GAS OF THE MONTH
A ‘Bird Without Wings’
What? Ivison Dakota Where seen? www.ivisonguitars.com Price? £3,495
There can’t be many guitarists left who haven’t lusted after a Gibson Firebird but then, upon playing one, discovered it to be so unwieldy that it almost required a total rethink of how to play guitar. Similarly a lover of such quirky instruments but with a designer’s eye for ergonomic elegance, Neil Ivison, has devised this stunning instrument. Built from solid African mahogany with premium pickups, hardware and wiring, it’s available in sunburst, aged Pelham blue and other custom colours. It’s beautiful to behold and desirable in the extreme. Johnny Winter, Lynyrd Skynyrd ahoy!