Again in Liverpool just a few years ago there was a chap who ''busked '', and I use the term loosely, in Paradise St./ Church St. area.He had a cardboard cutout of a guitar with strings painted on and he went thru' the motions using the word '' plink plink '' to sound out the tune. People gave him money!! I happened to be in court one day when he was before the Judge, accused of some misdemeaner. He apologised to the Judge and said his days were at an end because his guitar had got wet and was useless.He was presented with a wooden one and resumed his '' busking''. It did add character to the Street!! Oh I forgot , he did have some cardboard CD's for sale!! All true.