ICC-Polk presents an evening with Lichty Guitars

Published 2:43 pm Friday, January 21, 2011

All fans of music, guitars, ukuleles and fine craftsmanship are invited to Isothermal Community College’s Polk Campus Tuesday, Jan. 25 to play these award-winning handcrafted guitars and ukuleles, to meet the luthier and to enjoy a short concert by luthier and musician Jay Lichty.

Lichtye will be on hand from 6-7 p.m. with a variety of his handcrafted instruments. You are invited to come by to play the instruments or simply talk with him and to learn more about how they are built.

From 7-8 p.m., Lichty will play an assortment of his instruments while sharing information and stories about each and about life as a luthier.

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Lichty produces his custom handmade guitars and ukuleles from his luthier’s shop in Tryon.

Lichty Guitars was recently chosen as the Overall Winner of the “Made in the South Awards” by “Garden and Gun Magazine.” The awards program was started this year as a way of recognizing Southern artisans and entrepreneurs whose work reflects integrity, character and, as editor-in-chief Sid Evans writes, “a sense of style that can only be described as Southern.”

The event is free and open to the public. More information is available at 828-894-3092.