What is it?

how to participate

1. Register to Compete

2. Download One of GT's Approved Tracks

3. Video Record Yourself Playing to the Track

4. Submit it Back to GT on or Before Jan 31, 2021

What Are The Rules

1. You Can Not Be Signed To a Label

2. At The End of The Video You Must Share What Gear Was Used.

3. No Track Substitutions.  You Must Use One of The Provided Tracks

4. All Ages Can Participate

5. Limit One Video Entry Only per person.

What are the prizes

1st Place

1. G&L ASAT BLUESBOY Telecaster w/gig bag

2. Become a Guest on an Episode of Guitar Talk with Jimmy Warren

3. You Track is Shared Across all GT Media and Played on Multiple Episodes of the Guitar Talk Podcast.


w/Gig Bag


Be a Guest on An Episode of Guitar Talk with Jimmy Warren


Carl Verheyen


Supertramp, Steve Morse

Robben Ford, Brad Paisley

Alvin Lee, Joe Bonamassa

Bernie Chiaravalle


Michael McDonald, Hall & Oats

Billy Preston, Chaka Khan

Doobie Brothers, Toto

Tim Quick


John Legend, Alice Cooper

Bacon Brothers, Dee Snider

Gloria Gaynor, Debbie Harry

The judges for this competition is made up of some of the most experienced and professional guitar players in music.   The have recorded and toured extensively with some of the biggest names in music.  Together Carl Verheyen, Bernie Chiaravalle and Tim Quick will review the entrees and decided who will become the very first winner of the GT Improv  Competition.  Contestants are judged on originality, tone and creativity. 

Click the Download Single Box To Download the Competition Backing Track


To register, please take the time to fill out the information below.

1. Submit the Registration         Form

2. Download Track

3. Submit Video by Jan 31, 20

Show Times

Wednesday: 3pm CT

Saturday: 10am-12pm ET (MCR)

Sunday: 3pm CT 

Monday 8pm-10pm ET (MCR)

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