The Fishman Electronics on-board the Dove Pro include a SoniTone Preamp in the sound-hole and a SoniCore Pickup located underneath the saddle. The SoniTone Preamp provides players with enhanced projection, ideal for stage performances; as well as versatile control over the sound. There are simple and easy-to-access controls on the preamp that include a Master Volume and Master Tone, so that you can amplify your acoustic voice.
The Dove Pro Guitar is crafted with both select maple and solid spruce, for a versatile and responsive instrument. The back and sides are crafted from maple, which delivers a beautifully bright sound that dominates in the mid and treble ranges. The maple is topped with solid spruce which enhances the tone with crisp highs and tight lows, to create an overall balanced sound packed with plenty of punch.
The Epiphone Dove Pro features a smooth maple neck which enables fast and comfortable playing, ideal for a variety of playing styles and techniques. The maple neck yields bright and twangy tones as well as excellent clarity and ringing sustain. while the Pau Ferro fingerboard creates bright sounds with warm lows. The neck is paired with a soft Pau Ferro fingerboard, that offers added warmth and singing articulation to the overall sound.
The Dove guitar was first introduced onto the music scene back in 1962 for Gibson, which made the their second square-shouldered dreadnought after the beautiful Hummingbird two years earlier. The Dove is an iconic model due to its classic, bright acoustic tones and stunning 'Dove' pickguard artwork and bridge inlay. It soon became recognised as a 'Rock and Roll' icon, and a 1969 Custom Dove was released for Elvis to use in the early 1970s.