My desire is to provide high-quality instruments at an affordable price along with superior service and customer satisfaction.
All of my instruments are hand built using quality woods and hardware


Jay Lichty ~ 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…He builds Ukuleles, Guitars and Violins!

Main Stage

Luthiers for a Cause

In 2017 six of the world’s most distinguished luthiers came together to make a lasting difference in the lives of sick children. Each luthier built a tenor ukulele of wood sourced from two trees that are legendary among acoustic guitar and ukulele enthusiasts.

Ken & Virginia Miller –  NC 

    Ken began building in 1962 and worked at Guild in Westerly until breaking away on his own.  He retired from building in 2015. Ken will have a booth of some of his finest wood for sale.

Eddie Blevins Mandolin Works – TN

My desire is to provide high-quality instruments at an affordable price along with superior service and customer satisfaction.

Chee represents these 3 luthiers; C.F.Morrison Guitars, CO – Scott van Line Guitars, NM and Ken Miller Guitars, NC. Located in Burnsville, NC

Bob Gramann – VA

Bob built his first guitar in 1992 and has built 125  instruments to date. He enjoys building with domestic woods. “It’s all about the sound”

Harry Norris – NC

His shop is best known as Assabet Strings just north of Asheville.  He totally rebuilds old guitars as well as custom ones.

John Kinnaird – NC

I have been constructing guitars since 1976 and over the years, have learned what makes a good sounding instrument.   MAIN STAGE

Thomas Blevins –  W.V.

Thomas has been building guitars in his home shop for ten years. He specializes in dreadnoughts with modern touches.

Molly McCurdy – NC

Custom designed, handcrafted mountain dulcimers. Located in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina. Dulcimers are made from a wide variety of woods, custom designs.

Rick Weaver, NC

The guitar builder, founder of Ham Jones Guitars,  Born and raised in North Carolina.  A lifelong woodworker, he enjoys the hell out of taking raw materials and building a piece of art.

Sonus Guitar Chairs- NC

Built to assist the player through the physical demands of practice and performance, the Sonus design is a direct compliment to the human body in a playing position.

Deadwood Guitars –  GA

Jason works with local woods. “I love the way they sound, their natural beauty, including knots, streaks and their distinctive tone.

Bradford Nickerson – NC


Charles Vavra – SC