At Guitar.com Live, our free virtual guitar show, you won’t just be listening to, watching and learning about exceptional gear – you might be able to take some home, too.
We’ve partnered with the best brands on more than a dozen competitions held across all three days of the virtual guitar show. PRS guitars, Blackstar amps, Suhr pedals, Mono cases and even TrueFire memberships are just a few of the prizes we’re giving away.
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The competitions will be held during specific events in the Guitar.com Live programme, so you’ll need to head over to the show and answer a simple question to enter. Follow our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for real-time updates, or check out all the prizes below and mark your calendars! Oh, and there are more prizes to be announced at the show itself, too.
(Note: All times stated below are in PST. Images found in this article are only representative of the actual prizes.)
Day 1 (2 October)
Annual membership to Pickup Music ($60)
During: Pickup Chats With Manuel Gardner Fernandes, 11am
Watch our pickup lesson with Fernandes to stand a chance to win an annual membership to Pickup Music. Pickup Music is an immersive education platform with lessons from renowned artist instructors such as Isaiah Sharkey, Ichika Mo, Ariel Posen, Horace Bray, Dr. Molly Miller, Nicholas Veinoglou, Gilad Heckselman, and many more.
Electro-Harmonix Oceans 12 Dual Stereo Reverb and 1440 Stereo Looper ($459)
During: Studio Tour with Henning Pauly (EytschPi42), 11:30am
After exploring Pauly’s well-stocked studio, you’d be forgiven for wanting to scratch that gear itch – pronto. So why not get said gear for absolutely nothing? Enter our giveaway to score two serious bits of kit from Electro-Harmonix: the powerful Oceans 12 reverb and the box of fun that is the 1440 Stereo Looper.
Heritage Custom Core H-150 ($3,799)
During: 225 Parsons Street Factory Tour With Masterbuilder Pete Farmer, 1:30pm
The Heritage Custom Core H-150 delivers the energy and excellence unique to guitars from the late ’50s, and was crafted at the historic 225 Parsons Street factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Thanks to Heritage Guitars, we’re giving away this incredible electric while Masterbuilder Pete Farmer’s takes you on a tour of the legendary guitar-making factory.
Neural DSP Archetype: Plini ($139)
During: Pushing Boundaries With Plini, 2:30pm
Looking to lay down your own guitar tracks with authentic tones from Plini? Here’s your chance. Tune into our interview with the Australian prog-rock phenom, and you might win the Neural DSP Archetype: Plini plug-in. Get huge reverbs, dreamy delays and a whole range of sounds developed with the artist who inspired it.
Goodwood Audio TX Interfacer & Audition ($354)
During: Perfecting Your Pedalboard, 3:30pm
Along with the panel discussion on assembling the perfect pedalboard, we’ve teamed up with Goodwood Audio to give away a TX Interfacer and Audition junction box. All you need to enter this competition is attend the discussion and answer a simple question!
J. Rockett Melody Overdrive ($199)
During: Playing The Perfect Session, 4:30pm
Catch the panel on upping your session game and stand to win one of the Mark Lettieri’s – who is one of the speakers on the panel – signature pedals: the J. Rockett Melody Overdrive. This stompbox offers a smooth overdrive capable of both jazz and rock tones in abundance.
PRS SE Custom 24 ($789)
During: A Guitar Building Masterclass With Paul Reed Smith, 5:30pm
At Paul Reed Smith’s masterclass, you not only get to learn about guitar building from the legend himself – you’ll also stand to take home a fabulous SE Custom 24 signed by Smith. Played by internationally touring artists, gigging musicians and aspiring players alike, the SE Custom 24 brings the original PRS design to the high-quality, more affordable SE line-up of instruments.
The Raven Works Custom Guitar Strap ($1,185)
During: Tyler Bryant Exclusive Guitar.com Performance, 7:30pm
Made by The Raven Works founder Joshua B. C. Hoy, this custom strap is the same model worn by Tyler Bryant, Scott Holiday and Jared James Nichols. Built from tough amber and black reptile print hide, and adorned with three exquisite Labradorite cabochons, each strap offers a lifetime of enjoyment and service, be it on the road or in the studio.
PRS SE P20E Parlour Acoustic ($579)
During: The PRS Artist Showcase, 8pm
The PRS SE P20E is a parlour acoustic that boasts a big voice. Its smaller size makes playing for hours fun and comfortable, and it’s more convenient to transport. To coincide with PRS’ artist showcase, one of these acoustics, complete with a gig bag and 12-53 gauge strings, will be up for grabs.
Day 2 (3 October)
Annual Membership to Pickup Music ($60)
During: Pickup Chats With Dr Molly Miller, 11am
Tying into our lesson with Dr. Molly Miller, this competition gives you a chance to win an annual membership to Pickup Music.
Neural DSP Archetype: Cory Wong ($139)
During: Innovation for Guitar – Modelling, AI And More, 12:30pm
What role will cutting-edge technology play in the guitar rigs of tomorrow? In this conversation, Will Betts of our sister publication MusicTech and Douglas Castro of Neural DSP and Darkglass Electronics discuss how guitarists can benefit from new technologies and ask: could AI replace your rig? Plus, we’ll be giving away a copy of Neural DSP Archetype: Cory Wong, a plug-in rig inspired by one of the funkiest guitarists on the planet today.
Death By Audio Interstellar Overdriver ($320)
During: Pedals, Performance And The Power Of Feedback With Lee Kiernan From IDLES, 1:30pm
PRS MT 15 Amp Head ($729)
During: Walking The Sky With Mark Tremonti, 2:30pm
While the Alter Bridge man discusses his gear, career and techniques in our in-depth interview, we’re also giving away the amp that bears his name: the PRS MT 15 Amp Head. This commanding two-channel head balances aggression and articulation, and punches above its weight class with a massive, bold sound.
Blackstar HT-20 MKII Amp ($799)
During: Jared James Nichols On Tone And Technique, 3pm
At the blues-rock guitarist’s workshop, join our competition and stand to win a Blackstar HT-20 MKII amp in Candy Apple Red. This combo excels at tones both clean and dirty, and it features Blackstar’s revered ISF tone knob, as well as on-board digital reverb.
ThorpyFX The Dane, Fallout Cloud and t-shirt ($613)
During: What’s Next In The Pedal World?, 3pm
Join Mick Taylor from That Pedal Show and leading stompbox scientists Adrian Thorpe (Thorpy FX), Nick Greer (Greer Amps) and Jason Stulce (Walrus Audio) and find out what your next #pedaloftheday could look like. And while you’re taking down notes, don’t forget to enter the competition to win Thorpy’s The Dane and Fallout Cloud pedals, plus a t-shirt!
Harmony Comet ($1,499)
During: The History And Future Of ‘Golden Tone’, 4pm
You’ll stand to take home some ‘Golden Tone’ yourself in our competition to coincide with this expert panel discussion on the enduring allure of gold foil pickups: an all-new Harmony Comet guitar, a modern take on the iconic 1960s Harmony H-72. And, yes, it has two gold foil pickups.
Mono Vertigo guitar bag ($269.99)
During: Every Guitar Debate Ever, Solved, 4:30pm
While the likes of Jay Leonard J and 60 Cycle Hum’s Ryan Burke attempt to answer the immortal questions of all guitardom – Kirk or Slash? Analogue or digital? – enter our competition to win an ultra sturdy Mono Vertigo ($269.99) guitar bag. Far from your average guitar bag, the Vertigo combines manufacturing methods from military, footwear and extreme outdoor industries for a guitar bag that’s not just super rugged, but light, fast and sleek, too.
Autographed copies of Ariel Posen’s How Long!
During: Ariel Posen’s Exclusive Guitar.com Live Performance, 6:30pm
Heads up, Ariel Posen fans! At Guitar.com Live, we’ve got two signed copies of the world-renowned guitarist’s debut record, How Long!, to give away. Stay tuned to his performance on Guitar.com Live to find out how to win.
Ernie Ball prize bundle ($148.82)
During: The Art Of The Signature Model With Ernie Ball Music Man Artists John Petrucci, St Vincent, James Valentine, Steve Morse And Jason Richardson, 7:30pm
Some of the biggest names in guitar music are sharing their experiences on crafting their personal signature instruments – and on top of hearing them, you might be taking home a bundle of gear essentials. It includes 12 sets of Ernie Ball Slinky guitar strings, an Ernie Ball Black Polypro Guitar Strap, a musicians toolkit and black capo, one pack of Prodigy 1.5mm guitar picks and two Ernie Ball stickers.
Day 3 (4 October)
Annual Membership to Pickup Music ($60)
During: Pickup Chats with Nicholas Veinoglou, 11am
During Nicholas Veinoglou’s session, you might be one of the winners to enjoy a free annual membership to Pickup Music.
Mono FlyBy Ultra tour pack ($299.99)
During: MusicTech’s My Forever Studio, 11:30am
While MusicTech’s Chris Barker and Will Betts dream up their ultimate studios at a live podcast recording, we’re hosting a competition to win a sleek Mono FlyBy Ultra tour pack. Lauded by DJs and digital creators the world over, the FlyBy Ultra features a detachable laptop bag, comfortable messenger strap, stand-up design and handles reinforced with steel rivets – it’s a must-have for creators on the move.
All Access Annual Plan to TrueFire ($249)
During: Guitar, The Blues And Me With Kirk Fletcher, 1:30pm
Looking to hone your guitar technique? In tandem with our chat with Kirk Fletcher on the blues, we’re putting an All Access Annual Plans to TrueFire up for grabs. With the plan, you’ll be able to watch over 45,000 interactive video guitar lessons that cover all styles, techniques and levels.
Suhr Riot Mini & Shiba Drive ($329)
During: The Signature Relationship With John Suhr & Mateus Asato, 2:30pm
Mateus Asato is a bona fide Suhr enthusiast, having owned a Suhr instrument since 2013 – and he now even has a signature guitar, which was released back in 2018. The Instagram guitar star will join John Suhr to chat about what it takes to build high-quality gear that both artists and fans will enjoy. At the same time, we’ve got two acclaimed drive pedals from the brand – the Riot Mini and the Shiba Drive – as competition prizes.
Gamechanger Audio Plasma Coil overdrive ($350)
During: Nashville Showcase: Best Of Third Man Records, 4pm
Stand a chance to plonk on your pedalboard the electrifying Plasma Coil – an overdrive built in collaboration between Gamechanger Audio and Third Man Records – when you watch the Nashville-based label’s special showcase. This stompbox sounds as good as it looks, and converts your instrument’s signal into a series of high-voltage plasma discharges in a xenon-filled tube.
Win a PRS S2 McCarty 594 electric guitar ($1,699)
Looking to score a spanking new PRS guitar? In this competition – held from 2-4 October – you can be the lucky guitarist who will take home a PRS S2 McCarty 594.
The S2 McCarty 594 is a vintage-inspired instrument which packs both humbucking and single-coil tones in a modern package. It features a bound 22-fret Pattern Vintage and premium, vintage-style appointments.
About Guitar.com Live
The free three-day virtual guitar show, held this weekend from 2-4 October 2020, will host dozens of Grammy winners, industry giants, up-and-coming musicians, guitar influencers and boutique builders from six continents.
Expect appearances from the likes of Paul Reed Smith, Joe Bonamassa, St Vincent, Taylor Guitars, Carlos Santana and many more as they share their expertise in over 15 workshops and masterclasses, 20 interviews and panels, and 15 performances, and it’ll all come together in a jaw-dropping interactive 3D virtual experience.
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