Jake Maclay, Hive Ukuleles
Exquisite tone and superb playability manifest in each instrument’s artful beauty. A sound born of superior craftsmanship, shaping a deep resonance from flawless intonation.
After graduating from the Robert-Venn School of Luthiery in the spring of 2005, Jake moved to Santa Cruz, California to work for Legendary Luthier Rick Turner and his business partner Barry Pearlman. Immersed in the prolific environment that bore Compass Rose Ukuleles and Renaissance Guitars, Jake has honed the building principals that define his work today.
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.