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Semi-hollowbody playing comfort with a huge acoustic sound!
The Gibson Super Dove Acoustic-Electric Guitar combines the comfort of a semi-hollowbody guitar with huge acoustic sound and high-quality Fishman electronics for a playing experience like no other!
Crown Peghead Logo
Gibson put the first crown peghead logo on an ES-300 back in 1940, and it has graced the headstocks of many legendary Gibson guitars ever since—including today's Super Dove Acoustic Electric Guitar. Over the years, it has also been called a "thistle" because of the group of flowering plants with the sharp prickles, though Gibson has preferred to call it a "crown."
Body Tonewoods (back, sides and top)
The top of the Gibson Super Dove Guitar is made from beautiful AAA-grade Sitka spruce, while the back and sides are constructed from AAA-grade Eastern curly maple, giving the Super Dove all the deep, rich tone, clarity and presence expected from a Gibson Super Jumbo. Selecting the right wood, and the formula to dry it out, are two of the most central procedures to Gibson's guitar-building process. Beginning with its first catalog in 1903, Gibson has assured its customers that every guitar would be built using woods with "the most durable, elastic, and sonorous qualities," and today's guitars from Gibson Acoustic are no different.
Tapered Dovetail Neck Joint
This Gibson guitar's dovetail neck joint is one of the oldest—and best—ways of securely joining the neck to the body of a guitar. It is also a complex and expensive neck joint to build, but the result is a tight, locking connection that supports the neck at the proper neck-pitch angle, allowing the body and neck to become one solid piece of resonating wood, with no metal to impede vibration. This process is done entirely by hand, requiring patience and skill.
Ebony Fingerboard with Rolled Edges
The fingerboard of Gibson's Super Dove is constructed from the high-grade ebony, which is personally inspected and qualified by Gibson's team of skilled experts before it enters the Gibson factories. The resilience of this durable wood makes the fingerboard extremely balanced and stable, and gives each chord and note unparalleled clarity and bite. The fingerboard also sports a rolled edge instead of the usual right angle where the fingerboard surface meets the neck, Gibson Acoustics' rolled edge is slightly beveled for an extremely smooth and comfortable feel, enhancing the playability of the Super Dove Acoustic Electric Guitar.
Fishman Aura Pro Acoustic Pickup System
Gibson's Super Dove comes equipped with a built-in Fishman Aura Pro, featuring Fishman's popular Aura Acoustic Imaging Technology. This ground-breaking pickup system reproduces the natural sound of the Super Dove as miked in a professional studio, and onstage, thus eliminating the complicated setups of expensive microphones. Aura Pro uses digital algorithms to create images of various microphones' captured sounds. Players can then blend these images with an acoustic guitar's pickup to produce an immediate and dramatic improvement in amplified sound. The Fishman Aura Pro's preamp includes a tuner, and is mounted on the bass side rim of the upper bout.
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