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Buy a Volkswagen, get a guitar. It's the automaker from Wolfsburg's new promotion in which the lease or purchase of select Volkswagens will score you a custom V-dubified axe from First Act guitars that can be plugged into your car's stereo. Here we have the first commercial for the promotion that features a modern god of guitar rock, Slash from Guns N' Roses fame. The commercial is done with the usual simple Volkswagen production values, white backdrop, Slash center stage with guitar in hand, and two towers that contain three VW Rabbits stocked atop one another. Slash's guitar is plugged directly into the top Rabbit on one of the towers, which has its doors open to project the solo being played the great one. Unfortunately the solo is just a random riff, not the solo from Welcome to the Jungle or anything. Axle would probably have a fit if his work were being used to sell cars. More commercials are also in the pipeline that feature John Mayer and Christopher Guest (Nigel Tufnell from Spinal Tap).

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Yea bout the tabs. I've just been listening to this over adn over and I think I have a glimpse of how to play it (cuz NOBODY can play it like SLASH!!). Just email me and I can try to tab it out for yuhs. Later.

      - NIck
      • 8 Years Ago
      Great ads, hadn't really thought about the custome First Acts before, but those looked pretty sweet. I want to try one.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Yea- that solo is awesome- ive been looking for tabs for it but i cant find it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      First a crash, now Slash -- what will those VW ad guys think of next?
      • 8 Years Ago

      (#6) But this promotion strikes at the very "Walter Mitty" heart of every 17>30 year old. A "free" guitar means no obligation to learn, just hack then toss/sell if the novelty wears off.

      Anyone can learn to play an iPod.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #5: you are right. They should have given an IPOD and not a guitar as everyone could use an ipod where not eveyrone can use a guitar.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Actually, from what I read this is a better guitar than the $100 Wal-Mart piece of junk. First Act is trying to go more upscale, which is why they are involved in the promotion. Apparently, this guitar has some amp modeling circuitry in it like the Line 6 guitars, so it actually can be plugged right into the car's sound system and sound pretty good.
      • 8 Years Ago
      does anyone have the guitar tabs for this commercial
      • 8 Years Ago
      FYI I don't have the John Mayer tab and am not going to create the John Mayer Tab......been getting a few emails and just wanna clear that up. Tell you what, if James Hetfield or Kirk Hammet (since Dimebag is gone) come out with a First AID VW ad, than I will tab it. Until then, Slash is the only one I've done. Sorry.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Jellodyne, maybe "Cash"
      or a lovely "Sash"
      or they might even throw you a car-buying "Bash"

      okay, ill stop.
      • 8 Years Ago
      i have tabs for all 3,
      they aren't exact but they sound great, so yeah
      i think the slash tab is exact,
      just email me or look for tabs on sites like
      i will post them there
      it might be a while, cuz i dont have them on my computer yet, and i dont know when i will have an oppurtunity
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hey nick here,

      So for those of you who got my tab, if you coudld provide some feedback, I'd appreciate it. It was my first tab and wanna know if I should continue or not. You can post here or email me. Thanks.

      - Nick
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