How does such a deep, full, resonant voice and tone come from such a small body?The secret is in the builder. There is nothing quite like playing a Lichty handcrafted ukulele.
What makes a Lichty handmade ukulele so distinctive?
- Every instrument Jay builds is a one-of-a-kind, representing his ability to let the wood and materials inform the design and build from start to finish.
- Luthier as Musician – Jay has played music all of his life and this love drives his passionate pursuit of the perfect voice and ease of playability in an instrument. From the quality of tone to the fit and feel in your hands, you’ll experience pure satisfaction with every note played.
If you can dream it in a ukulele, Jay can build it. Models include the classic tenor and baritone, and modified styles like the long neck tenor, baby bard, and kiku. Premium tonewoods are hand selected, necks are hand-carved to ensure ease of playability, soundports are built into each design for added player satisfaction, and all of the details and finishing touches are rooted in perfecting look, feel and tone. Above all, the personal connection made throughout the building process is expressed with every note played.
Custom Made Ukuleles
Building custom instruments is what Jay loves to do the most. He will work with you to choose the overall design that best suits your style of play and aesthetics. Together you will choose the best materials and features. Jay works with customers from around the world. When you order a custom uke you will also see a photo journal of your instrument’s build, so you can watch it come to life before your eyes. It would be Jay’s great pleasure to craft the ukulele of your dreams.
Current Ukulele Inventory
For those who would like to buy a handmade ukulele from current inventory, we strive to keep a few one-of-a-kind ukuleles in stock. These ukuleles are handcrafted with the same precision and attention to detail and tone as our customized ukuleles. They also uniquely reflect Jay’s creativity in that they are instruments he feels inspired to build. There is no such thing as a production ukulele at Lichty Guitars, as no two are alike.
“Lichty makes some of the best ukes in the world. This one is among the finest we’ve played. This instrument is exceptional!” Andrew Kitakis of Hawaii Music Supply