Epiphone Dove Studio (formerly Dove PRO) 6 String Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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
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.
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.
|The Guitar Review dot Com||Jim of Vivid Peace||94/100|