Epiphone Dot

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Description: Epiphone DotEDIT

The “Dot” is Epiphone’s version of the Gibson ES-335. While remaining true to the majority of the original specs, the Epiphone Dot (made in China) is well under 1/5 the price of the Gibson. The Dot’s semi-hollow body “archtop” design is neither a solid body electric nor a true hollow body. Instead, a solid wood block runs through the center of the guitar’s body—a continuation of the neckline—and the sides of the guitar are hollow and feature violin-like F-holes. Like the original Gibson version, the Epiphone dot uses a maple laminate for the top/sides/back, a stopbar tailpiece and tune-o-matic bridge (similar to the Les Paul), and twin humbucking pickups with alnico magnets for that vintage sound. Even the nut width and scale length replicate the ES-335 at 1.68” and 24.75” respectively. Where the Dot differs lies in its maple neck construction (as opposed to Mahogany), plastic nut, and quality of the factory setup. While the neck has a bit more girth than the ES-335, it can still be very playable and fast with a proper set up. Many players opt to switch out the pickups, replace the nut, and have their guitar set-up by a professional. And in the end, the guitar is still a fraction the cost of the Gibson.

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Street Price: $399.00 / MSRP: $665.00

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  • Great Littel Axe for Anyone Other Than Big Time Pro!

  • By San Diego Hillbilly on Apr 6, 2010 | 6 out of 6 found it helpful
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  • Pros: Nearly ready to play right out of the box with fit & finish being exceptional! Would work well for anybody doing C/W or Rock-a-billy/Swing styles! I've only had it 30 minutes & I like it!
  • Cons: Haven't found anything yet! Any shortcomings are in me!
  • Experience: I own it
  • This review is based on "right out of the box" and about 15 minutes of plying messing a...

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  • good for the money

  • By kev on Nov 3, 2009 | 1 out of 3 found it helpful
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  • Pros: This is a versatile guitar which for £250 is great value for money. The range of sound you can produce is wide, especially with a bit of effect.
  • Cons: The obvious is quality - you do notice some poor finish - the first one I bought had to go back - but was replaced by a near perfect model. You have to remenber that this is a £250 guitar, not a £2000 one! This shows at the high end of the frets
  • Experience: I own it
  • Great value for money
    looks good and plays well but
    if you have £500 buy a Sheraton

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  • Great guitar, tuning issues

  • By YourGuitarSchool on Sep 5, 2010 | 0 out of 1 found it helpful
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  • Pros: I love the playability and the neck is fast. Not designed for shredding, but can pull off good licks at the high frets quite easily.
  • Cons: this thing won't take too many hard string bends without going out of tune. pickup selector is crap....my bridge bucker won't kick in unless I play with the switch alot
  • Experience: I own it
  • I love it overall. Switch out the buckers and the selector, and it's a fine guitar other tha...

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Specifications: Epiphone DotEDIT

Hardware: Chrome
Scale: 24.75"
Nut Width: 1.68"
Neck: Maple
Neck Joint: Set
Fretboard and Inlay: Rosewood, Dot
Binding: Body
Body Material: Laminated Maple
Top: Laminated Maple
Finishes: Cherry, Ebony, Natural, Vintage Sunburst
Neck Pickup: Humbucker
Bridge Pickup: Humbucker
Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
Tailpiece: Stopbar

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