Lichty Guitars Donates $3500 Handcrafted Guitar To Benefit Raffle

Top Quote A Lichty Guitar, Valued At $3500, Will Be Raffled To Benefit The Non-profit Organization LEAF. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) September 29, 2010 - Tryon, NC - NC luthier Jay Lichty of Lichty Guitars has provided guitar enthusiasts nationwide and supporters of LEAF an opportunity to win a beautiful handcrafted guitar. Up for raffle is a one-of-a-kind OM-style acoustic guitar, a perfect size for all types of players, built from beautifully figured African Bubinga and Spruce. All proceeds from ticket sales go to LEAF. LEAF,, is a non-profit organization established to build community and enrich lives through the Arts - locally & globally - with festivals, events, mentoring, and educational programs.

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    Ticket Price: $10 (multiple tickets may be purchased)
    Ticket Sales limited to 350
    Raffle Drawing will happen once all tickets are sold or on 12/01

    Lichty began building ukuleles when his work as a home contractor slowed down. Within a few short months he had built 7 or 8 and then had the incredible good fortune to build his first guitar in a workshop with world-renowned guitarist and guitar builder, Wayne Henderson. Lichty builds approximately 25 handcrafted instruments each year in his Tryon, NC shop. This is the second guitar he has donated to a charitable organization and it is one of the ways Lichty Guitars gives back to the community.

    How does this guitar sound? Visit the Lichty Guitars website to watch a slide show of the guitar with soundtrack and watch a video as internationally acclaimed guitarist, singer, songwriter Geoff Achison graciously test-drove the guitar while on his recent US tour. Both musician and the guitar sound incredible!

    A $10 ticket, only 350 sold, and all proceeds going to a great cause add up to a win/win for all who are lucky enough to buy tickets before they sell out.

    NC luthier Jay Lichty, builds handmade acoustic guitars and ukuleles. He specializes in one-of-a-kind custom -designed and built instruments for his customers, who contribute their ideas to the design process. The completed instruments fit each player like a glove and are visually, esthetically and acoustically stunning. As a result, more and more musicians are saying. "I gotta have a Lichty!"


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