Thank you to everyone who participated in our “Win a Fender Stratocaster” Jigsaw Competition last month... over 2000 jigsaw pieces were mailed out to our database & Rory was one of the 8 people who came in to find he had one of the 14 missing pieces. Thank you to Fender for their support & to everyone who came in... our 2 lucky runners up below were Sean from Kardinya & Chris from Thornlie. Watch out for a repeat performance next year when we will try to come up with an even more exciting competition!
Fiona, who is actually a clarinettist & owns a beautiful Buffet Festival series Bb clarinet, registered for our eNewsletter last year after she came across our website while looking for a Christmas Present for her guitarist partner Han. She saw that Tommy Emmanuel was doing a Master Class for Concept Music and, knowing Han owned already a Maton M325, thought it would make a great gift. Coincidentally Fiona & Han were already familiar with the Maton Mini Series guitars and had already been considering buying one as a travel guitar to take with them when visiting friends and family at “home” in Switzerland & Holland. As the Mini Maton is small enough to go in an overhead locker it has been a very popular travelling guitar.
Raff has been into Concept Music recently ogling one of our Relic Custom Shop guitars however is taking a break from work this summer and said “this will prove a welcome distraction and is a welcome addition to my growing collection!”
Tony took a break from his obvious Mo-Vember commitments to present the guitar to an excited Raff in store last Friday.
When we contacted Jason to tell him he was the winner he said "At first I thought it was a joke when I got the email telling me I had won... I'm totally blown away that I have won anything - let alone this amazing amp". Enjoy the amp Jason. It really is a stunning little piEce of gear!
Don’t miss our next competition to win one of teh amazing Baby Taylor guitars... & just like Jason you can enter just by signing up for our eNewsletter!
Falling in love with the ukulele, like the rest of the world, Zoe turned to Concept Music to make that all important first purchase. Zoe originally from Melbourne, came to Perth to work in Perth’s screen industry. She quickly became connected to Perth’s music scene and met a group of aspiring ukulele enthusiasts also working in the screen industry who came together to form The Ukeladies. The Ukeladies had a passionate but short-lived existence – sadly coming to a halt as Zoe departed for Darwin leaving her much loved group. Though the idea was often flaunted The Ukeladies were never to have their performance debut – though there were even rumours of a potential drop in from the Pigrim Brothers – but unfortunately it was not to be. In Darwin, she again met an enthusiastic group of strummers and enjoyed playing her Kala uke in the tropical surrounds. Here the backpacker call beckoned and Zoe set off for a nine month adventure in South Asia and she said goodbye to her beloved uke, which is reported to be doing well and providing much enjoyment to its new owner.
Within the first month of returning to her hometown Melbourne, she received an email from Graham at Concept Music congratulating on wining a Baby Taylor guitar – well she thought it was Kizmit. After receiving her Baby Taylor a mere few days ago – the two have ne’er been apart. Zoe now looks forward to a new love affair and to extend her skills into the realm of six strings. Don’t miss your chance to Win a Yamaha Silent Guitar in our next giveaway... just like Zoe you can enter just by signing up for our eNewsletter!
Joey is a carpenters apprentice & has been playing guitar for 10 years and while he says his primary interest lies in Death metal, Metalcore & Thrash, he says now that he has a nylon sting “silent” guitar a flamenco influence may appear in his repertoire very soon. Joey is currently playing a Dean ML guitar with Seymour Duncan pickups through a Peavey 6506 but has also just ordered a new Australia Made MI Audio Megalith head which he can’t wait o get his teeth in to.
If you would like to be in the running to win our next great prize of a Limited Edition Marshall Bar Fridge valued at $649, go to our website & sign up for our eNewsletter NOW!
Congratulations to Gill Troubat of North Perth who was the winner of our latest fantastic eNews giveaway. Tony was on hand to hand over this lovely Taylor GS Mini to Gill who is originally from Mauritius and moved to Australia way back in 1992. Gill works in administration but is also a qualified chef and he is currently helping out playing bass at a local French Church.
He is the bass player and vocalist in a band called Blindspot and another called XtortYa who toured Europe last year. He plays a Music Man Bongo 5 string through a Mark Bass Compressore and a Sansamp Driver DI. “Less is more right?”
Aaron also has an acoustic duo www.doubleshotsduo.com.au covering songs from the Beatles to Mumford and Sons and uses a TC Helicon Voicelive Play Acoustic pedal. “It is one helluva pedal!” says Aaron “I use the built in loop station all the time and that body res function makes my Maton EM325C sound huge”.
In addition to playing in bands Aaron also tutors around 100 kids a week, runs 3 primary school rock bands and 2 senior school rock bands. He says “The kids are all amazing and are currently covering songs from Millencolin, Linkin Park, Fall Out Boy, Arctic Monkeys and even Pantera”.
On winning the Gretsch Bobtail Aaron said “I am really excited to start playing the resonator and explore genres of music that are a little foreign to me”. Congratulations again Aaron. Watch out for our next great eNews giveaway!