After graduating from the Robert-Venn School of Luthiery in the spring of 2005, Jake moved to Santa Cruz, California to work for Rick Turner, one of the most iconic luthiers in American history. Immersed in the prolific environment that bore Compass Rose Ukuleles and Renaissance Guitars, Jake has honed the building principals that define his work and challenge perceptions of what a ukulele can be.
Since their stateside introduction in the early 20th century, the ukulele has expanded from traditional koa and mahogany to include more exotic hardwoods. With respect of tradition and love for modern aesthetics, Hive Ukuleles continue this evolution with clear artistic vision, innovative technology and meticulous construction using only the world’s finest tonewoods. These sublime instruments set a new standard for the next age of contemporary ukuleles.