Video: Guitar Building Workshop Aug 2014
It was our honor and joy to have a wonderful group of students in the shop here at Lichty Guitars for the past 11 days crafting guitars together. Today they did the final setup and strings went on. There really are no words to describe how thrilling that is for everyone. Every guitar turned out amazing and each sounds like a dream!
Congratulations to Karina, Steve Collie, Ted Pope and Ken Brown ! May your guitars bring you and your families joy for years to come.
Here is a short video featuring the highlights …
Click here to watch the workshop progress day by day.
In their words …
“This has been one of the best workshops I’ve ever attended. Jay is a master at his craft and so willing to share his knowledge.” – Ken Brown
“Do you want to buy my Taylor” – Ted Pope’s first response after playing his guitar for the first time
“First and foremost, Jay and Corrie are good people; very hospitable, thoughtful, good-humored and caring. Secondly, Jay is an artist and craftsman. His vision for his instruments is extraordinary and he seems to flawlessly execute his vision. Finally, in the workshop, he allowed me to experience this. His instruction and demonstrating are very effective in conveying technique, enabling me to produce a beautiful instrument I will cherish for a lifetime.” Steve Collie
“I’m on a quest to learn as much as I can about instrument building, from as many masters as I can find willing to teach me. No matter where I’ve been and go, Jay’s teachings stay with me. At his workshop I learned to trust my hands and to collect a sensory library of information. His way of building is so elegant and joyful it’s hard to think of it as work, but it is. Jay’s work ethic is as good as it gets. Thanks to his guidance I am confident I can make my own . I can make them in a way that is safe, doesn’t strain my joints and isn’t limited to the number of specialized tools and jigs I can afford to buy or house. That gift, as those on my same path know or will eventually realize is rare. I’m lucky to has Jay as my first – and now ongoing! teacher.” Karina
Learn more about guitar and ukulele building workshops at Lichty Guitars.