Instrument World Records

Instrument Challenges

66 Records Found

07:04 New Zealand

Oldest Wood Used To Make An Electric Guitar

Joh Lang

Joh Lang of Langcaster Guitars constructs guitars using wood that’s 35,000 years old. He’s used carbon dating methods to confirm the wood’s age.

00:21 Mexico

Fastest Time To Play Every Note On A Guitar

Diego Pérez

Diego P. played every note on a guitar in 12.95 seconds.

02:39 United States

Most Consecutive Table Tennis Ball Bounces Using An Electric Guitar

Mick Cullen

Mick Cullen bounced a table tennis ball 96 times using his electric guitar as a paddle. He used an Ibanez electric guitar to achieve the feat.

05:07 United States

Most Wah-Wah Pedals Used On A Bass

Owen Biddle

Owen Biddle of The Rootsplayed a bass guitar that was wired through two wah-wah pedals. He attempted to plug in six, but a faulty cable led to an unsuccessful attempt. Biddle set the recordat a World Record Appreciation Society event held at Joe’s Pub in New York City. He was accompanied by Blast Off!!!. Dan Rollman and Corey Henderson were present as witnesses. [#WRAS14][]

01:33 United States

Most Guitar Chords Strummed In 30 Seconds Using Another Guitar As Pick

Justin Nguyen

Justin Nyugen played 13 chords on his Fender Squire Stratocaster with another guitar in 30 seconds, a new world record. Chords played: C, D, E, F, G, A, B, F#, G#, Bb, Am, Em, A7.

00:50 United States

Most People Bending High Notes On Electric Guitars At Once In A Toyota Prius

Prius Records

This record was set as part of Prius Records, a two-day event streamed live on the Internet. In a 48-hour period, URDB officials adjudicated 200 Prius-related world records. This was the most records ever documented in a 48-hour window, a world record in and of itself. The event took place in Los Angeles, California on March 30th and 31st, 2011. See all the records set at the event here.

01:38 United States

Most Metallica Guitar Riffs Played In One Minute

Braden Harris

Braden Harris played eight Metallica guitar riffs in one minute. Riffs performed: 1. Through the Never 2. Blackened 3. Holier Than Thou 4. Enter Sandman 5. Seek amp; Destroy 6. For Whom The Bell Tolls 7. That Was Just Your Life 8. One

01:11 United States

Most Led Zeppelin Guitar Riffs Played In One Minute

Jon Shriver

Jon Shriver played 14 Led Zeppelin guitar riffs in one minute. He used a Gibson SG to accomplish the feat. Shriver set the record at a World Record Appreciation Society event held at Joe’s Pub in New York City. Dan Rollman and Corey Henderson were present as witnesses. Riffs performed: 1. Stairway to Heaven 2. Thank You 3. Over the Hills and Far Away 4. Dazed and Confused 5. The Lemon Song 6. How Many More Times 7. Moby Dick 8. The Rover 9. Bring It On Home 10. Communication Breakdown 11. Whole Lotta Love 12. Immigrant Song 13. Heartbreaker 14. The Ocean [#WRAS15][]

01:14 United States

Most Jimi Hendrix Guitar Riffs Played In One Minute

Jon Shriver

Jon Shriver played 11 Jimi Hendrix guitar riffs in one minute. Shriver set the record at a World Record Appreciation Society event held at Joe’s Pub in New York City. Dan Rollman and Corey Henderson were present as witnesses. Riffs performed: 1. Purple Haze 2. Voodoo Chile 3. Machine Gun 4. Who Knows 5. Hey Baby 6. Hear My Train 7. Midnight Lightning 8. Little Wing 9. Spanish Castle Magic 10. Freedom 11. In From The Storm [#WRAS19][]

08:42 United States

Most Consecutive Table Tennis Ball Bounces Using Acoustic Guitar As A Paddle Using Both Hands

Vaughan Heussenstamm

Vaughan H. bounced a table tennis ball 1,103 times using his acoustic guitar as a paddle.

United States

Most Kazoos Played At Once

Larry Levite

At Asa H’s Bar Mitzvah party, Larry Levite played five kazoos at once. #AsaBarMitzvah

United States

Most Kazoos Played At Once

Larry Levite

At Asa H’s Bar Mitzvah party, Larry Levite played five kazoos at once. #AsaBarMitzvah

03:11 United States

Most Notes Played On An Electric Djembe

Alex Alexander

Using a combination of muting, pedals, custom sounds and presets, Alex Alexander[] played 1,440 notes on his custom-built electric djembe.

13:24 United States

Longest Opening Chess Move Played Against A Snare Drum

Stephen Weber

Stephen Weber took 12 minutes, 27.46 seconds to make his first move in a chess game against a snare drum.

02:24 Australia

Most People Playing Lagerphones At Once

Gloria Banting

134 people played lagerphones at the same time, a world record. The record was set in Australia at a festival celebrating 150 years of Queensland. Read more about the event here.

00:21 United States

Largest Kazoo Rendition Of "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"

Jonathan Denton

90 people played We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together on kazoos at once.

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