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— Authorized Marshall dealer American Guitar and Band were on hand to present the prize to the winner —

MELVILLE, NY, April 27, 2010 — A special, one-of-a-kind Marshall amplifier cabinet was recently presented to the winner of a Dave Mustaine/Marshall Amplification contest. Minnesota-based Marshall dealer American Guitar and Band made the presentation.

During the development of his signature Marshall cabinet, Dave Mustaine visited the Marshall factory in the U.K. and hand built a one-off cabinet with the help of the production staff. As is tradition at Marshall, the person building a cabinet signs his or her name to it, so the cabinet Mustaine built bears his signature, as well as that of Dr. Jim Marshall, OBE.

The cabinet was offered as a prize for a contest that was run through,, and hosted on Mustaine’s promotional website, The Live Line.

The contest pulled over 4000 entries from all over the globe, and Mustaine drew the winning entry at the Winter NAMM 2010 trade show. The winner, Bart Schneider, who resides in Minnesota, was presented with the cabinet by Cory Lake, the owner of American Guitar and Band in Maple Grove, Minnesota. As an extra bonus, a special copy of the DVD that ships with all Mustaine signature cabinets was enhanced specifically for Schneider with additional footage of Mustaine building the exact cabinet given away in the contest.