In June 2003 we gave away a FREE pair of Backyard Babies guitars. After receiving more than 20,000 entries, a winner was randomly chosen. And...that lucky winner was James Kerstetter of Tennessee. Here’s what James had to say:

EPI: What instrument(s) do you play?
JAMES: I play guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, lap steel, harmonica, and other rhythm instruments.

EPI: How long have you been playing?
JAMES: I am 52 years old and have been playing since age 13. I have played in several bands and I write and record songs at home on my 8 track machine.

EPI: What will you do with your new gear from Epiphone?
JAMES: I will use the new Epis for recording and will share them with my sons and grandchildren as they are all playing.

EPI: What do you do for a living?
JAMES: As a career I worked for General Motors and Saturn Corporation and now I am retired.

EPI: Is there anything else you'd like to say?
JAMES: Thanks! I own about 15 guitars including 4 Epiphones. Those are the Dot, a Sheraton II, a Casino (see photo’s below), and a Jumbo 200 electric cutaway. Dollar for dollar Epiphone guitars are a great value. And as you can see they make up an important part of my collection.

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