The Story
of the
1939 Ray Whitley Recording King


This is John Fahey's 1939 Recording King, Ray Whitley model, a rare flat top Jumbo, produced by Gibson for one year only. Made of Brazilian Rosewood, it's the guitar known best for having produced the famous "Fahey sound".

Please click image to read the story and see a progressive pictorial account of its remarkable restoration, the accomplishment of Mr. Fred Sheppard of Green Bay, Wisconsin


Image thanks to Fred Sheppard