Prizes Confirmed for Guitar Player's Guitar Superstar 2011

May 17, 2011
<div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-style: italic;"></span></div> <div style="text-align: center;">The prize packages for the winners of <em>Guitar Player</em>&rsquo;s Guitar Superstar 2011 competition have been announced.<br /> </div> <br /> Taking place on Saturday, July 23, 2011, during the summer NAMM show&rsquo;s &ldquo;Wanna Play Music Day&rdquo; in Nashville, Tennessee, Guitar Superstar pits five finalists chosen by the <em>Guitar Player</em> staff in a battle of licks. Finalists will perform original instrumental compositions in front of a panel of guitar-star judges. This year, the panel includes guitar alchemist Reeves Gabrels, Los Angeles session legend and <strong>Supertramp guitarist Carl Verheyen</strong>, and acoustic-music virtuoso <strong>Muriel Anderson</strong>. Hosting this year&rsquo;s competition is the legendary <strong>Larry Carlton</strong>.<br /> <br /> <strong>THIRD PLACE WILL RECEIVE PRIZES FROM</strong><br /> D&rsquo;Addario &amp; Co., Godin, Love Pedal, Pigtronix, TC Electronic, and JamHub for a total prize value of over $1,500<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>SECOND PLACE WILL RECEIVE PRIZES FROM</strong><br /> D&rsquo;Addario &amp; Co., Reverend, Love Pedal, Pigtronix, TC Electronic, and JamHub for a total prize value of over $2,500<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>WINNER WILL RECEIVE PRIZES FROM</strong><br /> Ampeg, Framus, D&rsquo;Addario &amp; Co., Godin, Love Pedal, Pigtronix, and TC Electronic for a total prize value of over $4,000<br /> &nbsp;<br /> All five finalists will receive gift bags with products courtesy of D&rsquo;Addario &amp; Co., EMG, Essential Sound Products, Levy&rsquo;s Leathers, and SKB Corporation valued at over $1,000!<br /> <p>For more info on <span style="font-style: italic;">Guitar Player</span>&rsquo;s Guitar Superstar 2011, <a href="http://www.guitarplayer.com/article/unleash-your-star/March-2011/129315 " target="_blank" style="font-weight: bold;">please click here</a>. <br /> <br /> For information on Summer NAMM&rsquo;s &ldquo;Wanna Play Music Day,&rdquo; <a href="http://www.namm.org/summer/2011/wannaplay" target="_blank" style="font-weight: bold;">click here</a>. </p>
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