The Handmade Music School at The Floyd Country Store and Southwest Virginia luthier Jackson Cunningham are excited to announce the second annual Cunningham Guitar Raffle! Enter for a chance to win one of Jackson’s beautiful custom-made guitars to benefit programming at The Handmade Music School.

The prize guitar was built from a special selection of tone woods collected over the years from local luthiers, wood cutters, and musicians around SWVA. The guitar was brought to life in Jackson Cunningham’s workshop in Grayson County, Virginia in the Fall of 2022. It is a faithful recreation inspired by the classic steel string models from the pre-war era. It is a versatile guitar masterfully built with responsive tone. It is very adaptable to playing many styles of music from flat picking bluegrass, sweet jazz voicings, to fingerpicking folk and blues, and is a wonderful guitar for backing up an instrumentalist or accompanying vocals.

Raffle tickets are $25 (available for purchase through June 9th) and the winning ticket will be selected and announced at the Friday Night Jamboree (in-person and live stream). The goal of the fundraiser is to sell at least 1,000 tickets to raise $25,000 in support of the Share The Music Scholarship Fund and music programming at The Handmade Music School.