“I look for wood that speaks to me both visually and tonally. What I’m after is wood that has that wow factor – a powerful blend of stop-you-in-your-tracks beauty and a rich tonal quality.” – Jay
One of the first decisions to make when having a custom Lichty ukulele crafted for you is what type of tonewood you want for the back and sides. There are many things that impact the tonal quality of an instrument. The wood chosen for the back and sides is just one of those factors. Perhaps equally important regarding tonewood is the visual tone it sets. We have on hand at all times a wide selection of premium exotic and domestic ukulele tonewoods. While it is really a thrill to come to the shop and to dig through our stash of wonderful woods to find the set that has your name on it, we feature all available sets on our website so that our customers around the world can go through the same selection process.
Click on an image to learn more about each wood, to see all sets currently available and to view a gallery of instruments crafted from that wood. You might just come across the perfect set of tonewood for your own custom Lichty ukulele.
Regarding our ukulele tonewoods:
- When finish is applied to tonewoods it dramatically transforms the color and warmth. Images of unfinished wood require a bit of imagination to picture the vibrancy of the finished instrument.
- Can’t find what you are looking for? We can typically round up anything, so just let us know and we’ll contact our suppliers.
- View all of our soundboard options
*Special Note: We frequently get inquiries about wood sales. Please be aware, our woods are carefully selected for our custom instrument projects and we do not sell our tonewoods.