And the winner of $300 in gear from Musician’s Friend is….Rich Fuchs! Rich is a lifetime guitarist (since age 11) from New Jersey and a member of the New York pop/rock band Fancy Reagan.  He also is a guitarist in the New York City act fio!.  Rich says his influences are Jimmy Page, Paul Gilbert, Joe Satriani, Dave Grohl.

Fancy Reagan won VH1’s reality show “Make a Band Famous” and is a VH1 You Oughta Know artist joining some amazing alumni like Adele, The Civil Wars, Mumford & Sons, and Hozier.

Rich is interested in everything guitar and everything creative. He lists touring guitarist, session guitarist, audio engineer, guitar instructor and independent commercial composer on his resume. He calls himself a “Jack of too many trades” and includes video production and editing among them.

Our thanks to everyone who gave us feedback on our prototype case at SXSW. We are pleased to have chosen Rich’s name “out of the hat” from the 200+ entries. We hope to pick his brain a bit in an interview soon.