Jay Lichty’s big business idea came to him in a dream—playing a very specific ukulele.
“I had a dream one night where I was playing a small bodied guitar,” he said. “I decided if I was ever going to have a custom ukulele, I was probably going to have to build it myself.”
The musician turned his hobby into a full-time gig, and in 2009 launched Lichty Guitars. He works from his Tryon, North Carolina, home with his wife.