Hundreds of Guitarists Play AC/DC to Break World Record for Number of Electric Guitars Played at Once

Australians hold many impressive world records: Highest Rate of Pet Ownership, Longest Line of Toothbrushes, Most Wool Sheared from a Single Sheep... these are just a handful of examples of the country’s proud tradition of going al- out in the name of true greatness.

This past weekend, 457 guitarists gathered at the Sydney Guitar Festival to keep the ball rolling with a Guinness World Record attempt at "Largest Electric Guitar Ensemble," a title presently held by the 368 Indian guitarists who played Guns N' Roses' classic rendition of "Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door" in unison back in 2013. It should come as no surprise that the Sydney shredders opted to cover Aussie legends AC/DC in their history-making efforts.

The jury’s still out on whether these Aussies will be victorious in their attempt (Guinness can take up to six weeks to verify the results of an attempt). But in the meantime, if you’ve ever wanted to know what it sounds like when hundreds of guitarists play "Highway to Hell" at the same time, you’re absolutely welcome:

457 guitarists performing AC/DC's "Highway to Hell" at the Sydney Guitar Festival
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