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Ivison Dakota ’65 Aged Cardinal Red


Ivison Dakota ’65 Aged Cardinal Red

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

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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, it features a 3 piece body construction with a raised centre block and ‘wings’, one piece mahogany neck, Indian rosewood fingerboard with celluloid dots, vintage 12 degree headstock angle, a pair of exceptional hand wound Sunbear pickups, aged Faber wraparound bridge and hardware and  premium CTS & Switchcraft components. This Dakota ’65 is finished in cool Cardinal Red (very Phil Manzanera…), and features a set of super sweet Sunbear SB90 P90 pickups.

Comes with a Hiscox hardcase and certificate of authenticity.

Here’s the specification:

  • Brand: Ivison Guitars
  • Model: Dakota ’65
  • Year: 2023
  • Serial No: 036
  • Weight: 8lb 11oz / 3.95kg
  • Finish: Aged Cardinal Red, 100% Nitrocellulose Finish, lightly aged, vintage formulated and non plasticised
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Profile: ’59 profile
  • Neck thickness: 22.5mm at 1st fret, 24.5mm at 12th fret
  • Fretboard: Premium AAA Indian Rosewood, 12″ radius
  • Scale length: 24.625″
  • Frets: 22 Jescar 45100 Nickel
  • Nut: Polished Buffalo Bone
  • Nut width: 43mm
  • Bridge Pickup: Sunbear Pickups SB90 P90
  • Neck Pickup: Sunbear Pickups SB90 P90
  • Controls: 2x Volume, 2x 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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