A vintage classic plugs in with 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 re...
A vintage classic plugs in with 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.
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Select Spruce Tonewood The Dove PRO Acoustic/Electric has a beautiful Violinburst color finish and features a solid spruce top with 5-ply white and black binding. Spruce is a rich and complex tonewood that begins to breath and improve with age the more its played. The more you play, the better it sounds!
The body back and sides are made from select maple for a punchy, bright tone. The body back has single ply white binding. The hard maple 25.5" scale neck has a SlimTaper™ "D" profile and is glued to the body using a dovetail joint and TitebondTM glue.
The rosewood fingerboard has singly ply white binding and features a 12” radius with 20 medium frets, a 1.68” nut, and pearloid parallelogram inlays. The bridge is made from carved rosewood and has pearloid dove inlays just like vintage models. The saddle is compensated and is made from imitation bone. The classic “Dove” tortoise shell style pickguard is easy to spot on stage and is one of The Dove’s most famous features.
Fishman™ Sonitone™ Preamp and Fishman Sonicore™ Pickup Epiphone is proud to re-introduce the classic Epiphone Dove PRO Acoustic/Electric with the superb Fishman™ Sonitone™ preamp and Fishman Sonicore™ pickup system. Fishman™ is an industry leader in bringing a guitar’s true acoustic tone to bigger stages.
The Sonicore™ pickup is set underneath the rosewood saddle. The Sonitone™ sound-hole preamp is an active preamp mounted in the soundhole with easy-to-access mounted rotary controls for Master Volume and Tone adjustment. Now you can make your adjustments during soundcheck and even fine adjustments on-the-fly during your set. No more running back and forth to your amp or the soundboard! Finally, your tone is in your hands right where you need it. The active preamp is powered by a single 9-volt battery. You can connect your Epiphone Dove PRO Acoustic/Electric to a PA or amp of your choice with a standard ¼” instrument cable. Batteries typically last up to 100 hours.
Classic Epiphone Hardware The Dove PRO comes with Grover 14:1 tuners and nickel strapbuttons, a combination ¼" output jack and endpin, and D’Addario Phosphor (12-53) strings installed at the factory.
Early days yet to say how the Dove will sound in a band- but the overall build and sound excellent. Loud bright and full of tone. Set up quite well- but lowered the bridge slightly. Neck pretty straight. The biggest issue was the badly finished frets which I have now polished 3 times and they are a lot smoother now. They were not polished before packing and I don't know how the guitar passed quality control. Fretboard was dry -but a couple of coats of lemon oil has helped address that. Switched strings to my usual Martin custom lights and it's now ready to play. Plastic bridge saddle a little cheap looking and a little loose-an obvious upgrade on the cards. Electrics seem to work well and I personally like the simplicity of one tone/one volume. Nice quality tuners. A little closer to orangeburst rather than violinburst -but that will change/fade with time. Once played in solid top should only improve. So despite a few issues quite impressive value for money. Addition: A few days ago the jack become loose. Seemingly this happens quite often.