Resources for Guitar and Ukulele Players and Builders
Lichty Guitars is celebrating tremendous success and we continually find ourselves saying, “If it weren’t for … we would not be here.”
If it weren’t for incredible customers, many of whom are coming back for their 2nd and 3rd instruments; if it weren’t for our great wood suppliers; if it weren’t for fans of Lichty Guitars referring us to others; if it weren’t for the great exposure and the inspiring resources we’ve found on the web … The list goes on and on.
With this in mind we’d like to share some of our favorite resources with you.
First and foremost, we’re very proud, through our volunteer efforts, to be a part of an organization doing great things in the world – The Ukulele Kids Club.
The Ukulele Kids Club is a 501 3C whose mission is to harness the healing power of music by supporting music therapy programs and gifting ukuleles to hospital-based music therapy programs so that children in need can be sent home with the gift of music for life.
A $40 contribution to UKC is all it takes to get a uke into the hands of a hospitalized child. We invite you to donate here.
Note: The following resources list by no means comprehensive. It is just a start and while we’ll be adding to it, we invite you to send us your recommendations.
Guitars Online & Other
Ukuleles Online & Other
Wayne Henderson Music Festival: The event takes its name from National Heritage Award recipient Wayne C. Henderson‚ a musician and world renowned instrument maker who lives in nearby Rugby‚ Virginia. Henderson’s top-notch finger-picking is a source of great pleasure and pride to his friends, family, and neighbors in Grayson County, Virginia; his guitar playing has also been enjoyed at Carnegie Hall, in three national tours of “Masters of the Steel-String Guitar,” and in seven nations of Europe, Asia and Africa.
LEAF, www.theleaf.org, is a non-profit organization established to build community and enrich lives through the Arts – locally & globally – with festivals, events, mentoring, and educational programs.
The Responsive Guitar, Ervin Somogyi
Articles that May be of General Interest:
- Care of you Acoustic Guitar or Ukulele
- Guitar Cases/ Ukulele Cases
- Flying with a Guitar or Ukulele – Tips
- Buy a factory-built or a Lichty Handmade?
For Guitar and Ukulele Builders:
- What is the best tonewood?
- Zero-fret on a guitar or ukulele – the benefits
- What type of finish is on a Lichty guitar or uke and how to apply
- What tuners do you use?
- Info. on guitar building and ukulele building workshops