Buy a VW, Get A Guitar...
Follow us on...
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Watch us on YouTube
Register
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    Hang 'Em High
    chefcraig's Avatar
    Join Date
    06.01.02
    Location
    A Confederacy of Dunces
    Posts
    19,370
    Posts Per Day
    2.89
    Last Online

    03.07.10 @ 06:18 AM
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    0
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    17

    Buy a VW, Get A Guitar...

    Has anyone seen the new commercials featuring Slash, John Meyer and unnaturally the very British Nigel Tufnel of "Spinal Tap"? Yup, buy a VW and you get a free guitar to plug in and play through the car stereo.

    The downside to this is the guitar is made by an outfit called "First Act", the same company that sold extremely crappy guitars through K-Mart.

    Why not hook up with Gibson or Fender?

    As usual with advertising of this nature, for the life of me I could not tell you the actual model of Volkswagon featured in the ad.
    Last edited by chefcraig; 10.17.06 at 11:01 AM.
    "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
    George Bernard Shaw

  2. #2
    Wear the fox hat...
    Filthy 150's Avatar
    Join Date
    10.13.03
    Location
    Right here.
    Posts
    4,129
    Posts Per Day
    0.67
    Favorite VH Album

    5150
    Favorite VH Song

    Drop Dead Legs
    Last Online

    09.05.20 @ 07:09 PM
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    0
    Thanks (Given)
    34
    Thanks (Received)
    15


    Premium Member
    Achievements:
    15,000 VHL Life PointsKnight Of Da Roundtable

    Default

    I like the one w/ Nigel, but who is gonna buy these?

    "I really like the Honda, but the VW comes with a guitar!"
    I don't see that happening.

    I guess if I was already going to buy that particular model, I would do it.
    But it just doesn't seem like a good sales ploy.

    And the axe is ugly as hell. But I don't like VW's either.
    "Here's to swimmin' with bow legged women."
    Quint- Boat Captain
    --------------------------------------------------


    "As God as my witness...I thought turkeys could fly"
    Arthur Carlson- Radio Station GM
    --------------------------------------------------


    "I think you're all fucked in the head. We're ten hours from the fucking fun park, and you wanna bail out! Well, I'll tell you something, this is no longer a vacation . . . it's a quest! It's a quest for fun! I'm gonna have fun, and you're gonna have fun! We're all gonna have so much fucking fun we'll need plastic surgery to remove our Goddamn smiles! You'll be whistling Zip-a-dee-doo-da out of your assholes! "
    Clark W. Griswold- Food Additive Designer
    ---------------------------------------------------


    TEXAS LINKERS WEEKEND VETERAN

  3. #3
    Hang 'Em High
    smithjc's Avatar
    Join Date
    04.12.00
    Location
    The US of A
    Posts
    16,471
    Posts Per Day
    2.20
    Favorite VH Album

    Women & Children First
    Favorite VH Song

    Fools/All things Halenized
    Last Online

    12.01.18 @ 09:12 AM
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    0
    Thanks (Given)
    122
    Thanks (Received)
    28


    Donor

    Default

    Yeah but these go to 11.

    Why can't Slash hawk a good ol' American muscle car?
    RIP - Classic Van Halen

    "A lot of people take Van Halen more seriously than we do." The Diamond One


    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

  4. #4
    Take Your Whiskey Home
    loveevhsince79's Avatar
    Join Date
    09.22.04
    Location
    Cols, OH
    Posts
    5,420
    Posts Per Day
    0.93
    Last Online

    10.23.15 @ 04:49 PM
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    0
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Filthy 150 View Post
    I like the one w/ Nigel, but who is gonna buy these?

    "I really like the Honda, but the VW comes with a guitar!"
    I don't see that happening.

    I guess if I was already going to buy that particular model, I would do it.
    But it just doesn't seem like a good sales ploy.

    And the axe is ugly as hell. But I don't like VW's either.
    I don't think they are banking on the guitar being the determining factor for buying the car, it's a marketing ploy to get people to notice the car and talk about the commercials. I know it made me notice when I saw Slash playing. Pretty creative if you ask me in this current climate of annoying commercials.

  5. #5
    I'm The One
    Wickett's Avatar
    Join Date
    05.29.04
    Age
    52
    Location
    Big "D"
    Posts
    3,195
    Posts Per Day
    0.54
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Mean Street, Little Guitars
    Last Online

    08.21.20 @ 09:30 AM
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    0
    Thanks (Given)
    14
    Thanks (Received)
    11

    Achievements:
    15,000 VHL Life PointsKnight Of Da Roundtable

    Default

    I love the Slash commerical!! Haven't seen the John Mayer one yet.


    I saw a show on DIY (or one of those cable channels) about First Act making a custom guitar for one of the guys from Los Lonely Boys. Apparently custom axes is some sort of specialty of the company, although I've only heard of the company through Wal Mart.

    http://www.loslonelyboys.org/news/news_6_26_06.html
    Don't drink the Jim Jones punch. They're called theToxic Twins for a reason...

  6. #6
    The Full Bug
    VivaVH's Avatar
    Join Date
    06.09.04
    Location
    Cambridge, OH
    Posts
    1,954
    Posts Per Day
    0.33
    Favorite VH Album

    Dave - WACF, Sam - FUCK
    Favorite VH Song

    Romeo Delight, Dream is Over
    Last Online

    04.02.15 @ 09:23 AM
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    0
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    0


    Donor

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by smithjc View Post
    Why can't Slash hawk a good ol' American muscle car?
    At least VW is recognizing true, classic talent. Better than having, say, Taylor Hicks sing about a VW. That Slash commercial pumps me up everytime I see it.
    If it's BROWN, flush it DOWN.

    GO STEELERS!

  7. #7
    Somebody Get Me A Doctor
    onefootoutthedoor's Avatar
    Join Date
    12.15.01
    Age
    45
    Location
    Surf City, USA
    Posts
    8,033
    Posts Per Day
    1.17
    Last Online

    07.24.15 @ 10:25 PM
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    0
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    3


    Donor

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by smithjc View Post
    Yeah but these go to 11.

    Why can't Slash hawk a good ol' American muscle car?



    Because Kelly Clarkson is...

  8. #8
    The Full Bug

    Join Date
    07.18.06
    Age
    49
    Location
    Sopranoville, NJ
    Posts
    2,406
    Posts Per Day
    0.46
    Favorite VH Song

    5150
    Last Online

    06.19.15 @ 04:34 PM
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    0
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    The downside to this is the guitar is made by an outfit called "First Act", the same company that sold extremely crappy guitars through K-Mart.
    Actually, their custom shop/pro line is getting rave reviews:


    http://www.firstact.com/Products/Lim...ars/Delia.aspx

    http://www.firstact.com/Products/Lim...rs/Sheena.aspx

    http://www.firstact.com/Products/Lim...tars/Lola.aspx
    http://www.myspace.com/pennydreadfulnj

    “…and that’s when I learned that waterskiing and Quaaludes do not mix.”

    - Dewey Cox

  9. #9
    Damage your reputation
    seenbad's Avatar
    Join Date
    02.24.00
    Age
    48
    Location
    Portland Oregon
    Posts
    27,139
    Posts Per Day
    3.61
    Favorite VH Album

    Halen 1
    Favorite VH Song

    I'm the one
    Last Online

    09.26.20 @ 11:08 AM
    Likes (Given)
    4
    Likes (Received)
    30
    Thanks (Given)
    65
    Thanks (Received)
    142


    Premium Member

    Donor

    Achievements:
    Padawan PraiserWell-LikedElite Daily PosterVHLinks Proud!100,000 VHL Life PointsThee King
    Awards:
    The Promoter

    Default

    Slash jams on that.

    Joe Perry and Steven Tyler have been cool too.
    sheepa latta peepah dabba looka foh a moopy

    Gunter glieben glauchen globen

  10. #10
    Hang 'Em High
    ZeoBandit's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.29.02
    Age
    44
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    17,873
    Posts Per Day
    2.62
    Favorite VH Album

    F.U.C.K.
    Favorite VH Song

    Humans Being
    Last Online

    Today @ 02:17 PM
    Likes (Given)
    4
    Likes (Received)
    4
    Thanks (Given)
    78
    Thanks (Received)
    56


    Donor

    Achievements:
    Padawan Praiser75,000 VHL Life PointsKnight Of Da Roundtable

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by smithjc View Post
    Why can't Slash hawk a good ol' American muscle car?
    No kidding. My sister has a VW and it is the biggest POS on the planet. It's been recalled 8 times for engine problems, and the seat warmers literally caught fire while she was sitting in it!
    "What we are dealing with here, is a complete lack of respect for the law" - Jackie Gleason, Smokey and the Bandit

    www.geocaching.com - The site where you are the search engine.

  11. #11
    Take Your Whiskey Home
    mistere's Avatar
    Join Date
    05.31.02
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    5,364
    Posts Per Day
    0.80
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Women Down
    Favorite VH Song

    Chicken Feet for Breakfast
    Last Online

    07.11.09 @ 03:27 AM
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    0
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    1

    Default

    If the commercial is any indication (and it should be) the system sounds like
    shit. Slash or no (his playing isn't that impressive either). And honestly, how
    practical is it? As mentioned, maybe it's a way for marketing to get some
    rock talent involved, but it just doesn't make any damned sense otherwise;
    you can't play while your driving (unless you're Steve Morse, 'nother story)
    and if you really wanna rock the parking lot, wouldn't you just get a much
    better sounding and portable MicroCube or something? Stupid.

  12. #12
    Romeo Delight

    Join Date
    09.30.06
    Location
    Mobile, AL
    Posts
    104
    Posts Per Day
    0.02
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Mean Street, Poundcake
    Last Online

    01.12.10 @ 01:31 PM
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    0
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ZeoHalen View Post
    No kidding. My sister has a VW and it is the biggest POS on the planet. It's been recalled 8 times for engine problems, and the seat warmers literally caught fire while she was sitting in it!
    Talk about someone with a hot ass!

    I just saw the one with Nigel Tufnel - funny.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Air guitar.
    By seenbad in forum Van Halen On The Tube
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07.18.06, 01:45 PM
  2. Little Guitar anyone???
    By munkee in forum Guitar Room
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02.12.03, 08:32 PM
  3. New guitar
    By P1 in forum Guitar Room
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01.25.02, 06:08 AM
  4. Guitar World vs Guitar One
    By No Bozo's in forum Guitar Room
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 09.07.00, 12:35 PM
  5. Guitar Tab in the Guitar Room?
    By homeunit in forum VHLinks Feedback & Troubleshooting
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04.07.00, 08:18 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •