Doyle Dykes Signature 12-String

Guild Doyle Dykes Signature Models are the result of extensive collaboration among Dykes and master luthier Ren Ferguson. Crafted to Dykes’ exacting specifications, these guitars deliver a rich, full and balanced sound that will please the most discerning guitarist. They are incredibly articulate instruments, with truly stunning headroom and dynamic range.

Available with a Natural or a Sunburst finish.

$5,999.99 List Price

*This model was discontinued in 2014.

Doyle Dykes on his Signature 12-String

The new Signature 12 string guitar is beautiful and sounds absolutely amazing! The playability is unsurpassed by any 12 string and with the smaller body, it’s easy to hold and is very focused for finger-style solo guitar as well as the wonderful full chords while strumming. Love this guitar! The two As and Es are also switched around to get a fuller sound while finger picking (the thumb picks downwards) as well as with the chording of the left hand as the two bass strings are easy to have one accidentally muted. With the bass on the top side the smaller or octave bass notes get muted first so the guitar actually has more bass while playing which gives a fuller sound which is very important to me.”

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Body TopSolid Red Spruce
Body BackSolid AAA Highly-Figured Maple
Body SidesSolid AAA Highly-Figured Maple
Body ShapeOrchestra Cutaway
BracingGuild® Scalloped Red Spruce
RosetteBlack/White Striped with Abalone Center Ring
FinishGloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Depth Upper Bout3.75″ (95 mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout4.25″ (107 mm)
Body Length19.5″ (435 mm)
Body Width Lower Bout15.75″ (400 mm)
Body Width Upper Bout12″ (305 mm)
Overall Guitar Length42.5″ (1080 mm)
Guitar Weight5.3 lbs
Body BindingWhite with B/W/B/W Trim
PurflingB/W/Abalone/W/B (Top)
Soundhole/F Holes BindingWhite


Neck Material3-Piece Mahogany with Rosewood Center
Neck Shape”C” Shape
Neck FinishGloss NItrocellulose Lacquer
Scale Length25.25″ (642 mm)
Nut Width1 7/8” (47.6 mm)
Nut MaterialBone
Neck BindingWhite with B/W/B/W Trim
Fingerboard MaterialEbony
Fingerboard Radius12″ (305 mm)
Fingerboard InlaysCustom D-55 Style Mother-of-Pearl/Abalone Block
# of Frets20
Headstock BindingWhite with B/W Trim
Tuning MachinesGotoh® SG510 Series with Black Buttons
Hardware Finish/PlatingGold-Plated
Truss RodDual-Action
Truss Rod Wrench4mm Hex Truss Rod Wrench


BridgeEbony with Abalone Inlays
SaddleBarbera Transducer
Bridge PinsBone “Parisian Eye”
StringsGuild® L-1250C 12-String Standard Tension Coated Phosphor Bronze, (.010-.047 Gauges)
Case or Gig BagTKL Custom Hardshell
ElectronicsCustom LR Baggs® Acoustic Preamp with Special Doyle Dykes Signature Series Soloist Acoustic Guitar Pickup from Barbera Transducer System
Controls”Chromatic Tuner, Notch Filter, Phase Switch (To Help Fight Feedback), Customized 3-Band EQ “
Strap ButtonsEnd-Pin, Factory Mounted Forward Strap Button with Internal Block Reinforcement

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