Randall Bramblett Custom Lichty Guitars
One great person always leads to another. It is the same with guitars. One fabulous guitar leads to another. Here’s an example:
Frank and Amy Beason are known for breathing life into our local music community. A few years back Jay and I had the good fortune of experiencing Geoff Achison‘s music at one of their house concerts and then again at the Saluda Wine Cellar. Fast forward and Geoff has become a great friend who now plays a custom Lichty guitar when he is playing stateside on his US tours. Loving Geoff’s music led us to an introduction to the talents of Randall Bramblett. As it turns out, Randall is a really nice guy in addition to be brilliantly talented. Frank and Amy led to Geoff who led to Randall. One great person leading to another. Here is the guitar part …
We are excited to share that the next project on the luthier’s bench is a custom guitar for Randall.
The specs: It will be an Indian rosewood jumbo style guitar with a Sinker redwood top, Indian rosewood headplate and binding, mahagony neck, ebony fretboard and bridge and some custom inlay details.
*** July 30th, 2012 Post Update: See Randall’s Custom Lichty Guitar ***
Click here to see Randall’s guitar being built, step by step …
Here is an introduction to Randall:
From Wikipedia …
Randall Bramblett (b. Jesup, Georgia) is an American musician and singer-songwriter, whose career as a solo artist, session player, and touring musician, has spanned more than three decades. He has worked with such notable performers as Gregg Allman, Bonnie Raitt, Goose Creek Symphony, Robbie Robertson, Elvin Bishop, Steve Winwood, Bonnie Bramlett, B.J. Thomas, Widespread Panic, and Roger Glover. He plays keyboards, saxophones, guitar, mandolin, and harmonica, and his songwriting is heavily influenced by blues, folk, and gospel music.
After establishing himself as a session musician in the early 1970s, recording with Gregg Allman, Elvin Bishop, and others, Bramblett released two solo albums in the mid ’70s. He put his solo career on hold, however, touring with bands such as Sea Level in the late ’70s, and later with Traffic. In 1998, he resumed his solo recording career after 22 years, and has since released six albums.Born and raised in southeastern Georgia, Bramblett studied religion and psychology at the University of North Carolina, with the objective of entering the seminary. However, finding inspiration in the music of James Taylor, Carole King, and Bob Dylan, he abandoned his theological studies and pursued songwriting, soon moving to Athens, Georgia.
Top performing artists who play custom Lichty instruments include Bonnie Raitt, Geoff Achison, Randall Bramblett, Kimo Hussey, Tom and Mike Gossin and more …
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