Thanks to the generosity of Glen Alexander and David McGuirt, proprietors of The Violin Shoppe, Inc., the Charlotte Folk Society will raise funds through an instrument raffle again this year.
We are very appreciative of their donation to CFS of a 1998 Otto Glaesel Violin, Model VI33E. This mint condition violin is a copy of a 1700 Stradivarius. Made in Western Germany, it features a gorgeous two-piece flame maple back, as well as very nicely flamed maple ribs. The top is crafted of hand-carved and graduated spruce. The violin is finished with a deep orange-amber varnish and is fitted with ebony fingerboard, tuning pegs, chinrest, and tailpiece. It has maintained its retail value of $1495. The raffle winner will receive the instrument as an outfit complete with oblong case and bow.
The violin will be on display and raffle tickets will be available to purchase at monthly Gatherings, beginning in August. For your convenience, one can purchase tickets online by following the link at the top of this page. Tickets cost $6 each or $30 for six.
Drawing of the winning ticket will take place during the Folk Society's Annual Holiday Potluck on Saturday, December 15th, at Dilworth United Methodist Church, 605 East Boulevard, in Charlotte. Ticket holders need not be present to win. For tax compliance reasons, the raffle winner must fill out a W-9 form before receiving the instrument. The winner is responsible for all resulting income taxes, if any.
The Violin Shoppe is located at 2112 East Seventh Street. Folk Society members receive a 10% discount. Be sure to take your CFS member card when shopping. For detailed information about instruments, accessories, and services offered, visit www.theviolinshoppe.net
Check out their extensive selection of violins in all price ranges. They are a licensed dealer for Eastman guitars and mandolins. The Violin Shoppe offers traditional and bluegrass fiddle lessons, as well as classical violin and cello lessons, including the Suzuki Method. Instruction for guitar, banjo, mandolin, Dobro, bass, and bodhran is also available. Award-winning musicians/instructors, Glen Alexander and Jon Singleton, make The Violin Shoppe a destination for traditional and bluegrass students.