L.R. Baggs Pickups and Lichty Custom Built Guitars
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Community Potluck at the Saluda Community Center will feature live music by Jay
The Saluda Center will have their monthly Community potluck on Thurs. June 30. The potluck begins at 6:00 p.m. and the entertainment for the evening will be Jay Lichty.
Jay Lichty has been a musician all his life. Whether it's the banjo, guitar, mandolin or the ukulele-as long as it's got strings you can find him playing it.
He has been a part of the local music scene for years. In the early days he was known for his hot licks on the banjo in bluegrass bands. More recently he could be seen on stage with Cat's...
Geoff Achsion Guitar Workshop at Lichty Guitars
It is accurate to say that this week has marked an all-time luthier high here at Lichty Guitars. First, we had the good fortune to have a seat at the sold out show at The Saluda Wine Cellar to hear Geoff Achison solo/acoustic and playing his custom Lichty Guitar. (video coming soon) Geoff is beyond amazing and experiencing him playing a Lichty was jaw-dropping! Next, Geoff came here to Lichty Guitars Studio to conduct a sold-out guitar workshop. He is a natural when it comes to teaching and all 11 participants seemed to agree that the experience...
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
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See photo galleries for each instrument:
Hand painted OM Indian Rosewood Guitar Photo Gallery
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...
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...
Build an Acoustic Guitar Workshop
This week we enjoyed a truly special time here at Lichty Guitars. After days of hard work learning each and every step of building a guitar along side Jay in the shop, Aaron Dyer put the strings on his very own handcrafted guitar. It is the first Dyer Guitar and we know it won't be the last.
Watch the video: Build an Acoustic Guitar Workshop
Learn more about guitar building workshops at Lichty Guitars here
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 ...