Epiphone Dot Black Royale No Longer Available

Semi-hollow Electric Guitar with Maple Body and Top, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fretboard, and 2 x Alnico Classic Humbucking Pickups - Black Royale
Item ID: ETDTBPNH3

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A Semi-hollowbody Decked out in Black Royale Trim

Get a guitar with soul at a great price, with the Epiphone Dot Black Royale 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 maple body and mahogany neck, the Epiphone Dot Black Royale 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 Black Royale semi-hollowbody electric guitar.

Epiphone Dot Black Royale Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Distinct semi-hollowbody tone
  • Understated elegance: the Black Royale effect
  • Epiphone's years of Dot experience
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 Black Royale. 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 Black Royale.

Understated elegance: the Black Royale effect

The Epiphone Dot Black Royale sports Epi's gorgeous Black Royale treatment. The Black Royale Series is all about understated - and perhaps a slight hint of menace. There's just something about black with sparkling trim that suggests elegance. Then too, there's also something about going onstage with a big semi-hollowbody Dot slung over your shoulder. However you decipher the visuals, the Epiphone Dot Black Royale sends a message - your musical message.

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 Black Royale 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 Black Royale Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Affordable re-creation of the classic ES-335 guitar from the late '50s
  • Black Royale treatment gives this guitar understated elegance
  • Two attitude-laden humbucking pickups
  • Tune-o-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece for robust tuning stability
  • Chrome hardware and body binding
  • Alnico Classic humbucking pickups can deliver a wide range of tones
  • SlimTaper neck profile, widely regarded as one of the most comfortable guitar neck shapes available
The Epiphone Dot Black Royale semi-hollowbody electric guitar - vintage vibe at an amazing value!

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Manufacturer Part Number ETDTBPNH3

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