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Unnamed Guitarist was a recurring character on Glee. He was the guitar player for New Directions. He plays the guitar in most of their performances since Season Three. He graduates from McKinley High School in New Directions.

He is portrayed by Derik Nelson.


The guitarist makes his debut in We Got the Beatstrumming his guitar while enjoying Brittany and Santana's dancing. After the food fight he is not seen until Kurt’s and Rachel’s duet, Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead. He is also involved in Blaine’s audition song for New Directions, It's Not Unusual, at the McKinley High courtyard. (The Purple Piano Project)

He’s seen at Rachel’s audition for the role of Maria, Somewhere. He is also in Kurt’s audition I'm the Greatest Star. He’s finally seen in Blaine’s audition, Something's Coming. (I Am Unicorn)

He’s in the first number for the episode Spotlight sung by Mercedes. He’s also involved in Mike’s first solo, Cool as an audition for a role in West Side Story. (Asian F)

He is first seen in Last Friday Night by Blaine. He’s later seen in the first Troubletones performance, Candyman. At the end of the episode he is also involved in Take Care Of Yourself by Rory. (Pot o' Gold)

He and the Jazz Band are off stage for West Side Story, and he is seen in America. (The First Time)

He takes part in Will’s and Shelby’s duet, You and I/You and I and during the New Directions mash-up I Can't Go for That/You Make My Dreams. He is also in Troubletones mash-up Rumour Has It/Someone Like You. (Mash Off)

The Guitarist is seen in the first Lady Music Week performance, Perfect sung by Blaine and Kurt. He is also seen in Puck’s song I'm the Only One. He takes part in all girls number I Kissed a Girl. He is also seen in the last performance of the episode, Constant Craving. (I Kissed a Girl)

While he’s talking with the bassist and the drummer, New Directions decide to use some band members for sectionals. Suddenly Sam appears and during Red Solo Cup he is seen stacking cups. Later, during a boys dance rehearsal, he takes a seat, and when Sam proposed the body rolling, he is seen practicing it before Sam and Blaine argue. Unlike the Drummer and Bassist, he is not replaced in the New Directions. During the performance of We Are Young, he is present. (Hold on to Sixteen)

He is seen in the opening number, All I Want for Christmas Is You. Then he is also seen in Rory’s Christmas song, Blue Christmas. He is also involved in Extraordinary Merry Christmas. (Extraordinary Merry Christmas)

He is seen in The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, and also in Rachel’s song, Without You. (Yes/No)

He Is part of Never Can Say Goodbye by Quinn, and also in Mercedes and Sam’s duet, Human Nature. He is also seen in I Just Can't Stop Loving You. (Michael)

He is seen in L-O-V-E sung by Tina and Mike, playing the cello. Then he is seen at the McKinley High courtyard to play Stereo Hearts. He is also part of Rory’s solo, Home. He is also seen in both performances at the Sugar Shack, Cherish/Cherish and Love Shack. (Heart)

He is seen in Cough Syrup. He is also part of the New Directions performances for Regionals. First in the mash-up, Fly/I Believe I Can Fly, then in The Troubletones number, Stronger, and finally in Here's to Us. (On My Way)

He just takes part in duets, he is first seen in I'm Still Standing by Quinn and Artie and then in Hungry Like the Wolf/Rio sung by Cooper and Blaine. His final duet appearance is in Somebody That I Used To Know where he is performing backup vocals. (Big Brother)

He is part of Night Fever and Disco Inferno. He is later seen in Santana’s solo If I Can’t Have You. He is also backing up vocals in How Deep Is Your Love alongside the William McKinley Jazz Band. Then he is seen in More Than a Woman. (Saturday Night Glee-ver)

He is seen in I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) and Saving All My Love For You. He also takes part in So Emotional. He is also present for It’s Not Right, But It’s OkI Have Nothing is the final performance where he is seen in this episode. (Dance with Somebody)

He is part of School’s Out. He is also seen in Not the Boy Next Door and Don't Rain on My Parade as Kurt and Rachel’s NYADA auditions. (Choke) He is also seen playing the guitar in Shake it Out.

In Prom-asaurus he is seen carrying the xylophone with the drummer until Becky try to destroy it. He is seen during Big Girls Don't Cry, and after the performance he and the band members stayed at their places and started to talk, that is unusual. During the prom he is seen in Dinosaur. Then in What Makes You Beautiful. His last scene is during Take My Breath Away. (Prom-asaurus)

In Nationals he is seen during "The Teacher of the Year" award. He is part of We Are The Champions alongside the other band members. (Nationals)

In Goodbye he is seen in I'll Remember sung by Kurt. Later he is part of You Get What You Give, as the senior song dedicated to the ones who are not graduating this year. He is also seen in the next performance, In My Life. His last performance for the season is Glory Days, he is not wearing a graduation gown, meaning he is still at McKinley. (Goodbye)

He plays the bass during Call Me Maybe, then he's present in the auditions of Marley and Jake (New York State of Mind and Never Say Never respectively). Finally, he's present during Chasing Pavements. (The New Rachel)

He is present during the performance of Boys/Boyfriend and 3. (Britney 2.0)

Along with the drummer, he comes to the choir room when Santana performs Mine. (The Break-Up)

He is present during the performance of Come See About Me. (Thanksgiving)

He is present in the performance of Don't Dream It's Over. (Swan Song)

He is present during the performance of Nutbush City Limits and Make No Mistake (She's Mine) and has a guitar solo during the performance of Don't Stop Me Now. (Diva)

He is present during the performance of Revolution. However, the bell rings, cutting Tina's performance short, so he leaves. He is also seen during Marley, Jake, Ryder and Unique's performance of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band at prom. (Tina in the Sky with Diamonds)

He graduates along with the other members of the band and the New Direction seniors. When Becky graduates, he hugs her. (New Directions)

He plays during the performance of Lovefool. (Opening Night)



"Everybody Talks" Neon Trees (cover by Derik Nelson)