The I. E. B. S. has presented a number of signature guitars through a raffle process, our goal being to make enough
to pay for the guitar and then put some money into our treasury which supports our society.

Please come see them where we set up our membership booth.

Festival Guitars offer a special something to the winners, a piece of memorabilia to take home, a reminder of
that exciting time at a particular festival. All guitars will be autographed by as many of the main stage performers as
we can get.

All of our guitars are new or in good working order, and all come with a gig bag.
Here's some of the guitars we have presented the past.


Check ‘em out!



2007 Epiphone Les Paul Jr. (new)











2007 Cherry Epiphone SG Special (new)















2007 Sunburst Bullet Stratocaster with Tremelo! (new)


























2007 Special Edition Butterscotch Blonde Telecaster (new)






























Festival Raffles

The Inland Empire Blues Society would like to thank everyone who participated in our previous festival guitar raffles.

Below you’ll see the pictures of past festival guitar winners, and the high-end guitar winners.

Look for us at the Untapped Blues Festival (May, Kennewick, Washington), Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival (July,
Ritzville, Washington), Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival (July, Winthrop, Washington), and the Bronze, Blues &
Brews (August, Joseph, Oregon).

Who knows, we might even add a festival raffle where we've not done it before.


August 11, 2007
The 12th Annual Bronze, Blues & Brews Festival
Joseph, Oregon

The 12th Annual Bronze, Blues & Brews festival was everything you could hope for.
Great weather, awesome scenery, and a band line-up that was unbelievable!
Brian Burton of Eugene, Oregon was the lucky guitar winner, after buying just
3 tickets. Brian was one happy man when he came up to receive this beautiful
white Fender Squier Bullet. It’s the Affinity Series with a polyurethane finish,
laminated hardwood body, Maple ‘C’ shaped neck, rosewood fretboard,
9.5” radius, 21 medium jumbo frets, 3 single coil pickups, and it features a master
volume and 5 position blade switch. It has a hard-tail six saddle bridge, covered
tuners, and the 60’s style large headstock. This beauty was autographed by main
stage performers Sherman Robertson, Jackie Payne & Steve Edmonson, Jimi Bott,
Suburban Slim, A.C. Porter, Jim Wallace, Mark DuFresne, Curtis Salgado, and
Tracy Arrington!
Special thanks to the lovely Adrianne for helping give this guitar away!




July 20 ~ 22, 2007
The 20th Annual Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival
Winthrop, Washington

The 20th Annual Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival, held July 20th
thru 22nd, was my 18th in a row, and by far the best (for me!) The
Inland Empire Blues Society had a gorgeous 2007 Butterscotch
Fender Squier Telecaster from Guitar Center to raffle off. This
beauty was autographed by main stage performers Don Millard,
Eddie Turner, Nicole Fournier, Margaret Wilder, Mike Hays,
Bob Ergott, Bobby Patterson, John Lee Hooker, Jr., Chris “Kid”
Andersen, Charlie Musselwhite, Ryan Harder, Zach Cooper,
Dave Nordstrom, Tim “Too Slim” Langford, Cary Fly, Forest
Govedare, Chubby Carrier, and Watermelon Slim!


A record number of tickets were sold for this guitar raffle, and Ed Szczepaniak from the Bronco Inn in Spokane was
the lucky winner. Several years ago, Ed won the raffle guitar offered by the Winthrop Music Association at the festival.
How lucky is that? Ed purchases 10 tickets for every raffle guitar he can find, and boy, does he have good luck!
Special thanks to the lovely Marciana for helping give this guitar away!




July 14, 2007
The Ritzville Blues Festival
Ritzville, Washington

The Ritzville Blues Festival this year, held July 14th, was outstanding, and
Jean Moore of Spokane couldn’t agree more! Jean was the lucky gal who
won the beautiful 2006 Fender Squier Stratocaster, autographed by main
stage performers Tinsley Ellis, Mark Hummel, Magic Dick, Lee Oskar,
Curley Taylor, Roberson & Beese, Randy Oxford, Don Millard, and
‘T-Boy Neal’ & Becki Sue of Becki Sue & Her Big Rockin’ Daddies! Jean
said that she was going to give it to her son, but when her husband saw it,
he said “No Way!” Jean and her husband own the Village Tavern in Airway
Heights, and hubby thought the guitar might look great hangin’ on the wall
at the tavern. Stop by and check it out!



May 12, 2007
11th Annual Untapped Blues Festival
Kennewick, Washington

The 2007 Untapped Blues was a gas! When the raffle guitar winners’ name
was announced, rumors were that he raced through the crowd to pick up his
prize! Pete Winblad, of Tacoma, Washington, is shown here accepting the
2006 Epiphone Les Paul Jr. from Inland Empire Blues Society member &
Ritzville Blues Festival promoter Sandy Hansberry. This beauty (the guitar!)
was autographed by Kinzel & Hyde, members of the Randy Oxford Band,
Nicole Fournier, Becki Sue & T-Boy Neal, members of the Northwest
Women in Rhythm & Blues, and Nick Vigarino. This beautiful LP features
a Single Cutaway Solid Body; Two-tone Sunburst; P-90 Humbucker at
Bridge; Bolt-On Neck; Rosewood Fretboard; Chrome Hardware; Volume,
Tone Controls; 22 frets; 1.1875” nut; and 24 ¾” Scale.




August 12, 2006,
11th Annual Bronze, Blues & Brews
Joseph, Oregon

Burnie Aarons of Bend, Oregon won the gorgeous metallic blue Fender
Squier Affinity guitar raffled at the 11th Annual Bronze, Blues & Brews in
Joseph, Oregon on August 12th. The guitar was autographed by Doug
MacLeod, Duffy Bishop & Chris Carlson, Johnny Rawls, Chris Cain, and
Coco Montoya. Burnie purchased one ticket, and was thrilled with the guitar.
Burnie’s wife said that he actually knows how to play a guitar, but will hang
this one on the wall as memorabilia.

This 2005 Squier has an Alder body, Maple neck with Rosewood fretboard, 21 Medium Jumbo frets, 3 single coil pickups,
master volume, neck pickup tone control, middle pickup tone control, 5 Position Blade Pickup Switch, Synchronous Tremelo
Bridge, Standard Die Cast Tuners for machine heads, chrome hardware, a large 60's style headstock, a silkscreened logo, dot
position inlays, and came with a gig bag.





July 14 - 16, 2006
19th Annual Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival
Winthrop, Washington

A great story goes with the 2005 Metallic Red Fender Squier Affinity raffled off at the
19th Annual Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival. Of course numerous people bought
multiple tickets, and one youngster hung out quite a bit checkin’ out the guitar.
Unfortunately, too young to purchase a ticket. When it came to drawing a name for
the winner, Chattaroy resident Jon Donahue was the lucky guy. Jon immediately
handed the guitar to the young man who had been scopin’ out the guitar at the booth!
Turns out Jon is a friend of Dylan Brewer’s family, and had intended all along to give
the guitar to young Dylan. Dylan had recently started guitar lessons, and just maybe
we’ll see this youngblood up on the Winthrop stage in the future! Dylan’s guitar was
autographed by main stage performers T-Boy Neal & Becki Sue (of Becki Sue & Her
Big Rockin’ Daddies!); Dan Berkery of Rose City Kings; Kelly Thibodeaux; Jason Ricci;
Too Slim; Janiva Magness; Anthony Gomes; Porter, Batiste & Stoltz; and Tommy Castro.

This beautiful guitar has an Alder body, Maple neck with Rosewood fretboard, 21 Medium Jumbo frets, 3 single coil pickups,
master volume, neck pickup tone control, middle pickup tone control, 5 Position Blade Pickup Switch, Synchronous Tremelo
Bridge, Standard Die Cast Tuners for machine heads, chrome hardware, a large 60's style headstock, a silkscreened logo, and
dot position inlays, and included a gig bag.




July 8, 2006
13th Annual Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival
Ritzville, Washington

In addition to having a blast at the 13th Annual Ritzville Blues Festival, Inland Empire Blues Society
Jerzy Kuciej won the 2005 Ice Blue Fender Squier Bullet Special we raffled off. This blue beauty was
autographed by main stage performers Don Millard, Alice Stuart, Peter Dammann (of the Paul deLay
band; Paul won’t sign guitars!) Mitch Woods, Jimmy Thackery, and Big Bill Morganfield! Jerzy was so
excited, he took off before I could even give him the gig bag! He came back later, though, and picked
it up.

This pretty Squier is made of laminated hardwood with a Maple neck, Rosewood fretboard, 21
Medium Jumbo frets, 1 humbucking pickup, 1 volume control, a hardtail 6 saddle bridge, chrome
hardware, dot position inlays, a silkscreened logo, and came with a gig bag.




May 13, 2006
10th Annual Untapped Blues Festival
Pasco, Washington

Saturday, May 13th was a gas at the 10th Annual Untapped Blues Festival. Not
only was the weather awesome, each and every band was top-drawer! The Inland
Empire Blues Society raffled off their first guitar of the festival season, and it was
autographed by Andy Strange, Guitar Julie, and Suburban Slim of the
Strangetones; Mark Riley and Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne; Norton Buffalo of
Norton Buffalo & the Knockouts; Chris Carlson & Duffy Bishop of the Duffy Bishop
Band; Ed Scheer, Alizon Lissance, and Myanna of the Love Dogs; Rod & Honey
Piazza of Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers; and Tim “Too Slim” Langford of Too
Slim & the Taildraggers.

The guitar was a brand new 2005 Black Fender Squier Bullet Special, made of
laminated hardwood with a maple neck, rosewood fretboard, 21 medium jumbo
frets, 1 humbucking pickup, 1 volume control, a hardtail 6 saddle bridge, chrome
hardware, dot position inlays, and a silkscreened logo. A brand new gig bag was
included. Pete Edward of Kennewick was tickled pink to be the winner of this great
piece of memorabilia.









August 13, 2005,
10th Annual Bronze, Blues & Brews, Joseph, Oregon.

June McKenzie of Halfway, Oregon was the lucky winner of the Fender Squier
Strat in Joseph, Oregon at the 10th Annual Joseph Bronze, Blues & Brews.
June' s Fender Squier Strat was autographed by Mark Lemhouse, Dave
Stewart & Peter Damman from the DK 4; Janiva Magness; Michael Burks &
Tinsley Ellis











July 17, 2005,
18th Annual Winthrop R&B Festival, Winthrop, Washington

Doug Wallis of Victoria, B.C. was extremely pleased to win the brand new
Fender Squier Strat covered with autographs at the 18th Annual Winthrop
Rhythm & Blues Festival.Autographs included most of the Mannish Boys:
Finis Tasby, Frank "Paris Slim" Goldwasser, Leon Blue, Ronnie James
Weber, Johnny Dyer, Kid Ramos, & Randy Chortkoff; Vicci Martinez; Too
Slim & the Taildraggers: Tim "Too Slim" Langford, Dave Nordstrom, and
Zack Cooper; Renee' Austin; Polly O'Keary; Ben Rice (from Ben Rice &
the Youth of Blues);Andy Collins; W.C. Clark; Coco Montoya; John
Nemeth; Dave Stewart & Peter Damman of the DK 4; Lil' Brian of the
Zydeco Travelers, and others!








July 9, 2005,
12th Annual Ritzville Blues Festival, Ritzville, Washington.

The I.E.B.S. raffled off another of our cool Fender Squier Stratocasters at
the Ritzville Blues Festival. Gary Sooy of Cheney was the lucky winner of
this beautiful red strat, autographed by the main stage performers at the
festival, including Don Millard, The Doghouse Boyz: Neil Elwell & Ramiro
Vijarro; The Howlers: Andy Woehler, Dave Montague, Perry Roper & Tuck
Foster; Chris Hiatt; Duffy Bishop & Chris Carlson of the Duffy Bishop Band;
Alvin Youngblood Hart; John Hammond; and Duke Robillard!












May 14, 2005,
9th Annual Untapped Blues Festival, Richland, Washington.

Our first Festival Guitar Raffle of 2005 coincided with the First Blues
Festival of the Year. The 9th Annual Untapped Blues Festival, May 14,
2005, held at the Benton County Fairgrounds in Kennewick, always a lot
of fun, saw I.E.B.S. member Loren Burnett win a Black Fender Squier
Stratocaster autographed by many of the festivals performers. Mark
Lemhouse, Jason Ricci, Nick Moss, & Thornetta Davis all autographed
this guitar. As you can see, Loren was all smile!











Our last 'yearly' raffle was a beautiful Gibson Les Paul Studio, from the Gem
series. The rich colors of gemstones inspired this American Made Les Paul
Studio Gem series. This beauty was completed on September 30th, 1996,
and retailed for $1800! Finishes available in this series were Amethyst, Emerald,
Ruby, Sapphire, and Topaz. This is the Ruby version.

Here's the technical aspects of this gorgeous guitar:
Body: Maple top, Mahogany back; Neck/Profile: Mahogany/Rounded;
Fingerboard/Inlay: Rosewood / Trapezoid; Scale/Nut Width: 24 3/4"/1 11/16";
Binding: None; Bridge/Tailpiece: Tune-o-matic/Stop bar; Hardware: Gold;
Pickups: Two P-90 single-coil; Controls: Two volume, two tone, three-way switch;
Finish: Amethyst, Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire, Topaz; Case: original Gibson
hardcase.

This LP was professionally set up and intonated by Mark's Guitar, and new
Gibson Les Paul strings were installed.













February 26th, 2005:
8th Annual Blues Cats For Kids.

Dave McKay bought a couple of tickets at the meetings previous to this event,
and while unable to attend Blues Cats For Kids where we drew the winning
ticket, was disbelieving when notified of this earth shattering stroke of luck!
Dave doesn't know how to play this guitar, but both he and his daughter want
to learn how!













2004/2005

Our 2003/4 raffle guitar is a beautiful 1992
American Made Stevie Ray Vaughan Artist
Series Stratocaster Electric Guitar featuring
a 3-color sunburst alder body; maple neck
with 21 fret Rosewood fingerboard with dot
inlay; Gold plated left handed American
vintage synchronized tremolo bridge; Gold
plated string tree; Gold plated Fender/Gotoh
vintage style tuning machines; 3 Texas
Special single-coil Strat pickups; master
volume, 2 tone controls; 5 position blade
pickup switch; black pickguard with engraved
SRV; and a tweed hardcase.

This guitar has the Stevie Ray Vaughan
autograph on the peg head.

Tickets were sold from April 1, 2003 thru
February 28, 2004. The drawing was held
February 28, 2004 at Blues Cats for Kids.
Grant Shipley successfully insured his
chances of winning this gorgeous guitar by purchasing
a large number of tickets, and the effort certainly paid
off for him. Now Grant wants to take lessons to learn
how to play it!  

1036 tickets were sold for this guitar, so you can figure your odds at winning!
All monies from this raffle went to the Inland Empire Blues Society.





2002/2003

Our 2002/3 raffle guitar was a beautiful 2000 Limited Edition Fender Telecaster Electric
Guitar, Buck Owens signature model. It featured a solid Basswood body; solid maple
neck; 22-fret Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlay; 3-saddle fixed bridge; Gold-plated
vintage hardware; Gold pickguard; Gold-plated metal controls plate; 2 vintage Tele
pickups w/Alnico magnets; volume/tone controls; 3 way switch; Red/Silver/Blue sparkle
finish; Fender hardshell case; and donated by Len Volpe of Replay Music, a Stars &
Stripes leather guitar strap by Levy.

Tickets were sold from May 2002 thru
March 1, 2003.

The drawing was held March 1, 2003 at
Blues Cats for Kids, and Joleen Carl nearly
wet herself when she was announced as
the winner! She bought 1 ticket for herself.

934 tickets were sold for this guitar, so you
can figure your odds at winning!

All monies went to the Inland Empire Blues
Society.













2001/2002

Our 2001/2 raffle guitar was a beautiful Custom Built Stratocastor Style Electric
Guitar built by Replay Music owner Len Volpe.

It featured a Fender licensed solid maple neck and fretboard with custom vintage
finish by Ernie O’Dell of Spokane; solid Basswood body with vintage tobacco sunburst
finish; 3 standard single coil pickups similar to
Fender Tex-Mex, including 1 volume, 2 tone
knobs, and 5 position switch;

Grover sealed tuners; Dunlop “straplock” strap
buttons; standard tremolo bridge with tremolo bar;
GHS Boomer strings; locking vintage tweed style
case; and a Fender guitar strap.

It was autographed by John Mayall and Bo
Diddley.

Tickets were sold from May 2001 thru February
2002, and we sold 1000 tickets.

The drawing was held at Blues Cats For Kids in
February 2002, and the lucky winner was
Lisa Kinyon. Talk about excited! Lisa had
purchased three tickets the day of the drawing.

All monies from this raffle were donated to Blues
Cats For Kids.






1998

We raffled our first guitar from April thru December of 1998, and sold 1200 tickets!

This beauty was an Epiphone copy of the Gibson ES-335, the B.B. King Lucille model.
We were lucky enough to have B.B. King autograph this beautiful guitar, and the winner
was from Powell River, B.C., which is about 100 miles North of Vancouver, B.C.

Winner John Cogswell purchased one ticket at the Winthrop R&B Festival in July, and told
us to just give him the guitar right there, because he was going to win it!

John decided to drive to Spokane to pick up this gorgeous guitar, and talk about an excited
guy!

All monies went to the Inland Empire Blues Society.
Ted Todd, Burnie Aarons, & Duffy Bishop
(photo by Dean Davis)
Dylan Brewer & Jon Donahue
(photo by Ted Todd)
Ted Todd & Pete Edward
(photo by Babe Nyberg)
Ted and June Mckenzie
(Photo by Dean Davis)
Doug Wallis with Ted
(Photo by Phil Chestnut)
Ritzville Blues Festival Promoter
(Photo by Ted Todd)
Loren Burnett
(photo by Ted Todd)
Photo by Dean Davis
Dave McKay
(Photo by Ted Todd)
photo by Dean Davis
photo by Dean Davis
Joleen Carl
(photo by Clark Fisher)
photo by Clark Fisher
John  Cogswell
photo by Ted
Single Cutaway Solid Body; Two-tone Sunburst; P-
90 Humbucker at Bridge; Bolt-On Neck; Rosewood
Fretboard; Chrome Hardware; Volume, Tone
Controls; 22 frets; 1.1875” nut; 24 ¾” Scale.
Pete Winblad and Sandy Hansberry
(photo by Deborah Conway)
Maintenance by IEBS
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Twin open-coil Humbucker pickups; Chrome Hardware;
24.75” Scale; 1.68” Nut Width; Bolt-On Maple Neck,
Rosewood-Dot Fingerboard Inlay; Laminated Alder/Maple
Body, Tune-o-matic Bridge/Stopbar Tailpiece combo
Model Number: 031-0203-550 (Butterscotch Blonde); Series: Affinity; Alder Body;
Maple, C-Shape Neck with Maple Fingerboard 9.5” radius (241mm), 21 Medium
Jumbo Frets; 2 single coil pickups; Volume & Tone controls; 3 position blade
pickup switching: Position 1: Bridge; Position 2: Bridge & Neck; Position 3: Neck;
6-Saddle Top-Load Bridge; Standard Die-Cast Tuner Machine Heads; Chrome
Hardware; 1 ply Black Pickguard; Scale Length: 25.5” (648mm); 1.61” (41mm)
Width at Nut; Unique Features: Black Plastic Nut; Black Top-Hat Switch Tip; Black
Silk-Screen Logo; Dot Position Inlays;         Fender Super 250L (.009 - .042);
Nickel Plated Steel Strings, p/n 073-0250-003;
Introduced: July 2003
Adrianne, Brian & Ted
(photo by Dean Davis)
Ed & Marciana
(photo by Deborah Conway)
Ted & Jean Moore
(photo by Dean Davis)
Frets; 3 single coil Strat pickups; Master Volume & 2 Tone
controls; 5 position blade pickup switch featuring: Position
1: Bridge Pickup; Position 2: Bridge & Middle Pickup;
Position 3: Middle Pickup; Position 4: Middle & Neck