Epiphone Acoustic Guitar: Dove

by Guitar Guru

”A Timeless Beauty”

The Epiphone Dove, sister to the Epiphone Hummingbird, is a true lady who is not only easy on the eyes, but a great acoustic guitar who has a voice that will leave you amazed that you only paid ~$299. Make a few small adjustments and feel her stretch under your fingertips and begin to almost play herself.

The Dove’s classic 1960’s look, complete with split curvy parallelogram inlays and the stylized doves on the pickguard make this classic guitar a timeless beauty. The tightly vibrant brightness of tone that still manages to come out with a creamy smoothness is due to a combination of the Dove’s solid spruce top, her maple sides and back, and Epiphone’s attention to quality craftsmanship.

While the Dove sounds lovely right off the shelf, if you really want to bring out her true power and sophistication, try replacing the factory nut, saddle and bridge pins with bone, purchase some slightly lighter strings, and watch this classic lady come to life in your hands. You will not be disappointed and will not feel the need to make any apologies for purchasing a less expensive brand because your loyalty will definitely be won over.

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Sep 02, 2011
Great Beginner Guitar
by: Guitar Guru

Graham - Thanks for your comments. Yes, Epiphone confirms that the back and sides are Maple. I don't know their rationale for staining the Maple on backs and sides, only that it provides a contasting wood color to the light-colored solid spruce top.

I highly recommend this gorgeous guitar, beautiful in both sound and appearance, as a great acoustic guitar for beginners.

Sep 02, 2011
by: Graham

Never seen one of these before, so I may be wrong, but the back and sides in the PICTURE don't look like maple to me. Why would anyone STAIN maple to look like sapele or mahogany?? Pretty guitar...very ornate...like many others made in China. Cheap labour makes for inexpensive product. A similar guitar, made over HERE, would retail in four figures just because of the fancy stuff and the spruce top, regardless of what the back and sides were made of. If you can get past the 'Made in China' label...this axe is a bargain.

Sep 01, 2011
A Timeless Beauty
by: Guitar Guru

A Timeless Beauty

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