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Ivison Guitars unveils auto-inspired Dakota single-cut

Ivison Guitars Dakota
(Image credit: Ivison Guitars)

Worcester, UK boutique builder Ivison Guitars has unveiled its latest single-cut electric guitar model, the Dakota.

As luthier Neil Ivison says, “The Dakota is inspired by my love of the classic tones of Johnny Winter and Allen Collins (Lynyrd Skynyrd)” and was “envisaged as the soul of radical mid-'60s, auto-inspired classics with a more ergonomic, manageable vintage single-cut feel.”

Its build consists of a three-piece African mahogany body with a Firebird-esque raised center block and wings, a Honduran mahogany neck and a bound Indian rosewood fingerboard with celluloid dot inlays.

Ivison Guitars Dakota

(Image credit: Ivison Guitars)

Electronics include a pair of Sunbear SunBird mini humbuckers and premium CTS and Switchcraft components.

Other features include an aged Faber compensated wraparound bridge, Faber tuners with a 15:1 ratio and a vintage 17-degree headstock angle.

While the model is available in baseline color configurations of Tobacco Sunburst and Aged Pelham Blue, Ivison says it can create the guitar in “any other custom color you can think of”. 

Other customization options are also available, including a single-pickup Dakota I version, or an iteration with a short Vibrola tremolo and Tune-O-Matic bridge.

The Dakota is available now for £3,495 (approx. $4,800 USD). For more information, head over to Ivison Guitars.

Sam Roche

Sam is a Staff Writer at Guitar World, also creating content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.