Guild Doyle Dykes Signature Guitar
Guild collaborates with fingerstyle guitar virtuoso Doyle Dykes to create the new Guild Doyle Dykes Signature Guitar.
After his Taylor endorsement ended, Doyle has now partnered with Guild guitars in creating his new signature acoustic guitar.
This signature guitar is made to the exacting specifications of Dykes in cooperation with luthier Ren Ferguson and Guild New Hartford Factory team.
The Doyle Dykes Signature guitar comes in a cutaway grand orchestra shape, and according to the press release, it delivers a rich, full and balanced sound that will please the most discerning guitarist. They describe the guitar further as being an incredibly articulate instrument with truly stunning headroom and dynamic range.
Dykes commented: "When I saw the guitar for the first time, I saw reflections of my life and relationships. The Duane Eddy vintage-style 'G' on the headstock, the Chet Atkins-style fret markers, the beautiful roses on the bridge that depict a heartfelt family story, and the Guild name have all been a part of my life since I was a boy."
Abalone-trimmed solid red Spruce is used for the top of this guitar, and it is supported by quilted big-leaf maple back and sides. The top has a dark-tint gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish that implies an aged look.
The guitar comes with a 3-piece mahogany neck that features a rosewood center and an ebony fretboard. It has 20 frets and features Custom D-55 style inlays on the bass side of the fretboard. The neck has a scale length of 25.25", nut width of 1.75" and a fretboard radius of 12".
Unique to the Doyle Dykes Signature is its slightly shallower body compared to the standard F-47 model of which it is based from. It also comes with a stylized "G" headstock overlay and have extra tuner spacing to accommodate Doyke's trademark behind-the-nut bends.
Dykes and Guild decided to equip this acoustic guitar with L.R Baggs Pickup/Preamp System. Rounding off the features of this signature guitar are gotoh 510 tuners, Parisian Eye Bone bridge pins, ebony with abalone inlay bridge and finally the hardware are finished in Gold to match the guitar's classic look.
Doyle Dykes is considered as a master of the fingerstyle technique, combining his various musical influences and styles into something that's all his own. If you haven't heard Doyle Dykes play, do yourself a favor and check this video out:
The Doyle Dykes Signature model is currently available with an MSRP of $5000, you can head over to Guild Guitars.
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