Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase Music Coordinator, Sharon Klein, has donated a handmade, 12-fret classical guitar built in 1992 by Bill Wright. The proceeds of the auction will benefit Family of Woodstock’s John Herald Fund for musicians in need.
Originally owned by renowned classical guitarist Frederic Hand, principal guitar and lutenist of the New York Metropolitan Opera, it was used on his Emmy Award winning soundtrack recording for “Days of Our Lives.” After acquiring the guitar from Frederic Hand, Sharon Klein had it professionally converted for steel strings by luthier William Kramer-Harrison. This guitar has been the go-to travel guitar for Sharon Klein on her travels around the globe, including trips to and performances in Israel, El Salvador, Turkey, Cyprus, Taiwan, Costa Rica, Egypt, Jordan, Japan and much of Europe. When Sharon joined the Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase as music programmer, she thought it would be fitting to have this cosmopolitan guitar autographed by some of the great players who attended the showcase through the years.
Signatures on the guitar, so far:
Back and sides: Indian Rosewood
12 frets to the body
2″ nut width
All cracks have been repaired professionally and have been stabilized. Comes with Gator semi-hard shell gig bag/case.
Raffle tickets are 10.00 apiece or 3 for $25. Raffle drawing will be at 4:30 PM Sunday October 28, during the Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase at the Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498. Entrants need not be present to win. The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase will pay for shipping and insurance to winner within the Lower 48 United States.
Raffle tickets are available now for advance purchase from Family of Woodstock, Inc., online here:
until midnight Monday, October 22, 2018. Tickets will also be sold at the Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase during show hours 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM Friday, 10/26 and Saturday 10/27, and 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM Sunday October 28.
The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase is an annual acoustic guitar festival for the community of acoustic stringed-instrument builders, players, collectors and aficionados, presenting a gathering of the finest handmade acoustic guitars and stringed musical instruments from around the world! www.woodstockinvitational.com