Gibson has teamed up with Tesla's Frank Hannon to create the new Love Dove acoustic guitar.
Hannon's first-ever signature guitar, this ornate acoustic features a thermally Aged Sitka spruce top, maple back and sides, a 70’s era Dove bridge with scalloped wings decorated with mother-of-pearl wing inlays and a Dove pickguard featuring hand-engraved and painted details.
The guitar's three-piece maple neck features a rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl parallelogram inlays.
Other features on the Love Dove - which is based on the '70s-era Gibson Dove Hannon used to write and record some of Tesla's biggest hits - also features Grover Keystone tuners, a bone nut, LR Baggs VTC pickup system and a custom "Love" engraved truss cover in Hannon’s own handwriting.
When asked what he loves about his new signature acoustic, Hannon said "The thermally aged process that is used for the top gives it the feeling and sound of an old vintage, seasoned guitar. The Batwing carved bridge, and Vintage Cherry Sunburst finish along with AAA flame maple back and sides make this guitar very unique.
"This is a classy and beautiful instrument."
The Gibson Frank Hannon Love Dove acoustic guitar is available now - in a Vintage Cherry Sunburst finish - for $5,349.
For more information on the guitar, stop by gibson.com.
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