Avenged Sevenfold guitarist Synyster Gates, Guitar Center and Schecter Guitar Research are offering guitarists the opportunity to be flown to Los Angeles to attend a ‘Master Class with Synyster Gates of Avenged Sevenfold.’
Guitarists are invited to download seven, “signature Avenged Sevenfold tracks” and add their own solos over the top of them.
The official press release states: “Submissions run July 15 to September 15 and will be ranked through artist fan growth across top social networks and music portals.”
Synyster Gates will personally listen to the top ranked soloists and select the 10 winners based on overall performance, authenticity, originality, technique, and style.
As well as being privy to an intimate master class with Synyster Gates, all ten winners will receive a, “fully-loaded music package,” which includes a Synyster Gates signature-special Schecter guitar, a behind-the-scenes tour of the Schecter factory and Ernie Ball accessories.
Gates, who co-developed the idea with Schecter and Guitar Center, said of the project: “Avenged Sevenfold has always been a band that champions musicality. I’m passionate about the art of guitar, and this Master Class is the perfect opportunity to help further the skills and careers of like-minded musicians.”
Guitar Center Master Class with Synyster Gates of Avenged Sevenfold Winners will Receive:
• VIP Trip to Los Angeles to attend a master class with Synyster Gates in the historic Guitar Center Hollywood Vintage Room
• Schecter Synyster Gates Special electric guitar
• A behind-the-scenes tour of the Schecter factory and custom shop
• Ernie Ball accessory prize pack