GUITAR SOLO CONTEST 2016 WINNERS:

Attention! Here are the contest winners!

Firstly, we would like to say thank you, not only to everyone who entered our solo playing competition, but also to everyone who has been so vigilant and committed to ensuring the best result for those entrants. Competitions should be fun, but they must also be fair.

After fully investigating some issues raised from the solo competition, we have realised that there has been a misunderstanding with the competition guidelines for some of the players who succeeded in the competition. With this in mind, we have asked one of our winners to step down to allow for the player in the place behind to claim the prize. He has graciously agreed to this, and he accepts that the outcome of this kind of competition, with such big prizes, needs to be clear and irrefutable.

We sincerely hope this clears up any issues that anybody has had with this competition, and we look forward to being able to hold more competitions again in the future.

  • Mike Salow – First place (Entry: https://youtu.be/kNSAeUZAgQw)
    Prize: Mayones (John Browne Signature Duvell Qatsi with Bare Knuckle pickups) + Toontrack Ezdrummer 2 + Gruv Gear (set of accessories) + Mayones merch set
  • Pellumb Qerimi – Second place (Entry: https://youtu.be/drucGoDNY8g)
    Prize: Mesa Boogie (Mini Rectifier & Cab) + Bare Knuckle (set of pickups) + Toontrack Ezdrummer 2 + Gruv Gear (set of accessories)
  • Husa Toledo – Third place (Entry: https://youtu.be/tBimhLeONeI)
    Prize: Line 6 (POD HD500X) + Bare Knuckle (set of pickups) + Toontrack Ezdrummer 2 + Gruv Gear (set of accessories)
  • Davide Rinaldi – Fourth place (Entry: https://youtu.be/04756HPL7AE)
    Prize: Bare Knuckle (set of pickups) + Line 6 (Sonic port VX) + Toontrack Ezdrummer 2 + Gruv Gear (set of accessories) + Monuments/Flux Conduct SWAG
  • Stas Sergienko – Fifth place (Entry: https://youtu.be/hJKOWEwQIOQ)
    Prize: Bare Knuckle (set of pickups) + Line 6 (Sonic port VX) + Toontrack Ezdrummer 2 + Gruv Gear (set of accessories)

We would like to thank all people involved in this project, including fantastic Artist Jury — Devin Townsend, Ruud Jolie (Within Temptation), Luke Hoskin (Protest the hero), Tom Searle (Architects), Acle Kahney (Tesseract), Bart Hennephof (Textures), Timo Somers (Delain), John Browne (Monuments).

Congratulations for the winners!

Thank you all for taking part in the GuitarSoloContest where we could see huge number of amazing players. Thank you all!
Final result of points is a sum of all points given by Artist Jury and the Second Draw Jury for the final 10!