Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar with Maple Body, Top, and Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and Two Humbucking Pickups - Vintage Sunburst
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Weight: 8lbs 11oz
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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), and the cherry finish is period correct. 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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Brandy, Upper Sandusky, OH
Reviewsbased on 3 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
Great, Basic Semi-hollow
by Matt from Atlanta GAI bought it to upgrade and have had it for 3 years. My main guitar is a Clapton Strat. It covers 80% of what I do (blues, roots and boogie). But I needed something for 5 or 6 songs per night to cover ... read more [+]B.B., Freddie, early Clapton type tones. Couldn't justify the price of the Gibson 335 for this. Besides, several new ones I played needed work right off the bat. Any guitar I buy gets a new nut right away - solves most or all tuning problems. This Dot was no exception-really needed it. The Dot does exactly what I wanted - gets the semi-hollow humbucker tone I was looking for, great tone and sustain, nice chubby neck - very well done. After upgrading wiring and pickups it's even better. I have about $750 in it total. I might be a little happier with a Gibson 335 but could have 2 or 3 more upgraded Dots for the same price. In fact, I recently bought another Dot to use for slide in open D tuning. Sounds great! close [-]
November 29, 2012
Music Background: Working pro for over 40 years
by Eric from Kingston CanadaMy wife bought this for me as a Christmas present and I have to say that this is one amazing guitar! I have always wanted a Dot and now I really know why! The fit and finish are flawless. The fretwork... read more [+] is perfect and this guitar plays and sounds like a dream! Epiphone really knocked this one out of the park! I can get beautiful cleans and huge crunchy rhythm tones from this guitar with nothing but sheer tonal bliss. This has become one of my favorite guitars and will never be sold, traded or given away! close [-]
January 24, 2012
Music Background: Engineer, Musician
by Barry from DeSoto Mo.i got a good one ,no fret buzz,appears to be a quality guitar.they inspect all of stuff they sell. I bought the same guitar from musicians friend and had to send it back,fretboard seperated from neck,... read more [+]from now on i'll go with sweetwater. close [-]
September 16, 2011
Music Background: hobbyist
by Brandon Reyes from Orlando, FLI can't believe that I finally own one! Sweetwater really is incredible. I got it shipped to me in only 3 days. It sounds so good as well. The pickups have a lot of output, but also are super warm at ... read more [+]the same time. I could not have asked for a better feeling, playing or sounding guitar. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because there is some fret buzz, but other than that I love it! close [-]
March 29, 2012
Music Background: Musician, Producer, Songwriter.
Epiphone Dot (Vintage Sunburst)
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