Raffle to Benefit Crossroads Centre Antigua will take place at Eric Clapton’s 2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival

At Eric Clapton’s upcoming Crossroads Guitar Festival at Toyota Park, an exciting raffle will take place in the Festival’s Guitar Center Village, with all proceeds going to Crossroads Centre Antigua. Some exhibitors will have a raffle item on display. Items include a myTouch 3G Fender Limited Edition Smartphone signed by Eric Clapton, a Gibson ES335 Guitar, Takamine EF508KC Acoustic – Electric Guitar, a Fishman Custom Wood Amp and more! Raffle tickets can be purchased at the T-Mobile tent for two dollars each or six for ten dollars. There will also be roving raffle ticket sellers throughout the Village. Individuals attending the festival can buy as many raffle tickets as they want and they can enter to win in as many exhibitor tents as they like. They can even place all of their raffle tickets on one item. Winners can pick up their prizes at the box office after they are contacted at the phone number they provide on the raffle tickets.

Raffle items are subject to change. Here’s a list of the raffle items that have been announced to date:

myTouch™ 3G Fender® Limited Edition Smartphone
The myTouch™ 3G Fender® Limited Edition, a true collectors’ item that sold out practically overnight, with a custom Fender™ sunburst-finish inspired design and great apps. Created by T-Mobile®. Signed by Eric Clapton. Comes with 3 months of service.

Custom T-Mobile Fender Stratocaster Guitar

Dunlop BG95 Buddy Guy Signature Crybaby Wah (3 will be available)
Cited as a major influence by wah-wah masters such as Hendrix, Clapton, and Vaughn, Buddy Guy helped establish the wah-wah as part of the blues vocabulary. To honor his contributions, Dunlop created the Buddy Guy Signature Crybaby Wah. It features the Fasel Inductor for a sweet and singing top end, and two distinct user selectable wah voices. You may choose "DEEP" for a big and throaty growl, or "BG" for Buddy’s own warm and bell-like wah tone. Convenient side-mounted LEDs indicate which mode you are in, while a separate LED indicates effect on/off. Let your guitar sing the blues in style with the Buddy-approved polka dot graphics and custom signature tread. The Buddy Guy Signature Crybaby Wah from Dunlop Manufacturing, the world¹s leader in wah pedal technology.

Ibanez Gio Guitar
A classic Ibanez RG style guitar with sharktooth inlays and bound finger-board in black night finish. Model # GRG170DXBKN

Fishman Loudbox 100 Acoustic Instrument Amplifier in Purpleheart Wood
Signed by Larry Fishman. Fishman is proud to offer this one-of-a-kind Loudbox 100 acoustic amplifier in S. American Purpleheart wood, which is prized for custom furniture, cabinetry, flooring, sculpture, turnery and marquetry. Built to commemorate the Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010, the amp is signed in gold pen by Larry Fishman with the date of the festival (June 26, 2010) written on the back.

Gibson ES-335 Dot Figured Gloss; Vintage Sunburst Finish
History speaks for itself. The ES-335 is one of the most important guitars of all time. Right from its introduction in 1958 as the world’s first semi-hollowbody electric guitar it has been a mainstay of players eager to balance the gorgeous, round, mellow tones perfect for jazz and blues with the edge and sustain of a full-blooded solidbody.

Takamine EF508KC 6 string Acoustic / Electric Guitar with case.
The all Koa grand auditorium sized EF508KC is the guitar for players that demand superb playability, natural acoustic tone at high sound pressure levels and stunning good looks in a road worthy performance guitar. Beneath the impressive figured Koa is a world-class acoustic electric guitar that will handle any application whether in a full band setting or solo performance. The Takamine Palethetic pickup and CT4B2 three band graphic preamp with tuner delivers all the tone you are looking for no matter what your playing style
Rosette: Abalone
Top: Figured Koa
Back & Sides: Figured Koa
Inlays: Snowflake
Machines: Gold
Fingerboard: Bound Rosewood

First Act Delia SFA Model ME530 Semi-hollow Body Electric Guitar
Meet Delia… a sweet semi-hollow body from First Act’s Limited Edition line. Inspired by the semi-hollow bodies of the 1960s, First Act’s team of luthiers has designed a gorgeous guitar with outstanding performance.

Ernie Ball
One year’s supply of Ernie Ball strings

Boss TU-1000 Stage Tuner

Egnator Tweaker 112 Combo Amp
15 watt all tube guitar amplifier with a single 12” Celestion G12H30 speaker

Leather Collector Bag designed by Andrea Valentini
Each artist performing at the festival will receive one of these specially designed duffel bags as a gift for their participation. Interior silk lining and included duster bag has Crossroads-themed repeating pattern. Produced in a very limited quantity.

The 2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival takes place on Saturday, 26 June at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois.

About Crossroads Centre at Antigua:
The Crossroads Centre at Antigua is an international, non-profit facility founded by Eric Clapton. Crossroads Centre provides treatment and education to chemically dependent persons, those with other compulsive addictive behaviours, their families and significant others. Eric founded the 36 bed residential facility because he saw a great need for the treatment of alcohol and drug addiction in the Caribbean, as well as around the world. To do this, he has personally invested his time and money to make it a reality. Crossroad Centre’s mission is to provide quality care and treatment that is both affordable and accessible. In keeping with this, a foundation based in the United States and a charitable trust in the United Kingdom raise funds to help support those who are unable to afford treatment.

Crossroads Guitar Festival – Official Website Homepage 
Crossroads Guitar Center Festival – Information about the exhibitors and activities

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