Buy a VW, Get a Guitar, Be a (Pretend) Rock God

Is is sad or is it cool when your character gets to do stuff you never get to do? Christopher Guest recreates his Spinal Tap role as Nigel Tufnel in an ad for VW.

If you buy a Volkswagen you get your own First Act GarageMaster electric guitar, which can be played via the car’s audio system. The first TV ad featured Slash, late of Guns N’ Roses and current member of Velvet Revolver, and then John Mayer and now Tufnel.

Guest/Tufnel looks like a great guitar-god , unlike real-life idols Eric Clapton and Mark Knopfler who are a little, well, nerdy.