For a custom ukulele builder it is an honor to have leading trade publications give great reviews of your custom ukuleles. Read Lichty ukulele reviews from Ukulele Magazine, Ukulele Player Magazine, Hawaii Music Supply, professional musicians who play custom Lichty ukuleles and more.
All Koa “Ziggy” Baritone Ukulele Review
“What an INCREDIBLE ukulele! For me, it’s the best I’ve gotten from you —– and that makes it pretty much the best ukulele I’ve experienced so far in my developing ukulele youth. Congratulations, Jay, this is definitely a trend-setter!!!!! ” – Kimo Hussey – Read the entire Review
“Ziggy” Modified Baritone Ukulele Review
“The Ziggy hybrid is an INCREDIBLE instrument and is a real ukulele hot rod. This instrument wins the grand prize for sustain …” Read the review.
Custom Ukulele Review, Ukulele Magazine
“For the well-heeled strummer, the Lichty Long Neck Tenor ukulele delivers premier crafting and tone …” Read the review.
Custom Tenor Ukulele Review, Kimo Hussey
Everything about this ukulele is right and here are my initial thoughts about it. It really is one of the best tenors I’ve ever owned —– congratulations!!!
Chechen Long Neck Tenor Ukulele Review, Hawaii Music Supply
“A very exquisitely designed and uniquely handmade tenor for the tone connoisseur, the lover of beautiful exotic woods, for those elevated by the most musical of instruments. Lichty is an east coast luthier making high end ukes that are among the finest you will find. This instrument is truly exceptional!”
Cocobolo Baritone Ukulele, Hawaii Music Supply
“This custom baritone has the most gorgeous tone. Really responsive, yet warm. It feels SO good to play all along the neck. Most notable is the sound, as great (Or better!) than any baritone I can ever remember. If you want the ultimate bari, this is rare and special….this is another level of amazing…tone connoisseurs will be in heaven.”
Cocobolo Baritone Ukulele Review, U58
“… I like the side soundport!! It really does make a difference in the volume and that’s especially good for me, as I tend to play softly much of the time. And even the instrument’s size is cool!! Not too big, not too small, but just right! Comfortable! The action is wonderful; the intonation is perfect!!”
Custom Ukulele Review, Ukulele Player Magazine
“If you want a luthier-built instrument that is made to last, take a serious look at Jay Lichty’s ukuleles. This is a custom-made uke that you won’t have to treat with kid-gloves. This is a working musician’s ukulele. A Jay Lichty uke would be a great addition to anyone’s collection.”
Custom Tenor Ukulele, UkuleleReview.com
“Working with Jay was the best experience that I’ve had so far with a luthier. I’ve had 3 other custom ukase built and Jay was always very quick to respond to my questions and he delivered my uke BEFORE schedule, which was a wonderful surprise.” UkuleleReview.com
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Custom Pau Ferro Tenor Ukulele Review, Craig Turner
“This is —without forcing—a full sound uke. No effort to get volume. I suspect, based on what I’ve read and researched, that the redwood adds a lot of sparkle to the top notes. The highs really ring. Sustain is very, very good and retains balance in the sound. Checking the fretboard, the intonation is excellent: compensated saddle is surely part of the reason along with precise fret alignment and height.”