Doyle Dykes has long favored maple Grand Auditorium acoustic models. The Doyle Deluxe (DDX), was designed to bring a more affordable signature-style guitar to Doyle-inspired players while still delive... Click To Read More About This Product
Doyle Dykes has long favored maple Grand Auditorium acoustic models. The Doyle Deluxe (DDX), was designed to bring a more affordable signature-style guitar to Doyle-inspired players while still delivering a high level of performance and style. The DDX is a maple laminate Grand Auditorium with a solid Sitka spruce top.
Offered in black with a gloss finish, the DDX features Doyle' Chet Atkins-style fretboard inlays, a stylized signature treatment emblazoned along the headstock, crisp white binding, a 25-1/2-inch scale length, and a narrower 1-11/16-inch neck. The guitar comes performance-ready with Taylor' under-saddle ES-T® pickup.
Fingerstyle virtuoso Doyle Dykes is widely considered to be one of the best guitarists in the world. Though his playing showcases breathtaking speed and intricate fingerstyle arrangements, it' Doyle' ability to transform the acoustic guitar into an emotionally evocative tool that deeply registers with listeners.
Expression Pickup System
The Expression System (ES) is an all-magnetic acoustic guitar pickup system that works like a microphone to produce a pure signal and a warm, natural acoustic sound. When you plug in, you'll hear the sound of your guitar, not the sound of the pickup. No complicated controls. No tone simulators. Just a clean amplified acoustic guitar sound supported by three simple controls ” volume, bass and treble.
Nothing sounds as true and musical as a microphone. With that as a starting point, Taylor's David Hosler led the team responsible for the Expression System's breakthrough technology. Utilizing a unique Dynamic Body Sensor mounted to the soundboard, a Dynamic String Sensor embedded beneath the fretboard, and a discrete preamp, the advanced ES technology is unlike any other guitar pickup system.
From the design and location of the body and string sensors to the voicing of the preamp, the ES is fully optimized for the Taylor sound. The elegant design, including the non-intrusive control knobs, also preserves the aesthetic of a Taylor guitar.