Contest en D’Angelico and Will Dailey Team Up for an Acoustic Guitar and Music Giveaway <!--paging_filter--><p>This month we’re sharing something really fun.</p> <p>It’s a kickin’ contest that brings you both an instrument and some musical inspiration.</p> <p>We’re giving away this wonderful, brand new D’Angelico acoustic guitar, the Lexington SD300 in Cherry Sunburst. Plus some killer music by award-winning artist Will Dailey performed on a D’Angelico acoustic as well!!</p> <p><strong>About the D’Angelico Lexington SD300</strong></p> <p>In the early 1900s, the word ‘dreadnought’ referred to a massive battleship. Well, here’s D’Angelico’s interpretation! </p> <p>A booming non-cutaway dreadnought, the Lexington (SD-300) offers a powerful low-end so resonant that playing lush, full chords may very well become addictive.</p> <p>A solid Sitka spruce top meets a sapele back and sides to create the Lexington’s subtle elegance, complemented by a tortoise pickguard. The slim, mahogany neck makes for wonderful playability. Though capable of great projection, the Lexington’s high-end is uncompromised by its rich low-end, producing a consistently balanced sound and making it an excellent choice for a great variety of players. More at <a href="></a></p> <p>It’s valued at $899! <a href="">Enter now to win>></a></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/DAASD300CSB_2%20copy%2072%20horizontal.jpg" width="620" height="288" alt="DAASD300CSB_2 copy 72 horizontal.jpg" /></p> <p><strong>Bonus: Will Dailey’s <em>National Throat</em></strong></p> <p>And here to show you one of D’Angelico’s gorgeous new acoustics in action is Boston-based artist Will Dailey. Dailey’s latest release, <em>National Throat</em>, debuted in the top 20 in the Billboard Heatseekers chart, is winner of a Boston Music Award for Album of the Year and Dailey himself was awarded this year’s Artist of the Year.</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/national%20throat.jpg" width="179" height="160" align="left" style="padding:10px 20px 10px 0;" alt="national throat.jpg" />In preparation for a special bonus release of a deluxe version of that excellent album, Dailey recorded several songs using a hot-off-the-presses D’Angelico acoustic.</p> <p>The Deluxe version due out March 24th will include all the songs from <em>National Throat</em> and 6 bonus tracks, “Stand Where I Can See You” (Live), “Why Do I” (Live), the full studio of “Sunken Ship,” a demo of “Higher Education,” “$300 Dollar Man,” (written in a reaction to being a part of Farm Aid), and a cover of Arcade Fire’s “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)."</p> <p>We’ll be giving away a few copies of <em>National Throat</em> on CD and Vinyl as well digital downloads of the Deluxe version in addition to this fabulous guitar! More at <a href=""></a></p> <p><a href="">Enter now!!</a></p> Acoustic Nation Contest D'Angelico Guitars News Will Dailey Gear Blogs Contests News Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:52:54 +0000 Acoustic Nation Guitar Aficionado Contest: Win a New Avian Ibis Fan Fret Guitar! <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Here's your chance to win a brand-new Ibis model guitar from <a href="">Avian Guitars!</a></strong></p> <p>Just fill out the entry form below by March 24, 2015, and you can win a new Ibis, which features an arm bevel and multi-scale fan fret fingerboard.</p> <p>Other Ibis features include a maple neck with rosewood center laminate and East Indian rosewood back and sides. </p> <p>Plus:</p> <p>• Nut: 1 3/4<br /> • String Spacing: 2 1/4<br /> • Upper bout: 11 1/2<br /> • Lower bout: 15 1/2<br /> • Neck depth: 3 1/2<br /> • Tail depth: 4 3/8</p> <p><strong>Retail Price with Case:</strong> $1,945 </p> <p><strong>For more information about Avian Guitars, visit <a href=""></a> Check out the gallery below for more Ibis photos!</strong></p> <div id="wufoo-s86o8ue1seolp4"> Fill out my <a href="">online form</a>. </div> <script type="text/javascript">var s86o8ue1seolp4;(function(d, t) { var s = d.createElement(t), options = { 'userName':'nbmedia', 'formHash':'s86o8ue1seolp4', 'autoResize':true, 'height':'709', 'async':true, 'host':'', 'header':'show', 'ssl':true}; s.src = ('https:' == d.location.protocol ? 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The company is asking players to submit a 15-second to two-minute video of their best original acoustic performance for a chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to Hollywood to record an EP at NRG Studios with McKee at the producing helm. </p> <p>The Grand Prize winner also will receive an opening performance slot at one of McKee’s 2015 tour dates (nearest city to the winner), a Taylor 414CE acoustic guitar, a feature with <em>Acoustic Guitar Magazine</em> on and an Ernie Ball string endorsement.</p> <p>Entrants can also earn a bonus entry for a chance to win a Taylor GS-Mini by showing their Aluminum Bronze packaging in their entry video!</p> <p>To enter to win, submit your best original acoustic performance to <a href=""></a> or via Instagram, Twitter or Facebook with #AluminumBronze. Once your entry is submitted, share your video to gain votes! The top 50 fan-voted videos will go to final voting by a panel of Ernie Ball judges including McKee, NRG Studio employees and Ernie Ball.</p> <p><strong>Rules 'n' Such:</strong></p> <p>• Must be a resident of the United States (open to U.S. only)<br /> • Must be at least 13 or older<br /> • Song must be original but does not need to include singing.<br /> • Must be acoustic guitar<br /> • No purchase necessary.</p> <p><strong>See the full list of rules <a href="">right here.</a></strong> </p> <p>For more information and to enter, <a href="">step right this way.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> Acoustic Nation Andy McKee Contest Ernie Ball News Videos Videos Contests News Wed, 08 Oct 2014 19:01:10 +0000 Guitar World Staff Recording King to Give Away 10 Guitars in 10 Minutes on June 10 <!--paging_filter--><p>As part of the company's “Perfect 10” sweepstakes, Recording King is giving away 10 all-solid 10 Series guitars on June 10.</p> <p>Players can enter and win one of four different body shapes: the Dreadnought (RD-10), 0 (RP-10), 000 (RO-10) or 12-fret 000 (ROS-10).</p> <p>Ten winners will be announced, one per minute, beginning 10 a.m. PST June 10. No purchase is required. You can <a href="">enter here.</a></p> <p>Recording King 10 Series guitars give players the benefits of all-solid tonewoods in a great-sounding, low-key package. 10 Series guitars are available in four distinct body shapes to cover every player and any style of acoustic music.</p> <p>The classic <strong>Dreadnought (RD-10)</strong> has a 1-11/16” bone nut and 25.4” scale, so dreadnought players who want to upgrade to an all solid model will feel right at home. The warm-sounding <strong>000 (RO-10)</strong> has a 1-3/4” bone nut and 24.9” scale, so it's perfect for fingerstyle guitarists looking for rounded tone across all strings.</p> <p>The 10 Series <strong>Single 0 (RP-10)</strong> is a great-sounding small body based on a traditional design with a 1-3/4” bone nut and a 25.4” dreadnought scale length for extra projection. For players looking for a heavy dose of vintage vibe, the 12-fret <strong>000 (ROS-10)</strong> has a 25.4” scale and a 1-13/16” bone nut, perfect for fingerpicking or strumming and with plenty of warm sustain.</p> <p>Each 10 Series guitar is crafted with a solid Sitka spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides. Descending-size fretboard dots and tortoise binding give them distinctly vintage and tasteful styling. They deliver the classic sound and historic design we've built our name on.</p> <p>See the whole line of Recording King guitars and banjos at <a href=""></a>.</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/RK-10Series-Sweepstakes.jpg" width="620" height="620" alt="RK-10Series-Sweepstakes.jpg" /></p> Contest Recording King News Wed, 14 May 2014 18:20:29 +0000 Guitar World Staff Epiphone Announces March Bluegrass Giveaway: Win a Guitar, Dobro, Mandolin and Banjo <!--paging_filter--><p>Epiphone continues its 2014 monthly giveaways with an unprecedented opportunity for fans to take home everything they need to start an entire bluegrass band.</p> <p>Epiphone fans can enter to win the Bluegrass Band Package Giveaway where one lucky winner in the U.S., Canada and UK/Europe will take home four of Epiphone’s premier bluegrass instruments—the Masterbilt DR-500MCE acoustic/electric guitar, the MB-200 Banjo, the MM-30S Mandolin and the Dobro Hound Dog Deluxe Round Neck, most recently featured in concert by Gary Clark Jr.</p> <p>“Epiphone has been refining acoustic instruments for over 140 years and the Bluegrass Collection instruments are absolutely classic,” said Epiphone President Jim Rosenberg. “We’re thrilled that the winners of our March giveaway will have everything they need to start the next great acoustic band!” </p> <p>The instruments featured in the Bluegrass Band Package Giveaway are all drawn from Epiphone’s premier Bluegrass Collection, made from timeless designs that have inspired the premier acoustic performers of yesterday and today.</p> <p><strong>Masterbilt DR-500MCE Guitar:</strong></p> <p>The original Masterbilt line of acoustic guitars was Epiphone's pride and joy in the 1930s. And it still is today. The DR-500MCE is the ultimate rhythm guitar for driving acoustic styles and features a solid Sitka Spruce top, hand-scalloped Sitka Spruce braces, and mahogany kerfing with a Rosewood bridge and bone saddle. </p> <p>The DR-500MCE's modern cutaway is a nod to the second generation of guitar wizards like Doc Watson, Tony Rice and David Grier who have brought a dazzling new vocabulary to bluegrass and folk music.</p> <p>While the DR-500MCE sounds great "unplugged," it really comes alive when plugged-in thanks to the new eSonic2™ preamp system and the under saddle NanoFlex low-impedance pickup. The new eSonic2 preamp, made in cooperation with Shadow Germany, features a built-in, easy-to-use tuner that when engaged, automatically mutes the guitar’s input with no "popping" noise, making it a perfect choice for stage use. </p> <p>Other controls on this state-of-the-art preamp include Master Volume, NanoFlex Tone, NanoMag Tone, stereo blend, low battery indicator, and a phase switch to help eliminate unwanted feedback.</p> <p>Complementing the NanoFlex is the revolutionary NanoMag pickup mounted at the end of the fingerboard. Exclusively from Shadow, the NanoMag features three Samarian-Cobalt magnets and an integrated active circuit to capture all the highs and lows, including a wide range of harmonics. With your choice of either 1/4" mono output that blends both pickups or a 1/4" stereo output splitting the two pickups, you have incredible flexibility and opportunities to create the perfect acoustic tone live.</p> <p><strong>MM-30S Mandolin:</strong></p> <p>The MM-30S was thought of as a radical new design of the mandolin in the early 20th century. But for Epiphone founder Epi Stathopoulo, “radical” and “new” was exactly the direction that he wanted to take the family business. Epiphone’s MM-30S “A”-style mandolin is renowned for its sweet, balanced tone. Easy to play, the MM-30S is not as “sharp” or “aggressive” as some bluegrass mandolins and is a perfect complement to singers and for rhythm. Much like a great acoustic guitar, the MM-30S has a full range—ringing highs and rounded lows—that make it ideal for “going natural” on stage and using just a mic for amplification.</p> <p><strong>Dobro Hound Dog Deluxe Round Neck:</strong></p> <p>The Dobro Hound Dog Deluxe Round Neck resonator guitar is one of the iconic instruments for bluegrass and traditional American music styles. It features a Laminated Flame maple top and body with back binding, a Mahogany neck, and a Fishman Resonator pickup. And in the hands of Gary Clark Jr. (See the video below), the Dobro takes on a whole new dimension.</p> <p><strong>Epiphone MB-200 Banjo:</strong></p> <p>The Epiphone MB-200 Banjo can perhaps claim the distinction as being the oldest instrument in the Epiphone line. Featuring a classic shaped mahogany neck and body with an industry standard Remo head, the 26.25" scale neck has traditional pearloid inlay. The MB-200 projects the full, classic cutting tone that Epiphone banjos are known for.</p> <p><strong>Visit <a href=""></a> and enter to win the Bluegrass Band Package today! For more about Epiphone's bluegrass collection, <a href="">head here.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gary-clark-jr">Gary Clark Jr.</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> Acoustic Nation Contest Epiphone Gary Clark Jr. News Contests News Mon, 03 Mar 2014 17:51:50 +0000 Guitar World Staff Contest: Acoustic Nation Cort MR600F Acoustic/Electric Guitar Giveaway <!--paging_filter--><p>We’re teaming up with the folks at Cort to bring you the MR600F acoustic/electric guitar giveaway. This contest ends February 28th, 2014. </p> <p>For over 50 years, Cort has built some of the finest guitars and basses in the industry, and the MR600F acoustic guitar is no different. </p> <p>We’re thrilled to put this fine instrument in the hands of one lucky winner. </p> <p><a href="">Click here to enter now&gt;&gt;</a> </p> <p>Cort’s MR Series of acoustic guitars has traditionally been viewed as their finest line of instruments at affordable prices. This year, they are adding the MR600F. The new model is outfitted with the Fishman Isys Plus preamp and Sonicore pickup to provide a high quality, good sounding acoustic guitar with built in electronics. </p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/MR600F.jpg" alt="MR600F.jpg" align="left" width="180" height="390" style="padding:10px 20px 10px 0;" />The MR600F is a dreadnought body with a Venetian cutaway for unhindered playability up and down the fretboard. With mahogany back and sides, the body is topped with a solid spruce top and advanced scalloped X bracing for overall performance. The 25.3” mahogany neck features the traditional three on three headstock, rosewood fretboard, and dot inlays. </p> <p>The Fishman Isys Onboard Preamp System from Fishman is designed and built to offer maximum control, performance and quality in a small, unobtrusive format. The compact system features volume, bass and treble controls, a phase switch, built-in tuner with LED display, a low battery indicator, low profile control knobs and a unique pivot design for easy access to the battery compartment. </p> <p> The Cort MR600F is valued at $450 US. To learn more about Cort Guitars, please visit <a href=""> </a> <a href="">Click here to enter now</a> and don’t forget to share with your friends! Contest ends February 28, 2014.</p> acoustic guitar Acoustic Nation Contest Cort Guitars News Blogs Contests Sample Tue, 25 Feb 2014 07:51:32 +0000 Acoustic Nation Jimi Hendrix Guitar Competition: Win Cash, Gear and a Spot on the 2014 Experience Hendrix Tour <!--paging_filter--><p>Experience Hendrix LLC, in partnership with Talenthouse, has announced the Jimi Hendrix Guitar Competition.</p> <p>Together with Sony Music’s Legacy Recordings and IK Multimedia, Talenthouse and Experience Hendrix have launched a competition that offers entrants a chance to win a performing slot on the annual Experience Hendrix tribute tour, set to roll in March 2014.</p> <p>Contestants are invited to submit a video that shows them performing a Hendrix track. </p> <p>One winner will be selected by a team of judges, consisting of <strong>Janie Hendrix</strong>, Jimi’s sister and Experience Hendrix CEO; and legendary engineer/producer <strong>Eddie Kramer</strong>, who worked with Hendrix at the very start of his recording career in London, and, later at Woodstock and subsequently worked on the authorized series of posthumous Hendrix releases. </p> <p>Judges also include <strong>Brad Tolinski</strong>, <em>Guitar World</em> editor-in-chief and author of <em>Light &amp; Shade: Conversations with Jimmy Page</em>; and <strong>Dave Stewart</strong>, the musician and producer known for his role in Eurhythmics and his work with Mick Jagger, Orianthi, Bryan Ferry, Ringo Starr, Stevie Nicks and No Doubt.</p> <p>The winner, as selected by the judges, will be invited to perform a song as part of the Experience Hendrix 2014 Tour. Travel and accommodations will be provided for the winner and a guest. </p> <p>The Experience Hendrix Tour is an annual event featuring the greatest guitarists of our generation including <strong>Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eric Johnson</strong> and many others. The 2014 tour lineup will be announced soon.</p> <p><a href="">Head HERE for more details.</a></p> <p>The overall winner, as well as five popular winners (runners-up) will receive exclusive Hendrix merchandise provided by IK Multimedia, in addition to prizes from Fender, Guitar Center, Dunlop, Hal Leonard, Levy’s Leathers and <em>Guitar World</em>.</p> <p>The "Judges Choice" (overall winner) will have the incredible opportunity to perform a song on the Experience Hendrix 2014 Tour, sharing the stage with several of today’s top guitarists in celebration of Jimi Hendrix.* </p> <p><strong>In addition, the winner will receive an assortment of exclusive product and merchandise, including:</strong></p> <p>• IK Multimedia custom prize package including: iLoud portable speaker, iRig Pro, iRig BlueBoard, iKlip for iPad<br /> • $2,500<br /> • Fender Classic Series '70s Stratocaster<br /> • Dunlop Pedals: JH F1 Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face, JH OC1 Jimi Hendrix Octavio, JH 1D Jimi Hendrix Signature Wah<br /> • Guitar Center Gift Card<br /> • One-year subscription to <em>Guitar World</em><br /> • An assortment of Jimi Hendrix merchandise and music including Hal Leonard Jimi Hendrix Instruction Books<br /> • Levy’s Leathers collectible album cover guitar strap, featuring many of Jimi's album covers<br /> • Travel and two nights’ accommodation to Experience Hendrix Tour date provided for the winner plus guest</p> <p><strong>The ‘Five Popular Winners’ (runners up) will each receive:</strong></p> <p>• IK Multimedia custom prize package including: iRig Pro, iRig BlueBoard, iKlip for iPad<br /> • Fender Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster<br /> • Dunlop Pedals JH 1D Jimi Hendrix Signature Wah<br /> • Guitar Center Gift Card<br /> • One-year subscription to <em>Guitar World</em><br /> • An assortment of Jimi Hendrix merchandise and music including Hal Leonard Jimi Hendrix Instruction Books<br /> • Levy’s Leathers collectible album cover guitar strap, featuring many of Jimi's album covers.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/jimi-hendrix">Jimi Hendrix</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> Contest Jimi Hendrix News Wed, 27 Nov 2013 14:25:48 +0000 Guitar World Staff Contest: The SongTownUSA 'Whatcha Waitin' On' Song Contest <!--paging_filter--><p>Our friends over at SongTownUSA have just announced a new songwriting contest with some pretty unique prizes. You can't just set foot in Nashville and write with a hit songwriter any day of the week, after all!</p> <p>Here's how it works. First, you should go and Like the <a href="">SongTownUSA Facebook page</a>. Really. Right now. Just trust us that you won't regret it. These guys share pearls of wisdom every single day! Then get your best song together and <a href="">go here to enter>></a></p> <p>You can not only submit for the contest, but you can have your song critiqued by Clay Mills and/or Marty Dodson, two of the hottest Nashville songwriters in town with a jaw-dropping string of hits. The contest runs from now until Dec. 8th and the deserving winner will be announced just before christmas!</p> <p>Here are the nitty gritties: </p> <p>The winner receives:<br /> - A hit Songwriting session with Marty Dodson &amp; Clay Mills<br /> - A $150 gift certificate to <a href="">Beaird Music Group Recording Studio</a><br /> - And a feature article here on!</p> <p>Entry fee is $15 per song or $40 includes a full hit-writer song critique.</p> <p><a href="">Go here to enter>></a></p> Acoustic Nation Clay Mills Contest marty dodson News SongTown USA Contests Mon, 04 Nov 2013 19:19:34 +0000 Acoustic Nation Deadline Looms for International Acoustic Music Awards <!--paging_filter--><p>Think you've got what it takes? Time is running out to enter the International Acoustic Music Awards! Submit by November 8.</p> <p>Now in its 10th year, the IAMA promotes excellence in Acoustic Music Performance and Artistry. Acoustic artists in various genres can gain exciting radio and web exposure through this competition. </p> <p>IAMA is open to all independent artists and labels. Unlike other music industry competitions, IAMA focuses on developing new markets for Acoustic artists, labels and with or without CD releases. Past years' winners include AJ Croce, Maddy Rodriguez(Canada), David Francey (Canada), Liz Longley, The Refugees (USA), Kate Lush (Australia), Wayne Southards (USA), Larry Pattis (USA), Omega (Uganda), El McMeen, etc.</p> <p>Win prizes in 8 different categories: Folk/Americana/Roots, AAA/Alternative, Instrumental, Open, Bluegrass, Best Male Artist, Best Female Artist, Best Group/Duo. There will also be an Overall Grand Prize winner awarded to the top winner worth over US$11,000, which includes radio promotion to over 250 radio stations in US and Canada. Participating sponsors include: New Music Weekly, Loggins Promotion,, Acoustica, SongU, Acoustic Cafe Radio Show, NoisyPlanet, Sonicbids, Broadjam and XM Satellite Radio.</p> <p>Winning songs will be heard on radio! and Winners and runner-ups will be featured on the IAMI CD compilation and on the IAMI website. Judging is based on excellence in music performance, songwriting/composition/song choice, Music Production and originality.</p> <p>Enter here with your MP3, Youtube or Soundcloud files:<br /> <a href="">ttps://</a></p> <p>Or by mail:<br /> <a href=""></a></p> acoustic guitar Acoustic Nation Contest News Contests Tue, 29 Oct 2013 18:31:06 +0000 Acoustic Nation The Faceless, EMG Pickups and Guitar World Launch the "Accelerated Evolution" Guitar Contest <!--paging_filter--><p>The Faceless, EMG Pickups and <em>Guitar World</em> are teaming up to present the Faceless "Accelerated Evolution" Guitar Contest. </p> <p>As Faceless guitarist Michael Keene explains in the video below, the Faceless are looking to find the best cover of "Accelerated Evolution," a track off their latest album, <em>Autotheism</em>. </p> <p>"I was watching a bunch of videos on YouTube of people covering the song," Keene says. "I noticed people were making some mistakes, and they were the <em>same</em> mistakes, which I thought was kind of weird. Then I realized it's because people were downloading a bad tab." </p> <p>As a result, we are providing you with the correct tab of the song, plus a backing track given to us by the band (See below). </p> <p>You can download the "Accelerated Evolution" tab <strong>AT THE VERY BOTTOM OF THIS STORY. <em>NOTE: Scroll down and look for "The Faceless - Accelerated Evolution.pdf" below the advertisement image pertaining to this contest</em>.</strong></p> <p>Then you'll need to create a video that shows you playing the song using the new tab. Next, post the video to YouTube with the label "'Accelerated Evolution' Guitar Contest." The band will find your videos and judge them. </p> <p>The prizes (first, second and third) are listed in the graphic and video below. The contest runs through September 30, so get busy!</p> <p>Be sure to catch the Faceless on tour starting September 13 with Between the Buried and Me, the Contortionist and the Safety Fire. For more about the Faceless, check out their <a href="">Facebook page.</a> </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="400" src="//" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src=""></iframe></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/the%20faceless.jpg" width="620" height="622" /></p> <table id="attachments" class="sticky-enabled"> <thead><tr><th>Attachment</th><th>Size</th> </tr></thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"><td><a href="/files/The%20Faceless%20-%20Accelerated%20Evolution%20.pdf">The Faceless - Accelerated Evolution .pdf</a></td><td>889.96 KB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Contest EMG News The Faceless News Features Tue, 10 Sep 2013 19:44:56 +0000 Damian Fanelli Big Boss Giveaway: Win a Boss DS-1 Pedal Signed by Jeff Loomis <!--paging_filter--><p>Boss has launched a new biweekly contest, the Big BOSS Giveaway. </p> <p>As Boss puts it, the contest "gives tone freaks everywhere a chance to win Boss pedals autographed by top guitar heroes."</p> <p>Every two weeks (ending September 30), a different signed Boss pedal from a guitar hero will be given away, plus $1,000 in Boss gear. Contestants can enter once every two-week period. </p> <p><strong>In the current contest, you can win a Boss DS-1 pedal signed by Jeff Loomis. (pictured below)</strong></p> <p>Contestants should enter at the <a href="">BOSS U.S. Facebook Giveaway tab, here.</a></p> <p><strong>The Big BOSS Giveaway Prize Lineup:</strong></p> <p>9/2/13 – 9/15/13 DS-1 pedal signed by Jeff Loomis<br /> 9/16/13 – 9/30/13 DD-3 pedal signed by Steve Stevens, John 5, Billy Duffy, Herman Li, and Darryl Jones<br /> 8/5/13 – 9/30/13 Grand Prize: $1,000 (suggested retail price) in BOSS gear </p> <p>Contest eligibility is for U.S. residents only. Visit the Big BOSS Giveaway <a href="">contest rules page</a> for information and official rules.</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href=""></a></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Joof-Loomis-BBG-Pedal620.jpg" width="620" height="464" alt="Joof-Loomis-BBG-Pedal620.jpg" /></p> Boss Contest Jeff Loomis Effects News Gear Tue, 03 Sep 2013 19:30:08 +0000 Guitar World Staff Whitechapel Premiere "Vicer Exciser" Lyric Video, Launch Guitar World/ESP Guitar Contest <!--paging_filter--><p>Today, presents the exclusive premiere of Whitechapel's new lyric video for "Vicer Exciser." The song is from the band's new re-issue of <em>The Somatic Defilement</em>. </p> <p><strong>As a bonus, Whitechapel are giving you the chance to win a new ESP guitar signed by the entire band! For more information about the guitar, an ESP EC-10 KIT, visit its page at <a href=""></a>. To enter <em>Guitar World's</em> Whitechapel/ESP guitar contest, <a href="">CLICK HERE!</a> </strong></p> <p>Whitechapel's debut album, <em>The Somatic Defilement</em>, planted the band on an upward trajectory that has carried them to the upper-echelon of modern death metal. Now Whitechapel have taken <em>The Somatic Defilement</em> and placed it in the hands of Audiohammer Studios producer Mark Lewis for a complete re-mix, along with a re-master by Alan Douches. </p> <p>The results lift <em>The Somatic Defilement</em> to the standards of the band's most recent recordings. Fans can listen and order now at <a href=""></a>.</p> <p>Whitechapel fans can subscribe to vocalist Phil Bozeman's channel, where he focuses on gaming and answers questions from fans. <a href="">Subscribe HERE.</a>. Alex Wade's YouTube channel <a href="">can be found HERE.</a> Visit the band's official YouTube channel <a href="">HERE.</a></p> <p>For information about Whitechapel's North American tour with GWAR that kicks off in October, check out all the dates below the video!</p> <p>For more about the band, visit their <a href="">official website</a> and <a href="">Facebook page.</a> </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="360" src="//" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/signedguitar.jpg" width="620" height="248" /></p> <p><strong>Whitechapel's North American tour with GWAR</strong></p> <p><em>WHITECHAPEL/GWAR "Madness at the Core of Time" Tour</em><br /> <em>With Iron Reagan and Band of Orcs:</em></p> <p>10/02: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall<br /> 10/03: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave<br /> 10/04: Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Tap House<br /> 10/05: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue<br /> 10/06: Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre<br /> 10/07: Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon Events Centre<br /> 10/08: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom<br /> 10/09: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall<br /> 10/11: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO<br /> 10/12: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House<br /> 10/13: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House<br /> 10/14: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom<br /> 10/15: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater<br /> 10/16: Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre<br /> 10/17: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory<br /> 10/18: West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues<br /> 10/19: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades<br /> 10/20: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom<br /> 10/22: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater<br /> 10/24: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live<br /> 10/26: Austin, TX @ Emo's (Housecore Horror Film Fest)*<br /> 10/28: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall<br /> 10/29: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues<br /> 10/30: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade<br /> 10/31: Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall<br /> 11/01: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel<br /> 11/02: Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa<br /> 11/04: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution<br /> 11/05: Ybor City, FL @ The Ritz Ybor<br /> 11/07: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's<br /> 11/08: Detroit, MI @ Harpo's<br /> 11/09: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes<br /> 11/10: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection<br /> 11/12: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre<br /> 11/13: Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues<br /> 11/14: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall<br /> 11/15: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium<br /> 11/16: Reading, PA @ Reverb<br /> 11/17: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/GuitarWorld_lyricvid_guitarcontest.jpg" width="620" height="620" /></p> Contest ESP Whitechapel Videos News Features Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:54:23 +0000 Damian Fanelli Jason Becker Chooses Winning Video in the Guitar World/Carvin "Perpetual Burn" Transcription Challenge <!--paging_filter--><p>Last month, <em>Guitar World</em> kicked off its first official transcription challenge, and we picked the perfect song to set the tone for the monthly contest: Jason Becker's instrumental masterpiece, "Perpetual Burn." </p> <p>The song has been a perpetual source of inspiration (and challenge) for guitarists since it was released in 1988.</p> <p>Our transcription challenge involved checking out our transcription of the song, which appears in the July 2013 issue of <em>Guitar World</em>, and shooting a video of yourself playing the "Guitar 2" part in the Main Theme or B section — bars 6 to 18 in our transcription. </p> <p>The winner — the person who best followed the transcription — would receive a new Carvin JB200C Jason Becker Tribute Electric Guitar in Translucent Blue with a flame maple top (List price: $2,999, direct price: $1,699). <strong>For more information about Carvin's Jason Becker Tribute guitar, visit <a href="">, and watch the video at the bottom of this story.</a></strong> </p> <p>The <em>Guitar World</em> editors narrowed down the many choices to three finalists, which we collected and sent to Becker, who made the agonizing final choice himself over the weekend. He even got Jeff Loomis' opinion while he was making up his mind. </p> <p><strong>And so, the winner is ...</strong> 27-year-old <strong>Joshua Kraft</strong> of California! "I have to pick Mr. Bandaid," Becker said, adding that Kraft's "attitude" is what gave him the final edge.</p> <p>Check out Kraft's winning video below — and start getting ready for our next transcription challenge, which we'll be announcing this week! Thank you to everyone who entered the challenge!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="360" src="//" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="360" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/jason-becker">Jason Becker</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> Carvin Contest Jason Becker Joshua Kraft July 2013 Transcription Challenge Videos News Magazine Tue, 02 Jul 2013 18:18:19 +0000 Guitar World Staff Enter to Win Free Tuition to 2013 Guitar Workshop Plus Program <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Here’s a great offer for <em>Guitar World</em> readers from <a href="">Guitar Workshop Plus</a></strong>:</p> <p>Enter now to win free tuition to this summer's Guitar Workshop Plus program! Also, if you register for Guitar Workshop Plus during June, you'll receive a $100 discount off your tuition.* </p> <p>Spend a week learning and playing with some the best musicians around, including Tosin Abasi, Andy McKee, Dave Martone, Mike Stern, Stu Hamm, Gary Hoey, Rhonda Smith and more! </p> <p>Mention promo code <strong>GW13</strong> on the online registration form or in the "How did you hear about our program?" section of the PDF registration form on our website, or call us at 905-567-8000. </p> <p><strong>Don’t forget: <a href="">Click here</a> for your chance to win free tuition.</strong> </p> <p>A drawing will take place, and and the winner notified on or after June 30, 2013.</p> <p>For more information about the 2013 Guitar Workshop Plus program, <a href="">head here.</a></p> <p>*Offer is valid for new students only who register during June 2013. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Giveaway is for course tuition. Travel and accommodation are the responsibility of the attendee. On-campus room and board is available. If you register to take advantage of the discount offer and you win the contest, you will be refunded the tuition! Good luck!</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/GWP_silver_logo.jpg" width="620" height="240" alt="GWP_silver_logo.jpg" /></p> Contest News Wed, 12 Jun 2013 17:06:17 +0000 Guitar World Staff