Gibson: Doves in Flight Acoustic Guitar

Gibson: Doves in Flight Acoustic Guitar

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Our Price: £4,099.00    Change Currency
Sales Rank: Not Specified
Media: Instrument
Instrument: Acoustic Guitar (AGTR)
Catalogue #: SSDFACGH1
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This item can only be delivered to UK addresses.


The Doves in Flight from Gibson Acoustic is the work of renowned master luthier Ren Ferguson, and incorporates the features of the legendary Dove with some of the finest decorative work in the industry. The Doves in Flight displays 28 individually engraved in-flight dove inlays—seven on the headstock, 16 on the fingerboard, three on the pickguard, and two on the bridge—each with its own original design, and all hand-cut from genuine abalone pearl. 

Hand Engraved Gold Grover Keystone Tuner
Grover tuners are an engineering marvel, with abundant style and performance exactly suited for the Doves in Flight. With a gear ratio of 14:1, these beautiful, hand engraved tuners deliver precision tuning in a durable housing that provides maximum protection for the gear and string post. All moving parts are cut for exact meshing, eliminating the possibility of slippage. A countersunk tension screw lets players regulate the tuning tension to any degree, and a special lubricant inside the gear box provides smooth and accurate tuning stability.

Custom, Hand Crafted Doves In Flight Peghead Inlay
The new Doves in Flight from Gibson Acoustic sports a beautiful, hand-crafted design of seven inlaid doves in flight made from genuine abalone and mother of pearl. It is one of the most beautiful peghead inlays on any Gibson acoustic, and is exclusive to the Doves in Flight.

The tortoise pickguard on the Doves in Flight is a custom-made design featuring three beautiful inlaid doves in flight made from mother of pearl, with hand engraved wheat flowing in the wind. As with all Gibson’s pickguards, the coloring, inlay, binding, and engraving are all done by hand.

A rosette is the beautiful, hand-crafted circle around the soundhole, and can be one of the most ornamental elements of any acoustic guitar. It is also one of the most subtle and complicated woodworking decorations on any acoustic guitar. The rosette on the Doves in Flight is one of Gibson’s finest. It is a double-ring rosette with an abalone-filled middle. The main ring consists of seven-ply binding, and the second ring is three-ply binding, adding a stylish, understated elegance to the Doves in Flight.

Ebony Fingerboard with Rolled Edges and Dove in Flight Inlays
The fingerboard of Gibson’s Doves in Flight is constructed from the highest grade ebony on earth, which is personally inspected and qualified by Gibson’s team of skilled experts before it enters the Gibson factories. The resilience of this durable wood makes the fingerboard extremely balanced and stable, and gives each chord and note unparalleled clarity and bite. Its unique Doves in Flight fingerboard inlays are made of genuine mother of pearl and abalone, and are inserted into the fingerboard using a process that eliminates gaps and doesn’t require the use of fillers. The fingerboard also sports a rolled edge—instead of the usual right angle where the fingerboard surface meets the neck, Gibson Acoustic’s rolled edges are slightly beveled for an extremely smooth and comfortable feel, enhancing the playability of the Doves in Flight.

Body Tonewoods (back, sides and top)
The body design of the Doves in Flight is known as a square shoulder dreadnought. The top is made from AAA-grade Sitka spruce, while the back and sides are constructed from AAA-grade curly maple, giving the Doves in Flight balanced, clean highs with warm, robust bass tones and overall sweet resonance typical of the square-shoulder dreadnought line. Selecting the right wood, and the formula to dry it out, are two of the most central procedures to Gibson’s guitar-building process. Beginning with its first catalog in 1903, Gibson has assured its customers that every guitar would be built using woods with “the most durable, elastic, and sonorous qualities,” and today’s guitars from Gibson Acoustic are no different.

Every acoustic guitar made by Gibson features hand-scalloped, radiused top bracing inside the body, a feature normally found only in limited run, hand-made guitars. By scalloping each brace by hand, the natural sound of the acoustic is focused more toward the center of the body, enhancing the instrument’s sound projection. The bracing pattern inside the Doves in Flight is modeled from design found inside Gibson’s vintage J-30s. This traditional pattern gives the Doves in Flight the enhanced treble registers and robust bass tones typical of the square-shoulder dreadnought line. When pushed for more volume, the Dove in Flight projects a natural compression, which helps it blend nicely with any accompaniment.

  • Body Style - Square Shoulder
  • Top Species - Sitka Spruce
  • Back and Sides - AAA Flame Maple
  • Marquetry - Checkerboard
  • Binding - Multi-ply Top with Abalone, Multi-ply back
  • Bracing - X-Bracing
  • Rosette - Double Ring with Abalone
  • Bridge - Ebony Dove
  • Bridge Inlay - Mother of Pearl Engraved Doves
  • Bridge Pins - White
  • Pickguard - Tortoise with Inlay
  • Tuners - Gold Grover Keystone with Engraved Knobs
  • Neck Species - Maple
  • Neck Profile - Traditional Round
  • Scale - 25 1/2"
  • Neck Angle - 3 Degrees
  • Peghead Angle - 17 Degrees
  • Peghead Inlay - MOP Logo with Engraved Doves
  • Nut Width - 1.575"
  • Nut - Bone
  • Joint - 14
  • Fretboard Species - Ebony
  • Fretboard Binding - Multi-Ply
  • Fretboard Inlays - MOP Engraved Doves
  • Number of Frets - 20
  • Case - Black custom with logo and purple interior
  • Finish - Natural Top, Hand Rubbed Cherry Stain back and sides

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