If you've ever wanted to both evoke the sounds of the Smashing Pumpkins and own a rare bit of band memorabilia, now's your chance; Exclaim! is giving Billy Corgan fans the opportunity to win a limited edition LJ16BC Yamaha acoustic guitar, Corgan's signature. The instrument is based on the handcrafted LJ16 A.R.E., which boasts a medium-jumbo body and is loved for its "wide dynamic range, strong low-end presence and crisp tone."
Corgan's a stickler, though — look into the recording of Siamese Dream to learn about his perfectionist tendencies — so there are some tweaks made to really make this his guitar. The upper-mid harmonic frequencies were given more emphasis, and the low-mid range was given more detailing, both of which complements his playing style. The aesthetics are also uniquely Corgan, especially the "Zero" logo on the headstock.
There are just 25 of these in Canada, but you can win here. To enter, check out this article about his recent Toronto show, then fill out the form below. After that, cross your fingers and practice some of Corgan's tunes. If you win, you'll also take home Ogilala, his new album under his birth name, William Patrick Corgan.