Washburn Guitars, Best Buy, and House of Blues Entertainment, Inc. have joined to produce and market House of Blues Washburn guitars, a range of entry-level guitar kits. The joint venture exists in co

Washburn Guitars, Best Buy, and House of Blues Entertainment, Inc. have joined to produce and market House of Blues Washburn guitars, a range of entry-level guitar kits. The joint venture exists in conjunction with licensing agent Signature Network, Inc.

Best Buy and BestBuy.com are now stocking the kits, which include an electric or acoustic guitar, gig bag, strap, stand, picks and instructional CD-ROM. The electric guitar kit also includes a Washburn 8-watt amplifier and cable.

The acoustic guitar kit retails for $149.99, while the electric kit retails for $199.99. A portion of the proceeds benefits the International House of Blues Foundation, which promotes cultural understanding and creative expression through music and art.