I met Robert Symmonds, better known as Guitar Whitey, about six years ago. He was a modest, unassuming man with an incredible and long history. Considering his legacy, the humble character of Whitey always impressed me. I will be forever grateful that for a few short years I could call him my friend.

The purpose of these Internet ‘web’ pages is to honor and remember this fine man. My task is not to share my thoughts but to share the thoughts and memories of others, including his family.

WITHMY2HANDS has had a presence on the Internet for over thirty years. The undersigned is solely responsible for the content on these pages. In essence, I own, host, and maintain the pages within. [Under a trust agreement, this site will continue on the Internet for ten years after my passing.]

This site has NO affiliation with any other Internet site and its contents are solely my responsibility.

I WELCOME any and all contributions to this Tribute to Guitar Whitey. Send all submissions to



Ronald Angle

Chico CA

May 2019