Musicians love to receive a new musical instrument for many reasons. One is just the joy that anyone feels to get something new. But that feeling fades fast. What lasts is the learning and experimenting that can go on for months, taking the musician out of their comfort zone (or worse, their rehearsal rut) and allowing a new platform for their self-expression. This contest might be the perfect elixir for three musicians in Canada since we are giving away one Kramer guitar and two Yamaha keyboards.

Kramer Focus VT211S Guitar delivers the fat-strat sound you love

Vintage-style guitars - Kramer

You know you want this guitar. I know I do. It brings me back to the great hair bands of the eighties. The Best Buy Blog review by Nikolai should be your first stop to learn more about this instrument. He discussed why the Kramer Focus VT211S Guitar is a fun instrument to play and demonstrated it’s tone and range with a selection of songs (including one Van Halen piece).

Yamaha keyboards expand musical abilities of any level of player

Yamaha PSR-e373 Keyboard

Learning new songs has never been more fun than it is on one of the two Yamaha keyboards we are giving away in this contest. Again, to learn more about the PSR-E273 or the PSR-E373, you should read the reviews by Nikolai Olekhnovitch. He discussed many of the features of these two instruments and demonstrated how Yamaha makes learning fun and easy. These two keyboards are incredibly versatile and offer something for every keyboard player, from beginner to experienced.

Imagine playing a new instrument right now

Some people say musical ability comes mostly from practice; others say it’s from talent. Both are likely involved, but to get the most enjoyment, I believe you need to exercise your musical imagination. I love the lyric, “Picture yourself in a boat on a river,” because it’s a great example of the marriage of imagination and music. I challenge you to picture yourself with a Yamaha or Kramer, learning to play Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds or some other song you’ve heard a million times and want to be able to reproduce on your own. Then enter this contest for your chance to win a great instrument from Best Buy.

How to enter

Entering this contest is easy, but you can only enter once. First, picture yourself sitting in a quiet room in your home with a new guitar or keyboard from Best Buy, and then tell us in a comment below what song you are going to learn first and why you chose that song.

What you can win

At the end of this contest we will randomly select three winners from all eligible comments on the blog. One person will win the black Kramer Focus VT211S Guitar that Nikolai reviewed, one will win the Yamaha PSR-E373 that Nikolai reviewed, and one person will win the Yamaha PSR-E273 that Nikolai reviewed.

This contest runs from July 29th to August 15th.

Remember, you can only enter once by leaving a comment beneath this article. However, there are many people in your life who would be inspired after winning one of these instruments, so share this contest and give them a chance to win too.

Win a Kramer guitar or Yamaha keyboard Contest Rules and Regulations

Good Luck

Martin Renaud
Editor in Chief
Martin loves working with the talented editors and writers on the Best Buy Blog as Editor-in-Chief. During his spare time he is either working on his next novel, cooking up a masterpiece in the kitchen, or adding some smart tech to his new home on Mayne Island in British Columbia.


  1. I am very happy to announce the winners of the Kramer guitar and Yamaha keyboards:

    Graham F. (Nanaimo, BC)
    Daryl A. (Amherstview, ON)
    Roland C. (Hamilton, ON)

    Keep reading and get great informative articles about a wide range of topics from tech to toys, from smartphones to style. Participate on the blog by asking questions and offering your expertise to the comment sections of articles you read. And enter more contests: you never know when we will get more great products to give away.

  2. This contest is now closed. We will draw the winners soon in accordance with the rules. Return to the blog often to read great articles, learn about the latest technology, and to enter more contests. You never know when we’ll be doing another amazing giveaway!

  3. This is awesome, my young grandson would really rock it out on this beauty! Then maybe I would be able to get to learn a bit too.

  4. On keyboard, would love to learn how to play
    Imagine by John Lennon, such a great song with a great meaning. On guitar, playing Metallica’s One, such a fun song to listen to and the shredding second half seems like it would be a blast to learn and hurt my fingers 🙂

  5. On the Kramer, I’d love to learn Going to California by Led Zeppelin. Best song and I think it would be a great challenge for me! My boys play guitar but no one will teach me. I need my own to learn!

  6. i would love to play for the first song Blackbird sing it’s such a great musical piece on the guitar!

  7. Definitely learn something like California Dreaming by the Mamas and the Papas on that beautiful Kramer guitar.

  8. I’m going to learn on my new guitar “Fooled Around And Fell In Love” by Elvin Bishop because it has my favourite riffs and I always crank it when it comes on the radio.

  9. I’d love to win the guitar. I would start with learning Where Is My Mind by the Pixies as its a personal favorite.

  10. The first thing I’d learn is Take Me Home Country Road by John Denver. I chose this song because it’s one that my family enjoys singing at sing-alongs!

  11. It would be GREAT to win either one: guitar or keyboard & I would learn: Jingle Bells so that my granddaughter & I would play it together.

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