Here's what more than 400 electric guitars trying to break a world record sounds like

Electric guitar players thrash out AC/DC's
Electric guitar players thrash out AC/DC’s “Highway To Hell” on Sunday.
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Strumming out a AC/DC tune is an experience many guitarists would’ve done at some point in their life, but how often do you get to join hundreds of others on the same riff?

On Sunday, 457 guitarists gathered at the Sydney Guitar Festival in Australia in an attempt to break the world record for the most people playing the same song at the same time on electric guitars.

The guitarists played along simultaneously to AC/DC’s 1979 classic “Highway to Hell” on mini-Marshall amplifiers, according to AAP. 

Alright, so here’s what a couple of hundred guitars playing at the same time sounds like:

“They were tiny amps but they got the sound happening,” festival spokeswoman Tatiana Marchant told the wire service. 

“It was such a great atmosphere. I’ve never been around so many men and guitars in all my life.” 

The previous world record was from 2013, where 368 guitarists in India played along to “Knocking On Heaven’s Door” by Guns N’ Roses.

Sunday’s attempt is still yet to be verified by Guinness however, and it could take up to six weeks for confirmation of the achievement. 

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