The legendary Ray Benson is the founder and front man of the Western swing band “Asleep at the Wheel” winners of 10 Grammy awards.
In addition to his work with Asleep at the Wheel, Ray is also an accomplished producer whose credits include Willie Nelson, Aaron Neville, Brad Paisley, Pam Tillis, Trace Adkins, Merle Haggard, and Vince Gill. TV Show Host “The Texas Music Scene w/Ray Benson”, as well as Voice Over Talent and Actor.
Ray also serves on multiple foundations and boards. He is a founding member of HAAM, which provides health services to Austin musicians. He is also a trustee for the Texas chapter of NARAS, and a board member for the St Davids Community Health Foundation.
What They Play
- Neck Material:Maple
- Nut Material:Bone
- Nut Width:1-3/4"
- 1st Fret String Height:.022"
- 12th Fret String Height:Bass .078" & Treble .062"
- Fretwire:22 Jescar FW47104
- Scale Length:24.75"
- Body Dimensions:16" X 1-3/4"
- Body Top:Deluxe Maple Laminate
- Body Back/Sides:Deluxe Maple Laminate
- Cutaway:Double cutaway w/full block
- Head Cap Veneer Material:Ebony
- Truss Rod:Single Acting
- Headstock Style:AR Style
- Binding:Body, Neck, Headstock
- Binding Material:Ivoroid
- F Holes:Yes
- F Hole Binding:Yes
- F Hole Binding Material:Ivoroid
- Logo Material:Pearl
- Inlay:Standard Blocks
- Inlay Material:Pearl
- Side Dot Color:Black
- Hardware Color:Nickel
- Pickguard:5-ply Plastic
- Pickguard Material:Plastic B/W/B 3-ply
- Bridge:Gotoh Tunomatic
- Tailpiece:Vintage style
- Tailpiece Material:Brass with Chrome Plating
- Tuners:Gotoh Nickel
- Neck Pickup:Lollar El Rayo
- Bridge Pickup:Lollar low wind imperial Bridge
- Knobs:Nickel Dome
- Strap Buttons:Standard Nickel
- Truss Rod Cover:Ebony
- Strings:D'Addario NYXL .010 - .049
- Tuning:E A D G B e
- Case:Hardshell Case