Often used to describe the actions of some one playing a guitar, and to a lesser extent an electric bass.
Most times, Guitar/bass wankery is when a guitarist/bassist makes excessive use of soloing and techniques such as shrills, taps, slaps & pops, slides, bends, sweeps and the like to the point where its nothing but self satisfaction.
Since such self satisfaction is often said to come from showing off to people with the talents listed above, it has become widely known amongst guitarist/bassist as Wankery.
Some douche in Guitar Center was trying to impress people with some guitar wankery.
1. Adjective describing that which has the properies of a wanker
2. Adjective describing something that has pretentions of being really serious and important, but is really just a bunch of bullshit.
3. Abstract noun referring to the property of being totally fucking retarded.
"I'm sick of all these wankery Star Wars assholes trying to tell me George Lucas is a genius."
"This place reeks of wankery."
Focus- Hocus Pocus (live '73)
Wankery, this is it.