Guitaro 5000: Ya Gotta Have A Gimmick

The video I would say is classified as another one of the odd balls here at Acoustic Guitar Videos (Al Bean-  if your watching this, I know what you’re thinking).

Guitaro 5000 is a New York City Subway Guitarist who uses what looks like a can top cutout on his guitar to perform percussion.

The song- Michael Jackson’s Billy Jean with a quick lesson on how he’s pulling it off. He does a great job of playing both the drums and the guitar all at the same time.

Now it’s obvious that Guitaro 5000’s Ovation is plugged in somehow, but what he’s plugged into I have no idea. It’s got to be something small that he can move quickly with (you know, in a subway, I’m just sayin’)

I myself would try this at home except I’m afraid to put a sharp can top on my Martin Herringbone, … just thinking that it may scratch the crap out of it and boy would I be upset.

My niece left her $199.00 Guitar Center special here last week so…

maybe I’ll go into the pantry , take the top off of some baked beans, eat a little and enjoy some rumba afterwards on her guitar… Hey, maybe there’s other stuff as well I can glue to her guitar?

I may however, have to go to the neighbors house for the rubber band- all I can find is those thick ones that are used to bundle vegetables. The tone won’t be right for that I’m certain.

All in fun here folks..

Really, good chance that his name is Guitar0 5000 because – that’s how much he’s pulling in a week down in the Subway. Ya Gotta Have A Gimmick.


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