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Epiphone Dove Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar Vintage Burst 

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The classic Dove-style acoustic first introduced at the legendary Gibson and Epiphone factory in Kalamazoo in 1962 became one of the first acoustic g...Read More

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A vintage classic with modern electronics in the Fishman Sonitone and Sonicore System.

The classic Dove-style acoustic first introduced at the legendary Gibson and Epiphone factory in Kalamazoo in 1962 became one of the first acoustic guitars to become a recognized rock-and-roll icon. Now, both beginners and professionals can enjoy the classic sound of The Dove plugged in with the Fishman Sonitone soundhole preamp and Fishman Sonicore pickup system, designed and built with the integrity you expect from Epiphone.

Unplugged, the Epiphone Dove PRO can easily drive an acoustic band. But plugged in, The Dove PRO can hold its own with drums and electric guitars. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Full-size dreadnought body
  • Solid spruce top
  • Select maple back & sides
  • Hard maple neck with SlimTaper "D" profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard and pearloid parallelograms
  • Fishman Sonitone soundhole preamp with Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Case sold separately

This is an amazing guitar with a price to match. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

Dove Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar

  • Top: solid spruce
  • Body: select maple
  • Neck: hard maple
  • Neck joint: glued-in, dovetail
  • Neck Profile: SlimTaper "D" profile
  • Fingerboard: rosewood
  • Fingerboard Inlay: pearloid parallelograms
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12"
  • Binding:
  • -fingerboard, 1-ply white
  • -body top, 5-ply white/black
  • -body back: 1-ply white
  • Scale: 25.5"
  • Saddle: compensated, imitation bone
  • Truss Rod: adjustable
  • Bridge: rosewood with "Dove"-shaped pearloid inlay
  • Pickguard: imitation tortoise with traditional "Dove" artwork
  • Nut: 1.68"
  • Frets: 20, medium
  • Hardware: nickel
  • Endpin: 1/4"
  • Strings: D'Addario Phosphor (12-53)
  • Power: 9-volt battery
  • Pickup: Fishman Sonicore (under saddle)
  • Preamp: Fishman Sonitone soundhole preamp
  • -Master Volume
  • -Master Tone
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EpiphoneDove Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great guitar (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Display (3)
    • Practice (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (25), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Amazing guitar

    I've been using this guitar regularly for a year now and I'm still amazed at the quality of the tone, great playability and classic appearance, every time I take it out of the...Read complete review

    I've been using this guitar regularly for a year now and I'm still amazed at the quality of the tone, great playability and classic appearance, every time I take it out of the case. I was looking for a good playing and relatively inexpensive acoustic electric to use at an outdoor gig I've done for several summers when I order the Epi Dove Pro last spring. I had looked at several much more expensive guitars that used the same Fishman pick up system and really like their amplified sound. I did not want a pick up that needed a large hole in the side of the guitar to mount the preamp because of the difficult in finding a replacement when they fail. The Fishman with the controls inside the sound hole is ideal for my needs as well as sounding very natural.

    When the guitar arrive my biggest surprise was how fantastic the Epi Dove Pro sounds unplugged. It is loud and very well balance. I was concerned that the maple back and sides might be overly bright, but this is not the case. The tone is robust and works well for either strumming or lead work. I generally prefer guitars with Koa back and side, but IMHO Koa guitars are too expensive to be exposed to the extremes in temp and humidity of a weekly summer gig in the Midwest. Sure the Dove is a litter brighter than say an instrument with solid rosewood back and sides, but nowhere near as bright as a some of the maple Guild or Taylor dreadnoughts I've been around. Full and neutral is the best way to describe the unplugged voice.

    So now I'm entering year two of using this guitar and I'm still in love with it. I routinely get positive comments about its looks and sound. It stays in tune extremely well and is very easy to play I did not have to do any setup after it arrived. Put on new string and start using it. I also like the fact it had a strap button installed on the neck heal, something I wish more acoustic guitar makers would do.

    Are there any negatives to this love story? There are a couple of items, but neither is anywhere near a deal breaker. I've never been crazy about the oversize, historically accurate Epiphone headstock. I'd much prefer it if the Dove used the same more compact headstock design / size found on the Epiphone Les Paul guitars. I also noticed over the very cold winter that the Dove needed more humidification than any of my other acoustics. Maybe because it is the newest and / or because it was played out in the summer heat a lot. It's something I'll keep an eye on next winter.

    Bottom line, I whole heartedly recommend this guitar and would immediately buy another one if it was destroyed or stolen.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Epiphonr dove

    really tinny and twang sound not good for much except practice, would not use it for recording of any kind

    really tinny and twang sound not good for much except practice, would not use it for recording of any kind

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    5.0

    Beautiful Instrument

    By Gibsonman-J_Z6z

    from New Jersey

    Pros

    • Looks great
    • Sounds Great

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

      Comments about Epiphone Dove Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Beautiful guitar, sounded great right out of the box. Came with a near perfect setup- something I've never encountered with an epiphone. No fret buzz, solid workmanship, beautiful finish. You'd be hard pressed to find an instrument that could compete for less than 500$.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Better than expected!

      By Old rocker

      from SA, TX

      Comments about Epiphone Dove Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Great guitar for the price. Looks good and plays better than expected. Action was perfect out of the box, no setup was necessary. The only negative about this guitar is the location of the controls for the pickup. You have to stick your fingers inside the sound hole (I have big hands). This cannot be done while playing. Replacing the battery is also a hassle (you need to loosen or remove the strings). Other than that, it's a beautiful guitar and fun to play.

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      5.0

      great guitar at twice the price

      By Twomanyguitars

      from Goldendale wa

      Pros

      • I Like The Fishman
      • Nice Fit and Finish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Great for gigs

        Comments about Epiphone Dove Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I was looking for another acoustic/electric so I wouldn't have to take my taylor to every event. I've always wanted a Gibson Dove since I was a kid and it was "the guitar".. Saw this one on Muscicians Friend, the more I researched, the better it looked. Solid wood,Grovers, Fishman, and the Musicians Friend case for under 3 bills! When I got it I looked it over carefully, it's flawless, and sounds great.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        WOW. Just, wow!

        By Brad

        from Ashalnd, KY

        Pros

        • Best value ever
        • Great guitar

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

          Comments about Epiphone Dove Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          Guitar came quickly after ordering. Ordered Friday, arrived Tuesday. First impression on looks, lighter in color than in pictures, but still beautiful. Heavier than I thought it would be. Neck is just right for me, compared to a Gibson neck, it feels the same. Action not bad but not great, they all come high or higher than I prefer. Very playable right out of the box for average user. No high frets and neck relief was set nicely. Unplugged sounds great, sounds like a dove, maple body a little brighter but that's maple. If you want more bass order the hummingbird. Plugged in sounds great as well, the system on this one is great. Replicates the acoustic sound very well. Very well balanced, I believe this system is better than the other Epi pickups. All in all a great value, a great guitar at a great price. Nothing bad to say about this one.

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          5.0

          Beautiful guitar. great sound!

          By Bassplayer

          from Cleveland, Ohio

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Epiphone Dove Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                I'm a bass player that bought this guitar for myself to mess around with. It has a beautiful deep rich sound! A great price!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Epiphonr dove

                By Spyder

                from Florida

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Epiphone Dove Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                      really tinny and twang sound not good for much except practice, would not use it for recording of any kind

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Comment on this review

                      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Guitar at a Great Price!

                      By jrfuller24228

                      from Clintwood, Virginia

                      Pros

                      • Great guitar
                      • Great price
                      • Quick delivery

                      Cons

                      • Factory strings

                      Best Uses

                      • On stage
                      • Plugged In
                      • Strumming

                      Comments about Epiphone Dove Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                      New strings are essential to appreciate how great this guitar can be. Can't beat it at this price point!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Comment on this review

                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      LOVE THE DOVE

                      By LARRYBOZZ

                      from WARNER ROBINS,GA.

                      Pros

                      • Awesome guitar
                      • I Own Gibson And Martin
                      • Play The Dove Mostly

                      Cons

                      • none

                      Best Uses

                      • Any Gigs Large Or Small
                      • Church Worship Team

                      Comments about Epiphone Dove Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                      YOU CAN'T GO WRONG BUYING THIS GUITAR. GREAT PRICE
                      GREAT GUITAR AND GREAT COMPANY. MUSICIAN'S FRIEND
                      WILL MAKE ANYTHING RIGHT.(IF THERE IS DEFECT OR ANY THINGS NOT RIGHT).I KNOW THIS IS TRUE BECAUSE IT HAPPENED TO ME 2 YEARS AGO,AND THEY SATISFIED ME 100%

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Comment on this review

                      (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Amazing guitar

                      By greybeard

                      from middle of USA

                      Pros

                      • Looks
                      • Natural Pickup
                      • Playability
                      • Tone

                      Cons

                      • Oversized Hedstock

                      Best Uses

                      • Anything

                      Comments about Epiphone Dove Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                      I've been using this guitar regularly for a year now and I'm still amazed at the quality of the tone, great playability and classic appearance, every time I take it out of the case. I was looking for a good playing and relatively inexpensive acoustic electric to use at an outdoor gig I've done for several summers when I order the Epi Dove Pro last spring. I had looked at several much more expensive guitars that used the same Fishman pick up system and really like their amplified sound. I did not want a pick up that needed a large hole in the side of the guitar to mount the preamp because of the difficult in finding a replacement when they fail. The Fishman with the controls inside the sound hole is ideal for my needs as well as sounding very natural.

                      When the guitar arrive my biggest surprise was how fantastic the Epi Dove Pro sounds unplugged. It is loud and very well balance. I was concerned that the maple back and sides might be overly bright, but this is not the case. The tone is robust and works well for either strumming or lead work. I generally prefer guitars with Koa back and side, but IMHO Koa guitars are too expensive to be exposed to the extremes in temp and humidity of a weekly summer gig in the Midwest. Sure the Dove is a litter brighter than say an instrument with solid rosewood back and sides, but nowhere near as bright as a some of the maple Guild or Taylor dreadnoughts I've been around. Full and neutral is the best way to describe the unplugged voice.

                      So now I'm entering year two of using this guitar and I'm still in love with it. I routinely get positive comments about its looks and sound. It stays in tune extremely well and is very easy to play I did not have to do any setup after it arrived. Put on new string and start using it. I also like the fact it had a strap button installed on the neck heal, something I wish more acoustic guitar makers would do.

                      Are there any negatives to this love story? There are a couple of items, but neither is anywhere near a deal breaker. I've never been crazy about the oversize, historically accurate Epiphone headstock. I'd much prefer it if the Dove used the same more compact headstock design / size found on the Epiphone Les Paul guitars. I also noticed over the very cold winter that the Dove needed more humidification than any of my other acoustics. Maybe because it is the newest and / or because it was played out in the summer heat a lot. It's something I'll keep an eye on next winter.

                      Bottom line, I whole heartedly recommend this guitar and would immediately buy another one if it was destroyed or stolen.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Comment on this review

                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      nice

                      Pros

                      • Full sound
                      • Nice Sunburst
                      • No Black Paint
                      • No Black Pant

                      Cons

                      • Adjusted Bridge Height

                      Best Uses

                      • display
                      • Practice

                      Comments about Epiphone Dove Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                      bought this and a Epiphone jumbo and
                      was surprised at the quality. bought an Epiphone some years ago that had a strange dip in the neck
                      but these where fine. with bridge adjustment
                      and new strings .11's its fun to play and
                      sounds full unplugged. fill out your order and
                      call them I got a good discount by calling
                      the order in and giving item numbers. this
                      was a good experience all around.

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