In addition to our own Rick Hayes, we are over-the-top excited to have the following phenomenal musicians playing our instruments:

Dan Tyminski

We were speechless when Dan Tyminski SENT US an email asking if he could play one of our mandolins, and hopefully someday a guitar. Didn't have to think twice about that! We made him one of each! Dan not only plays with the world-renown Alison Krauss and Union Station, but can be seen playing with the Soggy Bottom Boys, duet shows with his former Lonesome River Band mate, Ronnie Bowman, and any other number of collaborations with the best in the business. Because he is so busy, we haven't been able to catch up to him for an "official" quote but we figure the fact that he is out there playing them says enough, just check out some of the videos on our YouTube channel. Subscribe while you are there and you will be the first to know when we post new content!

Jeff Parker

Jeff Parker, of Dailey & Vincent, is our first official mandolin endorser and we are so proud and honored to have him on board. Jeff is an accomplished and active musician and vocalist in his own right, as well as an integral part of Grammy-nominated Dailey & Vincent sound. You can find out more about Jeff on his website and catch him at any number of D&V shows around the world. Take a listen to what he has to say about his mandolin at right, and then visit the D&V video "Steel Drivin' Man" and watch Jeff burn it up -- especially nice feature 55 seconds in!

Ron Block

We still have to pinch ourselves that Ron Block is now playing a Hayes guitar. As guitarist and banjo player for Alison Kraus and Union Station, as well as so many other performance, songwriting and production credits to his name, we are humbled that he is so happy with his Hayes guitar. Here is a short video of Ron playing and talking about his Hayes Guitar. For more information on this multi-talented man, you can visit his website at

Clay Hess

We are proud and excited to have Clay Hess as our first official endorser. Clay is a phenomenal musician. There's just no denying his flatpicking skills. He played several years with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, as well as Mountain Heart and Sierra Hull & Highway 111. Clay recently started his own band, The Clay Hess Band. You should check them out while you're checking out the guitar.

During a recent recording session, Clay had his Hayes guitar and a pre-war 1938 D-18 at his fingertips. He chose to record with his Hayes guitar -- can't get a better endorsement than that!

View video of Clay playing his Hayes guitar on our YouTube channel.

You can visit Clay's site at

Shawn Lane

It would be difficult to follow bluegrass and not know the name of Shawn Lane, of Blue Highway. Shawn plays guitar, as well as mandolin, on stage with Blue Highway -- and now that guitar is a Rick Hayes Instrument!

Here's what Shawn had to say:

"This Hayes guitar is just too good to describe with words. You have to see it and hear it to really know how awesome it is. The attention to detail on Hayes instruments is second to none." -- Shawn Lane

Click here to visit BlueHighway's site.

Sierra Hull

Sierra Hull is talented beyond her years, and we couldn't be happier that she's playing a Hayes guitar. Being the multi-instrumentalist she is, she would often switch off her mandolin for Clay Hess' Hayes guitar while on stage. She loved it, so we just had to put her in one of her own. Here's what she had to say...

"I absolutely love my Hayes guitar! To be a brand new instrument, it has the big sound of an older guitar. These guys really know what they are doing - from the great sound they produce, to the beautiful detail and time they put into each one. I'm thrilled to say I play a Hayes guitar!"   -Sierra Hull

Sierra Hull & Highway 111 website 

Rick Hayes

Our very own Rick Hayes plays mandolin with his band Nightflyer, as well as guitar whenever he gets a chance.

Just listen...
Click the YouTube icon below for additional videos of Hayes instruments in action.