Chechen Guitar – Custom OM Guitar G69
The majority of instruments Jay builds are custom built to the detailed specifications of each buyer. One of the reasons we limit outside sales of our guitars to a very small number of dealers is that we love getting to know the musicians who play our instruments. The co-creation that happens with each individual player is part of the magic and joy.
A few months back Jay got an email from a gentleman in Austria. His inquiry was heart-felt, poetic and deeply touching. Here is where the journey began …
Would you do me the invaluable favor of making me my dream guitar?
I would like to have a guitar that suits my music and therefore my soul. When I came across your website and watched your video, Luthier/Custom Guitar Builder Jay Lichty of Lichty Guitars, it blew my mind. I knew a Lichty Guitar was all that I had dreamed of and so I started saving money. Now, here I am a year later fulfilling the first step in order to make my dream come true.
Every time I think of the sound my dream guitar has I think of the forest. I think of the wind lightly brushing through the leaves. I think of the water that sprinkles down the mountain as a tiny well and of a waterfall that thunders down a cliff. I think of the river that quietly flows … never changing, always changing and of the forest ground that sings us the deepest melody, that can be felt rather than heard.
What I’m looking for is the voice that allows me to sing all the melodies that are in my head, I just happened to choose the guitar as a medium for it. I will put my faith in you to design just such a guitar. – Florian Girstmair, Vienna, Austria
We are truly excited to share images of this dream guitar – which we believe does indeed embody the look, feel and sound of an experience of being deep within nature.
Audio Sample: Reverence - Jay Lichty
Features: OM body style, Chechen back, sides and headplate, Carpathian spruce top, mahogany neck, ebony fretboard and bridge, cocobolo binding, camel bone nut, saddle and pins, cocobolo rosette
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Updated Post – May 10th, 2013 – Read Florian’s review of his custom Lichty Guitar
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