On question if he still plays Ovation guitars, Messina answered : > I don't but my guitarist Gary Oleyar does and enjoys playing it on stage with me. I have resolved myself to playing the Gibson(s) (e.g. Doves in flight and the Montana Gold) and the Taylor's (the older 615's) and their newest 618e which is an exceptional instrument to play!more
Johannes seen here using a Gibson Dove (2006). From the [Gibson website](http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Acoustic-Instruments/Square-Shoulder/Gibson-Acoustic/Doves-in-Flight.aspx): The Doves in Flight incorporates the features of the legendary Dove with some of the finest decorative work in the industry. The Doves in Flight displays 28 individually engraved dove inlays—seven on the headstock, 16 on the fingerboard, three on the pickguard, and two on the bridge—each with its own original design, and all hand-cut from genuine abalone pearl. Available for a limited time. Each guitar includes a black hardshell case with plush-lined interior, owner's manual, Gibson's Gold Warranty and Gibson's 24/7/365 Customer Service.more
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