Sunday, October 24, 2004

whats this world coming to?

So-called “Guitar legend” Esteban was stripped of his legendary status this week when it was discovered that he is an entirely fictional character created specifically to sell pressboard guitars in infomercials.
Allan Holdsworth, guitar legend and president of “Real Guitar Legends For Truth” released a statement on Monday calling for the immediate cessation of all applications of the appellation “Guitar legend” to the television character known as “Esteban”. According to the statement, “Esteban is a fictional character created by L.A. session guitarist Dan Fernaueu for the express purpose of marketing a cheap, poorly constructed guitar-like instrument on the Home Shopping Channel.”
The scandal intensified when the Recording Academy revealed that claims that “Esteban” had won “several Grammys” were false.
These charges come on the heels of last month’s statement from the Musical Instrument Manufacturers Association that the “Esteban” guitar could not, in fact, be classified as an actual guitar due to the fact that it is constructed out of reclaimed materials such as discarded telephone directories and medical waste. The MIMA demanded that the instrument be classified as a toy.

6 Comments:

Blogger bill said...

Yep, it's a shame when all the heros turn out to be frauds. It's Estebans imaginary child fans who suffer the most when he is disgraced. Lets be sure to remember these young lads and lass's that don't exist when we poke fun at this ficticious guitar hero.

Sunday, October 24, 2004 12:03:00 PM  
Blogger bill said...

Yep, it's a shame when all the heros turn out to be frauds. It's Estebans imaginary child fans who suffer the most when he is disgraced. Lets be sure to remember these young lads and lass's that don't exist when we poke fun at this ficticious guitar hero.

Sunday, October 24, 2004 12:03:00 PM  
Blogger justmyimagination911 said...

I completely agree.

Sunday, October 24, 2004 1:56:00 PM  
Blogger bill said...

but do you agree purposefully once or inadvertantly twice?

Sunday, October 24, 2004 7:04:00 PM  
Blogger tony not Tony said...

for the record:

"este ban",

translated into english means

BAN THIS!

spooky huh!

Sunday, October 24, 2004 7:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Esteban said...

Check your source... A nice piece of satire but tis no news.

Esteban, most unfortunately, does exist and continues to make bland and unimaginative music to put bland and unimaginative people to sleep... each and every night.

I hear the guitar IS made out of Esteban's nail clippings though.

Thursday, April 14, 2005 12:02:00 PM  

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