Ukulele Hunt Interview With Jay Lichty
If you love ukuleles, you've got to love this site!
Ukulele Hunt is well laid-out, super easy to navigate and is packed full of tips, resources, links and how-to's for all level of ukulele players. Just be prepared to stay awhile because once you arrive you'll find it's hard to leave.
How to Play Ukulele (I suppose you'd call it a sister site) is the place to go for straight-forward instruction via a variety of e-books.
A bit of a taste ...
Ukulele History: a Brief and Inaccurate Guide
Now, we'd be remiss if we did not share with...
Meet the Luthier and Open Jam
We've got a fun night coming up and we hope you'll join us!
Date: April 17th
Time: 6pm to 7pm Meet the Luthier (come learn about and play an assortment of our award-winning guitars and ukuleles) / 7pm to 8:30pm Open Jam
It's a Free Community Event
This special evening with hosted by Nancy MacDonald (amazing massage therapist and photographer!) at the Healing Arts Institute of the Kanuga Cottage District, 604 Yarborough Street, Hendersonville, NC, 28739.
Call Nancy at 828-693-3433 or Corrie at 828-713-6586 for more info.
You'll have an opportunity to pick...
Our Top Picks Ukulele Sites
While the list of our favorite ukulele sites is ever-growing ... here is a sample. Across the board the content is fresh and frequently updated and there is always something/someone to learn about.
The Ukes in America
Ukulele Social Club
Uke Events NC
The Guitar Sherpa
Flea Market Music
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
Might Uke - The Movie
Got a Ukulele
The Backward Ukulele Player
In the shop 2/16/2011 ...
Jay is finishing prep on three guitars and a ukulele. He'll be delivering them to Raleigh on Sunday for Clark Hipolito to work, or rather paint, his magic on each. More about this very special project coming soon. (... but here is a bit of the inside scoop - each will feature a custom painted original by Clark, will be featured in a special Hipolito/Lichty show and each will be for sale!)
Next Custom Ukulele is underway
It's a Brazilian Rosewood Tenor with a Curly Redwood Top - what a beauty!
Custom Brazilian Rosewood...
Custom Ukulele Review by Craig Turner: Pau Ferro Tenor.
We've got the best customers in the world! Honestly, each and every one is a delight to work with, inspires us to do our finest work and brightens our day.
Here is an example: When custom ukulele owner Craig Turner shared the following review of his brand new pau ferro tenor ukulele with the educated forum participants of the Ukulele Underground we were over-the-top excited. Craig actually drove 4 or so hours to the shop the day we met him. He was coming to learn more about our ukuleles with the thought in the back of his mind of having...
Handmade Guitars and Photography
We know that Nancy MacDonald is an incredible massage therapist because Jay and I frequently enjoy the benefits of her work!. We discovered that she has great eyes which translates into her being an amazing photographer. This past Saturday we learned one more thing about Nancy. She is a great host for a fun event!
A standing-room-only crowd gathered at Nancy's Healing Arts Institute in Hendersonville, NC on 2/12. This collaborative event featured an opening of Nancy's photographic works, a collection of Lichty handcrafted guitars & ukuleles to be picked...
WLOS Playing for Keeps - Lichty Guitars
We knew the report would be good the day John Le and Ben Mulkey of WLOS TV came to capture their story (back in Dec). We all had too much fun for it not to be and the fact of the matter is when John Le does a story it is always entertaining. His stories can pull at your heart-strings, make you laugh, show you a fresh perspective ... sometimes all at the same time.
Handmade Brazilian Rosewood Tenor Ukulele with a Curly Redwood Top
Jake Shimabukuro likes to say, "If everyone played the ukulele the world would be a better place." Take one look at and listen to this beauty and you'll have to agree!
Features: Brazilian rosewood back and sides, curly redwood top, ebony fretboard, bridge and binding, Mother of Pearl rosette
See currently available handmade ukuleles for sale
Learn how to customize your own ukulele
Jake Shimabukuro Asheville NC
Peace, Love, Ukulele
In celebration of the new year, the release of a new album by ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro and his upcoming concert in Asheville, NC, (Tickets now on sale!) here is some fun ...
YouTube: Jake shares holiday wishes and a smoking piece from his new album
Jake Shimabukuro photo by Hisashi Uchida, courtesy of www.jakeshimabukuro.com
"If everyone played the ukulele, the world would be a better place." - Jake
We'll be there - hope to see one and all!
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 ...