One player, multiple instruments, separate staves

Is it possible for the instruments held by a single player to always display on separate staves? I have some singers playing guitars, and I never want the guitar music to display on the vocal staff, even when there’s a rest in the vocal part. Thank you!

Just create them as separate players, group them together, and create layouts for each pair.

OK, that’s what I figured but wondered if there was an option I was missing. Thank you!

Deselect aĺlow instrument changes…?

well, there are other players in the score whose instrument changes I still want to function normally.

You could alternatively employ the trick of adding a chord symbol region to the instrument that has no music, which Dorico will still treat as the instrument having music for the purposes of whether or not an instrument change will be allowed, but probably using separate players is simplest.

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