Epiphone Dove Studio (formerly Dove PRO) 6 String Acoustic-Electric Guitar
The Dove was first introduced by Gibson back in 1962 and it has earned its place as a classic. Based on the reviews I've read guitarists are quite happy with this budget acoustic-electric version from Epiphone, thanks to it's distinct appearance and traditional tone.
- Body Shape: Dreadnought
- Top: Solid Spruce
- Body: Select Maple back & sides
- Finish: Gloss - Violin Burst
- Bridge: Rosewood
- Neck: Hard Maple
- Neck Profile: SlimTaper "D" profile
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- Number of Frets: 20
- Scale Length: 25.5"
- Nut Width: 1.68"
- Electronics: Fishman Sonicore pickup and Fishman Sonitone sound-hole preamp
Many customer reviews contained words to the effect "it sounds like a more expensive guitar". It also received praise for the Fishman electronics with many saying it also sounds great when amplified. Several people said the highs are crisp and clear and that it has good bass response. The neck feel, action and playability were all commended many times.
There were a few people who complained that the mid tones weren't strong enough but other than that there weren't any consistent negatives reported.
At this price many consider this to be one of the best intermediate level acoustic-electric guitars available.
NB it is also worth noting that the Epiphone Hummingbird PRO which sells for the same price as this guitar also had a high Gearank score at the time of publication.