An evening with Lichty Guitars Nov. 15

Published 7:21 pm Wednesday, November 9, 2011

All fans of music, guitars, ukuleles and fine craftsmanship are invited to Isothermal Community College’s Polk Center Tuesday, Nov. 15 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.

Jay and Corrie will be on hand from 6-7 p.m. with a variety of Lichty’s handcrafted instruments. The community is invited to come by to play any-and-all or simply to talk with Lichty 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. The blend of expert craftsmanship and skill as a musician come together in each instrument to create one-of-a-kind guitars and ukuleles that are treasures to own and to play.

The event is free and open to the public.

More information is available at 828-894-3092 or at

– article submitted by Kate Barkschat