Showalter Guitars - "The Mennonite Guitar" - $1,800
The Sing Me High Music Festival celebrates music and faith in the Shenandoah Valley, and this year we're pleased to have the support of a local luthier who does the same. Steve Showalter is a Broadway, VA based guitar maker and a proud sponsor of the Sing Me High Music Festival. His guitars are handcrafted and exquisitely built.
Steve's "Mennonite" guitar is a beautiful specimen of a dreadnought guitar, that reflects Mennonite and Brethren values of simplicity, beauty, and quality. The Sing Me High Music Festival's guitar raffle is the best opportunity for music and art lovers to get their hands on the work of this local artisan. Buy a raffle ticket (or 10) today, and throw your hat in the ring to become the next member of the Showalter Guitars family!
from the 2017 Guitar Raffle
(Check back for specs for the 2018 guitar)
Top Wood: Torrefied Sitka
Back/Side Wood: Sycamore
Head plate, fingerboard, bridge, and body binding: Ebony
Scale length: 25.4" | Lower bout: 15 1/2" | Upper bout: 11 1/2" | Waist: 10 3/4"
Depth of body at neck: 4" | Depth of body at lower bout: 5"
Fingerboard width at nut: 1 11/16" | Fingerboard width at body: 2 1/8"
String spacing at saddle: 2 1/4"
Saddle and nut: Bone
Tuners: Open Grovers
Frets: Stainless steel
Space markers: Mother of pearl dots
Hand engraved logo: Mother of pearl
Backstrip: Tapered ebony
Strings: Elixer Polyweb med.
Pick guard: Tortoise celluloid
Strap button: Silver
Finish date: 2015
Raffle tickets will also be available at the festival on Aug. 24-25, 2018 and throughout the month of August at CrossRoads | Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center, home of the Sing Me High Music Festival. Beginning Aug. 1st, "The Mennonite" Guitar will be available for demo at CrossRoads, and it will also be available to play during the open hours of the festival on Saturday, Aug. 25. Proceeds from the Raffle Benefit CrossROads | VBMHC, a faith-based organization cultivating stories of faithful life in the shenandoah Valley. For more information about CrossRoads, visit WWW.VBMHC.oRG.
Raffle tickets purchased online will be available for pick-up at CrossRoads | VBMHC, Wednesday-Friday, 10 AM - 5 PM. Call 540-438-1275 to confirm pick-up before arriving. Tickets can also be shipped via U.S. Postal Service for $1.00 US. Select your preferred shipping method at checkout (pickup or economy).
Entrants must fill out raffle tickets completely in order to win (Name, Address, Phone). Mailed submissions must be received by Aug. 23. Entrants do not need to be present to win, but must be reachable by phone. Drawing will take place at 7:07 PM on Aug. 25.