Luthier/Custom Guitar Builder Jay Lichty of Lichty Guitars
Posted on Mar. 04 2013
http://LichtyGuitars.com - http://ErikOlsenFilms.com
Filmmaker Erik Olsen recently spent time on
location at the shop of Tryon guitar builder Jay Lichty filming the building 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 breath-taking Brazilian Rosewood Dreadnought Guitar.
"Luthier Jay Lichty" is a short video feature whose appeal reaches far beyond the interest 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.
Click here to see another Erik Olsen film featuring the building of a guitar from start to finish - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Al_AB2YnL9E&list=UUp5xQnQG1R1fem1e6Xcsjng&index=1&feature=plcp