Lichty One-on-one Guitar Building Workshop – Strings Go On!
The joy and fun that Tony had while working in the shop with Jay during his one-on-one guitar building workshop shows in every detail of his finished instrument. It is truly a dream guitar in every way! The project – a Brazilian rosewood dreadnought guitar featuring an Englemann spruce top, koa binding, mahogany neck, ebony fretboard and bridge, camel bone nut and saddle.
Brazilian Rosewood Guitar – Audio Samples
Reverence (Jay Lichty)
Mountain Climb (Jay Lichty)
Ziggy Won't Walk (Jay Lichty)
Two Extra Strings (Jay Lichty)
I love great guitars. I knew very little about Lichty Guitars before my arrival. I’ve always wanted to build a guitar and was excited for the opportunity to work one-on-one with a master luthier. The great thing about Jay and Corrie is the “wholeness” of the experience. They walk you through all the phases and document each day with progress pictures that Corrie posts to the website so that family and friends can follow along.
Day one we played many of Jay’s instruments and determined size, shape, feel and bracing type. This was the foundation to successfully building the guitar of my dreams. Jay has the perfect blend of craftsmanship, patience and humor that makes him an outstanding teacher. His workshop is in the woods, the perfect place to relax, focus and build. I learned so much and loved every minute if the experience. It was challenging and extremely rewarding. I felt like a kid hanging our with my big brother … working and laughing all day. The time flew by and in the end I have a new custom guitar, new friends and a new respect for the art of the luthiers.
Did I mention I LOVE GUITARS !!! So, if you love great guitars and great experiences I highly recommend you treat yourself (or someone you love) to a Lichty workshop. The guitar (or ukulele) you build is the icing on the cake. – Tony Fernandes, California
Learn more about acoustic guitar building workshops at Lichty Guitars. Jay teaches one-on-one and small group formats throughout the year.
See a photo gallery featuring some of the completed workshop guitars …