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Jackson Cunningham Guitar Raffle

Jackson Cunningham Guitar Raffle

The Handmade Music School & Southwest Virginia luthier Jackson Cunningham are offering a chance to win one of Jackson’s beautiful custom-made guitars. The goal of the fundraiser is to sell 800 tickets to raise $20,000 in support of programming at The Handmade Music School, a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to handing down music and dance traditions through lessons, workshops, and camps.

Congratulations to Liz Lanham of Banner Elk, NC for winning the guitar! And a huge thanks to everyone who purchased tickets!

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