If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at a classically styled semi-hollow bodied guitar without the price tag of an original vintage – this is the one for you. The two hollow wings sit either side of a solid mahogany centre block making it less prone to feedback than a fully hollow body.
From Epiphone – “The Dot is Epiphone’s version of the venerable Gibson ES-335 “Dot”, which has been wowing guitar players all over the world for over four decades. Vintage models (with vintage problems) can’t complete with our Epiphone Dot, which is simply one of the best deals today for guitar players who want the classic sound of an ES-335 at an affordable price.
Epiphone is long famous for its own original semi-hollow body models from the 1950s Kalamazoo, Michigan era, including the Riviera and the Sheraton. During the same time those guitars were designed and constructed in Kalamazoo, the ES 335, first introduced in 1958, became a favourite of blues, rock, country, and pop acts for its elegant design and wide array of colourful tone combinations. Now, the Epiphone Dot, named in reference to its simple “Dot” fingerboard inlays, brings the sustain and resonance of the classic semi-hollow design for a bounty less than most solid body guitars. The “Dot” is the same axe that has been the bell weather of every rock and roll breakthrough. And now for the first time, the “Dot” puts that classic sound and over 40 years of refinements in your hands, the Epiphone way.”
|Body Material||Laminated maple|
|Top Material||Laminated maple|
|Neck Joint||SlimTaper “D” Profile|
|Fingerboard||Pearloid “Dot” inlays|
|Neck Pickup||Alnico Classic Humbucke|
|Bridge Pickup||Alnico Classic Plus Humbucker|
|Pickup Selector||Epiphone 3-way toggle|
|Tailpiece||LockTone Tune-O-Matic StopBar|
|Machine Heads||Grover® 18:1|
|Color||Vintage Sunburst (VS)|
|Weight (+/-||8.2 lbs|
This particular instrument is in excellent condition and is surprisingly versatile in its tonal range. It sounds great and plays well in all positions. It shows no sign of wear – no dings, dents, marks or buckle rash. Some very light swirling on the pickguard is the only thing that would give this one away as not being new.
These Epi Dots are a great way into the classic mid 60s tones of The Beatles, right through to Gary Clarke Jr, without breaking the bank.
They usually come standard with a simple gig bag, but this one has been housed in a high quality hard shell case, which is included in the sale. It was a special order which is slightly longer than standard in order to accommodate the length of the Epi headstock, and it features an inner shroud for extra protection.
Video Demo – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-NsbboVtuw