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Epiphone Guitars Take Center Stage at the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling for the 71st Annual Sturgis Rally

Nashville, TN…..July 7, 2011…The Sturgis Buffalo Chip, motorcycling’s largest music festival, will once again bring music to the masses for the 71st annual Sturgis Rally held this August, and Epiphone Guitars will be front and center for the massive event. 2011 marks the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s 30th anniversary and Epiphone is pleased to take part by offering Sturgis music fans a chance to get in on the action. Epiphone will not only provide Chip attendees with an exclusive opportunity to test drive some of latest Epiphone products, but are also providing fans the exclusive opportunity to own their very own piece of Sturgis history with the Limited Edition Sturgis Buffalo Chip® 2011 Epiphone Coronet™ found at www.epiphone.com/sturgis2011

Epiphone Offers Sturgis Fans Exclusive Opportunity to Rock Out with Their Very Own Commemorative Sturgis Buffalo Chip® 2011 Epiphone Coronet™

For the first time ever Epiphone will be offering Sturgis attendees and fans the opportunity to rock out with their very own commemorative Sturgis guitar. The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® 2011 Epiphone Coronet™ is a limited edition guitar that has been custom designed with the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® logo, the signature of Chip owner Rod Woodruff, and recognition of The Chip being “30 Years Strong”. This guitar features a double cutaway design, single volume control, bolt on neck, high output Epiphone 700T Humbucking pickup, Metallic Black finish, Mahogany body & neck, and Rosewood fingerboard.

Price: $199 including gigbag (+ FedEx shipping; + tax if applicable). Each guitar will be built to order and will be shipped via the requested method 4-6 weeks from the order date.

Sturgis fans don’t have to wait for the Rally to begin in order to own this commemorative guitar. Orders are currently being accepted at www.epiphone.com/sturgis2011.

Along with the availability of the commemorative guitar, Epiphone will carry a strong presence onsite at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. As the focal point of the world’s largest motorcycle rally, the Sturgis Buffalo Chip ushers in tens of thousands through its “Welcome Home Bikers” gates each and every August.  The massive outdoor venue is complete with a full-service campground, concert amphitheater, food and retail shops as well as an endless collection of events, entertainment and promotions catered to its leather-clad audience. Artists performing at this year’s event include: Alice Cooper, Bachman & Turner, Styx, Buckcherry, Def Leppard, Toby Keith, Poison, Greg Allman, Lynyrd Synyrd, Jeff Bridges, Saving Abel, Puddle of Mudd, Tesla, and George Thorogood and the Destroyers.

From August 5th through August 13th Epiphone will be onsite at the Buffalo Chip Amphitheater, located adjacent to the Party Deck, with an interactive area for fans to experience firsthand some of the latest models and products from Epiphone. Epiphone will also be doing daily giveaways, including daily opportunities for fans to win their very own Limited Edition Sturgis Buffalo Chip® 2011 Epiphone Coronet.

For more information please visit www.epiphone.com or www.buffalochip.com, and to place orders for the Limited Edition Sturgis Buffalo Chip® 2011 Epiphone Coronet please visit www.epiphone.com/sturgis2011.

About Epiphone:

Epiphone fretted instruments, amplifiers, strings and accessories are known worldwide for offering the best combination of quality, performance and value. One of Gibson’s most formidable competitors through the first half of the 20th century, Epiphone was acquired by Gibson Guitar in 1957. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Epiphone is part of the Gibson family of brands. For more information on Epiphone go to www.epiphone.com.

 

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About the Legendary Buffalo Chip:

For 30 years the Legendary Buffalo Chip has proven itself as the heart of Sturgis Rally Week. Poised and ready to once again offer their visitors the complete biker experience, the Legendary Buffalo Chip has rounded up an enormous selection of biker-centric fun and festivities in addition to offering the summer’s biggest and most authentic music experience of Rally Week. Reservations for multi-day passes or daily admissions are available online at BuffaloChip.com or by calling 605-347-9000 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (MST) Monday through Friday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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