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The Dakota


'Visually and sonically, the Dakota is the most graceful reimagining of Ray Dietrich’s original concept we’ve played so far'

Read the Review HERE

The Dakota was inspired by my love of the classic tones of Johnny Winter and Allen Collins (Lynyrd Skynyrd).  

Envisaged as the soul of the radical mid 60's, auto inspired classics with a more ergonomic, manageable vintage Single Cut feel, it features a 3 piece body construction with a raised centre block and ‘wings’, one piece Honduran mahogany neck, bound Indian rosewood fingerboard with celluloid dots, a pair of exceptional hand wound Sunbird pickups, aged Faber wraparound bridge and hardware and  premium CTS & Switchcraft components.

Available in classic Tobacco Sunburst, Aged Pelham Blue and any other custom colour you can think of. 


Premium African Mahogany


1 Piece Premium Mahogany with 'ears'

Long Tenon construction

24.625" Vintage Scale Length

Single Action, Vintage Spec Truss Rod

Maple Truss Rod Fillet

Premium AAA Bound Indian Rosewood Fingerboard

Polished Buffalo Bone Nut

12" Radius

43mm Nut Width 

'59 Neck Profile

Depth at 1st Fret: 22.5mm (approx.)

Depth at 12th Fret 24.5mm (approx.)

Jescar 45100 Nickel Fretwire

Vintage Pattern Celluloid Dots

Celluloid Side Dot Markers


Sunbear Pickups Sunbird Mini Humbuckers

CTS SSS Premium Taper 500k Pots 

Premium PIO Cap

Switchcraft Toggle Switch

Switchcraft Jack Socket


Faber Aged Nickel Compensated Wraparound Bridge

Faber Aged Nickel Anchors and Wraplok Studs

Faber Aged Tuners 15:1 Ratio


100% Nitrocellulose Finish, lightly aged, vintage formulated and non plasticised

Tobacco Sunburst

Pelham Blue

Sherwood Green

Lake Placid Blue

Shell Pink

Dakota Red


Hiscox Liteflite Case

Ivison Guitars COA 

£4295 inc Hiscox Liteflite Case

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