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Free Fender Guitars at NAB & RTNDA 2009 (Updated w/5th Guitar)



UPDATE: We have decided to give away a FIFTH Fender “Road-Worn” Guitar!  To register for this on-line drawing, simply leave a comment below.

As we prep for our annual pilgrimage to Vegas for the RTNDA and NAB conventions, we thought we’d go ahead and let the secret out: Stephen Arnold Music is giving away, not just one, not two, but FOUR Fender Road Worn guitars this year!

Stop by our NAB Booth (SL10211) and register to win one of these battle-scarred beauties: a classic blonde Telecaster, a tobacco sunburst Stratocaster and more. We’ll be giving away a Fender guitar each day of the NAB convention (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday), and another at the RTNDA convention (you can register for the latter at RTNDA’s main registration area). The drawings for NAB will be held each day at our booth at 3pm.  The RTNDA giveaway will be during Tuesday’s Happy Hour Cocktail Party on the Exhibit Floor from 3:30pm to 5:00pm.

So be sure to stop by our NAB booth and register.  You’re gonna love these guitars!

Please see Rules & Eligibility.

245 responses to “Free Fender Guitars at NAB & RTNDA 2009 (Updated w/5th Guitar)

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  2. Dave L April 27, 2009 at 9:15 am

    Next, give-away…a Fender ’57 Twin-Amp to play this through.

  3. Dave April 27, 2009 at 8:49 am

    Does the volume knob go up to eleven?

  4. Dave L April 26, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    my quiet neighbors?
    “Sorry to disturb you but…
    I’m a creative guy, I work in TV, I need to play this guitar.”

  5. Jason Morenz April 26, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Hey, I was at NAB, and you guys are the best!! I put my card in for the drawing Tuesday — and didn’t win… 😦 Please help me know baby Jesus for Monday!!! 🙂

  6. Jason Morenz April 26, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    [Q] How do you get a guitar player to turn down?
    [A] Show him a chart…

  7. Howard Rosenberg April 26, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    A guitar as road-worn as me.

  8. Al Cornett April 26, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Wow after all I’ve been through lately,this would really get me on the road to a better 2009 and beyond…….! Thank You for the oppourtunity.

  9. John Duke April 25, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    This is very cool. KEEP ROCK ‘N’

  10. Kevin Mirek April 24, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Please send one my way! Thanks! Kevin

  11. Jerry Bever April 24, 2009 at 11:54 am

    Hope that I have better luck than when I buy lottery tix!

  12. Jay April 23, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    This is so fantastic. What a thrill if I could win something in my lifetime.

    PPPPPLease pick meeeee

  13. Jason Brown April 23, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    I do an unbelievable Stevie Ray Vaughan impersonation…but in order for that I need the road worn sunburst! I’m in! We will display it proudly in the studio…and be a SAM client for life of course.

  14. J. Hall April 23, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    B. Gr8t to win this!

  15. Stan Patterson April 23, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    My son would love one of these guitars!

  16. Lindsey hageman April 23, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    I would love to win this guitar for my best friend

  17. Cameron Patterson April 23, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    I’ll be praying to win. I could really use one of these guitars for my band

  18. Ruben April 23, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Que viva la musica! – que vivan las guitarras! –

  19. Wendy April 23, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    neat idea, cool product!

  20. Rob Polgar April 23, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    I’d take any of em!

  21. Jeff Muckleroy April 23, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    A Fender would be a nice addition to the family… Hope all is well have a great convention binge ….


  22. James April 23, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Sorry won’t be @NAB…everyone should get a free fender, especially ‘Road Worn”…
    good luck to all who replied…

    Big-Up too Steven Arnold Music!!!

  23. Maurice Ferkranus April 23, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    waiting for the FedEx truck to roll up to my door

  24. jon mead April 23, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Love the guitars!! There is nothing like a Fender!

  25. Lee M April 23, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    I love the music that comes out of SAM.
    Always inventive. Always smart.
    So, if I hook up my new guitar, will the SAM sound come out of it?

    Probably not. But hey, good to know that it has the vibe from being around you guys.

    All the best!

  26. Jerry Bever April 23, 2009 at 11:37 am

    Let me know when you need the shipping address! Thanks for executing this promotion, great idea!

  27. Daivd Bowen April 23, 2009 at 11:00 am

    I am DYING to have something to play that “Quacky” Rockabilly out of!!!!
    Please let me win something for once in my musical life!!!!
    Dave (Dave ) Bowen
    Group “In-SyncHole”

  28. chris l April 23, 2009 at 7:48 am

    wow…ghost town out here…best

  29. Rick Owens April 23, 2009 at 4:54 am

    Wrap it up, I’ll take it!

  30. K spencer April 22, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Luv to win that for my baby boy, okay he’s 12, but still my baby

  31. Robin Varney April 22, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Great contest. I need a Fender guitar, like really bad.

  32. steve cohen April 22, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Great idea this contest. you are an awesome marketer.

    I would like to see if I can still play Stairway to Heaven.


  33. Mike Rosen April 22, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    Best promotion ever! I enjoyed checking out your music very much. Please call and say hello some time.

    Mike Rosen
    Director, Music Department
    Montana Artists Agency, Inc.

  34. Brenda April 22, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    You guys are awesome! I love your music. And a guitar!!!
    Marketer of the year goes to you!

  35. Will April 22, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    excellent contest. have some good stephen arnold music fun in vegas

  36. Nick Carr April 22, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    would love to call one of these mine thanks for the chance
    good luck to everyone.

  37. Johnny C April 22, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    A great way to get peoples attention. I hope this year is good for you guys

  38. Kyle Brinkman April 22, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Couldn’t attend NAB this year. Was bummed when I heard about your guitar giveaway. Thanks for still giving us a shot.

  39. Jim Koonce April 22, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Cool guitar from cool musicians! Thanks.

  40. Bonnie Barclay April 22, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    So sorry not to see you all at NAB. Always love to see what new trends you guys are rocking with.

  41. Dave Dwinell April 22, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Chad and Stephen are going to autograph mine right?

  42. J. Hall April 22, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Be great to win and give to my son who has recently taught himself to play the guitar!

  43. Greg Raschio April 22, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    I really need a ’62 Telecaster for my pending tour, but hey, beggars can’t be choosers! I’d love a road worn guitar.

  44. David Toma April 22, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Fender Guitars! What a great promotion!

  45. Richard Eller April 22, 2009 at 4:16 pm


    A road-worn Strat for a road-worn promo guy. Pick me! Pick me! Hope you are doing well.


  46. Andrew Silver April 22, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Very, very cool!!!!

  47. Eric Dahl April 22, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Keep rockin us with the great music! Your music is road tested and the guitars are road worn seems like a match made in heaven!

  48. Brian Ligon April 22, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    A FIFTH guitar! Awesome! What beautiful instruments!!!

  49. Steve Carter April 22, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    I would love to strap on a strat!

  50. Gene April 22, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Thanks for adding the fifth guitar for the giveaway. I’d love to be included in the drawing. Have a great NAB/RTNDA!

  51. David Horslev April 22, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    I can see it now…….Robin Meade in the studio, strumming her
    “Road Worn” Fender. Morning Express theme music playing in the background. Stephen Arnold Music in its highest artform.

  52. Carl Kaller April 22, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Keep up the invisible good work guys.

  53. Brian Paul Lubanski April 22, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    What better way for my 4 year old son Josh to learn guitar than on
    A rode worn fender.

  54. Geoff April 22, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Great contest idea! Thanks!

  55. JT Cantwell April 22, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    It’s about time I learn electric guitar. It’s really getting more difficult to lug my piano around to sessions. The baby grand, not so bad, but the 9-foot Steinway…

  56. Ron Scalera April 22, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    Sir Stephen,

    I have everything…except a road worn guitar.
    Make it happen for me, mate, and I’ll make you the fifth Beatle.



  57. Mark Baumert April 22, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Been a Stephen Arnold client for years. Love the music. We use Stravinsky here at NTV and it’s become our signature.

    My only regret about not going to the RTNDA@NAB is this guitar contest and not being eligible. Now that I am eligible by leaving a blog, I am content and well on my way to complete self-actualization.

    Mark Baumert

  58. James Tucker April 22, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    I’ve heard it said by a National TV network that “Stephen Arnold is the best “effin” composer in the world.” Too bad they don’t have a statue for that.

  59. Brian Ross April 22, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Okay…you guys got me! Who wouldn’t want to win this guitar?

    And, for the record, I actually play it! So, I’d be honored to have it. 🙂

    Good luck all.

  60. Gavin Maliska April 22, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    I’m not in Vegas, although life is good in Orlando. It would be better if I had a Telecaster. Thanks for the chance.

  61. Steve Crabtree April 22, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    Sorry I had to “ax” plans for NAB/RTNDA this year. I love the “tone” of this promotion. I’m confident there are no “strings” attached so I won’t “fret” that possibility. 🙂

    • Stephen April 22, 2009 at 4:02 pm

      Steve- we should have had you write the copy!!- and yup – there are 6 strings attached. How’s everything in knoxville?

  62. Dennis Wahlstrom April 22, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    It’s no accident when you go on a Fender bender!

  63. Jimmy April 22, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    I played one of the Road Worn guitars the other day in a music store. Wow, what a concept! With the economy (and other factors) these days, I hope Christmas comes early (this week)!


  64. Cathy Crecelius April 22, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Cool promotional idea to get people “in the tent.”

  65. pat obermeier April 22, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    ok. ok you wore me down. great way to get me to go to your site…plus to listen to your cool music.

  66. Arun Venkatesh April 22, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Guitar please! Thanks!

  67. Darrel Adams April 22, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Cool contest! Thanks for the opportunity and the music.

  68. Tregg White April 22, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    I quit playing guitar when I was 10. But a new guitar would sure look good in my office!

  69. Anthony Sutliff April 22, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    so if I light it on fire, you won’t notice the difference….cool 😉

  70. Dan April 22, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Mine. Mine. Mine.

  71. Dave Baumann April 22, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Stephen…you KNOW I deserve this guitar! Make it so, #1!

  72. Mark Willenborg April 22, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Cool guitars! Thanks for the opportunity.

  73. Karen Yarbrough April 22, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    I have already left a comment….does it help if i leave 2?? 🙂 hahahahah


  74. David Jewell April 22, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    YOU GUYS ROCK…so could I if I win.

  75. Tim Schroeppel April 22, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    I’m responding ’cause I really want a Road Worn Strat in the worst way. Cool blog. I just bookmarked it.

  76. Jerry Bever April 22, 2009 at 11:44 am

    Hope NAB is going well … remember to save a strat for me! Thanks again.

  77. David Stegmaier April 22, 2009 at 10:33 am

    Excellent samples shown at the NAB conference!

    The Guitar Contest is a great idea!

  78. Dave Berry April 22, 2009 at 8:59 am

    Movie business is booming. See you at the megaplex . . .
    Thanks for the guitar contest.

  79. Dave Bradley April 21, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Hooray for road worn ( and rode hard..) Engineers, musicians and oh yea… too! Old age and tretchery will always overcome youth and vigor. Is that right??? I can’t remeber so well these days….

  80. Barry April 21, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    It was fun to see the guy win the black Strat Monday at your booth. Great of you all to give the guitars away. Maybe I’ll be next.

  81. timgeraghty April 21, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Always loved seeing Stephen and crew at RTNDA. They had great afternoon receptions! Thanks for doing this.

  82. Darren Dittrich April 21, 2009 at 11:28 am

    Congrats on the blog, Stephen & Crew! Best of luck at the shows this year.

  83. Randy Roberts April 21, 2009 at 8:47 am

    Old cars or old guitars – just what all us old guys want. Great idea! Thanks.

  84. CJ Hlas April 20, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    I just had my amp repaired but am without anything adequate to plug into it. The opportunity to win a Fender jumped out at me and, almost always the optimist, I’ll be hopeful for a win.

  85. Steven Holbrook April 20, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Please enter me in the Fender give away. I’m a Texan stuck up here in Washington D.C. , they don’t understand Texas blues up here.

  86. Tom Hill April 20, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Count me in on the contest… although I feel that spiritually/aesthetically one should really have to “wear in” your own axe…

    But I won’t complain!

  87. Jerry Bever April 20, 2009 at 11:29 am

    To Jimmy: If that old ’60’s strat is giving you too much trouble, I’d be glad to take it off your hands for you!

  88. cibo April 20, 2009 at 10:54 am

    My 16 yr old son would stop whining about getting stuck with his older brother’s Fender acoustic beginner’s guitar. He’d have to battle me for time on one of these.

  89. Dave April 20, 2009 at 10:27 am

    I’ve always wanted a real Tele.

  90. Mark Phillips April 20, 2009 at 10:17 am

    Would love to use one of these on the music for my latest show at A&E. Thanks for the opportunity.

  91. Glenn Vasko April 20, 2009 at 9:37 am

    Wow, what a great promotion! You gotta love Strats and Teles!

    You got my attention.

    If I win the Tele (I’ll settle for a Strat) I will tell our Music Director about you guys, deal? 🙂

    Hope you guys enjoy NAB!

  92. Kal Socolof April 20, 2009 at 8:37 am

    If music be the food of love, play on!

  93. jason April 19, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    hey awsome fenders
    also great idea for contest

  94. Derreck Whitlatch April 19, 2009 at 11:52 am

    What a cool thing you guys are doing.
    Would love to get a hold of one!

  95. Mark Limbach April 18, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    I actually meant Guitar Hero….I must be getting old.

  96. Mark Limbach April 18, 2009 at 11:59 am

    I would love to win one of those guitars! Maybe then my son could actually use his Rock Bank skills.

  97. Dennis Nadalin April 18, 2009 at 9:53 am

    I want to be a rock star, please help.

  98. Julie April 18, 2009 at 2:41 am

    You boys ROCK! Great giveaway…maybe all those hours of playing Guitar hero will pay off. LOL

  99. Bill Reid April 17, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    A chance for a real Road Warrior is Way too cool to pass up. Seems most posts are after the Tele (my first choice too), but a cherry neck Strat works for me. You guys Rock!

  100. Stephanie Huff April 17, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Arthur, sorry. Had trouble sending you those pennies. The postage was a killer! Have fun in Vegas!

  101. Kirk Herzbrun April 17, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    I love the Road Worn Series. This is exactly why Fender guitars are the coolest thing on the planet!

  102. Paul Turner April 17, 2009 at 3:53 pm


    Would be really cool to win (since I can’t afford one ;-(

  103. Jerry Bever April 17, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    With the way the economy is going, I may have to turn to playing guitar to make a living!

  104. Ray Lambiase April 17, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    They look good even to an old folkie like me! best of luck in Vegas.

  105. Timothy Haase April 17, 2009 at 11:41 am

    Wish I could be there in Vegas, but alas, going to NAB on the company’s dime are long gone, and I can’t afford to go on my salary.
    That guitar would soooo sweet!

  106. KB April 17, 2009 at 9:39 am

    Great contesting idea! Would love to attend but…my budget is no more…

  107. Scott Blum April 17, 2009 at 7:59 am

    The Mowing Dad here,

    As an old DJ, radio salesman, I don’t normally do these contest things but hey, I hate mowing my lawn. Winning this for my son would insure that my grass will look like Augusta.

    Still working on that riding mower/Marshall amp combo.

  108. Jesus Garcia April 17, 2009 at 7:17 am

    My Doctor told me that I need to get a Tele!! :)haha.. sign me up!!!…

    Best Wishes


  109. Gil Edwards April 16, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Very cool! Sign me up too! Nice Guitars!

  110. Kati Donaghy April 16, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Hey Gang!

    How are my party animals? Hope you are all doing great! Miss you guys!

    Fingers crossed! Pull out my name…pretty please;)
    Best Wishes-Kate Donaghy

  111. Tulsa Jack April 16, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    As they say in Wichita Falls, “Oooh-la-la.”

  112. Karl R April 16, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    What a great idea! Love the indie music, by the way.

  113. B Jones April 16, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    You guys rock!
    Now gimme guitar. 🙂

  114. Gail April 16, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Stephen, Joe, Clay and all,
    You all are so clever! Just pull my name out, take the entire office on a roadtrip to New Orleans for Jazz Fest, bring the guitar, take it jamming on Frenchmen St., and see our sunflowers! Sorry I won’t be in LV this year. Thanks for staying in touch – Gail

  115. David Becker April 16, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    I need this!

  116. Guitar L April 16, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    This would look great on my guitar wall. Thanks for the opportunity.

  117. george daniel miller April 16, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    God, would I love to give this to my son, when he returns from Afghanistan. He was deployed there last year, and is expected home in June. Good luck to me. Thanx for this opportunity. George

  118. Dennis Wahlstrom April 16, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    Oh, man, Fender is the best!

  119. Dennis Leonard April 16, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    Stephen and Joe,

    Since I may be one of the only GM’s who keeps his guitars and amps in his office and has the Indie Rock Music package, a road worn Fender should natuarally reside in Denver. Check out for our streaming where you can hear your package in action. M-F 5-9am; M-F 11am-12nn and M-F 7-8pm.


  120. B.J. April 16, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    is this where I go to register for my free guitar, uhm, I mean chance to win one….? I agree, though, giving away the only Telecaster in the house seems wrong somehow. Those are great guitars.
    B. “once a customer always a customer. J.

  121. Richard April 16, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win one of these… the Tele in particular would be a dream come true!

  122. Michael Riddle April 16, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    Didn’t the telecaster in the middle belong to Buck Owens at one time!

    Help….. I need to get plugged in and give my Martin a rest!

    Keep up the good work…. you guys have the best package in the business. Sorry I won’t make it to NAB .. but I think my wife is going to let me go out to the Stagecoach Festival in California next weekend to witness the reunion of all the original members of POCO!


  123. Kathy April 16, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Don’t really care for blogs, but this has changed my mind. Anything for a chance to win. Kathy

  124. Jimmy April 16, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    My old Strat (1960’s) has just about given up the ghost and I have a lot playing left to do. I hope you pick me!

  125. Chris Huston April 16, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    I’ve been trying to talk myself into buying a Telecaster for about five years. Haven’t been able to bring myself to do it. Love the Gibson-like throaty sound.

    In the meantime…love our music package. I’ve been listening to it every day for nearly three years, and it still knocks me out.

    Keep up the good work in tight times.

  126. Don April 16, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Sweet Strats. Good luck at NAB next wk.

  127. chris l April 16, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Great Library..wish I could register in person

  128. Jim Turpin April 16, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    Just had the debate with someone yesterday, Gibson vs. Fender vs. Rickenbacker. Pick me and Fender will be, forever, the supreme guitar being!

  129. David Bowen April 16, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    I GOTTA have one of those beautiful old Quack Fenders!
    Please, I’ll buy new music … oooops! just did.
    Well, I am just so impressesd that anybody would do anything so cool!

  130. Maurice Ferkranus April 16, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    nice idea! thanks for this opportunity.

  131. Karen Yarbrough April 16, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Ok Joe! You know an old hippy gal from Texas would LOVE to win! 🙂 I would also love to go to NAB, but I think I have a better chance of winning the lottery! hahaha Talk to you soon…. Karen

  132. Todd April 16, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    Oh that would be nice. I think I’d tune it down to C.

  133. Rick Owens April 16, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    If I win one of these guitars, I’ll write you guys your very own theme song, record it with the guitar I win, and then send it to you for publicity purposes!!

    I would love to have one!

  134. Jerry Bever April 16, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    Hope you have a great convention this year. Pleased we’re a client! Good luck and great idea for a contest!

  135. Tony S April 16, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    oh oh…me me…i like to win.

  136. Bryan Johnson April 16, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    Count me in! My brother gave away my Gibson and I’m in the market for that retro single-coil Fender sound. Come on lucky bald spot!! 😉

  137. Dean Edwards April 16, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    Best music, greatest PEOPLE in the BIZZZ!!

  138. Ralph April 16, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    I wish I could attend Promax this year, Stephen, but budgets are tight, tight, tight! You are one talented dude!

  139. Dondi April 16, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Music Super in need of a Fender bender !

  140. Tom Kaniewski April 16, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    The design made them instant classics let alone the beautiful noise they put out!

  141. Chris Wolf April 16, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    count me in! great contest..great music..

  142. Gerry April 16, 2009 at 11:11 am

    There is no AX like an old AX, Wow what a great promotional idea.
    I want one, I want one. A fender Jag is the hotest ever invented. YUM!
    Gerry K

    (good job)

  143. Matt April 16, 2009 at 10:01 am

    any chance the 5th is the butterscotch tele? 🙂

    • Stephen April 16, 2009 at 11:24 am

      sorry- the butterscotch #2 to go away. the 5th- on line will be a rosewood neck strat
      i pushed for all teles – but was out voted
      oh well


  144. Dan Farley April 16, 2009 at 9:24 am

    Another great giveaway from the good folks at Stephen Arnold Music!

  145. William Kruidenier April 16, 2009 at 8:30 am

    Oh man — I could finally replace my Fender ax that had to be sold for cash after my high school garage band days. Sign me up!

  146. April 16, 2009 at 7:08 am

    You guys still rock after all these years! Keep it rolling…

  147. urs April 16, 2009 at 1:04 am

    the road worns are amazing. and i’m afraid that my local guitar store is going to start banning me from coming in and jamming with them any more.

    i’m a student. with no money to buy one.

    it looks like demoing it a guitar center every week will be the closest i get to owning this fine equipment.


  148. James Hendrix April 15, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    Just because I’m listing that loosers website don’t mean *censored* man. I’m still around and thats the deal. Cool? I got an audition comming up in a while cause I ain’t got no job and I sold my Martin. My wife done left my ass and the only way I’m gonna make some jack is with an Ax man… Cool? I dig that Telecaster… the Strats ain’t my gig no mo. Cool? Don’t forget I’m left handed. Cool?


  149. Jerry Copeland April 15, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    The Economy will improve in 2010! I will be there next year…Guitar would hold me over for a year!

  150. Mitch Peyser April 15, 2009 at 10:40 am

    Those guitars look great.

  151. Mike Goldrick April 15, 2009 at 10:27 am

    Thanks in advance for the Strat! It will go well with my Tele. Sorry won’t be stopping by the booth this year, maybe 2010.

  152. Todd April 15, 2009 at 9:09 am

    Stephen Arnold Rocks! Thanks for this opportunity and chance to hit the road with a Fender!

  153. Roger Smith April 15, 2009 at 7:58 am

    I’d love to win, maybe I could use it to play along with some of your tracks!

  154. Gary April 14, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    Everybody seems to be ‘singin’ the blues’ in the news biz these days. With one of these Fenders, I’ll be playing to the sunny side of things! Thanks and good luck to all.

  155. Dave Connor April 14, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Hey Stephen & Joe-

    Cool way to generate some buzz! Speaking of “buzz”, I’ll see you guys at the bar!

  156. Chris Mollere April 14, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    Have a great time at the conventions and best of wishes in all y’all do!


  157. chris stifel April 14, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Talk about getting my attention. One of the most significant and iconic creations ever wrought from the hands of man is the Fender Stratocaster. Banged, Beaten and soaked in sweat from hundreds of gigs in the dingiest of blues joints around the world. Its a possession that mystifies and inspires to this day. I am in a freaking trance looking at those babies.
    Just pick up that damn guitar and play son!
    Great website. Great stock music. Great promotion. Thank you for this opportunity.

  158. Andy Glen April 14, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Thanks to you guys at Stephen Arnold Music for this opportunity …. boy I’d love to win one of these. I hope this generous promotion works for you… and me!

  159. Sue Travis Miller April 14, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Wow, would I like to win one of these as a gift to my husband. He gave up four years of his music career to nurse me back to health after I was struck by a car crossing the street. He wants so badly to return to his music but we cannot afford a guitar for him (he sold his to pay for my medical bills). Thank you for this opportunity.

  160. Chip Miller April 14, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    This is such a wonderful idea – giving hope to those financially-strapped musicians out there. Congrats to Stephen Arnold Music on a great and generous gesture. Here’s wishing myself and all the other musicians out there, lotsa luck winning one of these beauties. Peace, Chip Miller

  161. Dennis Kellogg April 14, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    My sons would be fighting for this — not sure they would win though!

  162. Ron April 14, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Gotta have some road worn gear to go with my road worn hands. I can write the Stephen Arnold jingle with it.

    And when will we see the Olson guitar giveaway?

  163. Pete Nikiel April 14, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Did Stephen personally wear out those guitars on the road?

  164. Shelly April 14, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    I had an electric guitar when I was a kid. My cousin tried to teach me to play, but when I play the song he taught me for my Mom, she ditched him and the guitar. The song? “Cocaine”
    Hey, I was 13…I didn’t know what it meant. Now…I haven’t picked up a guitar since and my son’s about to be off to college and I need something to do at night. I think being a rock n roll guitar hero is a good thing for a 40ish TV Mom to do, don’t you?

  165. Patrick Young April 14, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    One of those things is not like the other things, one of those things just doesn’t belong, can you guess which thing is not like the other things, before I finish my song?

    Did you guess which thing is not like the other thing, did you guess which one with all your might?
    If you guessed A SUITE WITH A WINDOW was not like any other suite, you know what, my friends, you would be right!

    Oh wait, was I supposed to be looking at GUITARS? Well whaddya know…
    One of those things is not like the others…

    (nice Tele… me like Tele… me like to win Tele!)

    Too silly to win, I’m sure, but wishing you the best at your upcoming road shows!

  166. Chuck Ellis April 14, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Sounds good to me. Hope I win! 😀

  167. kyle April 14, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    I’ve always wanted a telecaster… Can I just like have it?

  168. Jimmy April 14, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    I have a 1960 Strat and one of these would make good company for it!

  169. Michael April 14, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    Can a guitar be *censored* ? If the answer is yes, you have 5 I’d like to buy a drink…

  170. Charley Johnson April 14, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity! I have a couple of acoustic guitars and a banjo, and would love to adda fender to the collection,

  171. David Magee April 14, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Well I have been wanting to get one of those bad boys. And I love and use your music selection every week. People around Redding,Ca seem to love the impact your music has with my promotional material.

    Keep up the SOLID work.
    David Magee

    P.S. They have the quickest turn around time, much needed in my line of work. KRCR NEWS CHANNEL 7

  172. Jeff April 14, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    I’d learn to play guitar if I won that old boy!

  173. Stan April 14, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Great guitars, an old fender, like an old gibson is much better than the new stuff.

    The trick is the electronics, they usually hold up as long as you don’t imitate your favorite bands of days gone by and jump on them (as we did with the old Fender Mustang….rest it’s soul)

  174. Larry Watzman April 14, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    You Guys are the best thing in the world….right up there with Cheeze Whiz!!!! Keep on Jammin and creating!

  175. Kirk V April 14, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Yes it is true, my loyalty can be bought for the chance at winning a cool guitar. Please take pity on my cheap, capitalist soul…

  176. Dave McCoy April 14, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    Ok, this would get me off my butt and into real lessons…

  177. Dave April 14, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    I KNOW you guys want me to win one of those guitars… I deserve it!

  178. Addie Ferber April 14, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    Cool giveaway! xFingersCrossedx

  179. steve hawkins April 14, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Could my son-in-law finally think I’m cool?

    • Stephen April 14, 2009 at 3:43 pm

      Hey Steve
      hmmm… that’s tough one. but, chances are, if you turn it up real loud – he’ll be deceived into thinking you’re cool.

      good luck

  180. Allan Snyder April 14, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    One of those would be a great birthday gift for my son. Sign me up!

  181. Mark Kiesling April 14, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    What a great idea! Thanks for the opportunity.

  182. Leslie April 14, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    Me, me, me, PICK ME!!!! (please?)

  183. Sean April 14, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Have always admired your work, keep it up!

  184. Tom Benson April 14, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    hopefully will get there…love the axes

  185. Fred April 14, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    In this order I love God, my wife and kids, my dogs and Fender, beer.

    Hope to have these after the drawing.

    • Stephen April 14, 2009 at 3:48 pm

      hey fred,
      just fyi- several of these “road worn” guitars look like your kids may have dropped them, then your dog may have chewed on them, and then you spilled some beer while you were jammin. 4 outta 6 ain’t bad.


  186. Anthony Sutliff April 14, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    I can play E7#9 all day long, ala jimi….hmmmmmmmmm 😉

    You guys are strat-tastic!

  187. Alex Trocker April 14, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Hey Stephen, thanks for the giveaway. If I win can you throw some BBQ in the case? I’ll buy you all some as well, we can all celebrate together!

  188. Jerome Risting April 14, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    The Vault is the best – topped only by the companies customer service

  189. Dutch April 14, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win a Fender. Wish I could join you at NAB.

  190. Dave Muscari April 14, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    I’m no Scott McCloud, that’s a well known fact — however, I would certainly love to be on the receiving end of one of these guitars.

    Good luck at the conferences. Joe, please keep expenses within an acceptable range this year.

  191. Larry R April 14, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Will miss jamming with you this year, Stephen, but would be honored to inherit one of your road-worn axes.

    Hope you guys have a great Promax.


  192. John Fawcett April 14, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Been broadcasting your music for seven years nows.
    Still love it!

  193. Kyle April 14, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    You guys rock and thanks for the chance to win a sweet guitar!

  194. Alan April 14, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    Those sure are some sweet axes! Hope I can win one….

  195. Gregory Larspn April 14, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    I am a Senior Producer for Starz entertainment. I won’t be at the convention (Promax instead.) I would love to be entered to win one of your guitars. Thanks. Greg

  196. Barry Rahmy April 14, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    What a terrific blog! Great writing, nice visuals, really first-rate, one of teh best I’ve seen yet. Say, you mean I can win a guitar, too, just for leaving a comment? Bonus!

  197. Rebecca April 14, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win a cool guitar!


  198. Curtis Neal April 14, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    Long Live Texas BBQ!

  199. Rob Madeo April 14, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Those guitars are awesome. I think that’s just what I need to finally be taken seriously as a musician 😉

  200. Mike Smith April 14, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    My son’s beginner’s model Stratocaster is gathering dust. Maybe one of these will inspire him to use those lessons I paid for.

  201. Joe R. April 14, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    SA (News) music ROCKS!!

  202. Brian Ligon April 14, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    Sorry I won’t be at NAB, but I’d love to win one of these beautiful guitars… not to mention sample what new tunes y’all have coming our way!


  203. Alexander Klopping April 14, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Greetings from Amsterdam, the Netherlands!

  204. Jim Davidson April 14, 2009 at 9:41 am

    Great idea Stephen – wish I could join you at the show. I would like for my son (The JeanMarie, Miami, Florida) to own one of your guitars!


  205. Greg @ FLN April 14, 2009 at 9:23 am

    Thanks for the chance to win this sucker even though I won’t be at NAB! As usual a fantastic giveaway from the Stephen Arnold team!

  206. Shawn April 13, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    Hey Stephen,

    I will definitely stop by the booth on Monday but didn’t want to miss my chance to win one of these very cool guitars. My NAB will be restricted to just one day this year.

    See you next week!


    • Stephen April 13, 2009 at 7:56 pm

      shawn- no worries – hey – when u stop by, leave 3 cards- i’ll have em drop one in each day- + the on line – odds just went up 300% right!! good luck

  207. Freddie Mitchell April 13, 2009 at 12:48 am

    Your music has put our graphics over the top. Thanks for everything.

  208. John Ralph April 10, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    C’mon graduation present.

  209. Marc Loftus April 10, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Great promotion! Any of the 5 would be a dream! I’ll be in Vegas and will definitely stop by to say hi Stephen.

  210. basset April 10, 2009 at 10:38 am

    can’t get to Vegas but I like the black one

  211. BenZ April 10, 2009 at 9:57 am

    Played acoustic for years, never had an electric, especially one as awesome as this! As age creeps in and carpal tunnel sets in, the acoustic get harder and harder to play. I’ve given up over the years, but would love to rekindle the passion for playing with a guitar like this.

  212. Jeff Pitner April 10, 2009 at 9:25 am

    Thanks for the chance, friends!

  213. Scott Blum April 10, 2009 at 8:27 am


    Great library of stuff. I would have checked out your music even without the guitar opportunity, but that sure would be nice to win.

    I would become the hero of my thirteen year old son, in stead of the old guy who makes him mow the yard. . . .

    Pick me please. My lawn will thank you.

    • Stephen April 13, 2009 at 7:54 pm

      mowing is good because once he has the guitar- he will need an amp.. i’m hoping it’s riding mower so he can play while he works
      good luck. sa

  214. Ben Ralph April 9, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Steve, Do I need to go into my studio to make sure all my guitars are still there?

  215. David A Hollis April 9, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Great ax for my new job once they lay off eveybody

    • Stephen April 9, 2009 at 6:23 pm

      yeah- well, after playing – these are very cool guitars, so i’m hoping i win one back by leaving a comment on my own blog site

  216. Kirk Pennak April 9, 2009 at 11:57 am

    This is a unique way to get someone to respond to a blog… but it worked on me. 😉

  217. James April 9, 2009 at 11:49 am

    Finally a chance for some serious strings.

  218. Steve McEvoy April 9, 2009 at 8:03 am

    I would be interested in hearing more about your music package but I will not be at NAB!
    Sure would be good to get that guitar!

  219. Don April 8, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    I used to own a Telecaster, in a galaxy far, far away, or about 30 yrs ago. Would love to have another one. Nice studio picture at the top of page.

  220. Seth April 6, 2009 at 9:51 am

    This is cool.. I’d love to win one.

  221. Arthur April 2, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Thanks Eric…Good luck on winning the guitar…

  222. Eric April 2, 2009 at 10:25 am

    Oh man, I would love to win this and finally learn the guitar. My violin teacher would be proud! (Or roll over in his grave.) 😀

  223. Joe March 31, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    Hey Ronnie, thanks for the comment.

  224. ronnie meyer March 31, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    the new indie music is killer! great job!