PRESS RELEASE: Last month, Epiphone, the working musician’s favorite instrument maker, kicked off the Ultimate Epiphone Player Video Contest where contestants were called to submit a 1-minute video of themselves performing on their favorite Epiphone acoustic, electric, or bass guitar. Starting on June 1, Epiphone is encouraging fans from around the world to vote for their favorite performer from the U.S., Canada, and Europe to help choose a grand prize winner from each region. The video performer with the most votes from each of the three regions will win a legendary Masterbilt DR-500MCE acoustic/electric guitar with custom case.
“Epiphone is truly a fan-driven company,” said Epiphone President Jim Rosenberg. “Our fans not only encourage us, they encourage each other, too. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Ultimate Epiphone Video Contest introduces us to a future Epiphone rock star.”
All contestants are encouraged to rally support for their video on social media such as Facebook and Twitter. Fans can check out Epiphone.com for more details and start voting for their favorite Ultimate Epiphone Video starting June 1st!
For over 140 years Epiphone has been a leading innovator in musical instrument design. Epiphone is the official instrument of Rocksmith 2014, the critically acclaimed video experience that is teaching millions around the world how to play guitar and bass.
From Epiphone’s humble beginnings in Sparta, Greece in 1873 through its rise to fame in Manhattan, and its reemergence as a dominant force in musical instruments from its new headquarters in Nashville, TN, Epiphone instruments can be heard over a century of classic recordings include legends Les Paul, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Joe Pass, John Lee Hooker, The Who, and today’s top artists like Gary Clark Jr., Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Jack Casady, Joe Bonamassa, Zakk Wylde, Dwight Yoakam, Tommy Thayer of KISS, Slash, FUN., Matt Heafy, Alabama Shakes, Vampire Weekend, and Brendon Small. As part of Gibson Brands, Epiphone offers innovation, history, and the guarantee that their instruments can last you a lifetime.