solo in the huge Metallica anthem ‘Nothing Else Matters’. Perhaps coolest of all, he’s even nailed Brian May’s classic part in Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.

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As for what’s next on his list? It’s only a little Eagles song called ‘Hotel California’. Give him a follow on YouTube to see how he fares.

Check out Gondorian_tomatoes_ cover of ‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door’:

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