Kyle Bolden on tour with Stevie Wonder and Dishaw Guitars

Dishaw Guitars is proud to announce Kyle Bolden as our newest player representative. Kyle “Golden” Bolden is from Memphis Tenn and presently resides in Los Angeles.  Kyle attended Overton Performing Arts High School in Memphis, Tn.  It was his tenure with the Overton Jazz Band that allowed Kyle to expand his musical vocabulary. During those years, Kyle began to make a name for himself by playing around the city in various clubs. After graduating high school, Kyle received a full music scholarship to the University of Memphis. Kyle is currently touring with the Stevie Wonder Band and his LA based band, New Genesis, is a major player in the LA music scene with scheduled dates in a variety of  clubs in the LA area.

In addition to touring with Stevie Wonder his accomplishments include tour dates and studio sessions with the likes of music icons such as Chrisette Michele, Musiq Soulchild, Keith Robinson from Dreamgirls, Bobby Brown, El Debarge, The Callaway Brothers from Midnight Star, Jakiem Joyner, Ollie Woodson, Yolanda Adams, Keyshia Cole, William Bell, Glenn Jones, Willie Hutch, Kirk Whalum, Phil Perry, Silk, India Arie, DJ Paul and Juicy J, Yo Gotti, Frayser Boy, Lil Wyte, Isaac Hayes, Jermaine Jackson, Prince, the list goes on and on. Kyle is in high demand as a studio session player and he is  a major  player in the LA music scene. Kyle is also credited with playing guitar on the Oscar Winning Song “Hard Out Here For a Pimp” from the movie Hustle and Flow. Check him out on Hustle & Flow’s behind the scenes footage.

Kyle is the real deal with such heart and soul in his style, he just has it, he is all over it. We will be building Kyle is own signature series guitars with a tremolo and personalized pickup configuration. Special thanks to my friend Tim Boehlert for making this possible.

You can see him perform on Stevie Wonder’s live DVD: Live At Last. Also check him out with New Genesis on their new mixtape @ In addition, Kyle has several Youtube videos but you have to listen to this one:




Available now all models for left handed players

All current models are now available for left handed players. This guitar is from the Custom Series and features the same neck thru-body design for days of tone and sustain. This guitar has a 25.5 scale length, 22 jumbo frets, ebony fingerboard with  14″ radius.  This guitar also features a real ivory nut.

This also features a one piece Mahogany back and neck, with a stunning quilted/flame maple top. The finish is a high gloss urethane coating that features natural binding along the top edge.  Pickups are Seymour Duncan Alnico 59 Reissue in neck and JB series in the bridge position. Sperzil locking tuners, Tone Pro Hardware, all in dazzling gold plated finish. There is a master volume and tone with a three way toggle selector switch. The volume and tone control is a push/push control pot that allows you to split coils in each pickup resulting in an amazing array of tonal possibilities. Now I can easily convert any model to accommodate left handed players.

New Dishaw LP Custom-Black Beauty

Here is the first of several versions of the new Dishaw LP Custom. This is the Black Beauty, serial # 012. This guitar features a 25.5 scale length, Wilkinson V100 tremolo system, Sperzil Tuners, Seymour Duncan Sh-15 bridge pickup with APH-1 Alnico neck pickup with 2-volumes, 2-tones and a three way toggle. All in gold hardware.

This guitar features the same neck through the body design for days of tone and sustain. The guitar back is constructed from ash wood and the top and neck are made from hard rock maple. The combination of these woods produce a bright and clean sounding instrument.  We have also introduced  a  new look for the the headstock design with a new inlay in the middle. All inlays are made with real mother of pearl. This is a real rocker, clean and bright with sustain that lasts forever. You can truly rock on with this new LP series from Dishaw Guitars.

Reached Double Digits Serial No’s 010 and 011

Pictured from left to right are serial numbers 010 and 011. These are both highly figured maple tops, one on the left is a superb example of tiger maple and the one on the right is a very unique combination of quilted and tiger flame. Both pieces of wood are indigenous to the Washington and Oregon State regions. Both guitars feature a mahogany neck thru  in a one piece mahogany body and of course  3D craved maple tops. Guitar on left will have a Wilkinson Tremolo System, two push/push split coil tap vol/tone controls and a 5 way mega switch.  The  guitar on right is a left handed model and will feature all Tone-Pro Hardware hard tail with T.O.M locking bridge system. Also will include the push/push split coil tap vol/tone  controls.

The right handed guitar was built under the guidelines and specification of Dr. Joe Jewell. The lefty was designed under the guidelines and specifications for Jett Killingbeck. Jett is a very unique guitar player who plays the guitar left handed and upside down, and plays the heck out of it. Dr Jewell is a  Grammy winner and is truly one of the best players I have had the privilege to serve. All that remains is some frets, a FB nut,  locate scale lengths, set hardware locations and prep wood for sealer and colors. It has been a pleasure to build these instruments for these two talented players.

Please stay tuned as I will post pictures of these completed guitars within the next few weeks.