Congratulations Kay Kelly Arnold!

2016 Lichty Guitar Raffle Winner

2016 Lichty Guitar Raffle

G94-Ovangol-Dreadnought-Guitar-28North Carolina luthier Jay Lichty carves, sands and polishes a handcrafted guitar or ukulele each year for a raffle to support programming by LEAF Community Arts.

Lichty built his first guitar in 2009. In 2010 he began building instruments to raise money and awareness for LEAF. The 2016 raffle marks the sixth Lichty instrument donated with the total retail value since 2009 of over $20,000.

Just as Lichty Guitars and Ukuleles touch, inspire and uplift people around the world, so too do the outreach programs of LEAF Community Arts.

Tickets are $10 a piece with 100% of proceeds going towards music and arts education programming locally and globally.

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  • Dreadnought model
  • Ovangol back, sides and head plate
  • Sitka Spruce top
  • Ebony fretboard and bridge
  • Cocobolo binding with purling
  • Wooden rosette
  • handmade pick guard
  • Mother of Pearl fret board markers, Grover sta-tite tuners

• Guitar Value: $4,000+

• Ticket Price: $10 (you may buy multiple tickets)

• Ticket sales are limited to 500

• Raffle Drawing Date: Prior to the finale performance of 2016 October LEAF Festival. The winner does not have to be present.

100% of the dollars raised go to LEAF’s art education programs through LEAF Schools & Streets and LEAF International.

Visit our web store to purchase tickets online. All online sales include an online processing fee. To place an order over the phone, please call (828) 68-MUSIC (686-8742). No service fees are included to phone orders.

Attendance at LEAF Festival is NOT required to win this item!





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Mail donations to:

Attn: Development Director
377 Lake Eden Rd.
Black Mountain, NC 28711

828-68MUSIC  (686-8742)