Welcome!

Join us for the Inaugural Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational!

May 24th – 26th, 2019
Burnsville Town Center
6 South Main Street
Burnsville NC 28714

7PM -9PM Friday Luthier Jam (Free)

9 AM – 4:30 PM Saturday

7:30PM Evening Concert Saturday

10 AM – 3:30 PM Sunday

Event showcases some of the finest luthiers in the region including “Guitars, Violin/Fiddles, Mandolins, Harps,  Banjos, Ukuleles, Cellos, Dulcimers”


Burnsville Town Center

Host and Happenings

Our host for the festival is Master Luthier Jay Lichty from Tryon, NC.

The festival will feature workshops including mandolin, guitar, ukulele, fiddle, and dulcimer.  All workshops are offered by leading luthiers and musicians.

SATURDAY EVENING CONCERT at PARKWAY PLAYHOUSE

Featuring guitar wizard 

KAKI  KING

A special evening concert Saturday May 25th. Tickets on sale January, 2019.   Opening act to be announced soon.

 

Parkway Playhouse is located at:
202 Green Mountain Drive
Burnsville, NC 28714

 

Luthiers

 

Jay Lichty ~ Host Luthier~ Tryon, NC
Jay crafts each Lichty guitar and ukulele from start to finish in his small luthier shop in the foothills of the Western NC mountains. He has completed over 200 instruments (about 1/2 guitars and 1/2 ukuleles) which have shipped worldwide, from California to Australia, from Kazakhstan to Nashville…

http://www.lichtyguitars.com

Ken & Virginia Miller

Ken & Virginia Miller – Warne,  NC

Ken Miller started his building career in 1962 when his guitar needed repairs and he fixed it himself. Soon other people were bringing their instruments to him to repair. In the early 70’s he spent several years working at Guild Guitars in Westerly, Rhode Island in a variety of positions . In the following years Ken focused mostly on repairs while managing to build one to four instruments per year. With his wife, Virginia, designing and cutting inlays, Ken was a full time luthier from 1999 to 2015.  They will be showing high quality woods.  http://www.kenmillerguitars.com

 


Chuck Morrison
Chuck Morrison – C.F. Morrison Guitars Naturally Acoustics ~ Burnsville, NC

Chuck Morrison has been building musical instruments since 1974 and was the originator of the Flatiron Mandolin, the Fortune acoustic guitar and Zephyr classical guitar. He has built instruments in Colorado, Montana and Vermont.  Chuck is represented by Naturally Acoustics of Burnsville, NC.“… That striped ebony steel string really blew me away! It had such a big, rich sound on the bass strings, but it’s got a body the size of a classical. You’ve got a gerbil in a wheel powering a subwoofer inside the thing, right?

http://www.cfmorrisonguitars.com

 

Eddie Blevins Mandolin Works – Bloutville, TN

I have been in love with the mandolin for a long time, never dreaming that one day I would make the leap into building my own line of custom instruments that would bear my name.
All of my instruments are built by hand, in my one-man shop.  Starting with some of the finest quality tonewoods available, each piece is painstakingly cut, glued, carved, filed and sanded until it emerges in the end as a finely crafted instrument. 
Why do I build mandolins?  I guess the real questions is ‘why didn’t I start sooner?’

www.ebmworks.com

  Bob Gramann – Fredericksburg, VA.

What began as an experiment has become an obsession. I’ve been playing guitar for over 50 years and built my first guitar in 1992. It’s about the sound. My goal in building is a rich, full sound that is loud enough for performances without amplification.  While I still build an occasional instrument with back and sides of tropical wood, I prefer the great woods that grow on this continent.

http://www.bobgramann.com

News

Welcome!

Welcome to our website for the Inaugural Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational!  Please join us in May for our event and stay tuned for more information here on our website.

Contact

For questions or more information, please contact us here.  You may also call 706.424.2700.

chee@mountainacoustics.com

Mailing Address:
Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational
PO Box 404
Burnsville, NC 28714