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Two University Signature Guitars Auctioned Online For Scholarship Benefit

Sep. 29, 2009

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

UNA teams with DHR Music Experience and Benedetto Guitars FLORENCE, Ala. - The University of North Alabama went live this morning with an online auction of two custom-made UNA signature guitars. All proceeds will benefit the UNA Commercial Music Endowed Scholarship and the Brian Vick/Jonathan Parks/Michael McCarthy Scholarship. The auction is taking place at www.una.edu/guitars. Each of the guitars will bear the official UNA secondary logo in a mother-of-pearl inlay. One of the guitars will be plumburst, and the other honey blonde. UNA is teaming with DHR Music Experience and Benedetto Guitars to offer the guitars. DHR, one of the world's leading guitar distributors and a premier dealer of left-handed guitars, is represented by Dillon Hodges, a UNA sophomore and one of the world's leading flat-picking guitarists. Hodges also endorses Benedetto archtop guitars and electric guitars. The auction winners will be announced at a special benefit concert with Mac McAnally Nov. 12. The online auction site also offers a photo gallery of the guitars' production progress. IMAGES AVAILABLE: For images of the UNA signature guitars, contact the Office of University Communications at 256-765-4225 or jlwoods1@una.edu.

About The University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia. UNA Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I’s ASUN Big South Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/