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Rayco Resophonics

Luthiers Mark Thibeault and Jason Friesen established Rayco Resophonics in 2002. Rayco instruments have since become highly acclaimed for their richness in tone, beautiful design and masterful craftsmanship.

In 1992 Mark received a BFA in Visual Arts. This background in visual arts and a keen musical ear combined with Jason’s attention to detail has culminated in the design and production of Rayco instruments – works of art that look as beautiful as they sound.

In 2011, luthiers Damian Jones and Josh Lafountain joined Rayco.

Damian Jones attended two schools of luthiery, studied at the Alberta College of Art and Design and has a vast experience of finishing.

Josh LaFountain is a talented craftsman who has built several of his own instruments and helps bring new concepts to life.

The Rayco name is homage to Mark’s late father Raymond who had a great love of music and was the epitome of joie de vivre.

It has been our mission since starting Rayco Resophonics to create beautiful musical instruments that will provide a lifetime of musical enjoyment.