Nashville, TN -- Epiphone, home to the world’s best professional affordable instruments, continues its 2014 monthly giveaways with an unprecedented opportunity for fans to take home everything they need to start an entire Bluegrass Band – just in time for spring!
Beginning on Saturday, March 1, 2014, Epiphone fans can enter to win the Bluegrass Band Package Giveaway where one lucky winner in the US, Canada, and UK/Europe will take home four of Epiphone’s premier Bluegrass instruments—the Masterbilt DR-500MCE acoustic/electric guitar, the MB-200 Banjo, the MM-30S Mandolin, and the Dobro® Hound Dog Deluxe Round Neck, most recently featured in concert by GRAMMY winner Gary Clark Jr.
“Epiphone has been refining acoustic instruments for over 140 years and The Bluegrass Collection instruments are absolutely classic,” said Epiphone President Jim Rosenberg. “We’re thrilled that the winners of our March giveaway will have everything they need to start the next great acoustic band!”
The instruments featured in the Bluegrass Band Package Giveaway are all drawn from Epiphone’s premier Bluegrass Collection, made from timeless designs that have inspired the premier acoustic performers of yesterday and today.
While the DR-500MCE sounds great "unplugged," it really comes alive when plugged-in thanks to the new eSonic2™ preamp system and the under saddle NanoFlex™ low-impedance pickup. The new eSonic2™ preamp, made in cooperation with Shadow Germany, features a built-in, easy-to-use tuner that when engaged, automatically mutes the guitar’s input with no "popping" noise, making it a perfect choice for stage use. Other controls on this state-of-the-art preamp include Master Volume, NanoFlex™ Tone, NanoMag™ Tone, stereo blend, low battery indicator, and a phase switch to help eliminate unwanted feedback.
Complementing the NanoFlex™ is the revolutionary NanoMag™ pickup mounted at the end of the fingerboard. Exclusively from Shadow, the NanoMag™ features 3 Samarian-Cobalt magnets and an integrated active circuit to capture all the highs and lows, including a wide range of harmonics. With your choice of either 1/4" mono output that blends both pickups or a 1/4" stereo output splitting the two pickups, you have incredible flexibility and opportunities to create the perfect acoustic tone live.
Epiphone has been on the cutting edge of building superb string band instruments for over 140 years and now, new generations of pickers are discovering the “House of Stathopoulo.” Visit Epiphone.com and enter to win the Bluegrass Band Package today!
Visit your Authorized Epiphone Dealar to learn more about the Epiphone Bluegrass Collection.
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. b