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My Gibson Acoustic Guitar Trilogy. Part one: Dove

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Trilogy ? Why not , have 3 of them -left . The Mighty Dove , my favorite Guitar. In the 70´s I lived on St Paul blvd, Rochester NY. Right by the Great House of Guitars. There was a used Dove for sale, and it wasn't cheap . And as Bob Seager said , I didn't have a dime to spare . Don't think I could play guitar either. I never forgot the how good it looked. Many Years later I had Bucks and knew a few chords . I'm in town , and looking to buy my first new "hight end" guitar. HOG has a New Dove in their big glass cabinet . Andy takes it out for me: One G chord and I held on to that guitar. I had never heard guitar that sounded that good and powerful . 20 years on I can say it was a good choice for me. The Dove is a loud and clear guitar. Maple body and 5 piece laminated maple neck . 25.5" scale . You can dig in and play Hard on it ,and it stays clear and defined. -like no other acoustic I´ve tried - so its no wonder it gets to go all the partys and used gigs. Honest play wear, Its been broken and fixed - still nr 1. Must admit I have only seen one other , over here , new in a store in Oslo. I tried it , it sounded even better than mine ! Oh and the Ladys love color. If lost ,stolen or destroyed , I´d get another one.

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At the Hog .Andy the sales man and my brother ( J-200 Elvis) and me. 2 Happy Campers

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Go head , comment on those back ground Gretschs

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Another Gibson acoustic owner here (J29). That Dove looks amazing and must sound even better. As I like to say, when Gibson gets it wrong, they really get it wrong, but when they get it right they get you to another plane of tone and playability.

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Waiting for part 2!

K

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I haven't retired the 1960 J-50 I have, but I don't think I'll be dragging it out as much as I'm putting the new to me 65/66 Kay 6175 through it's paces, and it's a surprisingly good replacement.

I credit that to the K&K mini in there. Definitely a thinner tone than the Gibson, but kick up the bass a notch and you're in a good spot.

Anyway, I'm still chopping on the Gibson, and experimenting with some alternate tunings, picking on a little Nick Drake here and there


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