The majority of instruments Jay builds are custom acoustic guitars and ukuleles that are designed and crafted to order but there is good news for folks who would like to purchase an instrument ready to ship. Jay occasionally takes time out from building custom instruments to handcraft guitars and ukuleles that he simply feels inspired to build. Each is a one-of-a-kind, heirloom quality instrument. Our current inventory is featured below. Contact Jay if you’d like to learn more about an instrument featured below or would like to discuss the design of a custom guitar or uke. Too, while we strive to keep our site up-to-date, it is always worth contacting Jay to see if we have anything that has not been listed yet.
Here is a Tip: While we do provide audio samples for each instrument, which you will find by clicking on the images below (along with features, pricing and more), you might enjoy visiting our Listening Room to hear/see audio samples and videos from a variety of Lichty guitars and ukes.
Handmade Acoustic Guitars for Sale
As a custom guitar builder, Jay crafts everything from the classic dreadnought guitar to the 6 string Baby Bard (with a baritone uke-sized body) in a wide selection of tonewoods. Here is our current inventory of guitars available for immediate purchase.
Handmade Ukuleles for Sale
Occasionally we have ukuleles on hand for immediate purchase. What makes these non-custom ukes so special is that they are instruments Jay crafted for his own playing styles. Once he tunes them up he typically has a hard time letting them go.
Order a Custom Guitar or Ukulele
You’ve seen the instruments that are currently available. If you have something different in mind, we invite you to explore having a custom Lichty guitar or ukulele designed and built just for you. Jay has built almost 200 instruments (roughly half guitars and half ukes) and most of these were custom-crafted to order. Working with each player to ensure their custom Lichty fits like a glove acoustically, visually and aesthetically is what Jay does best. The repeat business that we get, along with enthusiastic testimonials, means there are lots of happy Lichty players out there. That is what it is all about for this luthier!
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