Our good friend Mark Hawkins (Of Soul Cycle, Assimilated Mind Phase, and Robots Pulling Levers) has recently released a solo album—appropriately titled Grandpa’s Guitars—that consists of mostly acoustic material, and boy does it shred more than any acoustic album should.

I can only imagine a handful of people can make sweep picking on an acoustic guitar sound this cool. Pick it up by clicking through to Bandcamp via the above player and paying whatever you’re willing to give for it, even if it is nothing. Diversify your library with some acoustic instrumentals!

– JR