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

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GEARANK

94 out of 100. Incorporating 425+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$369
Epiphone Dove Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 94/100 is based on analysis of 425+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

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.

Specifications

  • 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

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Overall

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.

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

Comments

Hey, hopefully someone will

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.