Custom Pau Ferro Dreadnought Guitar
Features: 12 fret Dreadnought, Pau Ferro back, sides and headplate, Sinker Redwood top, Ebony fretboard and bridge, Curly maple binding on body and fretboard, Abalone inlay, Herringbone purfling and rosette, Gotoh 510 gold tuners
Audio Sample played by Geoff Achison
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Geoff Achison Videos on Lichty Guitars
In the studio at Lichty Guitars - by videographer Erik Olsen
Behind the scenes - shooting this video series
Unplugged at the Saluda Wine Cellar
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Custom Brazilian Rosewood Guitar
Jay has just put strings on a guitar whose sound we've been anticipating for quite a while. People often ask us - is Brazilian Rosewood really that good? Our answer Yes! comes yet again with the latest custom Brazilian Rosewood guitar whose tone, sustain, clarity and beauty is remarkable.
This custom brazilian rosewood guitar will soon be in the hands of a very special person receiving this instrument as a very special gift.
Features: Brazilian Rosewood back, sides, headplate, Sitka Spruce top, Mahogany neck, Mother of Pearl & Herringbone rosette, Curly Koa bindings,...
Custom Pau Ferro Guitar Makes Guitar #4 For Happy Customer
Bill Miller came by the shop last week just in time to put the finishing touches on the design for his custom Pau Ferro Guitar. It was wonderful to get in a visit and Bill is frankly becoming a pro at this. Lichty Guitars that Bill currently owns: a Honduran Mahogany Dreadnought, a Brazilian Rosewood Dreadnought (one of my all time favorite Lichty Guitars!) and a custom Patchwork Parlor Guitar (I admit this is another one of my all time favorites).
Bill and Jay work seamlessly together. Bill knows what he wants and brings great...
Geoff Achison's Custom Acoustic Guitar
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Though Geoff Achison spends most of his year burning up the pavement and playing music to sold out crowds in his homeland of Australia, his devoted fans state-side get really excited as the summer rolls around because he heads our way on tour. Here at Lichty Guitars we've had an extra reason to anticipate his arrival.
Since early in the year Geoff and Jay have been tossing ideas and specs back and forth for Geoff's very special custom guitar. A few days ago we had the extreme pleasure of meeting Geoff in Atlanta and delivering the guitar....
Custom Sapele Guitar
This is one of those guitars that just takes your breath away. The detail is beautiful and the tone, plugged in or not, is amazing!
Features: OM Cutaway body style, Sapele back and sides, Sitka spruce top, Koa binding, Ebony fretboard and bridge, Cherry burl headplate, rosette and end graph, LR Baggs pick up, pearl inlay
This was custom designed and built for Australian blues/roots guitarist Geoff Achison
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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...
Brazilian Rosewood Dreadnought Guitar Construction Photos
The day this set of Brazilian Rosewood arrived at our door Jay knew it would make an amazing guitar. It just doesn't get any better than old growth Brazilian Rosewood with a great tap tone.
When we learned that this set of wood would be the foundation for a custom guitar that is a gift from a father to his daughter it just made our hearts sing!
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It's hard to keep up with all the news about Gloriana these days. After 2010 - a year of awards, hits, international tours and packed stadiums they have blazed into 2011 hotter than ever. From joining all the Motown greats for a performance at the White House (an amazing soulful performance you can view thanks to PBS.org), to Mr Tom Gossin flashing his sexy side in a spread in Cosmopolitan Magazine, to the new release climbing the charts, "Wanna Take You Home," 2011 promises to be their best year yet.
"Wanna Take You Home" is the first release of a new album that will be out later in the year....
March 13th, 2011 in the shop ...
Guitar Building Workshop
Week one of a two-week one-on-one guitar building workshop is complete and it's hard to tell just who is having more fun, Aaron or Jay. Aaron is a skilled woodworking and takes to guitar building naturally. His sapele dreadnought is coming along beautifully.
Custom Cutaway - A special project you'll be hearing more about
This luthier needs a new uke! A Brazilian rosewood and Wester Red cedar low-g tenor is underway.
Internationally acclaimed ukulele master Kimo Hussey will be giving concerts and ukulele playing workshops in the Carolinas in early November. First stop - a workshop in Asheville Nov. 6th. Learn more ...