#SaltAndCharcoal 2022 Solo Competition

Join .strandberg* signature artist Plini for the #SaltAndCharcoal 2022 solo competition this September in honor of the NX 1-year anniversary! Record yourself playing a live, original solo over the provided backing track from his song “Salt + Charcoal” to win a signed Boden Prog NX 7 Charcoal Black, exclusive .strandberg* goodies, a virtual artist hang, and a chance to have your entry shared by the official .strandberg* Guitars social media pages!


September 1st @ 7:00am PST – September 30th @ 11:59pm PST.


  • The top 3 entries will be showcased across .strandberg* Guitars social media
  • 1st place winner receives the exact Boden Prog NX 7 Charcoal Black featured in Plini’s solo video singed by Plini himself, exclusive .strandberg* goodies including a guitar strap and cap, and a virtual artist hang with Plini and Ola!


  1. Download the track provided below and use it to solo over for your submission. The backing track must be used as is, unedited, for your entry to qualify.
  2. Record video and audio of yourself performing an original, live take of your solo.
  3. Upload a video of you performing your solo with the backing track to Instagram. Only entries posted on Instagram will be considered. Limit one (1) entry per person.
  4. Tag @strandbergguitars and @plini in your post and include the hashtag #SaltAndCharcoal
  5. Entries will be judged based on the creativity and originality of the solo. Winners will be announced soon after the contest has ended.
  6. No .strandberg* guitar necessary to enter. No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law.

Backing Track: salt_and_charcoal_competition_-_backing_track_-_130bpm

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