The Epiphone Dove PRO has a solid Spruce top and Maple back and sides for a bright but focused tone, ideal for using live on stage in conjunction with the built in Fishman pickup and pre-amp that allows you to plug into any PA or acoustic amplifier and get the same great sound but amplified! The Epiphone Dove is a really comforatble guitar to play thanks to a slim D profile neck. Get the awesome look of a real Gibson with feel and tone that gets really close for the price!
Here's what Epiphone say about the Dove PRO
The Dove acoustic guitar was first introduced at the legendary Gibson and Epiphone factory in Kalamazoo in 1962. Now, both beginners and professionals can enjoy the classic sound of the Dove plugged in with the Fishman Sonitone soundhole preamp and Fishman Sonicore pickup system, designed and built with the integrity you expect from Epiphone.
The Dove PRO Acoustic/Electric has a beautiful Violinburst color finish and features a solid spruce top with 5-ply white and black binding. The body back and sides are made from select maple for a punchy, bright tone. The body back has single ply white binding. The hard maple 25.5" scale neck has a SlimTaper "D" profile and is glued to the body using a dovetail joint and Titebond glue.
The rosewood fingerboard has singly ply white binding and features a 12" radius with 20 medium frets, a 1.68" nut, and pearloid parallelogram inlays. The bridge is made from carved rosewood and has pearloid dove inlays just like vintage models. The saddle is compensated and is made from imitation bone. The classic "Dove" tortoise shell style pickguard is easy to spot on stage and is one of The Dove's most famous features.
Fishman Sonitone Preamp and Fishman Sonicore Pickup
Epiphone is proud to re-introduce the classic Epiphone Dove PRO Acoustic/Electric with the superb Fishman Sonitone preamp and Fishman Sonicore pickup system. Fishman is an industry leader in bringing a guitar's true acoustic tone to bigger stages.
The Sonicore pickup is set underneath the rosewood saddle. The Sonitone sound-hole preamp is an active preamp mounted in the soundhole with easy-to-access mounted rotary controls for Master Volume and Tone adjustment. Now you can make your adjustments during soundcheck and even fine adjustments on-the-fly during your set. No more running back and forth to your amp or the soundboard! Finally, your tone is in your hands right where you need it. The active preamp is powered by a single 9-volt battery. You can connect your Epiphone Dove PRO Acoustic/Electric to a PA or amp of your choice with a standard instrument cable. Batteries typically last up to 100 hours.