A Gorgeous Guzheng Cover of ‘Hotel California’

Moyun, a talented musician in Hong Kong who “never shows her face”, played a gorgeous cover of the iconic Eagles song “Hotel California” on a traditional Chinese guzheng. While the song is certainly ubiquitous, it is challenging in its wide harmonic complexity. Moyun noted the guitar arrangement within the song while editing certain parts specific to her instrument.

The use of guitar in Hotel California can be regarded as one of the classic arrangements in history, especially the 1994 live version. So I made some deletions in the vocal part, focusing on the two guitar solos of the prelude and the ending.

Hotel California Guzheng
Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails. Lori can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.