Epiphone Dot - Vintage Sunburst

Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar with Maple Top, Back, and Sides, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Vintage Sunburst
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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 Vintage Sunburst
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 ETDTVSCH1

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Epiphone Dot

I've been a strat guy most of my life and I wanted a change..The guitar arrived perfectly from Sweetwater..I've in the past purchased 4 guitars from sweetwater, this Epi dot cherry being the 5th..Since I started doing business with Sweetwater I've bought many things from them..Amps pedals etc..all arrived when promised and all in perfect condition.. Alan is the man...Back to the dot...Since I got it I can't seem to put it down..All it needed was a slight lowering of the action, it felt a bit stiff at first but after a few days it felt like an old friend..I sometimes think about buying the Gibson 335 but not because this guitar seems inferior, thinking about buying because I'm nuts..I keep wondering that if this guitar plays and feels so good I can only imagine how the Gibson is..

My first Epiphone

The Story: I received this as a gift from my wife for Christmas, and I was a bit apprehensive about getting a guitar that I had never played before from an on-line retailer. (BTW..I have bought equipment from Sweetwater before and have nothing but good things to say about the service and my contact Lucas Anderson!) As someone who has had many guitars over the years I have pretty high standards (Gibson, Fender, Paul Reed Smith, Taylor, Martin...), and since I haven't had a semi-hollowbody electric for a long time I wanted to get a Gibson ES-335, but they are out of my price range now. The Review: I was very pleased when the guitar arrived and I checked it out. It was packed well. The workmanship was excellent and the Sweetwater set-up was really good right out of the box. (nice job guys!) Understanding that it's impossible to set up an instrument that will be exactly the way every musician wants it, it took me less than 5 minutes to lower the action a wee bit on the treble side and it was ready to go for me. The neck was straight, frets level and all the electronics worked perfectly. The finish on the guitar is beautiful with no flaws found and everything fits and is put together well, and it stays in tune. (Bonus..it came with Grover tuners, which I put on all my guitars). I am very impressed with this guitar! I then plugged it in and proceeded to fall in love with this guitar! It sounds great!! The pickups respond well to the way I pick, and it will growl, sing as well as whisper when coaxed gently. It also plays very well. The shape of the neck is different then any of the guitars that I currently have, but not bad at all, just different, and it didn't take me long to get used to it. For the price, I think this guitar is a fantastic buy! I worked at a music store for 15 years and sold and played all kinds of guitars, and as a salesman and a musician who has owned a lot of great guitars over the years, this guitar is a keeper and I am very happy to have it. Great job Epiphone! Did I mention that I like this guitar a lot? :o) I also got the Epiphone E519 hardshell case for the guitar and it also is excellent. It fits this guitar perfectly the way a case is meant to fit, snug without being too tight, and it appears to be solidly built. It is well worth the money to protect your guitar with a good case!
Music background: Playing for over 51 years, professional now retired.

Best guitar I own!!

I have had a lot of guitars in my career but I would have to say this guitar is by far the best I have owned! It plays so amazing ias God as its model after the Gibson ES 335 it stays in tune and it won't break the bank! Sweet water you guys carry some of the best affordable instruments I tell all my friends all over the world!
Music background: Folk and Punk Rock

Epiphone 335 DOT

I have owned many guitars from Gibson's to Fender's to Gretch . My Epi DOT 335 plays just as great as others I have owned and played . The feel the action is great . If you are looking for a semi-hollow body this is the one for anyone .
Music background: Been playing since the age of 7 I am 61 now . A Few Years

Don't hesitate to purchase

Everything about this DOT is right and I fall for her each time I play. It compliments my American Standard Stratocaster. Sometimes I don't know which one to play. The Dot has a warmer tone which works for clean blues sounds. The string height and intonation was dead on. I play thru a Ampeg GVT-52 60 watt tube amp. Heaven on earth. Good job Jason Koons @ Sweetwater and Epiphone.By the way, don't listen to the snobs about Epiphone. They make great guitars that have life and great tone. Isn't that what's it all about?
Music background: Semi-professional, Studio recording.
See also: Semi Hollows, Epiphone, Epiphone Semi-hollowbody Guitars