The LEAF 2012 Guitar Raffle
**** Updated Post – Oct 2012 – and the winner is ….
Otis Burke who just happened to be at the fall Lake Eden Arts Festival when his winning ticket was drawn! Please keep an eye out for news about the 2013 guitar raffle.
In keeping with a great annual tradition we are excited to announce news about how you can win a guitar in 2012 (not just any guitar – a Lichty!) while supporting a wonderful cause.
North Carolina luthier Jay Lichty builds heirloom quality one-of-a-kind handmade acoustic guitars and ukuleles. Each year, as part of our Giving Back Program, we donate a Lichty Guitar to be raffled by LEAF, a non-profit organization established to build community and enrich lives through the Arts – locally & globally – with festivals, events, mentoring, and educational programs. We want you to know that when you buy a raffle ticket (tickets) you’ll not only have an opportunity to win a guitar, you’ll be supporting a great cause!
The 2012 LEAF Raffle Lichty Guitar
An Indian Rosewood OM style guitar featuring stunning original artwork
Crafted by NC luthier Jay Lichty and hand painted by acclaimed Raleigh artist Clark Hipolito this guitar represents a collaboration of North Carolina craftsmen. Because LEAF is an organization that epitomizes effective collaboration, it is the perfect fit. This guitar has been featured in art exhibits that include the Birds of a Feather Art Exhibit in Wilmington, NC and at the World of Music Exhibit at Art Trail Gallery in Florence, SC.
Its set-up and design provide a deeply satisfying playing experience. The craftsmanship in the build and the original artwork make it a guitar collector’s dream.
Raffle Kick-off – March 28th, 2012 / Raffle Winning Ticket Drawn at the Oct 2012 Lake Eden Arts Festival
** June 5th Update: The guitar will be on display at Musician’s Workshop through Oct 12th, 2012 where you can purchase tickets via cash or check. Thank you to the folks at Musician’s Workshop!
Tickets: $10 each / Ticket Sales Limited to 500
Purchase tickets Online at http://leafticketsales.org/or by Phone 828|68-MUSIC [686-8742] / (All online sales include a $5.99 processing fee. Phone orders have no service fee.)
More about this guitar
Features: OM body style, Curly Indian Rosewood back and sides, Englemann Spruce top, Ebony fretboard and bridge, Indian Rosewood binding, wood rosette, camel bone nut and saddle, Grover Sta tite tuners. Original artwork by Clark Hipoilito
Lower bout 15 1/2, Waist 9 3/4, Upper bout 11 3/4, Overall length 40, Depth 4 3/17, Body length 19 1/2, Nut width 1 3/4
We’re grateful to Japanese guitarist Shohei Toyoda for showcasing this year’s raffle guitar.
Audio Sample played by Jay
Bluegrass Riff played by Jay
Bard Blues played by Jay
Yellow Guitar played by Jay
Where do your dollars go when you purchase raffle tickets?
That is a great question and as you read the answer (Click here) you might find yourself saying, How can I do more? There are many ways to support LEAF and many ways to experience the benefits of their initiatives and hard work. As an example, you can buy lots of raffle tickets and/or give direct donations.
Here is a short video from Lichty Guitars that captures just a bit of the magic of the Lake Eden Arts Festival, held twice a year in beautiful Black Mountain, NC
A core part of our mission at Lichty Guitars is to give back to our community, locally and globally. That give back happens in many ways, from helping to build awareness about organizations making a difference to the donation of Lichty handcrafted instruments for auction and raffle fund-raising campaigns.
Over 10% of every purchase of a handcrafted Lichty guitar or ukulele is contributed to organizations making a difference.