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"Higher Ground"

Every so often I see a 3 string guitar performance that just blows me away, and this is one of them.

This video is of a Russian cigar box guitar builder and performer named "Captain Nemoff."

He is both a talented builder as well as player...and how about Stevie Wonder's song played on three string. He has not only broken thru the language barrier, but his playing nailed this song perfectly!

This is a must watch video, It's hard to believe without seeing, this whole song is just one track on a 3 string guitar.