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    Posted December 24, 2011 by
    erikolsen
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    Tryon, North Carolina

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    SC FILMMAKER ERIK OLSEN CAPTURES THE SPIRIT AND CRAFT OF LICHTY GUITARS

     

    Filmmaker Erik Olsen recently spent time on location at the shop of Tryon guitar builder Jay Lichty (http://lichtyguitars.com) filming the creation of a guitar from rough wood planks to the strumming of the first tune.

     

    The project reflects a collaboration of crafts. Olsen worked with cameras, lenses, lights and jibs while Lichty’s tools included sanders, hand planes, chisels and routers. At its conclusion Olsen produced a film that powerfully captures the spirit and passion of custom guitar builder Jay Lichty while Lichty completed one of his finest guitars to date – a breathtaking Brazilian Rosewood dreadnought guitar.

     

    “Luthier Jay W. Lichty” is a short video feature whose appeal reaches far beyond the interests of a guitar builder or player. As a filmmaker Olsen tells a story that touches all the senses and that takes the viewer on an intimate musical journey into the small luthier shop of Lichty Guitars, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
    More of Erik Olsen's work can be viewed at http://www.erikolsenfilms.com

    Visit Jay Lichty here http://lichtyguitars.com

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