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Win a Guitar | 2011 Guitar Raffle for LEAF

Updated Post – 2012 Raffle Results


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And the winner is … October 25th, 2011 update:

Win a Guitar - Erical Bell / LEAF, Harold Moses / raffle winner, Frank Dosier / owner Musicians Workshop

The winning ticket was chosen this past weekend at the fall Lake Eden Arts Festival in Black Mountain, NC. The ticket was purchased through Musician’s Workshop (Asheville, NC) who generously offered to display the guitar and to have tickets available. The winner is … Harold Moses from Western NC. His prize includes a handcrafted Lichty guitar AND a Cooperstand guitar stand, Kersplash guitar strap, guitar accessory package from BLVD-Music and six month subscription to BreakDown Way (killer online guitar lessons) this week.

Our friends at LEAF have let us know that this year’s raffle raised over $4,000 dollars to go towards LEAF outreach programs! This is equivalent to MORE than 2 year-long afterschool programs in lower income housing. What a difference we can make together!

Thanks goes to everyone who supported this year’s raffle by purchasing tickets (there will be another chance to win a Lichty while supporting this great cause in 2012 so stay tuned). Too, we are so grateful to this year’s contributors!


Win a Guitar – Lichty Acoustic Guitar Raffle Details

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 beautiful handmade acoustic guitar, you’ll be supporting a great cause!

Guitar raffle tickets are available at 100% of the dollars raised go to LEAF.


  • Chechen Dreadnought Guitar
  • Winner will also receive a Guitar Gift Package: including a professional guitar stand by Cooperstand, a handcrafted guitar strap by Kersplash, a six month subscription to online guitar lessons by the greats from and a guitar accessory package from BLVD Music in Spartanburg, SC.
  • Ticket Price: $10 (you may buy multiple tickets)
  • Buy tickets online at, via (828) 68-MUSIC, at Musician’s Workshop in Asheville or at the Lake Eden Arts Festival
  • Raffle Drawing Date: At the 2011 Oct. Lake Eden Arts FestivalGuitar Features: Chechen back and sides, Engelmann spruce top, ebony fretboard, bridge and head plate, pearl rosette, ivroid binding. K&K pickup, Grover tuners

Hear this Guitar – Audio Files

Chechen Dreadnought Audio Sample     

Rhinoplexia by ChrisPadgett     


Win a Guitar | 2011 Guitar Raffle for LEAF Video

Win a Guitar | 2011 Guitar Raffle for LEAF Video

We’re so grateful to the amazing musicians who are generously taking time out to play the 2011 raffle guitar. It is a real pleasure to hear a great guitar being played by great musicians. And just think – this guitar could be yours!

Chris Padgett of the StereoFidelics playing the 2011 Lichty Raffle Guitar

VIDEO: Chris Padgett of the StereoFidelics playing the 2011 Lichty Raffle Guitar

I love these guitars. They are visually stunning and such high quality. Of course, the tone is the most important thing, and Lichty Guitars have got great tone! – Chris Padgett, the StereoFidelics

Michael Reno Harrell and Jack Lawrence - Jack on the 2011 Lichty Raffle Guita

“I own several great vintage guitars, but I believe that we are now witnessing the real golden age of guitar building in America. Never before have so many craftsmen been so dedicated to building fine instruments and Lichty Guitars are at the forefront of that movement. And they play every bit as good as they sound, too.” – Michael Reno Harrell,

Where do your dollars go when you purchase a raffle ticket?

LEAF in action,

Click here to learn more about LEAF in action

Check out the Great Folks Who Have Donated Items for the Fabulous Guitar Gift Package that will also be part of the winning ticket.

BreakDown Way, online guitar lessons

Cooperstand Guitar Stand

Handcrafted Guitar Strap by Kersplash

BLVD Music

and a big thank you goes out to Musician’s Workshop in Asheville NC for having the raffle guitar on display and having raffle tickets available on site.

Experience LEAF through The Lake Eden Arts Festival

Experience The Colors of LEAF

Experience The Colors of LEAF


Experience The Sounds of LEAF

Experience The Sounds of LEAF


NEWS from the 2010 Guitar Raffle

We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2010 Lichty Guitar Raffle !

Congratulations –  Jeffrey Tubbs!

Thanks go to everyone who purchased tickets. We want each of you to know we are all winners, as nearly 350 tickets were sold raising close to $3500 dollars that will go towards music and arts programs locally and abroad.

“LEAF is thrilled with the amount of money raised and the generosity of both the Lichty and LEAF communities. The grand total of $3,420…is just that-GRAND! What this equates to in our programming world is MAJOR. It is equivalent to paying for not one- but TWO local teaching artists in a low income housing community center with a class sizes between 15-20 on a weekly basis for a WHOLE school year.  From an international prospective, this is more than enough to start a BRAND NEW music program serving between 50-100 students, purchasing instruments, and paying for the salary for a music teacher or dance instructor for a whole year. This is absolutely phenomenal and we are so grateful to EVERYONE. Thank you.” – the LEAF staff