For the fourth year running, custom guitar builder Jay Lichty has painstakingly crafted an heirloom quality guitar and donated this treasure to the Western North Carolina based non-profit LEAF for a fundraising raffle. Lichty has crafted over 100 instruments (guitars and ukuleles), and professional musicians from Japan to Nashville are playing and praising Lichty's handcrafted instruments.
LEAF is an organization established to build community and enrich lives through the arts and music, both in North Carolina and internationally. Given the tremendous success of the first guitar raffle, Lichty decided to make this donation an annual tradition. The LEAF staff "is thrilled with the amount of money raised through the annual guitar raffle and with the generosity of both the Lichty and LEAF communities." To date, over $10,000 dollars have been raised by the annual Lichty Guitar Raffle.
The 2013 Lichty raffle guitar was crafted by Jay Lichty in his Tryon, North Carolina shop. Every guitar Jay builds is a one-of-a-kind, and this year's raffle guitar is no exception. It is a dreadnought-sized acoustic guitar with beautifully figured Ambrosia maple wood for the sides and back, Englemann spruce top, a cherry burl rosette and camel bone nut and saddle. Ambrosia Maple is the result of a beautiful collaboration in nature. Maple trees, environmental conditions, tiny beetles, and fungus create just the right palette and the result is a stunning foundation for a guitar, both visually and acoustically. The list price for this guitar is $4,200.
Raffle tickets are $10 each and may be purchased via phone at (828) 686-8742 or at the Lake Eden Arts Festival. Total sales are limited to 500 and the winning ticket will be drawn at the fall 2012 LEAF Festival in Black Mountain, NC on October 20th. The winner does not have to be present.
Handcrafted and built-to-order by North Carolina luthier Jay Lichty, Lichty instruments combine the highest quality materials with premium exotic and domestic tonewoods for heirloom quality custom-crafted acoustic guitars and ukuleles. Lichty single-handedly builds each of the 25 instruments he produces a year - creating award-winning works of art played and praised by professional musicians from Japan to Nashville.
Rising Country artist, Stephanie Ryann, has released her first music video for the song "Whiskey Regret" off of her debut, self-titled EP to commemorate the anniversary of its release last October
Released On: 11/18/2019
NJ rock band Triple Addiction scores a guitar endorsement and books some big shows
Released On: 11/16/2019
Multi platinum artists AWOLNATION are back with a brand new single "The Best" an amazing video and a new tour for spring 2020
Released On: 11/15/2019
The deadline is fast approaching for the 16th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards): November 8th
Released On: 11/7/2019
Lemon Slice Records has released Speakeasy, the new album by Luke & The Belleville, a masterly integration between the swing of the 1930s and the most modern rhythms and sounds of electronic music
Released On: 10/10/2019
One of the first collaborations between major artists from India and The West
Released On: 9/26/2019
The 'Rise Above - ON TOUR' marketing program is an innovative, unique and low cost opportunity to place your Local Performance in front of committed music fans and store staff across all your markets
Released On: 9/21/2019
Award-winning recording artist MARINA V teams up with legendary singer/songwriter, DAN NAVARRO, for their artistic rendition of PAT BENATAR'S 1984 GRAMMY-nominated hit, WE BELONG
Released On: 9/7/2019
Released On: 9/7/2019
Released On: 9/5/2019
ProgStock Festival was founded to give artists and fans in the genre of progressive rock a place to play
Released On: 9/5/2019
Fresh off their GRAMMY nomination for their CD, Teach Me Thy Statutes, the PaTRAM Institute will record their next CD in Saratov, Russia this August
Released On: 8/31/2019
Released On: 8/24/2019
The Second Track From His Third Collection Of Songs Recorded In Some Of His Favourite Studios Around The World
Released On: 8/7/2019
Inspired by the events of Los Angeles summer 1969 Emotional Debris introduces 2 catchy rock records in line with Quentin Tarantino's new epic 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood'
Released On: 8/6/2019
Latido Music, the premiere 24-hour digital television network dedicated to Latin Music, has announced the formation of its Advisory Board
Released On: 7/27/2019
Released On: 7/12/2019
Released On: 7/10/2019