The classic Dove style acoustic first introduced at the legendary Gibson and Epiphone factory in Kalamazoo in 1962 became one of the first acoustic guitars to become a recognized rock and roll icon. 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.
Unplugged, the Epiphone Dove Studio can easily drive an acoustic band. But plugged in, the Dove Studio can hold its own with drums and electric guitars.
Though there are many guitars that claim to be "historic" or "vintage" styled, only one comes with a Limited Lifetime Guarantee and Gibson 24/7/365 customer service and the experience of a century of guitar making. Start with the best. Visit your Long & McQuade store and plug in with the Epiphone Dove Studio Acoustic/Electric today.
Select Spruce Tonewood The Dove Studio Acoustic/Electric has a beautiful Violinburst colour finish and features a solid spruce top with 5-ply white and black binding. Spruce is a rich and complex tonewood that begins to breath and improve with age the more its played. The more you play, the better it sounds!
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 TitebondTM glue.
The Indian Laurel 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 carved from Indian Laurel 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 Doves most famous features.
Fishman Sonitone Preamp and Fishman Sonicore Pickup Epiphone is proud to re-introduce the classic Epiphone Dove Studio Acoustic/Electric with the superb Fishman Sonitone preamp and Fishman Sonicore pickup system. Fishman is an industry leader in bringing a guitars true acoustic tone to bigger stages.
The Sonicore pickup is set underneath the 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. You can connect your Epiphone Dove Studio Acoustic/Electric to a PA or amp of your choice with a standard instrument cable.
Classic Epiphone Hardware The Dove Studio comes with Grover 14:1 tuners and nickel strapbuttons, a combination " output jack and endpin, and D'Addario Phosphor (12-53) strings installed at the factory.
SPECIFICATIONS Top: Solid spruce Body: Select maple Neck: Hard maple Neck joint: Glued-in, dovetail Neck Profile: SlimTaper "D" profile Fingerboard: Indian Laurel Fingerboard Inlay: pearloid parallelograms Fingerboard Radius: 12" Binding -fingerboard, 1-ply white -body top, 5-ply white/black -body back: 1-ply white Scale: 25.5" Saddle: compensated, imitation bone Truss Rod: adjustable Bridge: Indian Laurel with "Dove" shaped pearloid inlay Pickguard: imitation tortoise with traditional Dove artwork Nut: 1.68" Frets: 20, Medium Jumbo Hardware: Nickel Strings: D'Addario Phosphor (12-53) Pickup: Fishman Sonicore (under saddle) Preamp: Fishman Sonitone sound-hole preamp Controls: 1 Volume, 1 Tone, soundhole-mounted Output jack: 1/4"