Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar with Maple Body, Top, and Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and Two Humbucking Pickups - Natural
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Weight: 8lbs 10oz
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The DotIf you're lusting for a Gibson ES-335, but can't swing the lofty price, the Epiphone Dot is an attractive alternative. Like the original, the Dot features a laminated maple body, a glued-in mahogany neck, and a dot-inlaid fretboard. Its '57 Classic pick-ups have alnico magnets (just like the vintage units). The stop tailpiece and bonnet knobs are authentic touches, as are the "Gibson" engraved trussrod cover and the orange sticker visible through the upper f-hole. The only differences are the headstock shape, the "E" logo on the pickguard, and the bridge (which is wider than a Gibson Tune-o-matic). The Dot is well made. Its medium-sized frets are lightly polished and well shaped, the neck joint is clean, the hardware robust, and the finish is flawless.
The Dot's neck is a little girthier than the ultra-slim sticks fitted to some 335's. It fills your hand nicely, and the low action makes it a delight to play. Played through a variety of amps, the Dot does a decent job of evoking the plump shimmer of a real 335. Higher gain settings yield some of the meaty rhythm colors and round, sweet lead tones associated with Larry Carlton and Robben Ford. The Dot features oversized volume pots that preserve the highs as you roll down the volume. The tone controls offer smooth, predictable treble rolloff.
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If you're looking for an extremely affordable ticket to get into the ES-335 ballpark, the Epiphone Dot is a home run!
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Hector, Kissimmee, FL
Reviewsbased on 5 reviews
Best semi-hollow guitar for the price!
by fromGreat guitar, just what I was looking for, beautifull finish and solid construction with a great resonance acoustic body that gives you sweets warm tones. In my opinion this is the best website to buy... read more [+] your instruments. Excellent and fast attention, also the fact that you can see real photos of the gear you are buying is amazing. close [-]
January 8, 2013
My go to guitar!
by Mikeike from Los Angeles, CA USAI was playing the dot at a local guitar store thinking it would be alright. I have played many Gibson ES-335s and compared to the Dot, it blew my mind! I noticed the shape is not exactly like the gi... read more [+]bson, along with the shape of the pickguard, but that is epiphones way of design. I don't mind it at all. It plays great! I use it more like my main guitar now. It has some negatives about it such as it not being set up, but thats an easy fix, after getting it set up at a guitar shop it now plays and sounds like a thousand dollar guitar! Later on I would recommend changing the pickups to Gibson pickups but it sounds like an Gibson ES-335, looks like a Gibson ES-335 and pretty much plays like one too! Its very versatile giving you best of both worlds with its Semi-hollowbody design, so many tones you can get out of it! I love it! close [-]
June 30, 2012
Music Background: Church musician.
Rattle your house !
by Stanley Breen from Ogdensburg,N.Y.I knew I'd love it .The Archtop has really surprised me .I wasn't expecting so many different sounds from this older style guitar .I've been playing it for a month and I'm still finding different soun... read more [+]ds through the Marshall.My favorite is through the neck pickup with the gain on 8 with the amp and the tone on 0 and the volume on 10 .you'll rattle all the windows in the house !The 57's are sweet and the hollow body definately has it's own sound.I also really like the natural finish.It makes it look like it has a cream finish .I've always been pleased with Epiphone ,thanks Sweetwater . close [-]
January 29, 2012
Music Background: playing off and on for 20 plus years
Not Just For Beginners
by R. Simmons from Old Bridge, NJ 08857The high gloss and nice grain caught my eye. Knowing modern day Epiphone is a great line with the price for the Dot being too right, I had to buy it.
October 28, 2006
Music Background: Playing for 39 years now but retired from gigging.
... read more [+] Quality and craftsmanship are equal to guitars costing way more. Frets and intonation are perfect. The neck has a heftier shape yet, plays effortlessly. The Dot sustains wonderfully, stays in tune, and the pickups provide a wide tonal range. Electronics and hardware are trustworthy. The Dot is truly a joy.
Couple all the above with impeccable Sweetwater service and you have a perfect buying experience! close [-]
Wonderful value, great guitar!
by Chuck Metivier from Suisun, CAReceived my guitar just a few days ago. Ordered it Thursday mid-morning and it shipped Thursday afternoon, got it the following Tuesday. Originally ordered the ES 339 but it wasn't going to be availab... read more [+]le until the end of April. Katie at Sweetwater called me and let me know of the long back order delay. I decided to go with the Dot and I'm glad I did. After reading many reviews on other sites I figured I'd have to put some time into setting up the guitar after it arrived, not the case at all. The intonation was right on and it was even in tune right out of the box. I did lower the action a tad and change strings other than that it was ready to go. I'm not sure if if it was Sweetwaters 55 point instrument check or I just got lucky, either way I'm happy!
February 11, 2012
Music Background: Played professionally off and on for 40 plus years, no longer gigging.
The Guitar's natural finish is great it plays and sounds wonderful and i've had no tuning problems at all. I've had many guitars over the last 45 years but for the last few years I've been playing a strat exclusively so it's great to get back to a humbucking sound again. Between the Dot and My stratocaster I have a broad range of sounds to draw on.
If your considering purchasing this guitar don't put it off any longer, great value! close [-]
Epiphone Archtop Dot (Natural)
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