Epiphone Dove Acoustic Guitar  

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Tight, smooth, focused sound is the hallmark of the Dove, sister to the Hummingbird. This baby really sings with a solid spruce top and maple back and sides. Features an easy-playing 24-3/4" scale map... Click To Read More About This Product

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Tight, smooth, focused sound is the hallmark of the Dove, sister to the Hummingbird. This baby really sings with a solid spruce top and maple back and sides. Features an easy-playing 24-3/4" scale maple neck, rosewood fingerboard with split parallelogram inlays, dove pickguard, stylized bridge with wing inlays, and chrome hardware.

Features
  • Solid spruce top
  • Maple body
  • Set maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with split parallelogram inlays
  • Dove pickguard
  • Stylized bridge with wing inlays
  • Chrome hardware
  • 24.75" scale
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EpiphoneDove Acoustic Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 71 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (63)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Cons

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Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
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    • Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

CLASSIC LOOKS FOR AWESOME PRICE

Let me start by saying I've owned numerous Epiphones and found them well worthy. They make an excellent guitar and are very cost effective. Take this model, the Epiphone Dove for example. It...Read complete review

Let me start by saying I've owned numerous Epiphones and found them well worthy. They make an excellent guitar and are very cost effective. Take this model, the Epiphone Dove for example. It is the very close to the same guitar as the Gibson Dove and yet it's thousands cheaper. Solid spruce top guitar... parallogram inlays... fancy pickguard... classic looks... classic Epi sound... chrome tuners... great playability... all for less than $350. This thing will easily compare with the lower-end Martins and any Fender or Taylor that I've ever heard. Why pay for the Gibson name when you can have basically the same guitar for much less money. And you'll not be afraid to pick up this beauty and play it!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A little disapointed

I wanted one of these for years. When I finally ordered one I was not really pleased. There were sharp burrs on the frets, 2 high frets, 2 tuning keys turned quite rough...Read complete review

I wanted one of these for years. When I finally ordered one I was not really pleased. There were sharp burrs on the frets, 2 high frets, 2 tuning keys turned quite rough & the overall sound was muffled. A guitar tech completely reworked it & I put new keys on it. It now plays fairly well, but the sound is still muffled. If you don't mind doing some work on it or spending a few bucks on it, it is an o.k. guitar. I can only recommend a person buy one under those conditions. I may have just got a "bummer" & others may be great.

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5.0

This thin is amazing!

By Imnotluckyjustsaved

from Platte City, MO

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Amazing Action
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Church
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone Dove Acoustic Guitar:

    I purchased a factory flawed model that had a paint chip in the headstock and a small factory repaired crack in the top of the body. I am simply amazed at the sound quality of this guitar. This holds up to my buddy's Gibson Hummingbird and I couldn't be more thrilled. It looks sharp, plays wonderfully, and really is a stunning guitar in spite of the factory flaws. I am just pleasantly surprised with how amazing this guitar feels and sounds. I've never owned an Epi acoustic until now, but this is really a treat to play.

     
    5.0

    Buying gold on a dime store budget

    By Michael Arnold

    from Fairview,Tn

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Really Enjoy This Guitar

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone Dove Acoustic Guitar:

      I've played Gibson Dove and Epiphone Dove and really can't tell the difference in the two.I'm really pleased with the performance of this guitar and the price.
      Thank you,
      Michael Arnold

      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      EPPI DOVE NEED REPAIRE NO RETURN BBW

      By dave f

      from cedar rapids ia

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

      • Poor Construction

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Epiphone Dove Acoustic Guitar:

      THIS GUITAR NEEDED FRET WORK, FINISH WORK, SADDLE LOWERED, AND WAS MISSING THE TRUSS ROD COVER. SOME ONE ENGRAVED THEIR NAME ONE THE BACK OF THE HEAD OF THE GUITAR AND SOME HOME MADE SERIAL NUMBERS AS WELL. THIS IS A NICE BEATER GUITAR NOW. IT PLAYS GREAT AND IS FUN TO LOOK AT.I KEEP IT IN MY BUISINESS AND IT GETS PLAYED BY A LOT OF PEOPLE. I REPAIRED EVERYTHING ,IT IS FINE NOW AND I WILL BUY ANOTHER PROJECT SOON. THIS IS MY 2ND REPAIR GUITAR FROM MUSICIANS FRIENDS AND I GOT A GOOD DEAL EACH TIME

       
      5.0

      Great looking guitar, plays and sounds good too!

      By JOSH ELLINGHAM

      from Buffalo, NY

      Comments about Epiphone Dove Acoustic Guitar:

      This guitar looks great, but needs a little work for it to sound great. The strings were a little high, this is normal with most new guitars. The sound was OK out of the box. I wanted it to sound better so I upgraded some parts. I added a new tusq nut, a tusq saddle and some tusq bridge pins. Now the guitar sounds as good as it looks.

       
      3.0

      A little disapointed

      By Picker 1949

      from Corinth, Miss.

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Neck feels ok
      • Nice looking guitar

      Cons

      • Headstock too heavy
      • Muffled sound
      • Saddle not straight

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Epiphone Dove Acoustic Guitar:

      I wanted one of these for years. When I finally ordered one I was not really pleased. There were sharp burrs on the frets, 2 high frets, 2 tuning keys turned quite rough & the overall sound was muffled. A guitar tech completely reworked it & I put new keys on it. It now plays fairly well, but the sound is still muffled. If you don't mind doing some work on it or spending a few bucks on it, it is an o.k. guitar. I can only recommend a person buy one under those conditions. I may have just got a "bummer" & others may be great.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Epi Dove

      By Craig Webster

      from St. Pete Beach, FL

      Comments about Epiphone Dove Acoustic Guitar:

      Doing an Elvis show my Gibson's took a beating. Went with the Epi line on the Dove & J-200. My Ebony Dove was great right out of the box. Pickguard was cheap but I wasn't going to keep it on anyway. My guitar guy made the Elvis style pickguard for it and it was good to go. Between the stage outfits tearing up the back and tossing my guitars, the Gibson's are too pricey to replace. The Epi is outstanding for the money, and the sound is fantastic. I can toss it on stage knowing that if it isn't caught I'm not out $3k. (Not that I intend to treat any guitar like I don't care, just part of the show) Overall plays easy with great tone, and I find myself playing the Epi s over my Gibsons even at home. Didn't change a thing except pickguard. The Dove has my official stamp of approval from memoriesofelvisshow.com.
      Cheap on the pickguard
      Other than that good to go right out of the box. Great tone & well built. Almost no difference from the Gibson Dove

      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      epiphone dove guitar

      By Chris Athey

      from Hunstville Texas

      Comments about Epiphone Dove Acoustic Guitar:

      No complaints!
      I purchase a Epiphone Dove, with chrome hardware, just for the icon of a dove. I have other more expensive guitars including a D-15 Martin and an upper end Washburn with all the bells and whistles, and I did not expect much from the Dove, being a less expensive guitar. However, it was love at first sight the first time pick it up and tuned it till my first cord. Suspension is great, plays very smooth, and the sound is well rounded. I haven't played my other guitars since receiving it. Great guitar for money. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a less expensive, quality guitar to play.

      Chris
      Great sound and looks
      Very fine guitar for the money

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Epiphone Ebony Dove Acoustic Guitar

      By Chester Hunter

      from Oklahoma

      Comments about Epiphone Dove Acoustic Guitar:

      I am happy with this purchase, and I highly recommend this guitar to anyone that is contemplating buying one.
      I've owned both a gibson Dove, and Gibson Hummingbird, and while these both were absolutely gorgeous guitars, with the fret set up and dressed perfectly to play as soon as I tuned them up, I couldn't find anything wrong with the Epiphone Version I have purchased here. I may do a little polishing on the fret ends, but other than than this, it's ready to go, and I love the acoustics and easy action. Awesome!
      As I mentioned the frets were a little rough one the ends, someone may have over looked it, but it won't take much to smooth it out to suit myself. I have run in to the same thing with high end guitars also. no real concerns.
      I must say, price being considered with this purchase, that I'm more than pleased. I don't want to keep saying this too much, or Epiphone may raise their prices, But for the dollars I spent on this instrument, no one else could match it.

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      This Dove Flew Away...

      By Martinman

      from Northern New England

      Comments about Epiphone Dove Acoustic Guitar:

      Not a bad guitar for what it is. The cherry color is attractive. It is much better than the Epiphone Hummingbird, at least in the quality control department. The sound, however, is tinny. It does not carry when played with other people. I liked the neck, but the string spacing was unnecessarily close for the nut width. This was the deciding factor in selling it. When you buy an Epiphone, take time to check it out thoroughly. I have had some good ones, and some dogs. It is cheaper than a Gibson, it looks like a Gibson, but is is not a Gibson. I have found that unless you want a beater or you just can't afford it, you will be better off to wait and buy a quality American acoustic.
      It has a solid spruce top and good tuners so I'll give it a seven.
      The one I bought had a striking appearance. But quality, it was ok. Definately a beginner's guitar, or a good beater.
      I got back most of my money when I sold it, so I can't give it a bad value rating. However, I haven't lost money on a Martin yet.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Don't let the "Epi" fool you!

      By JASON LOPEZ

      from Covina, CA

      Comments about Epiphone Dove Acoustic Guitar:

      I just got this guitar after quite a long time searching for one of these as most guitar stores don't carry it in store...online only. Despite being drawn to the guitar by it's appointments, I did my research on it still. Most people would be quick to discard this guitar as a low budget clunker but let me tell you, it is FAR more than that. I've been playing for 17 years and I've played a lot of guitars...A LOT! This one is definitely a keeper! The Dove has a strong projection and excellent separation of frequencies. Deep lows and snappy highs. A lot of this can be credited to its Solid Spruce top and Maple back and sides. Overall, the guitar feels quite solid and has a little bit of weight to it, which I like (I hate acoustics that feel as light and flimsy as a Costco-quality instrument). If super bright isn't your thing (keep in mind, it IS a maple body), I suggest going with Phosphor Bronze strings. That's what I use on all my acoustics. I will agree, however, that the injection-molded parts have got to go! I immediately put some Martin ebony bridge pins on mine and it made a huge difference! Less tinny and more robust. Since I couldn't find one of these in a store, I almost settled for the Hummingbird...I'm glad I didn't! The Hummingbird is VERY dark and flat-sounding, IMO. If you need a great playing, great sounding and great bargain guitar, look no further than the Epi Dove. Some reviewers say its pretty close to the Gibson and I'd be inclined to agree! You won't regret it!

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