Contests http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/3664/all en Lâg Guitars Tramontane Snake Wood Guitar Giveaway http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-l-g-guitars-tramontane-snake-wood-guitar-giveaway <!--paging_filter--><p>Happy Spring!!!</p> <p>To celebrate we’re teaming up with the fine folks at Lâg Guitars for a killer giveaway.</p> <p>It’s the Tramontane Snake Wood series from Lâg, and it’s a beauty. </p> <p>Unlike any other acoustic guitar in its class, the Lâg Tramontane features exotic, highly figured Mexican Snake Wood back and sides and a solid AA Sitka Spruce top which produces an ideal, bright sound and a wide dynamic range. Even the rosette is exquisite.</p> <p>· Solid AA Sitka Spruce top<br /> · Mexican Snake Wood back &amp; sides<br /> · Mahogany neck; Mozambica Ebony fingerboard &amp; bridge<br /> · High gloss finish; Includes custom fitted hardshell case<br /> · Dreadnought and Auditorium Cutaway models feature the Fishman INK Body preamp system with Sonicore pickup<br /> · Value: MSRP: $1049.99</p> <p>Just gorgeous. Find out more at <a href="http://usa.lagguitars.com/">http://usa.lagguitars.com/</a></p> <p>Enter from now until April 30, 2015. No joke! <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-enter-now-l-g-guitars-tramontane-snake-wood-guitar-giveaway">Click here to enter>></a></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/MD6A6500_RE-300DPI%20620.jpg" width="620" height="930" alt="MD6A6500_RE-300DPI 620.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/files/imce-images/GLA-TSE701DCE-SNAKEWOOD%20620.jpg" width="484" height="1200" alt="GLA-TSE701DCE-SNAKEWOOD 620.jpg" /></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-l-g-guitars-tramontane-snake-wood-guitar-giveaway#comments Acoustic Nation Lag Guitars News Gear Contests Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:47:30 +0000 Acoustic Nation http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23848 Submit to Perform at the 2015 She Rocks Showcase at the ASCAP EXPO http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-submit-perform-2015-she-rocks-showcase-ascap-i-create-music-expo <!--paging_filter--><p>The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) announces the official 2015 She Rocks ASCAP EXPO Showcase scheduled during the ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO in Los Angeles, Calif. </p> <p>Now in its second year, the She Rocks Showcase will take place on Fri., May 1, 2015, from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. in the heart of Hollywood at the Tinhorn Flats Saloon &amp; Grill, across the street from the EXPO headquarters at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. The ASCAP Expo runs April 30 - May 2, 2015.</p> <p>The 2015 She Rocks Showcase presents a unique opportunity for female artists of all styles and ages to perform in front of industry experts, media representatives, artists, publishers and more during one of the most prestigious songwriting events of the year. </p> <p>“We’re thrilled to be able to offer this platform to female musicians from all over the world. I can’t think of a better place than the ASCAP EXPO for women to demonstrate their musical talents to top songwriters, composers, producers and industry influencers,” said WiMN Founder Laura B. Whitmore. </p> <p>Artists are encouraged to submit their best material for an opportunity to be selected for a performance slot at the showcase. All materials must be submitted by April 5, 2015. Showcase performers will be announced by April 8. Selected performers will also receive a free day pass to the ASCAP Expo. An EXPO badge is not required to attend or participate in the Showcase.</p> <p>The 2015 She Rocks Showcase is sponsored by Taylor Guitars, Casio, <em>108 Rock Star Guitars</em> and <em>Acoustic Nation</em>. To fill out the submission form and for official rules and regulations, visit <a href="http://www.thewimn.com/ascapshowcase">thewimn.com/ascapshowcase.</a> </p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-submit-perform-2015-she-rocks-showcase-ascap-i-create-music-expo#comments Acoustic Nation ASCAP Expo News She Rocks Awards Blogs Contests News Tue, 10 Mar 2015 19:55:30 +0000 Acoustic Nation http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23700 Giveaway: Joni Mitchell Signed, Original Limited Edition Print http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-giveaway-joni-mitchell-signed-original-limited-edition-print-2 <!--paging_filter--><p>Joni Mitchell, <em>Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced</em> is a critically acclaimed deluxe 4CD box set featuring a career-spanning 53 songs, curated and sequenced by Joni herself, presented as a book including 52 pages of lyrics, art pieces and a self-penned liner notes. Available now at <a href="http://smarturl.it/JMLHMF4CD">Amazon here>></a></p> <p>In celebration of <em>Love Has Many Faces</em>, we have a very special giveaway this month!!</p> <p>One lucky reader can win this rare limited edition numbered and framed giclee print, featuring the cover art painting, created by Mitchell specifically for the box set, and signed by the artist.</p> <p><del>Enter for a chance to win now>></del> <strong>(Contest has now ended.)</strong></p> <p>Provided to us by the folks at Rhino Records, the print is 22” x 29” and it’ll be shipped to you directly from the label.</p> <p><em>Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced</em> was first conceived as the music to a ballet about love. But after spending 18 months trying to distill everything she’d written about love—and the lack of it—down to a single disc, the influential singer-songwriter abandoned the ballet.</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/JoniMitchell_LoveHasManyFaces_4CD_Package_v-day250.jpg" width="250" height="250" align="left" style="padding:10px 20px 10px 0;" alt="JoniMitchell_LoveHasManyFaces_4CD_Package_v-day250.jpg" />“I wanted the music to feel like a total work—a new work. No matter what I did, though, at that length, it remained merely a collection of songs,” she writes in the set’s liner notes.</p> <p>Undaunted, Mitchell did not give up. Instead, she continued to sequence her songs, determined to prove to herself that what she was after was possible. After two years, she had created a four-act ballet based on the 53 songs that make up this inspiring collection.</p> <p>“I am a painter who writes songs. My songs are very visual. The words create scenes… What I have done here is to gather some of these scenes (like a documentary filmmaker) and by juxtaposition, edit them into a whole new work,” the artist writes.</p> <p><em>Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced</em> is available now and makes an excellent Valentine’s Day gift!</p> <p>Mitchell designed the package which is a book containing 53 lyrical poems, six new paintings, and an autobiographical text illuminating her recording process. It is funny, mystical, and informative.</p> <p>For more info go <a href="http://www.rhino.com/article/new-release-joni-mitchell-love-has-many-faces-a-quartet-a-ballet-waiting-to-be-danced">here>></a></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/JoniMitchell_Print1_950x950%203.png" width="620" height="620" alt="JoniMitchell_Print1_950x950 3.png" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/Acoustic-nation-giveaway-joni-mitchell-signed-original-limited-edition-print">Enter here for a chance to win this print here>></a></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-giveaway-joni-mitchell-signed-original-limited-edition-print-2#comments Acoustic Nation Joni Mitchell Blogs Contests Wed, 11 Feb 2015 14:31:46 +0000 Acoustic Nation http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23432 Contest: Enter to Win an Ovation Elite TX Premier Acoustic Guitar! http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-contest-enter-win-ovation-elite-tx-premier-acoustic-guitar <!--paging_filter--><p>We're giving you a chance to win this spectacular guitar from Ovation this December. </p> <p>The Ovation Elite TX Premier’s solid cedar top gives this guitar extraordinary warmth and expands its rich overtones.</p> <p>Open to residents of North America only. All entries must be submitted by December 31, 2014.</p> <p><strong> <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-enter-here-ovation-elite-tx-premier-acoustic-guitar">CLICK HERE TO ENTER NOW&gt;&gt;</a></strong> </p> <p>Precisely calibrated sound holes on the bass side also add a little extra low-end thump making single notes more defined and clear.</p> <p>Other features on this unique new Ovation include a dark walnut sound-hole epaulet, ultra-thin satin top coat, and a mid-depth cutaway body which allows comfortable access in the upper register frets.</p> <p>The Ovation Elite TX Premier 1778TX retails for $949.00</p> <p>Check out Paul Riario's demo and review here:<br /> <iframe width="620" height="349" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/mh2SAPjWw7U" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><a href="http://www.ovationguitars.com">Find out more about this guitar here>></a></p> <p><strong> <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-enter-here-ovation-elite-tx-premier-acoustic-guitar">CLICK HERE TO ENTER NOW&gt;&gt;</a></strong></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Ovation%20%20copy%20vertical_0.png" width="451" height="1200" alt="Ovation copy vertical_0.png" /> </p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-contest-enter-win-ovation-elite-tx-premier-acoustic-guitar#comments Acoustic Nation Ovation Gear Blogs Contests Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:37:51 +0000 Acoustic Nation http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22986 Dream Inside the Box — Play to Win! http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-martinan-dream-inside-box-play-win <!--paging_filter--><p>Is your lifelong dream to own a custom Martin Guitar? </p> <p>Then this game is for you!</p> <p>Martin's Dream Inside The Box game gives you the chance to create your own custom Martin Guitar with a retail value of $10,000! Yes, you read that right. </p> <p>You can also win other instant game prizes like a 000X1AE, LXM, Martin gear kits, and SP Lifespan strings.</p> <p>So how do you play? Head to a participating dealer and purchase a set of SP or SP Lifespan strings. Inside you will find your game piece and instructions on how to play. </p> <p>You can find a participating dealer here. Good luck!</p> <p>Find out more at <a href="http://www.martinguitar.com/dream-inside-the-box">www.martinguitar.com/dream-inside-the-box</a></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/strings.png" width="650" height="650" alt="strings.png" /></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-martinan-dream-inside-box-play-win#comments Acoustic Nation Martin Guitar News Blogs Contests sponsor Mon, 03 Nov 2014 22:02:04 +0000 Acoustic Nation http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22730 Ernie Ball Launches Aluminum Bronze Acoustic Prodigy Video Contest Featuring Andy McKee http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-ernie-ball-launches-aluminum-bronze-acoustic-prodigy-video-contest-featuring-andy-mckee <!--paging_filter--><p>Ernie Ball Presents the <a href="http://acousticprodigy.ernieball.com">Aluminum Bronze Acoustic Prodigy video contest</a> featuring Andy McKee, Powered by NRG Studios!</p> <p>Ernie Ball has teamed up with McKee to find the next great acoustic guitar player! 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 AcousticGuitar.com 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="http://acousticprodigy.ernieball.com/">ernieball.com/theprodigy</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="http://acousticprodigy.ernieball.com/rules">right here.</a></strong> </p> <p>For more information and to enter, <a href="http://acousticprodigy.ernieball.com">step right this way.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/R_zI795lyFo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-ernie-ball-launches-aluminum-bronze-acoustic-prodigy-video-contest-featuring-andy-mckee#comments Acoustic Nation Andy McKee Contest Ernie Ball News Videos Videos Contests News Wed, 08 Oct 2014 19:01:10 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22543 Enter to Win an Eastman E20SS Slope Shouldered Acoustic Guitar - Contest http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-contest-enter-win-eastman-e20ss-slope-shouldered-acoustic-guitar <!--paging_filter--><p>We are excited to share the fabulous Eastman E20SS slope shouldered acoustic guitar. <a href="https://www.facebook.com/acousticnationnews?sk=app_191107160923992
">Enter our giveaway for one of these beauties here>></a></p> <p>Wonderfully made hand-crafted instrument is ideal for pros and hobbyists alike and features a solid Adirondack spruce top, and a solid rosewood back and sides. It’s finished with a gorgeous Tobacco sunburst and retails for $1500.</p> <p>The E20SS is a popular choice for flatpicking and live vocal accompaniment, with an extremely dynamic response, from soft picking to hard strumming. It projects enough to fill a room with its full-bodied tone.</p> <p>Here, watch Allen Shadd, two-time National Flatpicking Champion, play the Eastman E20SS at the SoundPure Studios:</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/QsK3UYysAtg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>Features:<br /> Solid Adirondack spruce top, hand-carved scalloped X bracing<br /> Body Dimensions: 16″ X 4 3/4″<br /> Top Wood: Solid Adirondack Spruce<br /> Bracing: Hand-carved Scalloped X<br /> Rosette: Basic<br /> Back/Sides Wood: Solid Rosewood<br /> Body Binding: White/Black/White<br /> Neck Woods: Mahogany<br /> Fingerboard: Rosewood<br /> Nut: 1 11/16″-wide Bone<br /> Scale Length: 24 3/4″<br /> Frets: 20 Dunlop 6130<br /> Inlays: Dots<br /> Bridge/Saddle: Rosewood/Bone, 2 5/32″ Spacing<br /> Tuners: Chrome-plated Gotoh<br /> Strings: D’Addario EXP16 .012-.053<br /> Available Finish: Tobacco Sunburst<br /> Case: Hardshell Case Included</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/E20SS_FRONT.jpg" width="620" height="324" alt="E20SS_FRONT.jpg" /><br /> Find out more about this fabulous guitar here: <a href="http://www.eastmanguitars.com/e20ss/">eastmanguitars.com/e20ss</a></p> <p>The contest ends September 30, 2014 and is open to residents of North America only. <a href="https://www.facebook.com/acousticnationnews?sk=app_191107160923992
">Enter to win an Eastman E20SS here>></a><br /> Or visit <a href="https://www.facebook.com/acnationews">facebook.com/acnationnews</a> and click on the tab that says "Win an Eastman Acoustic!"</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-contest-enter-win-eastman-e20ss-slope-shouldered-acoustic-guitar#comments Acoustic Nation Eastman Guitars Blogs Contests Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:00:52 +0000 Acoustic Nation http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22226 Contest: Enter to Win a Ticket to SongTown's Webinar with Hit Producer Jody Stevens http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-contest-enter-win-ticket-songtowns-webinar-hit-producer-jody-stevens <!--paging_filter--><p>This month we’re excited to give away two tickets to the SongTown 9 Spot Coffee Shop webcast. </p> <p>I’ve personally attended these webcasts and they are chock full of useful, practical information for songwriters of every level. Plus you can ask your questions live.</p> <p>This month’s webcast brings in <strong>hit producer Jody Stevens</strong> and takes place on August 28, 2014 at 7:00pm Central Time. With your ticket you’ll get easy login information about how to join the event online.</p> <p>Don’t worry if you can’t be there live. Your ticket allows you to watch a recorded version of the event as well.</p> <p>In 2014 Jody Stevens became the first producer in country music to play every instrument on a #1 radio single. His production on “Chillin’ It” has become a benchmark for cool productions in Nashville.</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/jody.jpg" width="151" height="250" align="left" style="padding:10px 20px 10px 0;" alt="jody.jpg" />Jody has graciously agreed to join the webcast for an hour to talk about his projects, like producing Luke Bryan’s <em>Spring Break </em>CD and Cole Swindell’s “Chillin’ It;" and take questions live in the online chat box!</p> <p>Whether he’s talking about what he’s looking for in songs as a producer, or what type of drum programs he uses in his home studio, he is in the know on the latest in Nashville hit making.</p> <p><strong>EXTRA BONUS!</strong> Jody will be listening to 2 SongTownian's songs and talk about how he would approach producing them to fit today's country market!</p> <p>If you win the ticket giveaway, you can enter your song in the random drawing to be played for Jody Stevens. If you're a winner, we'll tell you how! </p> <p>The 9 Spot Coffee Shop Webcast is hosted by hit Nashville songwriters Clay Mills and Marty Dodson. Find out more and join their Facebook group for free at <a href="https://www.facebook.com/songtownusa">https://www.facebook.com/songtownusa</a></p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/acousticnationnews?sk=app_206474802708717">Sign up to win your ticket to the August 28 'SongTown 9 Spot Coffee Shop' here>></a></strong></p> <p>Don’t wanna leave anything to chance? Order your ticket and have the opportunity to enter your song by clicking: <a href="https://jody.eventbrite.com/">https://jody.eventbrite.com/</a></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-contest-enter-win-ticket-songtowns-webinar-hit-producer-jody-stevens#comments Acoustic Nation songwriting Blogs Contests Tue, 05 Aug 2014 23:01:36 +0000 Laura B. Whitmore http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22045 Contest: Double Bonus! Enter to Win One of Two The Loar LO-16 Small Body Acoustic Guitars http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-contest-double-bonus-enter-win-one-two-loar-lo-16-small-body-acoustic-guitars <!--paging_filter--><p>We are excited to give you not just one, but TWO chances to win a small body The Loar LO-16 acoustic guitar.</p> <p>Have you noticed that many players prefer a small body? Great tone and portability make it the perfect touring companion (and great for pretty much anywhere of course!)</p> <p>The Loar LO-16 takes the traditional L-00 shaped body style and updates it for today’s players. If you want authentic front porch blues-box sound, you can’t do much better than the LO-16.</p> <p>The LO-16 begins with a hand-selected solid spruce top. The mahogany back and sides give it the warmth that players have come to know and love in small body instruments. </p> <p>Mother-of-pearl headstock inlay and Grover tuning machines add class and precision to these great-sounding guitars. </p> <p>Available in traditional natural finish, and classic black finish with ivory-colored body binding and a vintage-style white pickguard. The black finish is their nod to historic blues guitars and looks like no other guitar out there.</p> <p>We're giving away one of each finish - sorry, you don't get to pick, but they are both fabulous!!</p> <p>Combining solid top, small-body style with a vintage vibe, this guitar will be the perfect new addition to your collection.<br /> Oh, and we're including a vintage style hardshell case too, so the value per guitar is MSRP $720.98</p> <p>You can find out more about these special guitars at <a href=http://www.theloar.com/products/small-body-acoustic-guitars">www.theloar.com</a></p> <p>We know you want one (we do too!). <strong><a href="http://mpct.us/Y1M920H2">So click here to enter now!!</a></strong></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-contest-double-bonus-enter-win-one-two-loar-lo-16-small-body-acoustic-guitars#comments Acoustic Nation News The Loar Gear Blogs Contests Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:45:59 +0000 Acoustic Nation http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21535 Contest: Enter for Your Chance to Perform at the Nashville NAMM Show! http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-contest-enter-your-chance-perform-nashville-namm-show <!--paging_filter--><p>Announcing Songwriter Sessions: Live! Enter for your chance to not only perform your song on the Acoustic Nation stage, but to also have it critiqued and discussed by #1 hit songwriter and Songtown USA founder, Clay Mills and Acoustic Nation editor, Laura B. Whitmore.</p> <p>That's right! We're taking submissions for five singer/songwriters who will have the opportunity to perform live in front of the exclusive NAMM crowd of industry luminaries on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 12:00pm at the Music City Center in Nashville, TN.</p> <p>But this isn't just about performance, it's about songwriting. And that's why multi-platinum songwriter Clay Mills and Acoustic Nation editor Laura B. Whitmore will also talk about why they selected the winning songs, tips on improving their composition and delivery.</p> <p>They'll also take questions from the audience and the entire session will be taped live and shared on AcousticNation.com and GuitarWorld.com.</p> <p>It's a chance for you to share your songs with a music industry crowd, and learn more about what makes great songs tick.</p> <p>Three songs will be personally selected by Clay Mills and Laura B. Whitmore, and the other two will be voted on by fans and friends. </p> <p>So submit your songs today! Submissions close June 13, 2014. Travel and lodging is the responsibility of the winner and is not provided. Winners will also receive a free pass for the 2014 Nashville NAMM show.</p> <p><a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-songwriter-sessions-live-contest">Find out more and enter here>></a></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-contest-enter-your-chance-perform-nashville-namm-show#comments #NAMM2014 Acoustic Nation nashville News singer songwriter SongTown USA songwriting Blogs Contests Mon, 09 Jun 2014 13:00:15 +0000 Acoustic Nation http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21163 Recording King Announces Their “PERFECT 10” Sweepstakes http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-recording-king-announces-their-perfect-10-sweepstakes <!--paging_filter--><p>Recording King is giving away ten all-solid 10 Series guitars in 10 minutes on June 10 in their massive “Perfect 10” sweepstakes! </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 at 10 a.m. PST on June 10, 2014. No purchase is required.</p> <p>Enter here:<br /> <a href="http://www.recordingking.com/10-series-sweepstakes">http://www.recordingking.com/10-series-sweepstakes</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 4 distinct body shapes to cover every player and any style of acoustic music.</p> <p>The classic Dreadnought (RD-10) 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.</p> <p>The warm-sounding 000 (RO-10) 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>Our 10 Series Single 0 (RP-10) 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.</p> <p>For players looking for a heavy dose of vintage vibe, the 12-fret 000 (ROS-10) 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. </p> <p>See the whole line of Recording King guitars and banjos at<br /> <a href="http://www.recordingking.com/">recordingking.com</a></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-recording-king-announces-their-perfect-10-sweepstakes#comments Acoustic Nation News Recording King Gear Contests Wed, 14 May 2014 01:06:01 +0000 Acoustic Nation http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21248 Contest: Enter to Win a Fender Ukulele! http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-contest-enter-win-fender-ukulele-giveaway <!--paging_filter--><p>With springtime coming just around the corner (for some of you, anyway), what better instrument than the ukulele for strumming on the porch on a balmy day?</p> <p>Luckily, the folks at Fender agree and have partnered with us to offer one of their brand new ukes — the Ukulele Hau’oli, to be exact — for one lucky winner.</p> <p>Ukuleles are enjoying renewed popularity, with exquisite sounds and designs that are a far cry from mere musical toys. </p> <p>Originally built by Portuguese immigrants to the Hawaiian Islands in the 1880s, the small guitar-like instruments produced a lilting sound that instantly evoked the lush South Pacific atmosphere of their island homeland. Today, ukes can be heard in everything from Top 40 pop to folk and everything in between. </p> <p>Check out this fine example of the very nice Fender Ukulele Hau’oli:</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/fenderuke.jpg" width="620" height="399" alt="fenderuke.jpg" /></p> <p>Enter below for a chance to get your hands on this small but powerful instrument and add a little Uke-alicious flavor to your gear menu! </p> <p>And here's a demo video showing the actual ukulele that you could win!<br /> <iframe width="620" height="349" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/auyPGitMFc4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>The Fender Ukulele Hau’oli features all laminate mahogany, concert shape with 19 frets, an awesome Tele headstock, plus Aquila Nylagut Tenor Wound C strings. The instrument also bears an acrylic abalone rosette, scalloped fan bracing, a bone string nut and a rosewood bridge with bone saddle. It's valued at $229.</p> <p>Contest ends April 30, 2014. Safari or Firefox browsers are recommended to view contest.<br /> <a href="http://mpct.us/X1z9U0a2">Enter here (don't forget to share!). </a></p> <p>Learn more about Fender ukuleles and other goodies at <a href="http://www.fender.com">Fender.com</a>.</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-contest-enter-win-fender-ukulele-giveaway#comments Acoustic Nation Contests Fender giveaway News ukulele Gear Blogs Contests Fri, 25 Apr 2014 20:46:08 +0000 Acoustic Nation http://www.guitarworld.com/article/20742 Epiphone Announces March Bluegrass Giveaway: Win a Guitar, Dobro, Mandolin and Banjo http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-epiphone-announces-march-bluegrass-giveaway-win-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="http://www.epiphone.com/News/Features/2014/Win-a-Bluegrass-Band-Package.aspx">Epiphone.com</a> and enter to win the Bluegrass Band Package today! For more about Epiphone's bluegrass collection, <a href="http://www.epiphone.com/News/Features/2014/Bluegrass-Jamboree.aspx">head here.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/luXEJ0kHKMg" 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> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-epiphone-announces-march-bluegrass-giveaway-win-guitar-dobro-mandolin-and-banjo#comments Acoustic Nation Contest Epiphone Gary Clark Jr. News Contests News Mon, 03 Mar 2014 17:51:50 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/20623 Contest: Acoustic Nation Cort MR600F Acoustic/Electric Guitar Giveaway http://www.guitarworld.com/contest-acoustic-nation-cort-mr600f-acousticelectric-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="https://api-apps.com/s/20fJGA">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="www.cortguitars.com">www.cortguitars.com. </a> <a href="https://api-apps.com/s/20fJGA">Click here to enter now</a> and don’t forget to share with your friends! Contest ends February 28, 2014.</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/contest-acoustic-nation-cort-mr600f-acousticelectric-guitar-giveaway#comments acoustic guitar Acoustic Nation Contest Cort Guitars News Blogs Contests Sample Tue, 25 Feb 2014 07:51:32 +0000 Acoustic Nation http://www.guitarworld.com/article/20209 Contest: The Cordoba, Dean Markley and Ultrasound Acoustic Prize Pack Giveaway! http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-contest-cordoba-ultrasound-and-dean-markley-acoustic-prize-pack-giveaway <!--paging_filter--><p>To help ring in the holidays, we’ve teamed up with <strong>Cordoba, Dean Markley USA</strong> and <strong>Ultrasound Amplifiers</strong> to bring you our December giveaway – the ultimate acoustic prize pack!</p> <p><a href="https://api-apps.com/s/20fJGA">Enter before December 31, 2013 for a chance to win! Go here>></a></p> <p>The prize pack consists of a <strong>Cordoba Fusion 12 Natural</strong> acoustic guitar – a high quality, hybrid style nylon string guitar designed to play and feel like a steel string acoustic. The 12 Natural is built with a solid Canadian cedar top or European spruce top paired with mahogany back and sides. Its mahogany neck built with slimmer dimensions combined with a radiused fingerboard give the Fusion series the feel and playability that most steel string and electric guitar players are used to. </p> <p>The rosette is hand inlaid using maple and rosewood rings, and it features 3 ply maple and ebony top purfling for a sleek aesthetic. It also comes equipped with the Fishman Presys pickup. Tonally, the 12 Natural has all the warmth, body, and resonance that traditional “classical” nylon string guitars are known for, and is built using traditional Spanish guitar methods like domed soundboards and fan bracing patterns. </p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/cordobaguitar%20Fusion%2012.jpg" width="620" height="245" align="left" style="padding:10px 20px 10px 0;" alt="cordobaguitar Fusion 12.jpg" /></p> <p>To provide the purest possible amplification for the 12 Natural, we’re also including an <strong>Ultrasound AG15M acoustic amplifier</strong>. With its specially designed 8" coaxial speaker, the AG15M is known for its warm lows and ultra-clear, sparkling high end. The Ultrasound AG15 acoustic amp is perfect for acoustic guitar players looking to amplify their instrument, especially for those playing small clubs and coffee houses, and who are looking to cart around a light but reasonably loud amplifier. The front panel is simple and easy to use, but intended to give you satisfying control over your tone, with a volume control and 4-Band EQ. For quiet playing, use the included ¼" stereo headphone jack.</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Ultrasound-AG15.jpg" width="620" height="577" align="left" style="padding:10px 20px 10px 0;" alt="Ultrasound-AG15.jpg" /></p> <p>And to keep the Cordoba Fusion 12 Natural stringed and cleaned, the prize pack includes a box of 10 sets of <strong>Dean Markley</strong> strings, as well as Dean Markley guitar polish and their super soft, versatile polishing cloth.</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/polish%20cloth%20copy.jpg" width="620" height="392" align="left" style="padding:10px 20px 10px 0;" alt="polish cloth copy.jpg" /></p> <p>To recap, here’s the list of prizes:</p> <p>● Cordoba Fusion 12 Natural acoustic guitar<br /> ● UltraSound AG15M amplifier<br /> ● Box of 10 sets of Dean Markley strings<br /> ● Dean Markley guitar polish<br /> ● Dean Markley polishing cloth</p> <p>This prize pack has a retail value of over $800.00!!</p> <p><em>Note: Internet Explorer does not contain the requirements necessary to enter for this sweepstakes. If you have trouble viewing contest details, please try a different browser.</em></p> <p><a href="https://api-apps.com/s/20fJGA">Enter before December 31, 2013 for a chance to win! Go here>></a></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-contest-cordoba-ultrasound-and-dean-markley-acoustic-prize-pack-giveaway#comments Acoustic Nation Cordoba Dean Markely News UltraSound Gear Blogs Contests Mon, 23 Dec 2013 00:52:52 +0000 Acoustic Nation http://www.guitarworld.com/article/19892