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Built-In Guitar Shirt Is A Hit

Ready to play on a Tee

Ready to play on a Tee

Thursday, March 25, 2010 17:13 GMT

ARLINGTON, Va. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Wannabe rockstars can now wear their passion on their sleeve – literally.

ThinkGeek.com has created the “Electronic Rock Guitar Shirt,” a fully-playable guitar built right into a T-shirt.

It comes with a mini amp, magnetic pick, and real working chords that allow the wearer to play actual rock songs.

Spokesman Shane Peterman says ditties like “I Love Rock ’N’ Roll” or Metallica medleys sound especially sweet on the tee.

Much like a real guitar, the shirt is a magnet for groupies because it attracts instant attention.

Peterman says it’s a good way for wannabe rockstars to “test the waters of fame” before they decide to pursue a music career.

The tee is a huge hit at parties, especially if the wearer takes requests. Since the axe is so light, a roadie isn’t even necessary.

Peterman says that if a bunch of friends wear the tee they could easily start their own band.