NEWS: Guitar Player Guitar Superstar deadline

PRESS RELEASE
FIVE FINALISTS TO BE CHOSEN TO PEFORM LIVE IN NASHVILLE JULY 23rd

Los Angeles, CA – June 13, 2011 – The deadline to enter Guitar Player magazine’s annual Guitar Player’s Guitar Superstar 2011 competition is this Wednesday, June 15th at 11:59 pm.  Entering is simple and free at: www.truefire.com/gpgs2011. The contest is open to guitarists of all styles who are at least 18 years of age, and who live in the domestic U.S. and Canada. The winner will receive a one album recording deal with Guitar Player Records, a newly developed label with MI5 RECORDINGS distributed by EMI!

Five finalists will be selected and flown out to Nashville to compete for the top prize during this summer’s NAMM Show. All finalists will play with a house band of industry pros. All submissions need to be a video of you playing original material, solo or in a band.  No covers, no singing, just your chops in under 6 minutes.  If you’ve got some YouTube videos already done, use one of them.

Now in its seventh year, Guitar Player’s Guitar Superstar 2011 competition takes place in Music City — Nashville, Tennessee — during the summer NAMM show, on Saturday, July 23, 2011. The Guitar Superstar battle caps NAMM’s “Wanna Play Music Day” — where the public is invited into one of the world’s most exclusive music-trade shows to see all the hot new gear and thrill to concerts, clinics hosted by noted instrumentalists and producers, meet-and-greets with music greats, and more.

Additional gear prizes are as follows:

1st – Framus Elec Guitar, Ampeg amps (two), EMG prize, D’addario $1,000 certificate, Love Pedal pedal, Pigtronix Pedal, SKB Pedal board, TC Electronic PolyTune pedal and TC Electronic Flashback Delay & Looper pedal, Jam Hub system, Levy’s Leather strap

2nd – Reverend Guitar, EMG prize, D’addario $500.00 certificate, Love Pedal pedal, Pigtronix Pedal, TC Electronic PolyTune pedal and TC Electronic Flashback Delay & Looper pedal, JamHub system, Levy’s Leather strap

3rd – EMG prize, Godin Electric Guitar, D’addario $250.00 certificate, Love Pedal pedal, Pigtronix Pedal, TC Electronic PolyTune pedal and TC Electronic Flashback Delay & Looper pedal, JamHub system, Levy’s Leather strap

* All finalists will receive gift bags with gear and swag.

This is your chance! Be sure to enter now: www.truefire.com/gpgs2011.