The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase

The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase Wilborn Guitar Charity Raffle to Benefit Family of Woodstock, Inc. and the D’Addario Foundation

September 6, 2017 Woodstock, NY

Luthier Ben Wilborn, Wilborn Guitars, Reno, Nevada, has donated one of his fine handmade guitars to be raffled for charity at the Ninth Annual Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase, Woodstock, NY, October 29, 2017. 100% of proceeds will benefit Family of Woodstock, Inc. and the D’Addario Foundation.

The guitar, Wilborn Lion #117, has curly koa back and sides; a sinker redwood top; Honduran mahogany neck; Gabon ebony bridge and fingerboard; decorative appointments of Paua abalone, wenge, maple and Mother of Pearl; and a nitrocellulose lacquer finish. It is valued at $7100.00 including a superior hardshell case.

Raffle tickets will be limited to 500 only at $25.00 apiece or 5 for $100.00. Raffle drawing will be at 4:30 PM Sunday October 29, 2017, 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., through their website or online here: until midnight Monday, October 23, 2017. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the Invitational Luthiers Showcase during show hours 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM Friday and Saturday October 27 and 28, and 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM Sunday October 29.

“Great odds to win a great guitar for great causes.”

The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase is an annual acoustic guitar and stringed instrument makers’ festival, an intimate gathering for the international community of guitar makers, players, collectors and aficionados, held at the Bearsville Theater and environs in Woodstock, New York.

Wilborn Guitars Ben Wilborn makes fine handmade acoustic instruments in Reno, Nevada. His own unique designs are very lightly built, simply appointed guitars with an emphasis on extremely refined details and a powerful, balanced sound. Ben says, “I am constantly aware of my good fortune. I spend my days surrounded by beautiful woods, in a comfortable shop, making these challenging and exciting instruments that will be treasured and cherished long after I am gone. It’s been a curvy road to get here, but I will never take my situation for granted. I wanted to share something that reflected my gratitude to my customers, and the world in general – hence the 2017 WILS Charity Guitar Raffle. I hope it benefits many, and proves a faithful companion for whomever it finds a home with!”

Family of Woodstock, Inc. Since 1970, FAMILY has been an anchor for area residents – a place where people are respectful and caring, and where the search for solutions is creative and tireless. FAMILY’s shelters, emergency food pantries, domestic violence services, court advocates, counseling and case management services, hotlines, and child care supports all work together to help people achieve the changes they seek. Our services are, with few exceptions, free of charge and confidential. ANY PROBLEM UNDER THE SUN

The D’Addario Foundation is a unique non-profit grant-making organization providing monetary and product support to high-quality sustainable music instruction programs on the frontline to improve access to music education. We support programs that bring music back into communities and schools and get kids playing as early and as frequently as possible. The D’Addario Foundation believes in the transformative power of music and that mentoring and building communities through music can positively affect social change.

Photos and spec sheet of Wilborn Lion #117 are below.

Click here for the Wilborn specs.


Baker Rorick

Woodstock Invitational LLC

Bearsville, New York, USA

Mobile: +1-845-389-9247