Premier Guitar is now posting contests and giveaways from around the musical instruments industry in addition to the many giveaways that are already being presented by Premier Guitar with



Premier Guitar is now posting contests and giveaways from around the musical instruments industry in addition to the many giveaways that are already being presented by Premier Guitar with participating sponsors. Our new "Contests" page makes it easy for you to scan and enter for a wider variety of giveaways from a wider variety of manufacturers and retailers.

Check out the recent contests posted on PremierGuitar.com:




Wild West Guitars: Rivera Suprema 55 1x12 Combo Giveaway
This amp is New Old Stock so we are giving it away! Enter for your chance to win a Rivera Suprema 55 1x12 Combo with vintage 30 speaker! Ends 12/15/12.
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Sweetwater 24 Day Holiday Giveway
This holiday season Sweetwater is giving away a special gift every day between December 1 and December 24. That means you have 24 chances to win some of the coolest gear around! Ends 12/24/2012. Click to enter.






Reverend Sensei RA guitar giveaway
PlayThisRiff.com, Railhammer Pickups, and Reverend Guitars are giving away a Reverend Sensei RA guitar. Ends 11/30/2012.
Click to enter.







Guitar Center's Singer Songwriter 2
Guitar Center is giving one unsigned singer-songwriter the ultimate career-altering opportunity: a 4-song E.P. with John Shanks, a live performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, $10,000 cash, and studio time at Converse Rubber Tracks.Ends 12/23/2012
Click to enter.





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