UNA Pressroom

Una Custom Guitars En Route To Campus

Oct. 19, 2009

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

FLORENCE, Ala. - Staff from the University of North Alabama are on the road to Savannah, Ga., today to pick up the university's two new custom-made signature guitars. UNA teamed with DHR Music Experience and Benedetto Guitars to offer the instruments for an auction benefiting two UNA music scholarships. The guitars are expected to be on display in Rogers Hall this Wednesday.

UNA sophomore and world-class guitarist Dillon Hodges is among the UNA group picking up the guitars. Hodges represents DHR, one of the world's leading guitar distributors, and endorses Benedetto archtop guitars and electric guitars. Each of the university guitars will bear the official UNA secondary logo in a mother-of-pearl inlay. One of the instruments will be plumburst, and the other honey blonde. The UNA guitar auction went live at www.una.edu/guitars Sept. 29. The auction winners will be announced at a special benefit concert with Mac McAnally Nov. 12. All proceeds will benefit the UNA Commercial Music Scholarship and the Brian Vick/Jonathan Parks/Michael McCarthy Scholarship.

PHOTOS AVAILABLE: Photos of the guitars in production are available by contacting 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 credential, certificate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs in the colleges of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering; Business and Technology; Education and Human Sciences; and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. The first-choice University for more than 10,000 on-campus and online students, UNA is on a bucolic campus in Florence, Alabama, part of the historic and vibrant Shoals region. Lions 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 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/