product types: 

  • Dulcimers
  • banjos
  • mandolins
  • acoustic guitars
  • electric guitars


Jay "Rhyne" Riness (born in 1937) was a luthier who made and restored high-end acoustic guitars (and some electrics) in Decatur, Georgia. Jay also built mandolins, dulcimers, and banjos, but his passion was acoustic guitars. He normally worked alone but during the 1970s lead a team of 8 workers for a while. He stopped making guitars following a stroke in 2000 and he died in 2010.

Source: Jay Riness forum thread (14 August 2019)

Source: Jay Dickerson Riness Obituary. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. July 25, 2010


Jay Riness Decatur , GA
United States
Georgia US