“Everything Looks Better on Fire” music video.
To be honest, I forgot I had a website. Then I got an email saying my web domain was about to expire, so here I am, “remembering”… Read more “New Instruments and New Music”
Actually, no, there aren’t that many. But when you make 100+ CD cases by hand, it feels like a lot. Sorry, this post is my craft-nerd coming… Read more “So Many CDs…”
Hey folks! I’m back. We had a two-show run in Grotowski’s old space (you theatre nerds will appreciate that!), and spent the time leading up to it… Read more “Back in the US of A”
Jakob’s debut full-length album, “Which Way Is Up,” is now available.
For a limited edition handmade wood-fronted pop-up CD, head over to https://jakobbergerandhishat.bandcamp.com/.
Jakob Berger (& his hat) is a California-native who champions the DIY mentality to a fault. From ukuleles to the furniture in his humble Los Angeles home, these hand-crafted relics all tell the story of a person with a strong need for one thing: to create.
This gypsy-tinged indie-folk songwriter has been teaching himself a myriad of instruments for over a decade; starting on his dad’s old steel string guitar that was inherited from “Uncle Johnny,” Jakob has since been pouring all of his savings toward slowly accumulating instruments varying from accordion to cello, which culminated in a desire to craft his own instruments. Continue reading “Bio”
Jakob Berger (& his hat) has long been fascinated by musical instruments, and took the plunge into the study of lutherie at Palomar College in 2015, developing his skills as a woodworker by constructing his first electric guitar and ukulele. In 2016 he was recognized by the State of California Senate for his achievements in stringed instrument building, and since then has been making simple percussion instruments and developing his lunchbox ukuleles. Every instrument on this page was handmade by Jakob.
- Gourd Ukulele [electric]: $290.
- Vintage Mickey Mouse lunchbox ukulele
- Robot lunchbox ukulele [electric]
- Soprano hard-top gourd ukulele [electric]
Please contact for availability & commission requests.
Music videos for every song on the new album are currently in development.
Collaborations with Evan Freed, Chloe Pourmorady, and Kent Jenkins (a.k.a Snubby J):