Epiphone Dot - Natural

Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar with Maple Top, Back, and Sides, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Natural
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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 Natural
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
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 ETDTNACH1

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Awesome Guitar

I have several guitars--Gibson SG HP, Rickenbacker 330, American Strat, Epiphone Les Paul CP, Epiphone Casino, Gretsch G5420T and a custom Telecaster. Without a doubt, this guitar is my favorite. I couldn't believe that it was as inexpenisve compared to other similar models. The sound and feel of it are amazing. If you're in the market for this style of guitar, don't waste your time or money on anything else. Buy this guitar.

Best guitar under $ out there

Fantastic guitar right outa the box!!!! Was blown away by fit and finish on this guitar. Have owned gibson hollow bodies of the 60's and this neck reminds me of that same feel!!! And tone this guitar is full of it!!! Jammed last night with a friend who's been playing professionally since the early 70's and he was blown away by the feel and sounds comin out of it!!!! Got a winner here and the natural finish is just plain gorgeous!!!!
Music background: player

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.

My go to guitar!

I 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 gibson, 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!
Music background: Church musician.

Rattle your house !

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 sounds 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 .
Music background: playing off and on for 20 plus years
See also: Semi Hollows, Epiphone, Epiphone Semi-hollowbody Guitars