Marty Raybon, founder and lead singer of the Grammy award-winning hit group Shenandoah just took possession of his second McKnight Guitar. Marty’s new MacNaught guitar is made from Honduran Rosewood back and double sides with a master grade Sitka Spruce top. Marty said “I found a great guitar when I picked up the McKnight. It’s without a doubt the BEST guitar that I have ever heard or played. For me there is nothing better to play than a solid, pure tone built guitar. For the past 10 years I have found those qualities in my two McKnight Guitars.”
Jamie Michael, lead guitar player of Shenandoah is the happy new owner of a MacNaught model dreadnought McKnight Guitar. Jamie’s guitar has Pau Rosa Rosewood back and double sides and a master grade Sitka Spruce top. Jamie said of his new McKnight Guitar, “Best craftsmanship, playability and tone I’ve ever heard and held in my hands”.
Jamie Johnson, of "The Grascals" plays a Lutz / Machiche MacKnight guitar.
Jamey Johnson with his Machiche / Lutz Spruce Double Top, Hollow Back, MacNaught guitar. Acclaimed singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson has been showered with plaques, trophies and award statuettes. Some of the things that have happened along the way include songwriter awards for 2005’s "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk," which Jamey co-wrote for Trace Adkins. In the spring of 2007, the Academy of Country Music gave Jamey a Song of the Year award for co-writing the George Strait hit "Give It Away," and the Country Music Association did the same later that year. "Everything comes from God. So when I write, it is my gift to Him. It is my interpretation of what He gave me, the circumstances that I drew the material from. So when I get done with a song, it’s not for my fans. It’s certainly not for the industry, the trophies, the accolades and the plaques. It is straight from me to God."
Jimmy Herman, musician for Carrie Underwood with his second McKnight Guitar, East Indian Rosewood / Adi top, Slope MacNaught. Jimmy affectionately named this guitar "Clara" after his daughter.
Marty Raybon, founder and former lead singer of the Grammy award-winning hit group Shenandoah, offers a full spectrum of vocal entertainment. His talents are unmatched, whether he's singing country, gospel or his personal favorite, bluegrass. He has become one of country music's busiest artists, performing over 100 shows per year between the United States and Canada. Marty leads his band, Full Circle with his new Machiche/Adirondack Spruce topped MacNaught guitar.
Country & Bluegrass music superstar, Marty Stuart, playing his McKnight Guitar that he affectionately named - "The DEACON". Marty designed this guitar by pulling some of his favorite guitar specs together including: "The Father of Country Music", Jimmy Rodgers' guitar body shape, Lester Flatt's D-28, 14 fret neck profile & a vintage slot-head. Marty wanted the guitar to sound and feel like "an old friend". We chose Panama Rosewood for the body with a vintage 1959 Sitka Spruce top. MOP diamonds and 3 crosses complete the design. As a special treat for Mary and I, Marty anointed his brand new guitar as he skillfully played "It Is Well With My Soul"
Espen Lind, Norway's leading male vocalist playing his new Brazilian RW / Adi doubletop Slope MacNaught in concert during his European summer tour. Espen is a Norweigian songwriter, producer, singer and multi-instrumentalist. He is one half of the talented production team of Espionage. In January 2009 he received the award "Årets Spelleman" (artist of the year) at the Norwegian Grammy Awards
Jimmy Herman, multi-instrumentalist for Carrie Underwood plays a Mahogany / Lutz MacNaught guitar on Carrie's tour.
Melissa King, lead singer and guitarist for Melissa King & Phat Grass pictured with her Mahogany / Sitka Highlander OM-D McKnight Guitar.
Bryan Dickson, played for Jake Owen pictured with his South East Asian Rosewood / Engelmann Spruce MiniMac.
Lewell Molen playing a Honduran Mahogany / Adi topped MacNaught at DollyWood in Nashville, TN.
Tim Stafford of Blue Highway warming up his Black Walnut / Sitka MacNaught at the Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival.
"It's a fun one to play. I just love how you can hear the durn thing so well. Walnut isn't the most responsive wood, but this is one of the best-sounding walnut instruments I've heard. Plays great too. "
Lare Williams of Lare Williams & New Direction receiving his 1959 Sitka Vintage Spruce top / Hickory MacNaught guitar from Tim & Mary McKnight.
Wesley Probst with his Indian Rosewood, sitka spruce topped MacNaught McKnight Guitar. Wes is the talented song writer & lead singer of the OVERALL BROTHERS band.
Mary McKnight presents Allen Funderburk with his Redwood topped, Black Walnut MacNaught McKnight Guitar. Allen is a versatile musician who worked for Kitty Wells for 16 years before branching out into other Nashville venues.