The July/August 2017 High Five Contest: 5 Favorite Songs About Summer

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A beautiful FSC® Certified Grand Jumbo 14-fret acoustic-electric guitar that is crafted with a European spruce top with Vintage Tone System and a Bourbon Sunset Burst finish, paired with genuine mahogany back and sides. Other features include an archtop headstock shape, grained ivoroid binding and heelcap, bone nut and saddle, liquid metal bridgepins on an ebony bridge and an ebony fingerboard with a gorgeous mother-of-pearl skeleton diamond pattern inlay. This model is equipped with new Fishman® Blackstack™ electronics, a soundhole mounted, magnetic, battery-free, passive pick-up that is specifically designed to work with acoustic guitar strings. The electronics unit has been customized to include a decorative ivoroid cover plate to match the binding of the guitar. This guitar comes with a TKL Alumin-X™ case which is built using patented technology for a strong, lightweight case with great impact protection. The interior of the case was custom designed for a precise instrument fit. This is a great sounding acoustic-electric guitar.

List Price $4,499

Want to win? Simply fill out the form below and tell us your “5 Favorite Songs About Summer” and you’ll be entered to win this Martin CEO 8.2E. acoustic-electric guitar.

Selected entries will be printed in our July/August 2017 issue.

Deadline: May 31st, 2017 at 11:59pm CST.

September/October 2017 Lyric Contest

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The entry fee is $15.00 per song and includes a single issue of American Songwriter Magazine (Applies to US entrants only). You may submit as many entries as you like for each bi-monthly contest.
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