Lichty/Hipolito collaboration on Mike Gossin’s Guitar
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, and it is.
Here is what I can tell you (and show you)… Jay has been building a custom Cocobolo guitar for Mike Gossin (Gloriana). Mike had this inspired idea (which goes with the territory of being such an inspired musician) to have super-star artist Clark Hipolito paint a custom design on the face of his guitar. The collaboration has been pure magic, lots of fun and between Mike, Jay and Clark an amazing guitar has come to life. (almost – as it is currently in the curing phase).
While we have shared images of Mike’s guitar being built, the next full images will be posted once Mike has received his guitar. I can at least give you a look of those crazy creative late hours in the shop and a glimpse of what is in store …
Check out the artwork Clark painted on Michael Franti’s Guitar (not a Lichty Guitar – mind you)