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Move over Hendrix. There's a new guitar legend in the making.

By Bob Hallmark - bio | email
Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

FAIRPLAY, TX (KLTV) - In November he sent a home video into YouTube's Guitar Idol contest, and 17-year-old Alex Hunter of Fairplay is now among 120 finalists in the competition.

"Well, I don't want to be braggish or anything, but I think I'm pretty good," he said.

Yeah, he's pretty good! Playing since he was 10, he literally burns the frets of a guitar with amazing speed, and practices for hours every day.

"There's a lot of good guitarists on there but I think I'm up there with them," said Hunter. "I'm not afraid. I think I can compete."

As the YouTube voting came in, out of more than 12,000 entries around the world, Hunter was voted a finalist.

"It would be nice to get some recognition out for it , but I do what I love to do," he said.

How good is he?

"I don't really want to copy anybody," he explained. "I'd like to set the same standards they set back then. There's always room to improve until the day I die there's always room to improve."

Move over Hendrix. There's a new guitar legend in the making.

If Hunter is voted one of the 12 finalists, he'll win a free trip to London in the summer to perform for judges and major record labels.

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