Team Josie

Help Vintage Guitar & American Cancer Society Fight Cancer!

The Annual Team Josie Relay for Life Raffle

Team Josie participates in the Relay for Life in North Dakota.
Josie Alise Greenwood was born July 18, 2003, in Grand Forks, North Dakota, the daughter of Nancy and Joseph Greenwood (VG Online Consultant) and grandniece of VG Founder/Publisher Alan Greenwood. She loved to dance and sing, put on make-up, ride bike with her sisters, attend preschool at Saint Mary’s Project Kids, play lovingly with her many young friends, wrestle her dad, snuggle with her mom, visit her grandparents to feed the horses on the farm, and watch football with her extended family. Josie lost her battle with leukemia in ’07 at the age of 3.

“Congratulations to Sean Evers, the winner in this year’s Vintage Guitar Team Josie Relay for Life raffle. His name was drawn August 29 from 600 tickets sold. VG extends a very special thank-you to Gibson for donating the Les Paul Standard ’50s (valued at $2,499) that will soon be in Sean’s hands!

“Each year, Vintage Guitar sponsors Team Josie in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, in memory of my grandniece, the daughter of VG Online Consultant Joe Greenwood, who lost her battle with leukemia in ’07 at the age of 3. Understandably, this is an important charity for us and to date, we have raised more than $149,000, all of which has gone to the American Cancer Society.

“The money is generated via a raffle for instruments built and donated by our generous friends, and every penny we raise goes to the charity.

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Alan Greenwood, Founder/Publisher VG mag.

Gibson Les Paul Standard ’50s
The new Gibson Les Paul Standard returns to the classic design that made it relevant, played and loved – shaping sound across generations and genres of music. It pays tribute to Gibson’s Golden Era of innovation and brings authenticity back to life. The Les Paul Standard ’50s has a solid mahogany body with a maple top, a rounded 50’s-style mahogany neck with a rosewood fingerboard and trapezoid inlays. It’s equipped with the classic-style an ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge, aluminum stop bar tailpiece, vintage deluxe tuners with keystone buttons, and aged gold tophat knobs. The calibrated Burstbucker 1 (neck) and Burstbucker 2 (bridge) pickups are loaded with AlNiCo II magnets, audio taper potentiometers and orange drop capacitors.
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Special thank you to the 2019 Team Josie Relay for Life Raffle co-sponsor. Visit

Previous Team Josie Raffle Winners

2018 First Prize: Reverend Pete Anderson PA-1 guitar in natural finish and a Carr Amplifiers Raleigh in gray and Fawn Slub. A prize package valued at $3,349. Winner: Jack Hazelwood from Cartersville, Georgia.
2018 Second Prize Reverend Buckshot in cream finish, valued at $1,079. Winner: Mark Rhodes from Spokane, Washington.
2017 First Prize winner: Brett McDavid of Fort Collins, CO with a John Page Classic AJ Rosewood and Black Wing The Crow head and 2×12 cab – a prize package valued at $4,567!
Troy Cook’s wife, Julie, bought a ticket in the 2017 Vintage Guitar Team Josie Relay for Life Raffle as a gift for his 60th birthday, and she proved lucky when Troy’s name was drawn as the winner of the John Page Classic Ashburn Special. “I was so excited, like a 13-year-old!” Troy said. “I wanted my birthday to not be about me, so I asked for presents that could benefit others, too. This was one she came up with. I won the guitar and in the wife department!”
Brian Lovely with his John Page Classic Ashburn
Christopher Burke with his John Page Classic Ashburn

Winners will be drawn at random. Prizes are not transferable or assignable and they are not redeemable for cash. All winners outside the continental United States are responsible for shipping costs. All winners are responsible for the payment of any and all taxes and/or licenses and/or other related local, State, Federal fees that may apply to such winnings. Taxes on prizes are solely the responsibility of the winners. Vintage Guitar magazine reserves the right to replace the advertised prize(s) with a prize of equal or greater value if the advertised prize(s) is/are no longer available. Vintage Guitar reserves the right to identify winners in all VG media.