Guitar Toss Archive

Another cracking triumph!

Our 16th Annual Guitar Toss raised a total of $1500 for The Animal Humane Society! Many thanks to all attendees, volunteer helpers, the fine musicians that performed, and our generous vendors that donated the prize items!

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 What is The Guitar Toss?

The Guitar Toss is a benefit for the Animal Humane Society that occurs on the last Saturday of every July. Our donation totals grow every year, thanks to the generosity of the attendees and our vendors. For only a buck a chuck, participants try to toss an unusable guitar into a dumpster(no usable instruments are harmed). Those that dunk a guitar into the bin, get to choose a prize like a t-shirt, hat, or other swag donated by our various vendors. For each dollar donated, participants receive a numbered ticket for a prize drawing on the following Monday. Prizes for the drawing are guitars, amps, effect pedals, and other cool gear donated by our vendors!

 2015 Prizes!

As always, on the Monday following The Guitar Toss, we will be drawing for some really cool prizes! For every “buck a chuck” donation, you get a chance to win something from this assortment of goodies donated by our generous vendors:

Tech 21 Hot Rod Plexi pedal

Kala Waterman Ukulele

Yamaha PAC112V electric guitar

Reunion Blues Merino Wool guitar strap (2 available)

Gold Tone AC-6+ Banjitar with pickup

DOD Overdrive Preamp/250 pedal

Seagull Excursion Walnut Mini Jumbo

NuNu Devices Booster pedal

Doolittles Woodfire Grill gift cards (4)

Down In The Valley Gift cards (2)

Seymour Duncan Vise Grip Compressor pedal

Levys Leathers guitar straps(assorted)

Planet Waves Pedalboard Cable Kit

Planet Waves American Stage guitar cables(2X)

Bands for 2015! Always a must, great live music for throwing guitars to:

Missing Peace

Jiggs Lee and the Brothers Invasion

Alaytra

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guitar Toss 2014:

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A benefit for the Animal Humane Society of Golden Valley

MUSIC! PRIZES! SIDEWALK SALE! TONS OF FUN!

Live music to be performed by:

Lonnie The “L. Train”

Jiggs Lee and the Brothers Invasion

Alaytra

Crank The Thermostat

Prizes for the drawing held on Monday, July 28th:

Godin Core HB electric Guitar

Yamaha FGX700S acoustic/electric

Tech 21 Boost Fuzz effect pedal

Kala Great White Shark ukulele

Lanikai Banjolele

Rocktron Nitro Boost pedal

Rocktron X Tune pedal

4 gift cards for Doolittle’s Woodfire Grill

 

 

 

Guitar Toss 2013

 

My Music Store’s 14th Annual Guitar Toss was a grand slam!

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Once again the generosity of our customers and the community added up to a nice donation to The Animal Humane Society!

The event itself raised $1640(including a 30% match from our pal and former Eden amp designer Dave Grout). Adding in our in store donation jar, and My Music Store rounding things up a bit, we came to a total of $1800.

An anonymous donor via the AHS once again DOUBLED our contribution, making the grand total $3600!

Many thanks to everyone that came out and supported this event, as well as the bands that performed:

Denim Matriarch 

The Smashing Adams

Jessie Erickson

Resonant Blue

And HUGE thanks to the suppliers that donated the fantastic prizes we gave away:

PRS SE 245 electric guitar with bag

Yamaha Pacifica PAC212VFM

Tech 21 Boost D.L.A.

Rocktron Nitro Boost (x2)

Lanikai  Koa Concert Ukulele Pack

Godin Redline 3 electric guitar

Seymour Duncan Lava Box pedal

Hardwire TL-2 Metal Distortion pedal

Ashland/Crafter acoustic guitar


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My Music Stores 14th Annual Guitar Toss

A benefit for The Animal Humane Society of Golden Valley

 

My Music Store’s 13th Annual Guitar Toss for 2012!

The event was a smashing success once again!  Great music, great weather, and loads of dollars generated for the Animal Humane Society!  We collected $1700 via the Guitar Toss, including  $265 donated by Dr. Dave Grout. Our total will be matched by a generous anonymous donor through the Animal Humane Society, bringing the grand total to $3400!  A huge thanks to everyone that attended and helped us put on this annual event!

 

The Guitar Toss is a benefit for the Animal Humane Society that occurs on the last Saturday of every July. For only a buck a chuck, participants try to toss an unusable guitar into a dumpster. Those that dunk a guitar into the trash, get to choose a prize like a t-shirt, hat, or other swag donated by our various vendors. For each dollar donated, participants receive a numbered ticket that goes into the hopper for a drawing on the following Monday. Prizes for the drawing are guitars, amps, effect pedals, and other cool gear donated by our vendors.

Live Music!

We always feature cool live local music for the event.  Anyone from well known local acts to newbies having their first gig, it is always a great mix! Performances for 2012 were from:

The Narw!als

The Narw!als on Bandcamp

The Narw!als on Facebook 

Bixxby’s Grave

Bixxby’s Grave on Bandcamp

Bixxby’s Grave on Facebook

 

Los Rey Reys

Performing swanky surf instrumentals!

 

Glass Airplane

Eclectic alternative originals and covers!

 

Prizes!

Yamaha Pacifica PAC212VFM (clor may vary) 

Crafter CT120 TBU with gig bag 

Tech 21 Boost DLA delay pedal 

Kohala Ocean View Blue Concert Ukulele with tribal bag and clip on tuner  

Seymour Duncan Hot Rodded Humbucker Set

Rocktron Nitro Boost pedal

Paul Reed Smith SE electric guitar model to be determined

Digitech Metal Master Pedal

Seymour Duncan Tweak Fuzz pedal

Ipod Shuffle 2g donated by Digitech

 

Sidewalk sale and more!

In addition, we  have a sidewalk sale with all kinds of different items,  and we also mark down many items in the store with special Guitar Toss prices! Many items are still discounted post-toss!

A great success! Guitar Toss 2011

Our 12th annual Guitar Toss generated $2000 for the Animal Humane Society, and will be DOUBLED by an anonymous benefactor! That makes Guitar Toss 2011 our most successful by a huge margin!

A big thanks to everyone that attended, the bands that performed: Scary NumanThe She Rockers, Thee Unholy Cathode Surfers, and Clear Recognition. A huge thanks to the vendors that donated prizes:  Yamaha,  Crafter Tech 21Seymour DuncanDigitech/HardwireApex, Rocktron, and Paul Reed Smith!  Other vendors that donated swag and other goodies include Godin, Bedell, Traynor, and GHS strings. Much gratitude to all that assisted in making this an amazing event!

My Music Stores 12th Annual Guitar Toss

A benefit for the Animal Humane Society of Golden Valley