May 1, 2006

On this day in 2006, Guinness certified a new world record for most guitarists playing at the same time.

1,581 guitar players simultaneously performed Jimi Hendrix’s version of ‘Hey Joe’ in Wrocław, Poland.

2015 will hold the 13th edition of Guitar Guinness World Record as part of the Thanks Jimi Hendrix Festival. The event is becoming a cult event, and every year people from across Poland and the rest of Europe gather in Wrocław, attempting to beat the Guinness World Record in the collaborative guitar rendition of ‘Hey Joe’. This year, participants will attempt to beat their own record from the years prior, when the song will be played through 7344 guitars.


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