texanepiphone Giving Away a Vintage 1967 Epiphone Texan FT-79 in Australia
World’s Most Popular Music Gear Website Celebrates Continued Momentum in the Region, the online marketplace for buying, selling, and learning about music gear, is giving away a 1967 Epiphone Texan FT-79 to one lucky Australian winner. The giveaway, which ends on September 30, coincides with one year since the marketplace increased its focus on Australia by hiring on-the-ground support and launching its mobile app in the region.

“It’s been a whirlwind of a year, helping musicians and music lovers across Australia get access to buyers, sellers, and gear that were previously out of reach for them,” said Nick Smethurst, Reverb’s Territory Manager for Australia. “It’s fitting that we’re capping it off by giving away such a rare vintage guitar.”

A pillar of Epiphone’s acoustic roster, the FT-79 brought together a ’40s flat-top guitar design with Gibson’s iconic sloped shoulders and rich midrange tone. The Texan goes pound for pound with staples like the J-45 or D-18 and is a go-to instrument for legends such as Peter Frampton, Kurt Cobain, and Paul McCartney. To win this rare piece of gear, participants simply visit this page and answer: What was your favorite thing about your first guitar?

While has always been available worldwide, the company increased its focus on Australia just over a year ago, hiring Smethurst as its first Australian team member and making the Reverb mobile app available in Australia. In the past year, has seen a 400% increase in new Australian buyers while tripling sales in the market. The company also plans to increase hiring, adding key marketing and support roles to join Smethurst on the ground.

The contest is open only to residents of Australia. To enter or to learn more, click here.