Gibson Dove Guitar ( 1962 - 1996 )
In 1962 Gibson introduced a flat top acoustic dreadnought guitar , matched maple ( back and sides ) and square shoulders and called it the gibson dove model .
The guitar had a 3 piece maple neck , 20 fret rosewood or ebony fingerboard , and an ornate dove inlaid pickguard.
During early 70s the gibson dove model became the gibson dove custom guitar which gained extreme popularity ever since Elvis Presley toured with it in 76-77 .
There is hardly no difference between a dove custom model and the so called dove guitar accept for little minor finishes , (considered the same guitar) . From 1962 to 1986 these gibson guitars were available in natural and cherry sunburst colors .
In 1987 to 93 they made them only in natural finish , and in 94 they went back to sunburst . Exceptional sound very much like the gibson hummingbird in style.
Vintage Guitar Value For 2008 :
1962 - 1964 > $5000 to $7000
1965 - 1967 > $3500 to $4500
1968 - 1970 > $3000 to $3500
1971 - 1983 > $2400 to $2700
1984 - 1996 > $1700 to $2200
Avg Upward Trend Of 18% a Year since 2000
Note : in 1985 gibson made a 90th anniversary dove model which is worth about $1500 to $1900 > Prices are according to 4 different price guides .
If you want to buy a dove guitar , you can find some gibson dove guitars for sale on ebay at bargain prices from now and then ..
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