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Old 10-05-2019, 11:49 AM
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Nice score! Beautiful finish!
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Old 10-05-2019, 11:56 AM
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You lucky son of a gun! You may have just given me a dose of serious GAS. Always been a dream guitar of mine but I wouldn't buy a new one and not many second hand ones around. Good luck with it and many happy hours of playing.
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Old 10-05-2019, 05:02 PM
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Yes, it sure was a lucky day.
Broken in for me, but not broken...
Played a lot, but not overplayed.
1/3 of the price of a new one they don’t seem to sell anyway, and an Anthem pickup to boot!
Did I say it sounds fabulous?
The more modern Gibson 1.72 neck is easier for me to get on with than a skinny 60s Bird I tried. I also tried a 2017 Bird with a broken tuner that was $1200 more, but I preferred the Dove sound...slightly louder, more ‘distinct’, brighter but warm at the same time? Yes, I have been torturing it for couple of days now with all kinds of different tunes......

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Old 10-06-2019, 01:59 PM
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Good on ya! Doves are among the best . . .
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Old 10-06-2019, 02:21 PM
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I have to say I keep looking back at these pictures.

What a nice guitar. I'm so jealous!

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Old 10-06-2019, 02:51 PM
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Congratulations & Enjoy!

I played my first and only Gibson Dove back in 1979. It was owned by a fan who came to see me play and he and his girlfriend invited me over for dinner. Even though I was a Martin & Ovation man at the time, I thought his Dove sounded mighty fine and loved its playability!
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Old 10-06-2019, 05:51 PM
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Thanks!

I recorded a solo version of the Rolling Stones' "Sweet Virginia" yesterday - the lawn mowers of the area were out in force, so I did a test run of the Dove's Anthem running to my Boss VE8:

https://soundcloud.com/bk7-3/sweet-virginia777a



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Old 10-06-2019, 07:43 PM
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Love it Bluesking! Nice score.
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Old 10-06-2019, 11:04 PM
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Love it Bluesking! Nice score.


Thanks!


It is currently in retraining as a...blues guitar!

Loving the Anthem.



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Old 10-07-2019, 07:01 AM
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Nice looking dove mate....
It sounds great.
Why is it I never see any decent guitars in pawn shops?
My search continues
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Old 10-07-2019, 03:41 PM
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That's very cool, I have a Dove that I got in trade, it's of the same era.

Very cool guitars.
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Old 10-07-2019, 03:44 PM
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A pawn shop find? Wow...I'd never get that lucky. Congrats...beautiful guitar!
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Old 10-07-2019, 06:52 PM
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Well, I was only going to play the Dove for a minute....

But somehow I ended up doing another recording - it has been raining and all the building banging and general screams next door stopped and I pressed the record button to do an acoustic only version of the Rolling Stones' "I've Got The Blues" - one mic in the middle to get guitar and vocal (Neumann KM184).

My Dove unplugged:


https://soundcloud.com/bk7-3/ivegottheblues777a


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Old 10-07-2019, 07:06 PM
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Super cool. I love the Dove bridge. Blingy Gibsons are cool.
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:38 PM
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Quote:
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Well, I was only going to play the Dove for a minute....

But somehow I ended up doing another recording - it has been raining and all the building banging and general screams next door stopped and I pressed the record button to do an acoustic only version of the Rolling Stones' "I've Got The Blues" - one mic in the middle to get guitar and vocal (Neumann KM184).

My Dove unplugged:


https://soundcloud.com/bk7-3/ivegottheblues777a


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Just bloody awesome!
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