We’ve just gotten word from our friends at LEAF – the winner of the 2013 Lichty Guitar Raffle to benefit LEAF programming is …
Many, many thanks to everyone who supported this wonderful raffle, who purchased tickets and who helped us to spread the word. This annual guitar raffle has made a meaningful difference in the lives of so many who are touched by LEAF arts and education programming.
We look forward to next year’s raffle so stay tuned.
In keeping with a great annual tradition we are excited to announce news about how you can win a guitar, a one-of-a-kind Lichty handcrafted guitar, in 2013 while supporting a wonderful cause.
North Carolina luthier Jay Lichty builds heirloom quality handmade acoustic guitars and ukuleles. Each year, as part of our Giving Back Program, we donate a 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. To date, Lichty Guitar raffles have raised over $10,000 for LEAF programming!
Performing Artists on 2013 Raffle Guitar
Many thanks to these amazingly big-hearted musicians who have offered to play you a song on the raffle guitar!
Randall Bramblett playing My Darling One off his latest CD, The Bright Spots, on the 2013 raffle guitar
Video: Randall Bramblett / My Darling One
Noah playing When I Was Your Man (Bruno Mars) on the 2013 raffle guitar.
Haley Dreis plays Not Alone on the 2013 raffle guitar.
How & Where to Purchase Tickets
Tickets: $10 each when purchased via phone 828|68-MUSIC [686-8742]/ or purchase online at http://www.theleaf.org (All online sales include a $5.99 processing fee.)
How Many Tickets Can I Buy? The more the better! We hope you will join the many folks making a yearly contribution to LEAF in the amount of $50 to $500 via guitar raffle ticket purchases. How many other organizations offer you an opportunity to win a guitar with your contribution dollars?
Raffle Launch Date: April 17th, 2013
Raffle Draw Date: October 2oth at the Lake Eden Arts Festival
Introducing the 2013 Raffle Guitar
This year’s raffle guitar blends the traditional style of a dreadnought design with a captivating and resonate wood, Ambrosia Maple.
Features: Dreadnought body style, Ambrosia maple back, sides and headplate, Englemann spruce top, mahogany neck, koa binding, cherry burl rosette, camel bone nut and saddle, Grover Sta tite tuners
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Westland Groove played by Shohei Toyoda
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