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Build a Ukulele in 10 Days
It is hard to believe, but it is true. In just ten days you can build the ukulele of your dreams!
Custom ukulele builder Jay Lichty teaches a limited number of one-on-one ukulele and guitar building workshops throughout the year right in his Tryon, NC shop. In ten short days you will turn a pile of wood into a ukulele that is ready for finish. Jay will apply the finish once the workshop has completed and ship it your way, ready for you to play it.
Why choose a Lichty Ukulele Building Workshop?
As you work to craft your own uke, Jay will provide as much guidance and support as you need, so that you can build an instrument that you consider to be perfect! You will also have access to Jay’s collection of premium tonewoods and other ukulele-building materials, as well as his luthier tools. Throughout the entire process, we will make sure you have everything you need for a smooth, successful, and memorable experience.
Visit our main Workshops page or contact Jay for more details, including cost and availability.
January 2016 Ukulele Building Workshop
So happy with the uke I made in your shop down in Tryon. Played all afternoon – has a voice of its own and is very agreeable. The baritone body with 19″ scale and C tuning has enough string tension to allow for tonal variety and great sustain. I again have an instrument that allows me plenty of space to improve as a player. Thanks Jay for the steady guidance. Thanks also for keeping it real. Philosophy is something we could all use these days.- Spencer Gaye
Spencer Gay's Ukulele
Building a guitar with Jay Lichty is one of the best gifts I’ve ever given myself, an experience I’ll cherish for life.The process of turning a pile of lumber into a musical instrument engaged every sense of mine, including my imagination. That my first guitar turned out to be a thing of beauty with a rich sound was no coincidence, but the result of Jay’s expert guidance. – Karina, British Columbia
Ukulele Building Workshop – August 2014
See a Gallery of Workshop Guitars & Ukuleles
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