Jay has taught guitar and ukulele building for many years. While many have been small group workshops, his favorite format has always been one-on-one. Over the years we have welcomed many amazing folks to Lichty Guitars for the ten-day guitar and ukulele building workshops. Some students have gone on to build successful luthier businesses while others have simply been happy to have a once in a lifetime build their own guitar or uke experience. Our lives have been immeasurably enriched by the fine folks who have attended the workshops and who have thus become a part of our growing Lichty Guitars’ family.
While this aspect of Lichty Guitars has been soul-satisfying for Jay, it is time for Jay to put his full focus on building rather than teaching for a while.
Because we get so many requests to do workshops we’d like to share a recommendation or two:
Guitar Building Workshops
When Jay decided to discontinue the workshops he reached out to fellow luthier Robbie O’Brien to give him a heads-up that we may be sending guitar building students his way. He is on-board and is our number one recommendation for one-on-one guitar building workshops. Robbie has a ton of experience and is well-known for his ongoing series Luthier Tips Du Jour. There are several ways you can learn from Robbie beyond his workshops including his DVD’s on most every aspect of guitar building.
Looking for other ideas? Here is a list to get your wheels turning from our friends over at the Guild of American Luthiers: Luthier Schools, Classes & Individual Instruction
Ukulele Building Workshops
Checking in with Robbie O’Brien would be a good place to start, as he has indicated he is expanding to uke building workshops. Whetstone School of Lutherie is another option to explore.
A look back …
- Gallery of Lichty Guitars’s student instruments
- What our students have had to say …
- Fretboard Journal coverage of a guitar building workshop
- Video: August 2014 Group Guitar Building Workshop
- Video: One-on-one ukulele building workshop
- Video: John Thomas on his experience of building a guitar with Jay