The Secret Sisters – “I Cannot Find A Way” [Live On Soundcheck]

The Secret Sisters perform (w/Hays Guitar) “I Cannot Find A Way” on Soundcheck (May, 2014).

These two sisters are from the Muscle Shoals area and they have had this guitar about two years. This year they have been touring with Nickel Creek and Iron & Wine. They have written or co-written most of their songs.

The Secret Sisters use the following Hays Guitar:

  • Slope Shoulder
  • Back & Sides are of Figured KOA & Top is Red Spruce from the Smoky Mts.
  • Scale Length 24.9 inches, 12 fret

The SteelDrivers – “I’ll Be There”

Gary Nichols, lead singer/guitar player of The SteelDrivers, plays a Hays Guitar on this music video for their song “I’ll Be There”.  The Hays Guitar Gary is playing has the following features:

  • Slope Shoulder
  • Back & Sides are of Figured Ovangkol & Top is “Bear Claw” Sitka Spruce
  • Scale Length is 24.9 inches; neck joins the body at the 13th fret

The Sound of a Hays Guitar

Listen to the distinctive sound of a Hays Guitar as Justin Miller picks a song for us in the following session.  The Hays Guitar Justin is playing has the following features:

  • Dreadnought
  • Back & Sides are of Figured Walnut & Top is Alaskan Yellow Cedar

[Video by David Higginbotham]