Music education is important, no doubt. As guitar builders, we see ourselves on the continual road of improvement and discovery and in the same way, guitarists and musicians undergo this journey as well. That's why we partnered with The Entertainment Institute (TEI) during this summer's Warped Tour.
The Entertainment Institute gives budding musicians the chance to learn directly from the artists that inspire them. In small sessions, the touring artists teach and share insights that they have gained from life on the road. During this Summer's Warped Tour, the TEI tent visited 41 cities where dozens of these artists took the time to educate hundreds of growing musicians.
This year we sent an SE A20E Acoustic, an SE Custom 22, and an S2 Custom 22 on the road with the traveling TEI tent. The instruments were used by the artists during backstage education sessions ranging from guitar technique to songwriting.
In addition, dozens of Warped Tour artists signed the guitars and they were later auctioned off for charity at the end of the tour!
To get a peek at this year's Warped Tour and our partnership with TEI, check out a quick recap video below!