WNC Magazine selects Lichty Guitars for Last Page Artists’ Feature
Few magazines deliver the depth of story, the diversity of topics and the quality of photography that WNC Magazine does. It is such a gift that this publication so beautifully portrays what makes our corner of the world here in the western Carolinas so special.
In each issue, the last page showcases one artist/craftsperson from the region whose work is turning heads.
You guessed it, Jay Lichty is the Last Page Artist in the July/August issue. It is fitting given this particular issue’s topic is Well Crafted.
Alchemist Guitar, custom-made with Pau Ferro, aka Bolivian Rosewood By Jay Lichty, Tryon
A hobbyist musician and contractor by trade, Jay Lichty found he had a real knack for building guitars and ukuleles. So when the economic recession sent him in search of a new livelihood, he, with help from his wife, Corrie, launched Tryon-based Lichty Guitars in 2009 and has since produced some 200 instruments. He’s filled custom orders for many award-winning musicians, including country singer Bonnie Raitt. His products are distinguished by their “good sustain and good overtones,” he says. “What I strive for is that really responsive pop with nice overtones, but not too many, and just a pleasing-to-the-ear sound.” Lichty also offers private and group instrument-building workshops. Visit www.lichtyguitars.com for more.
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