Win a .strandberg* Guitar!

The .strandberg* Guitar competition is a collaboration between the Uppsala International Guitar Festival and Strandberg Guitars and offers an online interaction opportunity to complement the festival that takes place in Uppsala, Sweden, in October each year. 

The competition is open to all styles of music and entries will be judged on originality, musicality and how the contribution reflects Strandberg Guitars core values of innovation, quality, reliability, credibility and open communication. The winner gets to choose any 6-, 7-, or 8-string production model .strandberg* guitar - a value of $1895/€1995/19000 SEK. For details of the available models, visit

For full details about the competition, and to enter, please visit:

Adam Rafowitz — winner of
the Strandberg Guitar 2014

Ola Strandberg and Uppsala International Guitar Festival would like to thank all the participants from around the world for all contributions sent in to the competition. The winner was Adam Rafowitz, senior from Berklee College of Music, Boston, USA.

Here is the jury's verdict:
Adam Rafowitz wins the award for showing great skill and for his ability to keep the attention of the listener through artistic and technical variation, and, most importantly, great musicality. Adam has shown lively enthusiasm in his participation in the contest on facebook, and we are equally enthusiastic in our hopes that this guitar will help him in his continuing evolution as a musician.
Ola Strandberg & Uppsala International Guitar Festival

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