Jimi Hendrix Guitar Competition: Win Cash, Gear and a Spot on the 2014 Experience Hendrix Tour

by Guitar World Staff
Posted Nov 13, 2013 at 12:06pm

Experience Hendrix LLC, in partnership with Talenthouse, has announced the Jimi Hendrix Guitar Competition.

Together with Sony Music’s Legacy Recordings and IK Multimedia, Talenthouse and Experience Hendrix have launched a competition that offers entrants a chance to win a performing slot on the annual Experience Hendrix tribute tour, set to roll in March 2014.

Contestants are invited to submit a video that shows them performing a Hendrix track.

One winner will be selected by a team of judges, consisting of Janie Hendrix, Jimi’s sister and Experience Hendrix CEO; and legendary engineer/producer Eddie Kramer, who worked with Hendrix at the very start of his recording career in London, and, later at Woodstock and subsequently worked on the authorized series of posthumous Hendrix releases.

Judges also include Brad Tolinski, Guitar World editor-in-chief and author of Light & Shade: Conversations with Jimmy Page; and Dave Stewart, the musician and producer known for his role in Eurhythmics and his work with Mick Jagger, Orianthi, Bryan Ferry, Ringo Starr, Stevie Nicks and No Doubt.

The winner, as selected by the judges, will be invited to perform a song as part of the Experience Hendrix 2014 Tour. Travel and accommodations will be provided for the winner and a guest.

The Experience Hendrix Tour is an annual event featuring the greatest guitarists of our generation including Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eric Johnson and many others. The 2014 tour lineup will be announced soon.

Head HERE for more details.

The overall winner, as well as five popular winners (runners-up) will receive exclusive Hendrix merchandise provided by IK Multimedia, in addition to prizes from Fender, Guitar Center, Dunlop, Hal Leonard, Levy’s Leathers and Guitar World.

The "Judges Choice" (overall winner) will have the incredible opportunity to perform a song on the Experience Hendrix 2014 Tour, sharing the stage with several of today’s top guitarists in celebration of Jimi Hendrix.*

In addition, the winner will receive an assortment of exclusive product and merchandise, including:

• IK Multimedia custom prize package including: iLoud portable speaker, iRig Pro, iRig BlueBoard, iKlip for iPad
• $2,500
• Fender Classic Series '70s Stratocaster
• Dunlop Pedals: JH F1 Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face, JH OC1 Jimi Hendrix Octavio, JH 1D Jimi Hendrix Signature Wah
• Guitar Center Gift Card
• One-year subscription to Guitar World
• An assortment of Jimi Hendrix merchandise and music including Hal Leonard Jimi Hendrix Instruction Books
• Levy’s Leathers collectible album cover guitar strap, featuring many of Jimi's album covers
• Travel and two nights’ accommodation to Experience Hendrix Tour date provided for the winner plus guest

The ‘Five Popular Winners’ (runners up) will each receive:

• IK Multimedia custom prize package including: iRig Pro, iRig BlueBoard, iKlip for iPad
• Fender Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster
• Dunlop Pedals JH 1D Jimi Hendrix Signature Wah
• Guitar Center Gift Card
• One-year subscription to Guitar World
• An assortment of Jimi Hendrix merchandise and music including Hal Leonard Jimi Hendrix Instruction Books
• Levy’s Leathers collectible album cover guitar strap, featuring many of Jimi's album covers.

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