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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
 
4.8

(based on 44 reviews)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good audio (3)
  • Great guitar (3)
  • Sounds great (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practice (5)
  • Jamming (4)
  • Display (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (33), Yes (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4)

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.

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Buyer Beware!

Epiphone guitars are mass produced in Asia,there are lots of defective guitars getting through there inspection. I have had crooked necks, blemished paint and stain. M.F. is great and they will replace...Read complete review

Epiphone guitars are mass produced in Asia,there are lots of defective guitars getting through there inspection. I have had crooked necks, blemished paint and stain. M.F. is great and they will replace a defective guitar if you catch it right away. My suggestion is as soon as you recieve your guitar take it to your local guitar tech and have it inspected and set up. Dont wait or you will be forced to deal with Epiphone and that will be months of waiting for a replacement.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Buyer Beware!

By s.j. guitarman

from South Jersey

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Pros

  • Fun To Play

Cons

  • Not Consistent
  • Poor Construction

Best Uses

  • Jamming

Comments about Epiphone Dove Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Epiphone guitars are mass produced in Asia,there are lots of defective guitars getting through there inspection. I have had crooked necks, blemished paint and stain. M.F. is great and they will replace a defective guitar if you catch it right away. My suggestion is as soon as you recieve your guitar take it to your local guitar tech and have it inspected and set up. Dont wait or you will be forced to deal with Epiphone and that will be months of waiting for a replacement.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love at first sight

By randy

from undisclosed

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Comments about Epiphone Dove Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

First off, I am an advanced player who was just looking for a quality instrument to keep handy at my studio. I have a 15 year old Taylor 315 ce that I use for playing and recording, but I didn't want to keep an instrument like that at my studio (because I can't secure it properly with the amount of foot traffic) but wanted it handy when I needed to write or impromptu record. I had played a lot of inexpensive guitars and always found something I didn't care for, even more expensive instruments at pawn shops and "used" at music shops. I came across this guitar on MF and thought I would give it a spin. At such a low price point, I was expecting to do some fret dressing, some intonation, and to live with some blemishes. I really expected some issues. What a JOY it was when I opened the box and could not find a blemish, tuned it up and played the whole fretboard very comfortably and did not need to even adjust it. I plugged it in, played for a couple hours at different tone and volume levels and had NO ISSUES WHATSOEVER. I could not be happier, and would have paid a lot more for an instrument of this quality, but the eye candy makes it even sweeter. I had played one of these before, and it had the newer, side mounted Fishman system (this one is mounted inside top of the sound hole). I liked that better, and it had a tuner, but for the 150. difference, would not have made me change my mind about this one. All in all, great value and a wonderful instrument.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A fantastic buy!

By Doug

from Texas

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Pros

  • Beautiful to look at
  • Great Tuning Machines
  • Plays great
  • Quality Build
  • Sounds Great

Cons

  • Awkward to Replace Battery
  • Poor location for strap button
  • Strings needed Changing

Best Uses

  • Great For All Applications

Comments about Epiphone Dove Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Brand new and it was set up to play! I didn't have to make any adjustments, which was a first for me. I normally have to tweak the neck and lower the action on most guitars I buy, but this was perfect out of the box. I was amazed at the quality of craftsmanship on this instrument. The color, the violin burst, was rich and vibrant. The dove details on the pick guard really made this thing pop. I carefully looked it over and I could not find a single flaw. The binding was beautifully done and the neck inlays were perfect. The Epiphone people got their act together. Unplugged it sounded really good, not super, but pretty darn good for an acoustic at this price point. Plugged in, it still retained the deeper lows that I like. I just added a bit more low through my amp eq and it was perfect. The maple sides make this guitar pretty bright sounding. The only complaints that I have about this guitar is the battery "compartment" location, the placement of the strap button, and the strings it was shipped with. Changing the battery is a hassle. The battery is held in a nylon pouch inside the sound hole and is attached to the inside of the guitar by velcro. To change a battery, you have to detune the strings to get them out of the way and go inside the guitar to unstick the battery pouch from velcro. After swapping the battery, you have to get the pouch back in the guitar sound hole and reattach it to the velcro strip...then re tune it. Not a major problem at home, but Lord help you if the battery goes dead during a live performance. I still do not understand why a lot of companies put the strap button on the underside of the neck heel instead of on top. I read that it balances the guitar better, but really? Is an acoustic so heavy that there are balancing concerns? Anyway, I started using my strap tied at the headstock and it seems ok so far. Last, I changed the strings to a lighter gauge and it plays like a dream now.

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5.0

perfect

By Diesel Mechanic

from Selmer, Tennessee

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Epiphone Dove Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    This guitar is great. It's a lot more detailed that I expected. The sound is amazing, when you play it, it just explodes with quality. Everything is very crisp and clean sounding. The only thing that kind of threw me a little was the bass tone. Its not lacking by any means at all, but its not fixing to shake the pictures off the wall. If you want the deeper bass sound, go for the hummingbird. This guitar is perfected to sound pretty and chimey, and Epiphone delivered 100%. I would buy this thing again and again. When I fist got it I didnt put it down for 4 hours. The neck feels like playing a Epi Les Paul standard, really smooth, not incredibly beefy, but enough to feel comfortable. The only thing I would change if I could would be the electronics. They sound great but the wires coming from the preamp to the output are loose, they just flop around. When you shake the guitar, they smack against the inside of the back piece of wood. Its nothing that cant be fixed with a well placed piece of tape but it gets annoying every now and then. Don't let it scare you away from this work of art though, I promise if you buy this guitar, you will be surprised at what.you can actually do with it.

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    5.0

    Love it!

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    By Beanerlopez

    from Cleburne, TX

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    Pros

    • Beautiful
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone Dove Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      It got here, I tuned it, and proceeded to rock out!

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      A FEW LITTLE CHANAGES MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE

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      By Scott

      from O'Fallon, Illinois

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      Comments about Epiphone Dove Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I really like the looks of the Dove guitar and Epiphone has done a great job capturing a little of its glory. When I first tuned up the guitar I thought it sounded pretty good and had a similar sound to the Gibson's I've played. I decided to lower the action a bit by sanding down the saddle. (Something I am familiar with and have done before.) After I removed the saddle I noticed something under the fishman piezo itself. There were two shims used to build up the saddle, I guess. Of course I felt that was actually hurting the sound of the guitar both naturally and amplified. I ended up replacing the saddle all together and removing the shims. I noticed a huge difference in the sound quality right away. This guitar really came alive and gave me a better woody tone that I thought it should have. It not only looks good but now, sounds good too. It's nice to have both.

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      5.0

      In Love With MY Dove!

      By GaleForce Git Guy

      from Buffalo NY

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      Comments about Epiphone Dove Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Own a fleet of many git types, but often chose the Dove because she has such a big, old-school, hard-body sound with a soft, broad sustain. So easy to set bridge and rod for unbelievable playability because the D-neck is as solid as a railroad tie. Fishman is bright. To me? Worth FAR more than I payed.

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      5.0

      EPIPHONE DOVE PRO GUITAR

      Comments about Epiphone Dove Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL GUITAR. QUALITY BUILD. SOUNDS GREAT.

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      (2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Not Impressed

      By Guitarman Ohio

      from Marietta, Ohio

      Pros

      • Electric Pick-up

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Epiphone Dove Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I was extremely disappointed with this product. Thought Epiphone was my answer to a good acoustic. Although the finish is beautiful, the sound when playing unhooked is dead. My cheap Gibson acoustic gets better resonance. One string was misplaced on the bridge causing a tuning issue, the frets are sharp and cuts my hands when barring a chord and sliding upward. The pick-up is great, but I just can't recommend it.

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          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Beautiful guitar

          Pros

          • Good sound
          • Great looking
          • Solid wood top

          Cons

          • Not A Jumbo Body

          Best Uses

          • Open Mics
          • Practice
          • small venues

          Comments about Epiphone Dove Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I had to have it while it is still being made!
          The need was not adjusted from the dealer, strings buzzed, so I had to adjust the truss rod. It sounds good now.

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          • No

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