Raffle 2019

Each year we run a raffle with an acoustic stringed instrument (guitar, banjo, mandolin etc) as the major prize to raise funds for our Young Performer Grant.

In 2019 the major prize was a beautiful guitar made by Cole Clark Guitars.

The 2019 Mountaingrass raffle results were:

1st prize winner of the guitar from Cole Clark Guitars and guitar strap made by Chip Bragg was Heather Cuthbertson!
2nd prize: double season pass to Mountaingrass 2020: Ron Milton
3rd prize: 10 CD pack donated by John Boothroyd: Peter Hale
4th prize: Double season pass to Kiwigrass 2020: Angela Child
5th prize: Condenser microphone donated by Evan Webb: Ross McInnes
6th prize: set of banjo picks and beef jerky made by Gerald Pink: Phil Hamer.

Congratulations and a huge thank you to all of our donors and everyone who supported Mountaingrass by buying a raffle ticket!

Photo: First prize winner, Heather,  with 2019 ABOTMA President, Evan Webb.
Photo: First prize winner, Heather, with 2019 ABOTMA President, Evan Webb.

First Prize – Value $2349

Cole Clark Guitar ($2199) with a Chip Bragg leather and lambswool strap ($150)

  • All solid timber cutaway dreadnought with internally carved top and back
  • Cole Clark 3 way pickup system
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose (natural satin)
  • Neck: Queensland Maple
  • Top: Solid Bunya
  • Back and sides: Tasmanian Blackwood
  • Inlaid timber rosette.
  • Bridge/Fretboard: She Oak
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Machine Heads: Grover
  • Nut/Saddle: Graph Tech Tusq
  • Strings: Elixir – Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze 12-53
  • Nut Width: 44mm/1.73″

Second Prize – Valued at $300

Double weekend pass to attend Mountaingrass 2020

Third Prize – Valued at $250

A pack of 10 CDs – donated by John Boothroyd

The pack contains a mix of bluegrass and old-time groups.

Fourth Prize – Valued at $200

Double weekend pass to Kiwigrass for the 2020 festival.

Kiwigrass is New Zealand’s own national festival of Bluegrass Music. It is produced by the Kiwigrass Trust, a non-profit association of bluegrass musicians and supporters in New Zealand, with help and guidance from the Australasian Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association of Australia (ABOTMA). The festival aims to present performances of bluegrass music, related workshops, and opportunities for attendees to share with each other through jamming and picking sessions.

In 2020, Kiwigrass will be held at Lake Karāpiro, at the Mighty River Domain in Cambridge, Waikato, from 31 January – 2 February, 2020.

Cambridge is close to Hamilton, an easy 2 hour drive from Auckland airport, and a 6 hour drive from Wellington.

Fifth Prize – Valued at $150

A Rocket U87 large diaphragm condenser microphone.

Tech Specs
  • Microphone Type: Condenser.
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid, Omni, Figure-8.
  • Diaphragm Size: 1″ (25.4mm)
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz.
  • Max SPL: 117dB (Cardioid) (127dB w/10dB Pre-attenuation)
  • Output Impedance: 200 ohms.
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 82dB (Cardioid); 79dB (Omni), 80dB (Figure-8)

Sixth Prize – Valued at $100

Custom-made banjo picks and two packs of delicious home-made beef jerky, donated by Gerald Pink