International Guitar Month 2013
April is International Guitar Month.
Here are ten ways to celebrate this month for guitarists:
1. Ever dreamed of building your own guitar? If so, maybe now is the time! Book your spot in the June 2013 small group guitar building workshop at Lichty Guitars.
2. April 17th marks the kick-off for the 2013 Lichty Guitar Raffle to benefit the non-profit organization LEAF. This year's raffle guitar is a beautiful Ambrosia Maple Dreadnought. Tickets are just $10! Learn more about how to win a guitar in 2013 ...
3. Expand your musical horizons by becoming...
International Guitar Month 2012
April is International Guitar Month and here at Lichty Guitars that is cause for celebration!
Here are ten ways to celebrate this month for guitarists:
1. Read thorough our posts for 2011 International Guitar Month. We shared one a day for the entire month and featured news on everything from great guitarists to guitar festivals to the story behind how BB King's Lucille got her name.
2. During International Guitar Month buy two raffle tickets for your two chances to win a Lichty Guitar in 2012: One for the raffle of a hand painted Lichty Guitar to benefit...
Acoustic Guitar Photography
As International Guitar Month draws to a close a feature highlighting samples of acoustic guitar photography seems in order. I find it fascinating and challenging, every time I step behind the camera, to capture on a flat image just how beautiful a Lichty Guitar is.
Click on the image below to see our Acoustic Guitar Photography Galleries
To learn more about a beautiful book filled with more images of stunning handcrafted guitars look to:
Hand Made, Hand Played, The Art & Craft of Contemporary Guitars by Robert Shaw
International Guitar Month - Tony Hogan
International Guitar Month - Day 27 - Tony Hogan and a very special piece
Time and again we come across pieces of music, and the stories that inspire them, that make us stop, pause and reflect.
Reposted from Tony Hogan's Acoustic Guitarist Blog (Nov 201o) ...
In Memory Of Joshua
Today is the anniversary of my oldest s child passing away. About 10 years ago I recorded a song in the dark in my bedroom on an ADAT on a guitar I made. I had wanted to express the emotions I was feeling at the time. It is rather loose in structure and was originally...
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
Four Women in the Spotlight for International Guitar Month
Bonnie Raitt: Love Has No Pride, performed with Crosby, Stills and Nash
Sarah Jaffe: The feature on Sarah Jaffe in Acoustic Guitar Magazine features begins ..."The singer-songwriter from Texas mixes delicate fingerpicking and fretboard tapping on her debut album, Suburban Nature. Check out Acoustic Guitar Magazine for the full story and to hear Jaffe.
Sheryl Crow: 100 Miles From Memphis. Step into the making of Crow's 2010 release 100 Miles From Memphis and be prepared for great music and good times.
Cary Ann Hearst & Michael...
What's on Your Guitarist's Bucket List?
Fretboard Journal happens to be one of our favorite publications. While we look forward to opening up our mailbox and finding the latest issue, there are tons of additional great features at www.fretboardjournal.com. Today's post for International Guitar Month is one example.
The Guitarist's Bucket List
Ninety nine things that the staff of the Fretboard Journal thinks every guitarist should do before they die. How many have you done? And what are we missing?
Play a real '59 Gibson Les Paul Standard.
Join an online guitar forum.
Get into an argument...
International Guitar Month - Gregg Allman
Garden & Gun Magazine breaks the mold with most every issue and every article. Guitar fans will love the feature on Greg Allman in the April/May 2011 issue.
“C’mon, you can do it!”
Duane Allman was goading his younger brother, Gregg, in the backyard of their house in Daytona Beach, Florida. Duane had been drinking all day, and he was growing impatient. “Well, you’re just a chicken,” he scoffed.
It was 1965, and Gregg and Duane were at a crossroads. Not even twenty, they had crisscrossed the South playing...
Festival season is approaching and for guitar-lovers there are a few stand-out events that you may want to get on your calendar. Of course, there are so many more beyond these!
April 28,29, 30 and May 1: MerleFest
MerleFest was founded in 1988 in Memory of Eddy Merle Watson as a fundraiser for Wilkes Community College and to celebrate "traditional plus" music. MerleFest, which began in 1988, is about the Music, Moments, and Memories.
The Music of MerleFest is "traditional-plus" and Doc Watson himself describes it best: "When Merle and I started out we called our music...
Guitar Related Companies Give Back
There is such a spirit of giving in the music community at large and this spirit is celebrated yet again in today's post for International Guitar Month. We'd like to highlight four companies who have generously donated items/services to benefit the 2011 LEAF Guitar Raffle. As many of you know, one lucky winner will receive a beautiful handcrafted Lichty Guitar and a fabulous Guitar Gift Package. This package is made possible because of the participation and support of the following companies:
We met owner and creator Kara Garrett at the 2010 fall...
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 ...