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Don't miss your chance to follow in a master fingerstylist's footsteps! One lucky winner will receive an Alex de Grassi Signature Model from Lowden Guitars, specially designed by luthier George Lowden to match Alex de Grassi's exacting guitar wish list. In addition, our winner will receive a signed copy of The Alex de Grassi Fingerstyle Guitar Method, just published by the folks who bring you Acoustic Guitar.
Alex de Grassi Signature Model
This stunning guitar features the highest quality quilted maple back and sides and a Sitka spruce top. A deep cutaway provides easy access to the upper registers, and the five-piece mahogany, rosewood, and walnut neck features a wide profile for enhanced comfort and superior playability. The headstock, overlaid in Indian rosewood, sports Gotoh gold and ebony 510 tuners. The rosette is constructed of abalone, rosewood, sycamore, mahogany, and walnut, completing this precise combination of tonewoods. This guitar offers a warm, full , slightly "jazzy" tone with subtly accentuated upper-mids, and comes in a Lowden-branded Hiscox case.
The Alex de Grassi Fingerstyle Guitar Method ($24.99 value)
This brand-new book and audio package presents Alex de Grassi's complete course in learning to play contemporary steel-string guitar. In 29 in-depth lessons, de Grassi offers definitive advice on fingerstyle technique, tone, phrasing, and arranging, and presents over 200 musical examples, including arrangements and compositions from his vast repertoire, with notation, tab, and audio.
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Giveaway Rules: No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Each entry must be individually submitted using the Official Entry Form at http://acousticguitar.com/Win/Lowden-Giveaway and received by July 31, 2012; facsimiles may not be substituted. Prize drawing will be made on or around August 15, 2012. The winner will be notified by email. The prize will be fulfilled by George Lowden Guitars Ltd within 60 days of receipt of winner’s written acceptance. Employees of Acoustic Guitar and George Lowden Guitars Ltd are not eligible to win. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. Limit one entry per person. Acoustic Guitar magazine reserves the right to notify the winner by mail or by email and to identify the winner in the magazine, Acoustic Guitar website, and or Acoustic Guitar Facebook page. International entrants, please note: If the winner is resident outside the United States, he or she is responsible for all shipping, customs, and tax costs. In the event that an international winner is unwilling or unable to cover these costs, he or she will forfeit the prize and a new winner will be selected at random. Giveaway entrants may receive information from Acoustic Guitar and George Lowden Guitars Ltd. For the name of the prize winner, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Lowden Giveaway, c/o Acoustic Guitar Magazine, 501 Canal Blvd., Suite J, Richmond, CA 94804-3505. This offer ends on July 31, 2012. Taxes are the responsibility of the winner. No prize substitutions are permitted.