Epiphone Dot - Ebony

Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar with Maple Top, Back, and Sides, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Ebony
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The Dot

Take command of the stage with fat, semi-hollowbody guitar tones with Epiphone's Dot guitar. Designed after the famous ES-335 Dot, this guitar offers up killer blues, rock, jazz, and country tones. Maple top, sides, and back coupled with a solid mahogany center block deliver fat tones while minimizing potential feedback. A set of Alnico Classic and Alnico Classic Plus humbuckers offer you vintage-vibed tones that are perfect for any style of music. Capture that classic semi-hollowbody tone with the Epiphone Dot electric guitar. Call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer and get yours today!

Epiphone Dot Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Quality construction delivers top-notch playability
  • Distinct semi-hollowbody tone
  • Epiphone's years of Dot experience
Quality construction delivers top-notch playability

Epiphone's Dot sports a full-sized laminated maple body, modeled after Gibson's famous ES-335, with a solid mahogany center block for maximum tone and sustain. At Sweetwater, we know that when you're looking for semi-hollowbody tones, nothing but a Semi-hollowbody will do. The mahogany neck feature's Epiphone's SlimTaper "D" profile shape for a faster, modern feel. And the rosewood fingerboard has a 12" radius, a great radius for both lead and rhythm playing.

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. 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 with the Epiphone Dot's Alnico Classic pickups. Voiced to get the perfect vintage tone, these pickups deliver all the warmth, punch, and bite you want and need from a semi-hollowbody guitar.

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 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 Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Affordable re-creation of the classic ES-335 Dot guitar from the late '50s
  • Maple top, back, and sides coupled with a solid mahogany tone block create amazing sustain and tone
  • Exceptionally warm and resonant tone, courtesy of the semi-hollow design
  • Alnico Classic and Alnico Classic Plus humbucking pickups can deliver a wide range of vintage-vibed tones
  • SlimTaper "D" neck profile is extremely comfortable and easy to play
The Epiphone Dot semi-hollowbody electric guitar gives you the fat tones and amazing playability you've been looking for!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Semi-hollowbody
Body Shape Dot
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Laminated Maple
Top Material Laminated Maple
Color Ebony
Body Finish Urethane
Neck Material Mahogany, Set
Scale Length 24.75"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Dot
Number of Frets 22
Nut Width 1.68"
Bridge/Tailpiece Tune-o-matic, Stopbar
Tuners Grover Tuners
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Alnico Classic Humbucker
Bridge Pickup Alnico Classic Plus Humbucker
Controls 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone, 3-way switch
Strings (.010-.046)
Manufacturer Part Number ETDTEBCH1

Customer Reviews

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5/5

The most excellent Dot

I just became an owner of this guitar, and it is in black. This is a maple body that will become more sparkle in tone as it ages. Maple is a truly great wood. Finish is most excellent, and the tuners of high quality. Plays well but the neck is a tad thick, however, I can live with this. This is a semi hollow, and so it will have much sustain due to the wood block in the body. The difference between this and the Sheridan is the later has no block wood in the body and can be played as an acoustic and it will feed back. Well, I have many guitars such as the Fender strat and the Les Paul . Stratocaster has Fralin blues in it, and the Paul has Suhr pickups like Jeff Beck uses. So, I being a pick up snob will put top notch PAF in this thing, 490 r and 490 T and it will be a tone monster. So, I do not need a name on the headstock that says Gibson and the 1500 price tag, nope, this puppy is fine for 419. And I played both my pals ES 335 Gibby and this one, and they play and sound almost the same. Go team Epiphone!
5/5

Best semi-hollow guitar for the price!

Great 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 your instruments. Excellent and fast attention, also the fact that you can see real photos of the gear you are buying is amazing.
5/5

Great, Basic Semi-hollow

I 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 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!
Music background: Working pro for over 40 years
5/5

great deal, beautiful guitar.

the pictures dont do it any justice, this guitar is just absolutely beautiful. and it plays like butter, i love the feel of the thick neck and the tone in this guitar is awesome for 400 bucks, one of the better guitars ive played. quality at a bargain. epiphone really nailed it on this one, on thing i didnt like about it out of the box was the gold knobs, didnt really match anything on the guitar, so i ordered it with some black gibson speed knobs.pretty sweet!!!
Music background: musician
5/5

The Epiphone Dot Guitar

Received a Epiphone Dot guitar from my son this past X-mas. And I have to tell you that this is the best guitar I have ever owned. Sure it needed a few simple adjustments but I took care of that real quick. Since changing out strings this has been my go-to guitar every night & day. I can`t get enough of playing with it. I also use a pedal with it but most of the time I just play it loud & clean. It sounds terrific and I encourage anyone that loves guitars to purchase one of these. The grip on the neck is a little thicker but I have large hands and it fits me just fine. I love to play it when ever I can. I have the Cherry red edition and I love the look & style of this beautiful guitar. Well I have had my say and I recommend this to everybody who is reading this site.
Music background: I have been playing guitar for over 30 years.
See also: Semi Hollows, Epiphone, Epiphone Semi-hollowbody Guitars