Custom Handmade Acoustic Guitars and Ukuleles
Luthier Jay Lichty builds one-of-a-kind custom handmade acoustic guitars and ukuleles in his North Carolina shop. Crafted from the finest quality tonewoods and acoustic components, Lichty custom instruments are played and praised by both casual players and world-renowned performing artists. Contact Jay today to begin customizing the guitar or uke of your dreams.
I love every step of building an instrument, from choosing the wood, to working within the character of that wood to find its unique voice. When I play those first few notes, or better yet, hear someone else play those first few notes and see the smile on his or her face, well now – that’s my favorite part!
Jay Lichty, Luthier
What’s Happening in Our Luthier Shop?
With Jay, the creation of a custom handmade acoustic guitar or ukulele is a collaborative process from start to finish. From the selection of model and tonewood to the inlay, headstock, soundboard, and beyond, each and every detail is yours to imagine and design. Visit our Blog to experience what an amazing journey this can be. You’ll see the latest projects on the workbench, hear the latest Lichty guitar or uke to get strings and more.
Experience Lichty custom handmade guitars and ukuleles! Visit our Listening Room to enjoy audio samples or to see our video library featuring some of our favorite artists playing their Lichty.
Lichty Ukuleles and Guitars in the News
We are so excited to share info. about Luthiers for a Cause and our participation in this give-back luthier collaboration. Six luthiers are each crafting ukuleles with 100% of the proceeds going to the amazing non-profit The Ukulele Kids Club. Learn more …
We are proud to share that Jay’s luthier shop and custom instruments have been featured in some of the industry’s most esteemed publications, including Fretboard Journal, Acoustic Guitar Magazine, Garden & Gun, Ukulele Magazine and many others produced locally and around the world.