Doyle Dykes Signature Maple

The Guild Doyle Dykes Signature Model is the result of extensive collaboration among Dykes and master luthier Ren Ferguson. Crafted to Dykes’ exacting specifications, the cutaway grand orchestra guitar delivers a rich, full and balanced sound that will please the most discerning guitarist. It’s an incredibly articulate instrument, with truly stunning headroom and dynamic range. With an abalone-trimmed AAA-grade red spruce top and AAA quilted big-leaf maple back and sides, the guitar looks as amazing as it sounds. The dark-tinted top imparts an aged look, and the 20-fret ebony fingerboard and abalone-inlaid bridge contribute to a distinctively elegant appearance.

Other special features include custom D-55-style abalone/mother-of-pearl fret markers rotated 90 degrees and located on the bass side of the fingerboard, a slightly shallower body than that of the standard F-47 on which the model is based, scalloped red spruce bracing, abalone rosette, three-piece mahogany neck with rosewood center, 12″ fingerboard radius, stylized Guild “G” headstock overlay, extra tuner spacing to accommodate Dykes’ signature behind-the-nut string bends, bone nut and saddle, and a pure gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish. Each Doyle Dykes Signature Model comes with a dark brown hard-shell case lined with dark-green plush.

Available in Blonde or Sunburst finish.

$5,499.99 List Price

*This model was discontinued in 2014.

Doyle Dykes on his Signature Guitar

“When I saw the guitar for the first time, I saw reflections of my life and relationships,” Dykes said. “The Duane Eddy vintage-style ‘G’ on the headstock, the Chet Atkins-style fret markers, the beautiful roses on the bridge that depict a heartfelt family story, and the Guild name have all been a part of my life since I was a boy.”

“I was immediately at home with this guitar,” Dykes said. “After playing it and hearing it, I’m convinced a lot of people will feel this way, too. This is your grandfather’s guitar and a whole lot more!”

– From Guitar World, 2012



Body TopSolid Red Spruce
Body BackSolid Quilt Big-Leaf Maple
Body SidesSolid Quilt Big-Leaf Maple
Body ShapeGrand Orchestra 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 Length20″ (508 mm)
Body Width Lower Bout15.75″ (400 mm)
Body Width Upper Bout11.125″ (283 mm)
Overall Guitar Length41.5″ (1055mm)
Guitar Weight4.75 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 Width1.75″ (44.45 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
Bridge PinsBone “Parisian Eye”
StringsGHS® Doyle Dykes Signature
Case or Gig BagTKL Custom Hardshell
ElectronicsL.R. Baggs Stagepro LB6 System
ControlsChromatic 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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