Ivison Guitars The '59 DC TV Yellow

Ivison Guitars The '59 DC TV Yellow

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We’re over the moon to be able to finally offer these stunning guitars by Neil Ivision of Ivison Guitars. Handmade with an incredible attention to detail in Worcester.

Made using measurements taken from a 1959 DC and inspired by an example previously owned by Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes, Neil has crafted a guitar that not only looks the part but is so much more than a replica. This feels like an improvement on the design, using the best quality woods and components with a craftsman’s touch that evokes the magic of the original. Design factor such as the 17 degree headstock angle, correct radius body rounder and cellulose pickguard cut to exacting measurements are the icing on the cake.

The finish has been sympathetically aged gives ing it a played in feel that’s immediately comfortable and familiar.

Acoustically this guitar is impressively loud with a clear, bell like resonance and a monumental sustain. Plugged in it just a feast of tone making you question why you’d ever need two pickups or in fact any of your other guitars again. The neck is comfortable and the Faber bridge keeps the tuning in check all the way up the neck.

We’re so happy to finally be able to offer these guitars here at ATB as they are a testament to Neil’s painstaking attention to detail and luthiery skill which more than measure up to their iconic inspiration.

A word from the manufacturer….

Ivison Guitars is a small, boutique electric guitar company based in Worcester, UK.

All our guitars are hand built to order, one at a time, from raw lumber selection to the hand buffed finish using the finest quality materials available, using traditional construction methods and techniques.

We use Honduran & African Mahogany, Eastern Maple, Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue, Celluloid Inlays, Celluloid Binding and Pickguards, Aniline Dyes, Non-Plasticised Nitrocellulose Lacquer and the finest pickups available, hand wound specifically for us here in the UK ​ The ‘59 DC ​ These guitars are my take on the classic set neck student models of the 50’s. Measurements were taken from an exceptional ’59 DC to produce a vintage looking, sounding and feeling guitar that is a stone cold classic! ​ Using the same materials and construction techniques as the Hurricane, these guitars have their roots firmly in the 50’s but with the added playability and reliability of a modern, hand built guitar.

I have owned some incredible original examples of these guitars from ‘55 though to ‘63 and have painstakingly taken the measurements of each one to build a vintage inspired guitar with modern playability and function but without the vintage price tag. ​

  • 1 piece African Mahogany Body
  • 1 piece Honduran Mahogany Neck
  • Indian Rosewood Fingerboard
  • 17 degree headstock angle
  • Correct body roundovers
  • Single action truss rod
  • Maple filler strip
  • ‘59 Neck Profiles
  • Celluloid Dot Inlays
  • NOS 50’s Celluloid Pickguard cut from actual 1957/59 pattern.
  • P90 Handwound in the UK
  • Faber Aluminium Compensated Bridge
  • Faber Studs and Anchors
  • Aged Kluson tuners
  • CTS True Vintage Taper 500k pots
  • Orange Drop Capacitor
  • Switchcraft Jack
  • Art of Ageing Knobs & Pointers
  • Lightly aged 100% Nitrocellulose finish
  • Serial number in genuine 50’s font ​

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At a glance

Model: The DC
Year: 2020
Finish: TV Yellow

Weight: 3.34 Kg

Case: Hiscox Liteflite
Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood
Tuners: Kluson Single Line

Pickups: Oil City Nightwatch Alnico II P90
Hardware: Faber Aluminium Compensated Bridge and studs
Neck Profile: '59 profile
Pots: 2 x CTS True Vintage Taper 500k Pots




We are located in Gloucestershire, UK. All items are in stock and can be viewed, tried out through a variety of vintage amplifiers and purchased, by appointment at our demo facilities in Gloucester.

We despatch virtually anywhere in the world and we have enormous experience in hassle-free, safe shipping.

Landline (generally staffed 9AM-6PM Monday to Friday): 01242 697607‬

Overseas: +44 1242 697607

ATB Guitars, PO Box 1378, Cheltenham GL50 9JU