2015 Lichty Guitar LEAF Raffle Count Down …
And the winner is …We are SUPER excited to announce the winner is …Billy Jack! We are thrilled this truly special guitar is going to a great home.
So sorry to you folks who had your hopes up but let me just remind you that your dollars have gone to support great things in the world of arts education programming because of the folks at LEAF. Now that is something to feel really great about!
A special thank you to Acoustic Corner for featuring this guitar at the store and helping LEAF to have a successful fundraiser! If you are in Black Mountain be sure to stop by this great music store!
So, what makes this guitar so special, beyond the fact that it is a Lichty? Read on …
North Carolina luthier Jay Lichty carves, sands and polishes a handcrafted guitar or ukulele each year for a raffle to support programming by LEAF Community Arts. The guitar to be raffled in 2015 is the 100th instrument crafted by Lichty. Given this is a milestone year for LEAF, who is celebrating their 20th year of community festivals, dedicating the 100th Lichty is a fitting tribute. Lichty built his first guitar in 2009. In 2010 he began building instruments to raise money and awareness for LEAF. The 2015 raffle marks the sixth Lichty instrument donated with the total retail value since 2009 of over $20,000.
Just as Lichty Guitars and Ukuleles touch, inspire and uplift people around the world, so too do the outreach programs of LEAF Community Arts. LEAF is a non-profit organization, building community, connecting cultures and enriching lives through the arts – locally and globally – with festivals, community events, and arts education programs. Since 2004, LEAF has served over 41,000 youth with programs in over 15 community locations and in 10 countries worldwide. “The history and legacy of both LEAF Community Arts and Lichty Guitars is being celebrated this year, states Cortina Caldwell, LEAF Communications Director. “Our relationship with Lichty Guitars truly deepened over the years and we are excited to see this grow as both organizations reach honorable milestones. It is a nice reminder that we are united in our mission to serve the community and empower others through music and arts.”
The Lichty 2015 Raffle Guitar – a Pau Ferro OM-style Guitar – the 100th Lichty Instrument Built!
Features: Pau Ferro back, sides and headplate, Carpathian spruce top, mahogany neck, wooden rosette, Indian rosewood binding, bound fretboard, ebony fretboard and bridge, Gotoh 510 tunes, diamond inlay, diamond bracing.
* The 100th Lichty instrument. Read more of the story. *
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