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  1. EDP

    Advice on a Dove

    Hi All, Just got off the phone with the seller/owner. They contacted Gibson and They have agreed that I can send the guitar back to the factory at any time in the future (they are closed right now for covid) and they will replace the guard using a new technique that they believed will solve the issue for good. The owner also looked at the other DIFs that he has in stock and 2 already were showing this issue. he offered me one of those but I am quickly bonding with this one. So, incredible service and communication from the seller and I am very happy with the outcome. Thanks to all here for encouraging me to think through all my options. It was a huge help. NGD thread tbd Cheers!
  2. EDP

    Advice on a Dove

    62Burst. Thank you. Have heard back from the dealer. He is going to place a call to Gibson and get back to me later today. Looking forward to hearing back. Also, understood on . your points about a standard Dove. thank again for you help and advice.
  3. EDP

    Advice on a Dove

    However, the "chronic issue" would not be chronic to me, and would be solvable in less time than it takes to carefully pack, video document, travel to the shipper's location, and return home. Does that mean you would return it or you would let them fix it? Sorry, hard to be sure i am tracking all the posts correctly...
  4. EDP

    Advice on a Dove

    Thanks. I have not played a standard Dove. i have played standard and true vintage etc higher end hummingbirds and felt there was a significant difference in playability and tone. I have now done a bit of a tour of the recent model DIFs currently on Reverb. Specifically, I looked at late model DIFs that were listed at roughly 65%-80% list cost of a new DIF, which still prices them higher than list price of any brand new Dove standard model. In all but one, close examination of the photos show the pick guards curling up. I inquired about an exceptionally pretty custom model and the seller got back to me that they had not noticed it in the pictures until I pointed it out. Specifically, they have offered to have it fixed locally and to send the guitar back to me with supplies to keep it attached if it starts to lift over time. Not a bad approach... I love the way this guitar plays but am really struggling as a working head of household to justify keeping a $5k guitar that is going to have a chronic issue that does affect playability when i can get a new one with full factory support for $4k... That said, i have a call in to the seller to see if he has any suggestions before i ship it back. What a gorgeous guitar... Here is a picture of the specifics. Thanks for all the helpful comments and ideas!
  5. EDP

    Advice on a Dove

    Hi All, Thanks for all the comments. Somewhat fascinating the difference in answers between this thread and some of the older threads where most of the advice leaned towards returning the guitar. I allowed the guitar to acclimate in a properly humidified room and have noticed that the guard is also lifting at the pointy edge under the strings. that makes three places. I assume it has started to curl and will continue to do so. Maybe it could be removed, flattened and re-applied. Towards the advice of 62Burst, i have played the guitar and absolutely love everything about it except when the point of the pick guard strikes my hand. Financially, it is an interesting conundrum. the price i paid was a bit higher than what I would pay for a brand new Dove Standard but significantly less than what a new DIF would cost. I could go down to the standard, save a few bucks and have the factory warranty/guarantee as an original owner. i could ask the seller to fix this one I could buy a new DIF but am unlikely to shell out that much cash. Hmmm,...
  6. EDP

    Advice on a Dove

    If the repair failed I would not be able to return it and would now have a guitar that was more damaged when I received it...
  7. EDP

    Advice on a Dove

    Hey. Actually, yes. That’s it for me on a late model guitar. I read through lots of posts about failed pick guard repairs of all sorts and simply not inclined to go there. Anything I would do would only drop the value even further. I did press it down. Several times and held it. It popped back up immediately and was at least a centimeter off the top I don’t mind paying for a high -end instrument but am not looking for a project. The return policy is only 48 hours and anything I did would have automatically voided it... The seller claimed the pick guard was not lifting when they packed it for shipping and I believe them. Also, it was lifting in 2 places. Also, right next to the damaged dove was my deluxe SJ200 ready to play. still hunting a dove but will travel need be to play it first. Cheers!
  8. EDP

    Advice on a Dove

    Well. Bummer of bummers. My new to me DIF arrived today. Beautiful guitar. Pick guard is lifting in two places. In the lower spot, it has lifted so much that it scrapes my picking hand when I try to play. Very reputable dealer told me to press it down or try some glue. I requested a return authorization... onward with the search.
  9. EDP

    Advice on a Dove

    I asked the same question about bling and tonal differences and every answer from someone who played or owned both claimed there were differences. I have noticed that myself between standard versions of great Gibson acoustic and the vintage or custom shop models. Was definitely true when I bought my limited SJ200. All that said, the barely used DIF I selected came in very close to the price of a new Dove so I went that way. Will post what I think after I have spent enough time with it.
  10. EDP

    Advice on a Dove

    Thanks for all the great ideas and advice everyone. I have ordered a used DIF that should be here next week! Will add a NGD thread following. Cheers!
  11. EDP

    Advice on a Dove

    Are the differences with the Doves in Flight only the cosmetic upgrades or are there other elements that effect tone and/or playability? Looks like there are some older DIF that are priced almost the same as a new Dove. Thx!
  12. EDP

    Advice on a Dove

    Thanks for the review and for sharing that performance. Beautiful.
  13. EDP

    Advice on a Dove

    Wow. This is impressive. How much do you play that Dove? Are there specific purposes for which it is best suited? Thanks!
  14. EDP

    Advice on a Dove

    Very cool. I will check these out. Thanks!
  15. EDP

    Advice on a Dove

    Thanks. I am sure it would sound great. Kind of looking for something different though. Do you play your Dove often or is the J-200 just too good?
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