Possibly the most intricately handcrafted acoustic guitar that Gibson has to offer, the Doves In Flight 2019 boasts a bevy of incredible details. The 28 dove inlays present on the fingerboard, headstock, and bridge are all hand-engraved and –laid and each feature a different original design. The tuning knobs are hand-engraved, as is the pickguard, which is also hand-painted. The square shoulder body is built with a sitka spruce top and flame maple back and sides, and the three-piece maple neck features a classic rounded profile as well as a richlite fingerboard. This is Gibson craftsmanship at its most profound, deftly executed with touch as light as a feather.
About Gibson Montana:
Luthier Orville Gibson founded the Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Mfg. Co. Ltd. in Kalamazoo, MI in 1902. Its original aim was to make mandolins and mandolin-family instruments. Over the last 100-plus years, Gibson Brands, Inc., as it is now known, has since evolved into the world’s premier manufacturer of semi-hollow and hollow body electric guitars, as well as a celebrated portfolio of innovative solid-body and acoustic models.
“Some people hear their own inner voices with great clearness. And they live by what they hear. Such people become crazy... or they become legend.” So wrote Montana author Jim Harrison, perhaps about the master luthiers of Gibson Montana, which produces all of Gibson’s acoustic guitars.
Body Shape: Square Shoulder
Top: Sitka spruce
Back and Side Wood: Flame maple
Bracing: Traditional hand-scalloped X-bracing
Binding: Multi-ply top, multi-ply back
Neck Material: Three-piece maple
Neck Profile: Round
Scale Length: 25.5''
Fingerboard Material: Richlite
Fingerboard Radius: 12''
Number of Frets: 20
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1.575''
Inlays: Doves in Flight
Neckjoint: Compound dovetail neck-to-body joint
Tuner Plating: Gold
Saddle Material: Bone
Tuning Machines: Grover with engraved Keystone
Pickguard: Dove, mother-of-pearl inlay
Truss Rod Cover: B/W
Bridge Pins: Tusq
Strings: 0.053, 0.042, 0.032, 0.024, 0.016, 0.012
Case: Gibson Hardshell
Other: Includes Gibson Accessory Kit