Gibson Dove Custom Ebony 1978

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The Dove was introduced in 1962 as Gibson's second square-shoulder dreadnought after the Hummingbird. Like the Hummingbird, the Dove's set of unique visual details has made it one of Gibson's more iconic acoustic guitars. The two models are set apart by the Dove's longer scale length as well as its use of Maple instead of Mahogany for its back and sides. One major changed occurred between 1969 and 1970 when Gibson replaced the original tune-o-matic bridge with a non-adjustable bridge and saddle. 

Years of Production: 1962 - present

Body Style: Square-shoulder Dreadnought

Wood Composition: Maple back and sides, Spruce top, Ebony fingerboard

Design Elements: 25 1/2-inch scale length, Dove-shaped detailing, non-adjustable bridge, split parallelogram inlays

Finish Specification: Ebony was not a standard finish on the Dove until 1980. This example was likely a custom order. 

Notable Players: Emmylou Harris, Alex Lifeson

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