It’s no longer a mainstream instrument, but it sure hasn’t lost its acoustic beauty. Vancouverite Michelle Kwan has perfected the guzheng with her version of a Guns N’ Roses tune.
The guzheng is an ancient Chinese instrument with 21 horizontal strings and, like a piano, the musicians sit down while playing it. Guzhengs are normally used to play traditional Chinese songs, however, Kwan has taken a great leap with recording her performance of Sweet Child O’ Mine by the Guns N’ Roses.
At the time of publication, the YouTube video clocked nearly 65,000 views since it was first posted on September 21. It has also amassed 1,682 up votes and just 6 down votes.