Guild Doyle Dykes Signature - Quilted Maple, Antique Sunburst No Longer Available

Acoustic-electric Guitar, Grand Orchestra Cutaway, with Maple Body, Spruce Top, Ebony Fingerboard, Onboard Electronics, and Hard Case - Antique Sunburst
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Guild Doyle Dykes Signature - Quilted Maple, Antique Sunburst
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$4,399.99

A Legendary Fingerpicker's Signature Axe

The Guild Doyle Dykes Signature acoustic-electric guitar gives you the rich tone and articulation you need for fingerstyle playing. To create this superb axe, Guild master luthier Ren Ferguson worked closely with Mr. Dykes, a renowned fingerpicker and tone maven. The body style is a cutaway version of Guild's venerable F-47. It boasts a solid AAA red spruce top and a bigleaf maple back and sides. It also features a fast 3-piece neck, buttery ebony fingerboard, gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish, and LR Baggs electronics. The sonically and visually breathtaking Guild Doyle Dykes Signature will inspire you.

Guild Doyle Dykes Signature Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:

  • An ideal body style for tone and comfort

  • Solid spruce top for rich tone that enhances with age
  • A feast for your eyes
An ideal body style for tone and comfort

The Guild Doyle Dykes Signature's body is based on Guild's own classic F-47, only slightly shallower. The grand orchestra ("mini jumbo") is revered for its combination of big, rich, and balanced tone, as well as comfort. The generous lower bout is complimented by a narrow waist, giving you stunning headroom and dynamic range. It also has a robust bass, focused mids, and the superior articulation that's critical for fingerstyle playing. The graceful cutaway gives you easy access to all 20 frets, all the way up the smooth-playing 3-piece neck and buttery ebony fingerboard.

Solid spruce top for rich tone that enhances with age

Guild knows that the choice of top wood can make or break the sound of an acoustic guitar. For the Doyle Dykes Signature, Guild selected a solid AAA-grade red spruce top. Chosen as much for its look as for its tone, solid spruce has a bold sound with excellent projection. It's a solid-wood top, so the tone of your Doyle Dykes Signature will age gracefully, with enhanced harmonics and greater tonal balance as the years go by.

A feast for your eyes

Doyle Dykes's signature guitar is crafted to his exact specifications, and the results are both sonically and visually breathtaking. The eye candy begins with the AAA-grade red spruce top, finished in a subtle dark tint and wearing a tone-enhancing gloss nitro finish. Then there's the exquisitely tasteful appointments: the abalone-inlaid rosette and ebony bridge, the richly bound ebony fingerboard with its D-55-style abalone/mother-of-pearl inlays offset and rotated 90 degrees, and the gold-plated Gotoh tuners with black buttons. Once you start playing it, Guild's Doyle Dykes Signature will be hard to put down; when you do, plan on spending time just feasting your eyes.

Guild Doyle Dykes Signature Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:

  • Gorgeous, comfortable, and toneful cutaway body based on Guild's classic F-47

  • Solid AAA-grade red spruce top; bigleaf maple back and sides
  • Scalloped red spruce bracing for exceptional tone
  • 3-piece mahogany neck with rosewood center; 20-fret bound ebony fingerboard
  • Abalone-inlaid rosette and ebony bridge; bone nut and saddle
  • Gold-plated Gotoh 510 tuning machines with black buttons
  • Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • LR Baggs pickup/preamp system
  • Crafted in Guild's New Hartford, Connecticut factory
  • Included dark brown hardshell case lined with dark-green plush
The Guild Doyle Dykes Signature will inspire you!

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Manufacturer Part Number 385-4308-837

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See also: Acoustic-Electric Guitars, Guild, Guild Acoustic / Electric Guitars