Semi-hollow Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body and Top, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fretboard, and Alnico Classic Humbucking Pickups - Gloss Cherry
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Weight: 7lbs 10oz
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Vintage Semi-hollowbody Tone!Get a guitar with soul at a great price, with the Epiphone Dot Studio semi-hollowbody electric guitar. It's based on the iconic ES-335, favored by legendary guitarists like Larry Carlton, Eric Johnson, and Dave Grohl, just to name a few. For pennies on the dollar compared to an original ES-335, you can get the classic feel and tone of one of modern music's most-played guitars. With a mahogany body and neck, the Epiphone Dot Studio has singing sustain and warm, woody resonance that will inject some soul into any style of music you play. And with Alnico Classic humbucking pickups, you'll be ready to take your tube amp from clean to over the top at your whim with the Epiphone Dot Studio semi-hollowbody electric guitar.
Epiphone Dot Studio Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
The right tonewoods for the job
The Epiphone Dot Studio sports a laminated mahogany body and top, with a mahogany neck topped with a rosewood fretboard. It's a classic recipe for enhanced sustain, and rich bass note response. While the original ES-335s were made from laminated maple, Epiphone's choice of mahogany captures the warmth and depth that made these guitars so popular while keeping the Dot Studio at an affordable price.
Distinct semi-hollowbody tone
If you've ever listened to any rock or blues from the '60s, you've heard the classic tone you'll find in the Dot Studio. The phrase "bell-like" is most appropriate here, with notes that spring to life and then gently decay into a long sustain - perfect for leads and solos. While the tone can get bright and aggressive if you need it to, it's the warm and smooth overdriven tones that made its predecessor, the ES-335, such a popular guitar for blues and jazz styles. You'll get the same vintage vibe from the Epiphone Dot Studio.
Epiphone's years of Dot experience
Epiphone was already experienced in making semi-hollowbody electric guitars by the time the ES-335 became a hit in 1958-59. The Epiphone Riviera and Sheraton were two popular models at the time, and '50s originals still sell for a pretty penny. So while the Epiphone Dot Studio is incredibly affordable, it's still built with Epiphone's 50+ years of experience in creating semi-hollowbody guitars with incredible tone and amazing value.
Epiphone Dot Studio Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar Features:
The Epiphone Dot Studio semi-hollowbody electric guitar - vintage vibe at an amazing value!
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Reviewsbased on 8 reviews
by Richard Chislett from Rochester, NYI was ambivalent on purchasing this guitar. I usually stick to brand names like Gibson or Fender. After receiving this guitar and checking out the action, intonation, and electronics I was simply amaz... read more [+]ed at the level of workmanship put into this guitar. If you are thinking of buying an ES-335 you should try this guitar out. The tone is just awesome. The quality of construction is superb. For this price point you will not find another guitar that matches the quality of workmanship put into this guitar. I cannot recommend this highly enough. I own two Gibson's, Fenders, Jacksons, and a Charvel. This guitar has more than met my expectations. I would have gladly paid over $1000 for this axe. When I plug it into my Marshal DSL stack it almost plays itself. I was concerned about excessive feedback seeing that it was a semi hollow body. It was not an issue at all. The tone is sweet. Suitable for blues, classic rock, and especially the tones that Alvin Lee gets from his ES-335. If you are on the fence due to the low price, take the leap. It does everything I was looking for. close [-]
April 3, 2013
Music Background: Profesional musician
by Richard Chislett from Rochester, NYFor a guitar that ships for $299 the quality is superb. The action and intonation were dead on. Once again with the assistance of my sales engineer Mark Chapman, delivery and quality were excellent.
March 17, 2013
Music Background: Lead Guitarist
by John from Kennewick,WAThe Epiphone Dot Studio is one of the best I've played in awhile, and the price is unbeatable. The finish is beautiful.
February 8, 2013
Music Background: Hobbyist Musician
by Lee Aldrich from Redding, CA USAI didn't expect a lot for this price, but this guitar is built and set up flawlessly. Most other retailers are selling the old ones with a dull finish and black hardware, but this one is all about shi... read more [+]ne and chrome. It has wide black body binding. I truly don't think the body is mahogany. It has an open grain and is almost white if you look inside the f holes. The Epiphone site lists it as mahogany, but they also list the hardware as black. I'm no expert, but I think the body may be laminated maple and the neck and center block are mahogany. Whatever it's made of, it still has that twang. As a rusty guitarist who hasn't played for a while, I do miss the dots, but I ordered some decal dots until I get used to playing again. It does have the side dots. At this low price, I could afford the case which fits it perfectly.
November 11, 2012
Music Background: Hobbyist
Sweetwater couldn't be better with the ordering process, the shipping time and the packaging. The padded box inside a bigger padded box made it pretty much damage proof. Thanks for a good deal and good service. close [-]
Makes practice more enjoyable
by Barry Michlowitz from Bronx, NY USAA great variety of music sounds good on it.
May 3, 2013
Music Background: Amateur
This is not my first guitar, but because I am not a professional, I consider the tone quality good enough for my level of ability. It even makes p... read more [+]racticing more enjoyable. close [-]
Epiphone Dot Studio (Cherry)
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