Epiphone Dove Studio (formerly Dove PRO) 6 String Acoustic-Electric Guitar


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Epiphone Dove Studio (formerly Dove PRO) 6 String Acoustic-Electric Guitar
Epiphone Dove PRO: Highest Rated Acoustic-Electric Guitar Under $500 - 2018.08

Gearank High Notes


  • 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

Gearank Recommended

The Dove Studio first appeared on our recommended list for Acoustic-Electric Guitars Under $500 when we published the first edition back in August 2017.

It has remained highly regarded by guitarists retaining high enough ratings to remain on the list for every new edition we have published ever since.

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Note: Epiphone has changed the name from Dove PRO to Dove Studio.

The Dove was first introduced by Gibson back in 1962 and it has earned its place as a classic.

While it is unfair to expect it to have the same high-end specs and tone as the original, it does impress enough guitarists to maintain its high ratings year after year.

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.

At this price many consider this to be one of the best intermediate level acoustic-electric guitars available.

It is also worth noting that the Epiphone Hummingbird Studio which sells for the same price as this guitar also had a high Gearank rating at the time of publication.

Hands On Reports

Website Source *Rating Value
The Guitar Review dot Com Jim of Vivid Peace 94/100
Ultimate Guitar LeftyQ 90/100
*Displayed values are prior to adjustments made by the Gearank Algorithm when evaluating the source.

You can buy the Epiphone Dove Studio or read Alexander Briones' take on it here.


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Hey, hopefully someone will help me, I want to buy a guitar, and I am thinking about an epiphone dove pro and a apx600 yamaha, the thing is that I don´t like that the yamaha guitar is more like a beginner guitar, or for people with small hands and etc, but I am not sure about the epiphone because I don´t know a lot about the brand and I have not played a lot of those guitars, Thanks.