The Dakota


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, vintage 17 degree headstock angle, 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 plus additional options of a single pickup ‘Dakota I’ or a short vibrola trem and tune-o-matic bridge option.



3 piece Premium African Mahogany Centre Block and 'Wings' 


1 piece Premium Quartersawn Honduran Mahogany Neck

50's Long Tenon construction

24.625" Vintage Scale Length

17 degree, Vintage Spec Headstock Angle

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

Depth at 12th Fret 24.5mm

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

Aged Pointers


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

Aged Tobacco Sunburst

Aged Pelham Blue


Hiscox Liteflite Case

Ivison Guitars COA 

£3495 inc Hiscox Liteflite Case

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