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Ernie Ball Presents The Bonamassa Experience Contest

Thursday, October 1st, 2015
Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa

Ernie Ball has teamed up with legendary blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa to give Canadian guitar players a chance to win over $70,000 in prizes and the opportunity to spend a day with Bonamassa and a selection of his most cherished guitars in the famed Guitar Center Hollywood Vintage Room.

Now through Nov. 30, 2015, players can visit to enter unique codes and instant-win Joe Bonamassa custom picks hidden in select packs of Ernie Ball guitar and bass strings available at participating dealers. Each code also comes with a free exclusive 11-song Joe Bonamassa album download, Best of Canadian Musician E-Book, and a one-year digital subscription to Guitar World Magazine.

The grand prize for Ernie Ball Presents: The Bonamassa Experience will send one lucky guitarist from Canada on an all-expenses-paid trip to Los Angeles, CA, to spend the day with Joe Bonamassa and his vintage guitar and amp collection. Grand prize winners will also take home a custom Ernie Ball Music Man guitar, a Dunlop B95 Bonamassa Cry Baby, a Dunlop JBF3B Bonamassa Wah, and an Ernie Ball strings and accessories prize pack. In addition to the grand prize, thousands of instant-win prizes are also available by finding Joe’s custom guitar picks hidden in select packs of Ernie Ball strings.

Instant Win Prizes Include:

  • Gold Picks: Ernie Ball Music Man Axis Super Sport electric guitar
  • Blue Picks: Sterling by Music Man AX30 electric guitar
  • Green Picks: Dunlop Bonamassa Cry Baby Pedal
  • Yellow Picks: Dunlop Bonamassa Fuzz Face Pedal
  • Purple Picks: Ernie Ball Joe Bonamassa guitar strap
  • Black Picks: Dunlop Bonamassa pick tin
  • White Picks: Pack of Ernie Ball strings

Joe Bonamassa’s vintage guitar and amplifier collection is one of the most coveted in the world and includes several 1959 Gibson Les Pauls, widely considered the Holy Grail of guitars, as well as rare Fender Stratocasters and more. Bonamassa has hand-selected eight of his favourites from the collection to share with the grand prize winners.

Dunlop, Sterling by Music Man, Canadian Musician are all proud partners of Ernie Ball’s The Bonamassa Experience in Canada.

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