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Ivison Custom Korina Dakota 2023 Pre-Owned


Ivison Custom Korina Dakota 2023 Pre Owned

  • Handcrafted in UK
  • Korina body and neck
  • Sunbear handwound pickups
  • Faber hardware
  • Hiscox hardcase

1 in stock

pay in interest free monthly instalments: 12 x £299.58


Ivison Guitars is a small, boutique electric guitar company based in Worcestershire, UK.  All Ivison guitars are hand built, one at a time by Neil Ivison, from raw lumber selection to the final hand buffed ‘vintage patina’ finish using the finest quality materials available and using traditional construction methods and techniques. 

The Dakota was inspired by Neil’s 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. This Korina Dakota also evokes the spirit of those late 50s futuristic models,  featuring a  Korina body with a raised centre block and ‘wings’, one piece Korina neck (with a custom ’63 profile – similar the usual ’59 Ivison carve, but with less shoulder and a slightly slimmer feel than other Ivisons we’ve had), Indian rosewood fingerboard with celluloid dots, vintage 12 degree headstock angle, an aged Faber wraparound bridge and hardware and  premium CTS & Switchcraft components. This custom version features a pair of exceptional hand wound Sunbear pickups – a Vintage Wind PAF Humbucker as usual in the bridge position, complemented by a SunBird in the neck position for those Firebird vibes. The other tweaks from the standard Korina Dakota spec are a bound fingerboard and a simplified 2-control set-up with master value and tone. 

Although this is a pre-owned example, the condition is as it left Neil’s workshop in August 2023. As such it represents a rare opportunity to acquire a sought after Ivison guitar at a substantial discount to the new price. Pre-owned Ivison don’t often become available!

Comes with a Hiscox hardcase and certificate of authenticity.

Here’s the specification:

  • Brand: Ivison Guitars
  • Model: Korina Dakota
  • Year: 2023
  • Serial No: 035
  • Weight: 7lb 15oz  / 3.71 kg
  • Finish: Natural (Vintage Tint), 100% Nitrocellulose Finish, lightly aged, vintage formulated and non plasticised
  • Body: Korina
  • Neck: Premium Quartersawn Korina
  • Profile: ’63 profile
  • Neck thickness: 22.5mm at 1st fret, 24.5mm at 12th fret
  • Fretboard: Premium AAA Indian Rosewood, 12″ radius, bound
  • Scale length: 24.625″
  • Frets: 22 Jescar 45100 Nickel
  • Nut: Polished Buffalo Bone
  • Nut width: 43mm
  • Bridge Pickup: Sunbear Pickups Vintage Wind PAF Humbucker
  • Neck Pickup: Sunbear Pickups SunBird
  • Controls: 1x Volume, 1x Tone/3-way selector
  • Electrics: CTS SSS Premium Taper 500k Pots, Premium PIO Caps
  • Bridge: FaberCompensated Wraparound Bridge
  • Tuners: Faber Aged Tuners, 15:1 Ratio
  • Case: Hiscox Liteflite Case


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