"Kat (born Katherine Thomas) may be one of the fastest guitarists of all time.” - Michael Molenda, Guitar Player Magazine
"50 Sensational Female Guitarists"
The Great Kat
A belligerent self-promoter with zero patience for crap guitar technique, The Great Kat’s September 2005 GP interview, quite frankly, scared the holy heck out of lots of our readers. But this Juilliard-trained violinist’s turbocharged, speed-metal readings of classical pieces were pretty astounding when she first appeared in the late 1980s. They’re still impressive, in fact, and Kat (born Katherine Thomas) may be one of the fastest guitarists of all time. If only she’d quit screaming at us. —MM
Notable Gear: Burns Scorpion, Jackson V-style.