Check out this unique cover of AC/DC's 'Thunderstruck' with Chinese instrument

Thunderstruck gets reinvented again.
20 July 2022 7:36AM

AC/DC's 1990 anthem 'Thunderstruck' has been reinvented and reinterpreted over the years, but we've never seen anything quite like this.

Angus Young's fiddly intro and the main riff to 'Thunderstruck' got a unique rework from Hong-Kong-based Youtuber ‘Moyun’, playing the iconic song on the guzheng - a traditional Chinese instrument. 

Check out the amazing skills of this young lady as she takes AC/DC from the West to the East.

We're impressed.

The story of the guzheng stretches far back in time - many believe the instrument was invented in China around 220 BC.

The fact that someone is still able to play it today is pretty unbelievable - that’s over 2000 years that the instrument has been around.

Most guhzengs have 21 strings, but that number can be as high as 26 and has increased over the years. It’s a very diverse instrument, allowing for both percussion and more guitar/synth-sounding notes. 

Both the instrument and Moyun's cover are extremely impressive, and it’s pretty incredible to see the legendary song transcend cultures, borders, and time.