TAYLOR | Doyle Dykes SIGNATURE MODEL
Doyle Dykes is generally considered one of the greatest fingerstylists ever to pick up a guitar. And this is truly Doyle's guitar, built to meet his exact specifications. Grand Auditorium body crafted from figured maple with Chet-style thumbprint fretboard markers, Florentine cutaway and a pearl/abalone white rose peghead inlay that's ready for the stage lights.
Great acoustic tone is essential for great performances, but sometimes you need equally stellar amplified tone - not just an adequate pickup to plug into the PA, but an electronics system that makes the guitar's true tone really live and breathe when plugged in. That's why this great guitar features an L.R. Baggs pickup system. You'll be amazed how natural and responsive this guitar sounds, whether you're onstage or on the couch!
Like all Taylor products, the DDSM combines great tonewoods and components with an innovative approach to guitarmaking. Using time-tested methods in concert with cutting-edge processes, Taylor's craftsmen are able to make incredible-sounding, reliable instruments that you can depend on for great tone and road-ready performance.
"In 2000, Taylor Guitars honored one of its top clinicians, the modern American fingerstylist Doyle Dykes, with the DDSM (Doyle Dykes Signature Model). That high-performance guitar, with its grand auditorium body and short-scale (24.875-inch) neck, was made in collaboration with Dykes and designed with his dazzling, virtuosic approach in mind. Offered ever since as a production model, the DDSM has proven popular with modern players—at least those with the financial means to afford this specialized instrument." - ACOUSTIC GUITAR
-Type: 6-string Grand Auditorium
-Top: Sitka spruce
-Bracing: Scalloped, X-brace
-Back/sides: Big leaf maple
-Neck: Hard rock maple
-Neck width at nut: 1-3/4"
-Fingerboard inlays: Offset pearl markers
-Binding: Ivoroid with abalone-edged top
-Nut and saddle: Tusq
-Soundhole rosette: Abalone
-Tuning machines: Gold-plated Grover with ebonoid buttons
-Electronics: L.R. Baggs system
-Case: Taylor Hardshell