Pig Hog “Year of the Pig” Harley Contest Winner Announced!

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2019, the “Year of the Pig” was a busy one over here at Pig Hog - we’ve sure had a lot of fun! For anyone who wasn’t paying attention...last January we decided to celebrate “Year of the Pig” by giving away a Harley Davidson to one lucky dealer. At long last, the contest has concluded, and we’re ready to announce our official winner. Drumroll please! 

We are thrilled to announce that the winner is...Guitar Works Ltd. in Evanston, Illinois! Huge congratulations to Guitar Works founder Terry Straker and his entire team. 

The Guitar Works story began in 1972, when a young Terry Straker dropped his beloved Martin on the way to a guitar lesson, and lacked the funds to have it fixed. This led to his first successful guitar repair effort, and it wasn't long before he was fixing friends' guitars as well. He was honing his luthier skills working at music stores while learning the ins and outs of running a business up until 1979, when he discovered some unsavory business practices at work, leading Terry to quit his job. On his way home from his last day of work, unsure of his future, Terry’s motorcycle stalled in front of a vacant storefront at 739 Main Street. Recognizing a (For Rent) sign from the universe when he saw one, he rented the store that same day and Guitar Works, Ltd was born.

Fast-forward to today, and Guitar Works offers a sizable inventory of quality gear for sale, private lessons, and a renowned full-service repair shop. High-end clientele have included names such as Styx, Tesla, The Who, Ramones, Indigo Girls, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Steve Albini, Urge Overkill, John Prine, Steve Goodman, John Hartford, Jackson Browne, Pete Huttlinger, David Bromberg, Muriel Anderson, Bob Mould, John Fogerty, Los Lobos, Smashing Pumpkins, Buddy Guy, Eddy Clearwater, Lonnie Brooks, Son Seals, David “Honey Boy” Edwards, and more.

If you’re in the Chicago area, be sure to drop by Guitar Works and say Hello! 

Also keep an eye out for details on a spring event, to be announced post-NAMM. Special appearance by Pig Hog, the Harley, and all your favorite cables - stay tuned.