Not many acoustic guitars are as recognizable as the Gibson Dove. Unfortunately they can be very hard to come by. Luckily Gibson Acoustics has released the Dove Ebony acoustic-electric guitar, and Sweetwater got our hands on some just for you. The Dove’s tonewood selection of Sitka spruce and maple combines with the longer 25.25″ scale length to give the Dove Ebony a clear and present tone with plenty of power. And The onboard LR Baggs Element VTC lets you take the stage with a natural and woody tone. Find out why the Dove has been a favorite for decades.
Ebony nitrocellulose finish
A well done nitrocellulose finish allows a guitar to vibrate more naturally and offers a sheen that is glassy without being artificial looking. This absolutely breathtaking Dove boasts an ebony nitro finish that adds an up-scale appearance to the instrument. Complementing the ebony fretboard, the ebony finish also really makes the beautiful pickguard, mother-of-pearl inlays, and gold Grover Keystone tuners pop. There aren’t a ton of ebony Doves in the world today. Make sure you grab yours while you can.
LR Baggs Element VTC electronics
You can take this Dove Ebony with you and show the world how amazing it sounds. The Dove Ebony features an upgraded LR Baggs Element VTC electronics package. This system features a natural and woody-sounding pickup and low profile controls for volume and tone, which are located conveniently in the soundhole. Any time you get two manufacturers as well respected as Gibson and LR Baggs together you know the outcome is going to sound pristine no matter where you play.
Hand-painted and inlaid decor
When you see this exquisitely hand-painted pickguard there will be very little doubt that you’re staring at an iconic Gibson Dove acoustic-electric guitar. The detail of the design simply has to be seen first-hand to be believed. An expertly inlaid mother-of-pearl dove perched on a branch completes the pickguard’s ornamentation. Multi-ply binding beautifully outlines the body – both top and back -, fretboard, and headstock. And a set of gold Grover tuners stand out against the ebony for a regal look.
- Custom ebony nitrocellulose laquer finish
- On-board upgraded LR Baggs Element VTC pickup system for amplifying your acoustic tone
- Hand painted pickguard with a mother-of-pearl dove inlay
- 25.25″ scale length offers attack and clarity of tone
- Gold Grover Keystone tuners to ensure tuning stability
- Sitka spruce top is powerful and clear sounding
- Maple back and sides provide clean articulation