I’ve been on a long journey to find the perfect tenor for me. That journey has taken me through many of the best known luthiers in the business and involved some incredible ukuleles. Jake Maclay is the luthier that’s cured my “UAS” and my constant desire to find the next one to try. My Hive Hornet is the perfect combination of playability and tone, with a beautiful aesthetic and stunning quality finishing details. For as long as I’m playing the uke, this one is going to be in my hands.
— Andrew E., United Kingdom
 

Precision handcrafted instruments take time. My build list is typically is 12 to 18 months long .

Payment: Securing a spot in my build list requires a  $1,000 non-refundable deposit. Once I receive the initial deposit, I will send out an invoice for the remaining balance. That balance is due by the completion of the ukulele and before it is shipped.

Shipping: After payment has been received in full, the instrument will be shipped to the client. Shipping and handling is not included in the ukulele price.

Warranty:  My instruments have a limited lifetime warranty to their original owner. This warranty does not cover any damage due to extremes in humidity or temperature, alterations or modifications, accidents or improper handling and misuse, and normal wear and tear.

My base price of $3,500 includes many standard features for which others often charge extra. These include features such as side sound port, bound & purfled fretboard, Waverly tuners and an Ameritage Gold Series case.

STANDARD FEATURES

  • Custom one-of-kind rosette
  • Side sound port
  • Wood binding
  • Black maple black purfling (top, back and side)
  • Mahogany neck
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • Ebony pin bridge with 7° slanted saddle slot
  • Ebony fingerboard (bound and purfled)
  • Headstock front with ebony overlay
  • Headstock back with three-layer overlay
  • Waverly tuners
  • Ameritage Gold series hardshell case

OPTIONS

  • 14-fret neck join / no charge
  • Custom nut width / +$150
  • Radiused fingerboard / +$150
  • Left hand / +$150
  • Abalone top / +$250
  • Abalone top & back / +$500
  • Sunburst / +$200
  • Custom inlay / inquire
  • Pickup / inquire
 

TOPS

  • Adirondack Spruce / included
  • Appalachian Red Spruce / included
  • Carpathian Spruce / included
  • Engelmann Spruce / included
  • Sitka Spruce / included
  • Redwood / included
  • Western Red Cedar / included
  • Other Tops / inquire

BACKS & SIDES

  • Indian Rosewood / included
  • Mahogany / included
  • Wenge / included
  • Cocobolo / +$250
  • Figured Koa / +$350
  • Figured Mahogany / +$350
  • Figured Maple / +$250
  • Figured Walnut / +$250
  • Honduran Rosewood / +$200
  • Macassar Ebony / +$400
  • Ziricote / +$400
  • Master Grade Koa / inquire
  • Brazilian Rosewood / inquire
  • Other Woods / inquire