In January of 2004, we gave you the chance to win a Thorns & Metal prize package. After receiving over 60,000 entries, Brian P. of State College, Pennsylvania was randomly chosen as our winner. Here is what Brian had to say:

EPI: What instruments do play?

BRIAN: I sing and play guitar, bass, and anything else at hand.

EPI: How long have you been playing?

BRIAN: I've been playing bass for about eighteen years, guitar a little less than that.

EPI: What will you do with your new gear from Epiphone?

BRIAN: I'll play in public more. :) I was a little shy before with the quality of my current gear!

EPI: What do you like best about

BRIAN: Living in a rural area, it's hard to find a good selection of instruments without driving to a nearby city; visiting helped me learn about the products to help me make better decisions on buying gear. has great photos and info on your instrument line that really helped me narrow down the numerous choices in guitars to a select few that I really wanted to play.

EPI: What do you do for a living?

BRIAN: I am a Web Developer and Computer Consultant.

EPI: Is there anything else you'd like to say?

BRIAN: I can't believe I won! Thanks! I'm a big fan of The Thorns and Epiphone guitars! I really needed a new bass! This prize package will inspire my bass and guitar playing for many years to come!

Congratulations Brian on your new guitar! And as for the rest of you...what are you waiting for? Click HERE to register for this months giveaway!