Baritone Brazilian Rosewood Ukulele with and Snakewood - what an amazing combination!
Every once in a while in between custom orders, Jay cuts loose in the luthier shop and builds, driven by his own creative visions. This baritone Brazilian Rosewood ukulele is a great example.
Features: Brazilian Rosewood back, sides and fretboard (This is one of the most beautiful / most colorful sets we have come across!), Spruce top, Ebony bridge, Snakewood rosette, end graph, headplate, Cocobolo binding.
What is interesting about this combination is that each detail stands out. The Brazilian Rosewood is knock-out...
Hand Painted Ukulele Wonder, a Lichty/Hipolito Collaboration
This instrument represents a wonderful collaboration! NC luthier Jay Lichty built a beauty of a koa handcrafted tenor ukulele. NC artist Clark Hipolito then applied custom artwork. It became a one-of-a-kind work of art on every way.
Features: Tenor, Koa back and sides, Englemann spruce top, Maple binding and rosette, Mahogany neck, Ebony fretboard and bridge, Camel bone nut and saddle, Grover sta-tite tuners
* Watch Hand Painted Ukulele YouTube Slideshow *
Learn more about the Lichty/Hipolito Collaboration
Our Ukulele Tonewood Gallery has been updated
From beautifully figured European Beech to stunning Bubinga to old growth Brazilian Rosewood, visit our updated ukulele tonewood gallery to see the latest options for your custom ukulele.
(And here is an inside tip: If you have fallen in love with one of our guitar sets, they are available for your dream ukulele with appropriate up-charges applied.)
Custom Pau Ferro Ukulele Construction
New Custom Ukulele is one of latest projects in the Lichty Guitars' Shop
Craig Turner traveled many miles, many hours, to meet with Jay at the shop. We are so glad he made the trip.He is a ukulele player, a collector and a delightful person. He also has great taste in wood! Jay has just begun Craig's custom tenor ukulele which is being crafted out of Pau Ferro and Sinker Redwood. It is already quite a gem …
How are acoustic guitars made?
Folks often ask Jay, "How are acoustic guitars made?"
We'd love to say it is all trade-secrets but it is a simple (though not easy) formula of expert skill as a craftsman, a tremendous eye for detail, a love of the wood, a love of music and a willingness to follow his calling. We invite you to step into Jay's shop to get a glimpse of the step by steps of how a guitar is made.
The best way to do this is to view two videos (one old / one new) that feature step by step images of building acoustic guitars.
The Building of a Handmade Acoustic Guitar
Internationally acclaimed ukulele master Kimo Hussey will be giving concerts and ukulele playing workshops in the Carolinas in early November. First stop - a workshop in Asheville Nov. 6th. Learn more ...