I haven’t seen this commercial recently.
Think back to just a few months ago when this commercial first came out. Sure, it featured an all-douchebag cast, but that cast only included a suspected rapist (Bryant) and an assumed pothead (Hawk). How innocent. How quaint.
But an admitted steroids user and a proven pothead? That’s not acceptable. That’s a Guitar Anti-Hero. And people like that don’t play fake guitar. They play real guitar. And that’s just not as cool. Somehow.