Guitar Building Workshop – Student Spotlight – Ki Wells
I have decided that 2015 is going to be our year to celebrate the Lichty Guitars’ Family! Our concept of family is big! It stretches from all of the folks who own and play Lichty guitars and ukuleles to everyone who has taken a guitar or ukulele building workshop to folks we collaborate with (from Hawaii Music Supply to Rubner Tuners and on) and of course, to folks we love in the world of luthiery. Folks in our family are awesome !
We are beginning an adventure this week with Fretboard Journal as one of their field editors, John Thomas, comes to build his first guitar and to document the crafting of it via FJ website. With that in mind, I am kicking off this love-fest by spotlighting folks who have taken workshops.
Ki Wells, Tryon NC Guitar Builder
In 2012 Ki Wells took a one-on-one guitar building course with Jay. From what I gather Ki had built a few ukuleles but this was the first time he undertook the building of a guitar. As of this writing Ki has completed three guitars and has several more in the works. It is the ultimate thrill for us to see the beautiful instruments he is crafting. A few of Ki’s guitars are featured in this cool video produced by Ki and Brandon Dyke
Follow the latest guitar building adventure via Fretboard Journal
Fretboard Journal Field Editor – John Thomas