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 Gibson Dove

Turtle-Dove in Flight ?

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Notes: The Dove was introduced back in 1962 and is being produced ever since. The trademark dove on the pickguard has been the companion of countless legendary artists.

Materials: Sitka Spruce top, square shouldered dreadnought body, round soundhole with multiple bound rosette inlayed in body, highly figured quilted Maple on back and sides, flamed Maple neck, 14/20 frets, bound Rosewood fingerboard with pearl parallelogram inlay, Rosewood Dove wing bridge with pearl inlay on both sides of the bridge, blackface peghead with pearl crown/logo inlay.

Hardware: 3 per side Grover tuners. This Dove does not have any pickup system installed, pure acoustic tone only.

Facts: Made 2001. Gibson probably forgot to label it as Dove Quilted, the label only says Dove. However, it is obvious that only the best tonewoods have been used for this exceptionally fine guitar.

Condition: The guitar has been maintained in perfect condition with very minor play wear on the first three frets, no issues, the entire binding is tight to the body.

Playability: Action is very low and smooth without buzz and the neck profile is a comfortable D. The neck is straight as an arrow.

Tone: The bright, crisp sound of the Dove has been beloved for years. It gets it's sweet voice from Maple back and sides and a Solid Sitka Spruce top that just gets sweeter with age. This combination really creates a sweet sound with lots of presence. The bass is both boomy and growly, with creamy mids and sparkling highs. These complex tones mesh together perfectly, creating a powerful acoustic tone. Strumming can roar or purr and the notes are clear and bell-like.

Case: Comes with earlier Gibson Acoustic case probably from the 80ties in good working condition.

Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge bronze strings (.012-.054). The guitar will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings, according to your preference. The entire guitar is inspected, fingerboard and bridge oiled, body and neck cleaned and hand polished.

To Summarize: The Quilted Maple on the back surely means: Doves in Flight. We are curious to see where this Dove will settle down being the turtle-dove for the next happy owner. An excellent instrument with unbeatable looks and outstanding tone qualities, a very rare bird.

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