Don’t Worry, Dan Smith Will Still Teach You Guitar

March 25, 2015 | Liam Mathews

Reddit user abadmon31 spotted a poster parodying the famous “Dan Smith Will Teach You Guitar” ads and shared a snap on Tuesday. “Dan Smith Will Give You His Guitar,” the poster reads, with the caption, “I’m fucking done, dude.”


Reached for comment, a weary-sounding but friendly Dan Smith asked, “Is it the one where I look like I’m giving the finger?” He assured ANIMAL that he is not retiring, and is still teaching guitar.

“I’ve kind of stopped paying attention to all the parodies and homages, there have been so many over the years,” Smith said. “But I appreciate that people are interested in what I’m doing, and I’m just gonna keep doing my thing.”

The poster was created by comedian Jason Saenz.

The “Dan Smith Will Teach You Guitar” poster, which has been plastered all over the city since 2003 and praised for its marketing success, has been parodied by Jon Stewart, John Mayer and the Mike Myers movie The Love Guru.