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RIP Maple: Acoustic Trench’s beloved musical dog passes away

Maple, known as the talented dog who sometimes played instruments in Acoustic Trench’s musical covers, has crossed the rainbow bridge. 

Acoustic Trench and Maple became well known online for their short guitar covers on Vine, quickly garnering an audience that followed them even after the six-second video platform shut down.

Acoustic Trench announced in a tweet that Maple has passed away. He wrote: “It is with a heavy heart to write this, Maple passed away last night. Maple has been my best friend over these past 12+ years and the bond we shared is indescribable. I feel so very lucky to have had her in my life. My heart aches. I love you Maple.” 

Condolence messages from fans quickly poured in, with some expressing their thanks for the beautiful musical covers the duo created. 


Trench is a multi-instrumentalist known for making musical covers of famous songs. While he has been making covers for years, he doesn’t show his face in his videos because he “never wanted to be famous.” Instead, he prefers for the focus to be on the music, or the instrument or his dog Maple who he says is the “real star.” 

He wasn’t always playing alone in his cover videos though. Maple often accompanied him in his videos and sometimes she even played an instrument. She played the drums for Trench’s covers of “Take On Me” by a-Ha and “Enter Sandman” by Metallica. 

When Maple wasn’t playing any instruments, she was chilling in Trench’s cover videos and enjoying the music. One of their most-watched video is Trench’s kalimba cover of “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” with over 30 million views on YouTube.

In this cover video, Maple is seen calmly sitting in the background as the soothing sound of the kalimba plays the tune of the song. This cover is shorter than the others, but the sound of the kalimba combined with Maple’s calmness has gained a lot of attention. 

Rest in peace, Maple. Thank you for sharing your musical talent to the world. You will be missed. 


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