Hand Painted Guitar
This hand painted guitar represents a collaboration between a NC luthier, Jay Lichty, and a NC artist. It is one of only five hand painted instruments crafted by luthier Jay Lichty and painted by artist Clark Hipolito.
Features: OM body style, Curly Indian Rosewood back and sides, Englemann Spruce top, Ebony fretboard and bridge, Indian Rosewood binding, wood rosette, camel bone nut and saddle, Grover Sta tite tuners. Original artwork by Clark Hipoilito
Lower bout 15 1/2, Waist 9 3/4, Upper bout 11 3/4, Overall length 40, Depth 4 3/17, Body length 19 1/2, Nut width...
Guitar Artwork Exhibit - Birds of a Feather Opening Night
When three incredibly talented guys got together to throw a party as a kick-off for a summer-long art exhibit - wow! was the word most often spoken throughout the evening. It's become an annual tradition for artist Clark Hipolito to have a summer show in Wilmington, NC at Deluxe, a beautiful restaurant in the downtown historic district. This year his artwork is being displayed not only on canvas but on Lichty Guitars and Allison surfboards. It is a real treat to be a part of this collaboration and the collection...
Birds of a Feather Art Exhibit: Hand painted guitars, surfboards and artwork
We're preparing for a great show in Wilmington, NC. In addition to the Lichty / Hipolito guitars there will be surfboards by the master Will Allison, painted by Clark, and other killer works of Hipolito art.
Birds of a Feather Art Exhibition
*** Updated Post: Opening Night
See currently available guitars for sale
See currently available ukuleles for sale
See photo galleries for each instrument:
Hand painted OM Indian Rosewood Guitar Photo Gallery
A Handmade Hand Painted Parlor Guitar - One instrument of four that will be a part of the summer 2011 show in Wilmington, NC
Birds of a Feather Exhibition
Instrument details: Honduran mahogany back and sides, Englemann spruce top, Ebony fretboard and bridge, artwork by Clark Hipolito
See Guitar Gallery to view more images of this guitar
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See currently available Handmade Acoustic Guitars for sale
Hand Painted Ukulele Wonder, a Lichty/Hipolito Collaboration
This instrument represents a wonderful collaboration! NC luthier Jay Lichty built a beauty of a koa handcrafted tenor ukulele. NC artist Clark Hipolito then applied custom artwork. It became a one-of-a-kind work of art on every way.
Features: Tenor, Koa back and sides, Englemann spruce top, Maple binding and rosette, Mahogany neck, Ebony fretboard and bridge, Camel bone nut and saddle, Grover sta-tite tuners
* Watch Hand Painted Ukulele YouTube Slideshow *
Learn more about the Lichty/Hipolito Collaboration
Hand Painted Instruments International Guitar Month
Take three extremely talented folks and dish up lots of collaboration and you get pure magic!
Clark Hipolito - The Art Company
Jay Lichty - Lichty Guitars
Will Allison - Allison Surfboards
Birds of a Feather Art Exhibit
Read more about this collaborative project.
See all of our posts for International Guitar Month here
Guitar Artwork Shines in Birds of a Feather Summer Art Exhibit in Wilmington, NC
“Birds of a Feather,” a special exhibition featuring artist Clark Hipolito’s original artwork on Lichty handcrafted guitars, ukuleles and Will Allison surfboards, will open on Friday, June 10, at Deluxe restaurant in downtown Wilmington, NC.
The title of the exhibition, “Birds Of A Feather,” reflects the collaboration between Raleigh, NC-based artist Hipolito, surfboard shaper Will Allison of Wilmington, and luthier Jay Lichty of Tryon – the three North Carolina artists/craftsmen who have...
International Guitar Month - The Building of an Acoustic Guitar
There is something cool that happens when a Lichty guitar player learns just what goes into the building of their custom guitar. We are often told that their deeper understanding of the care and craft behind the construction of their guitar translates into a richer playing experience.
For all you guitar players out there, whether you've got a Lichty or a Gibson, a Collings or a Martin, we'd like to take you on the journey of a custom Lichty being built. You may never play your guitar the same way again!
Erik Olsen Short Film - Made...
Lichty Handcrafted Guitar Become a Canvas
Four instruments and two amazing talents.
Luthier Jay Lichty and artist Clark Hipolito collaborate to create handcrafted hand painted instrument series.
Handcrafted Guitar Becomes a Canvas Gallery
Learn more about the Lichty Hipolito Hand Painted Guitar Project
Lichty Hand Painted Guitars and Ukuleles
NC luthier Jay Lichty and artist Clark Hipolito recently met and collaborated on Mike Gossin's (of country music group Gloriana) dream guitar. Jay has crafted over 160 custom guitars and ukuleles which have shipped to folks in over 10 countries. Professional musicians who play custom Lichtys include Randall Bramblett, Bonnie Raitt, Geoff Achison, Kimo Hussey, Noah Guthrie and more. Clark is an incredibly talented artist whose work can been seen all over the map, from large interior design murals to musician Michael Franti’s guitar to beautifully painted...
In the shop 2/16/2011 ...
Jay is finishing prep on three guitars and a ukulele. He'll be delivering them to Raleigh on Sunday for Clark Hipolito to work, or rather paint, his magic on each. More about this very special project coming soon. (... but here is a bit of the inside scoop - each will feature a custom painted original by Clark, will be featured in a special Hipolito/Lichty show and each will be for sale!)
Next Custom Ukulele is underway
It's a Brazilian Rosewood Tenor with a Curly Redwood Top - what a beauty!
Custom Brazilian Rosewood...
In the shop (and out of the shop) Feb 5th ...
Most folks imagine every waking hour for a luthier is in his shop, and while that is pretty accurate, there is always the "taking care of business" and "taking care of fun" that are just as important. Here is a snap shot of this past week just to give you an idea:
Jay is working on a collaboration with artist Clark Hipolito (who painted Mike Gossin's guitar) and has two of four instruments prepped for Clark - a tenor ukulele and a curly Indian rosewood OM.
Two media encounters this week ...
Mike Gossin Custom Guitar - a Handmade Acoustic Guitar built by Jay Lichty with original artwork by Clark Hipolito
Watch YouTube of Mike receiving his new guitar
See Mike's guitar being built every step of the way
Features: Cocobolo back and sides, Sitka spruce top, curly maple binding, ebony fretboard and bridge, artwork by Clark Hipolito
My Lichty guitar is absolutely incredible! It feels beautiful to play and sounds so balanced, so phenomenal. Honestly it is the coolest guitar I have ever seen or played. I wanted this guitar to represent who I am and what I bring to the table as a musician....
Jan 10th in the shop
Jay has just begun cutaway #3. It is a Claro Walnut Dreadnought.
The other two cutaways, a Hormigo and a Cedar are in process ...
He is warming up Mike Gossin's guitar for him ... we deliver it next week.
*** AUDIO FILE: Sound Bite of Mike Gossin's Cococbolo Lichty Guitar
The latest round of images for media are underway
December 19th, 2010 in the shop ...
The latest custom ukulele, a Pau Ferro & Sinker Redwood Tenor, is coming along nicely and what a tap-tone!
Jay has just strung up Mike Gossin's custom guitar. When you see and hear this finished instrument (after it has been delivered this week) you'll know why I am simply short on words to describe this latest Lichty Guitar.
You can see all the build pictures here.
We're shipping out a Sinker Redwood Tenor Ukulele to a happy customer just in time for Christmas!
Lichty/Hipolito collaboration on Mike Gossin's Guitar
Update: Check out the latest Lichty / Hipolito Collaboration
On Wednesday, Dec 1st, in the dark of the night, a car pulled up outside Lichty Guitars' shop door. Out stepped this guy who unloaded a cart and began rolling it towards our door. Yes, it can get pretty interesting around here. For the next 14 hours really crazy things happened in the shop. When the sun came up (and then some) there was a staggeringly cool custom paint job on country music super-star Mike Gossin of Gloriana's custom Lichty Guitar. It all sounds a bit under-wraps,...
Mike Gossin Guitar Underway
A Custom Acoustic Lichty Guitar is underway for Mike Gossin
Earlier this year Jay built a custom guitar for Tom Gossin. The guitar is a Cocobolo dream (one of Jay's favorites) and Tom has been playing it and inspired by it during his Nashville songwriting sessions. Recently Mike Gossin, Tom's brother, called to talk over ideas for his custom Lichty Guitar and ever since that conversation Jay has been looking forward to the day when he could dive in and begin building it. That day has come!
As a collaboration of ideas and talents this guitar is inspired by Mike....
Gloriana Performs for Our Troops
Gloriana continues to have tremendous success and we're cheering them on. Here is the latest video produced from their concert aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln. They are just wrapping up a two-week tour entertaining our troops in the Middle East and Europe.
From back to back shows across the US on their Long Hot Summer Tour, walking the red carpet as nominees or recipients of another music award, toasting going gold with Wild at Heart to lifting the hearts of our men and women in uniform, Gloriana is a band to be cheered with and for!