Tim Shelton Interviews Rick for his Podcast Series 

Tim Shelton, formerly of NewFound Road and now of The Surly Gentlemen, does a very interesting (and free!) podcast series where he interviews lots of folks, many of them involved in bluegrass and acoustic music -- and talks about different subjects. We were lucky enough to be asked to join the party! Below is the link to his podcast page. Just click "View in iTunes" for Episode #81 (Feb. 15, 2017) and it will open it open in itunes. Hover over the number to the left of the podcast, it turns into an arrow, click it and listen in!


One of a Kind -- #001 

We recently completed our first concert size guitar and are thrilled to say it sounds just as big as the dreadnoughts! At this time, we aren't putting them into regular production, although they will be available through special order. Click here to view additional photos. 

This particular guitar has most all of the same specs as our dreadnoughts, only with the smaller body and a very special 5-piece neck made of wenge and mahogany. Although we haven't yet decided on a price for a custom-ordered concert size, this one is available for $6,300.

Edit:  SOLD!

Mandolin #23 Now Available 

Here's a new beauty just finished recently! You can visit our Available Mandolins page to view photos of this F-5, and read up on the specs on the Mandolins page. If you would like additional information, please Contact Us

BTW, hate sounding "salesy" at all, but just wanted to let anyone interested in our mandolins know that it might be one of the last nitro-finished ones we do for a bit (there is a sister to it coming out soon). We are switching to hand-rubbed varnish and the price will increase when we do that. Just wanted to put the info out there. :)

New Video by Randy Kohrs 

Grammy-award-winning Randy Kohrs, owner and engineer at Slack Key Studio in Nashville, has had his Hayes guitar for almost four years now. We recently had an opportunity to film an impromptu testimonial from Randy -- in his very cool studio -- as to why he loves his Hayes. Needless to say, we were overwhelmed by his glowing review. Thanks so much Randy!! :)

Our "New" Mandolin Endorser -- Jeff Parker of Dailey & Vincent 

Well, technically, this isn't a "new" event in that Jeff Parker has been playing his Hayes mandolin with Dailey & Vincent now for almost a year now. I, however, am finally getting around to letting everyone know! So, please visit our Players page to see what Jeff has to say about performing with his Hayes mandolin, and enjoy this D&V video that includes a couple of mandolin close-ups!