Fine Acoustic Materials, Stunning Craftsmanship, Precise SoundThe best handmade acoustic guitars are a clear reflection of the heart and soul of the builder.
When you see and play a Lichty guitar two things stand out:
- No two are alike, reflecting Jay’s ability to let the wood and materials inform the design and build every step of the way.
- The richness of tone and the resonance are deeply satisfying. Jay is an accomplished musician and this drives his pursuit of the perfect voice.
Luthier Jay Lichty builds a wide variety of models from the traditional Dreadnought and OM, to innovations like the Baby Bard and Dream Guitar. Small-batch tonewoods are hand selected, necks are hand-carved to ensure ease of playability, and all of the details and finishing touches are rooted in perfecting sound, look and feel. Above all, the personal connection made throughout the building process is revived with every note played.
Custom Handmade Acoustic Guitars
Building custom instruments is one of Jay’s strongest attributes. From beginning to end, the process is focused on each customer’s unique vision for their instrument. Materials and design choices are made together no matter how near or far you may be. We also provide a photo journal of the build so you can watch your guitar come together before your eyes. Jay looks forward to working with you to create the guitar of your dreams.
Current Handmade Acoustic Guitar Inventory
For those who desire a handmade Lichty guitar that can be purchased quickly, we strive to keep a small quantity of one-of-a-kind guitars in stock at our shop. Instruments in our inventory are handcrafted with the same precision and attention as our customized guitars, and are unique to Jay’s creativity. There is no such thing as a mass-produced Lichty. Current inventory includes a Brazilian Rosewood OM, a left-handed guitar crafted from Pau Ferro and Sinker Redwood, and more.