Vintage 1968 Gibson Dove Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Natural Finish


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What makes this guitar special:  100% original with an ultra cool, true vintage vibe that just cannot be duplicated in any custom shop.  This gorgeous Dove offers a deep, rich, robust tone that keeps you strumming all day.  It's such a fun guitar to play & really difficult to put down.  The top has aged into a mellow golden color & the flame maple figuring in the back & sides of the body looks absolutely wonderful.  Professionally set up by the experts at Cream City Music, so it's ready for action upon arrival.

Cosmetic Condition:  Good honest play wear with true vintage mojo - various nicks, dents & dings; surface scratches & weather checking.  The pickguard has "gassed out" over the years & shows quite a bit of deterioration with some cracking.  However, it's still holding firm with no missing pieces.  There's a tiny bit of bridge lifting in the wings, but really for the most part the bridge is firmly attached to the top with no playability issues.  There's a minor hairline crack in the top that runs parallel to the treble side of the neck & into the soundhole.  The crack is purely cosmetic & also doesn't affect playability or sound quality.  Overall the guitar has a great look to it with an exquisite patina.

Neck:  Slender profile mahogany neck with nicely aged cream binding & tortoise side-dots.  Beautiful, dark rosewood fingerboard with mother of pearl double parallelogram inlays.  Original frets are in great shape with a tiny bit of wear & plenty of life in them.  Nickel Kluson "waffle back" tuners are in perfect working condition.  1 9/16" nut width; 25 1/2" scale length.  Neck is straight & truss rod is in good working condition.

Body:  Square shoulder dreadnought with solid spruce top in natural finish & 7-ply binding.  Rosewood bridge with mother of pearl Dove inlays & cream end pins.  ABR-1 bridge with nylon saddles.  Tortoise pickguard with Dove motif & multi-ring rosette.  Solid flame maple back & sides in cherry finish with 5-ply binding.  There are no electronics & the guitar weighs 5 lbs 8.9 oz.

Case:  Vintage Ess & Ess hardshell case included along with the original hang tag for the guitar!