It’s that time of year again… the time to decide whether you’d like to be featured in this year’s Mystery Stocking!

What makes our audience most happy, is GEAR. Last year, we gave DOZENS of pedals, 750 straps, THOUSANDS of packs of strings and accessories, books, gift certificates, coupons, CDs, and even a guitar! Participants included: Earthquaker Devices, Eastman, Dunlop, D'Addario, and many more.

Like last year, we’re planning on selling 1,000 Mystery Boxes to our audience. This is FREE to you and we would love for you to participate. We sold out in roughly 8 hours last year, so in exchange for your donation of gear, swag, accessories, or any other goodies you’d like to send, we’re offering the following:

The Goods:
Your logo featured on a Run of Site banner campaign
Your logo featured on a popover
Tagged Facebook and Twitter posts leading up to the promotion
PG Perks e-blast dedicated to this promotion (now over 118k members)
If Perks doesn't sell it out, another dedicated blast to the ENL list. (over 179k subscribers)
The joy of participating in this awesome promotion and pleasing a thousand prospective/current customers

If this sounds like something you’re interested in, be sure to let your rep know right away!

Ready to roll? Send your gear to:

Premier Guitar
Attn Mystery Stocking
Three Research Center
Marion, IA 52302
Phone: 319-447-5550

Deadline for gear arrival is November 15, 2015. We are planning on going live on December 1, 2015. Packages are guaranteed arrival by Xmas.

Gary Ciocci
Jon Levy
Brett Petrusek
Dave Westin

It’s all about subtle but powerful choices



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We polled our readers to find the coolest guitar shops in the US, and here are the first half of the results, in no particular order.

The 20 Coolest Guitar Shops in the US, Vol. 1
"We asked PG readers what is the coolest guitar shop they've been to in the US. And while long-gone favorites like Manny's Music (New York) and Black Market Music (San Francisco) came up again and again, there were even more current shops topping readers' favorites list. We compiled the 20 most mentioned stores and quickly realized there were too many great photos we'd have to cut in order to get them all in one gallery. So here's the first installment in no particular order. If you're wondering where your favorite is, it may be coming next time, or we might not be aware of it, so feel free to leave your faves in the comments section."

You could WIN all five new Maestro Pedals from Gibson in this PG Perks Exclusive Giveaway! Enter before August 11, 2022.

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