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      Epiphone Limited Edition Dot Black Royale Electric Guitar (H82707)
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An upgraded semi-hollowbody with classic 335 sound and impressive features.

Ever since the Epiphone Dot was introduced over ten years ago, Epiphone's recreation of the venerable ES-335 "Dot" has been wowing guitar players all over the world. Now, the Dot Black Royale gives the ES-335 Dot tradition a whole new makeover with a stunning Black Pearl finish, silver sparkle binding and nickel hardware totally unlike anything Epiphone has offered before.

Though Epiphone was long famous for its own original semi-hollowbody designs from the 1950s Kalamazoo, Michigan era, including the Riviera and Sheraton, the simple, classic ES-335 style was missing. The re-introduction of the Epiphone Dot, named in reference to its simple "dot" fingerboard inlays, now makes the legendary sustain and resonance of the 335 available to all guitarists without the vintage headaches or pricetag. Now with the Dot Royale, this legend has an all new look.

Semi-hollow Design, Solid Craftsmanship
The Dot Black Royale is constructed of premium laminated maple with a mahogany center block and a hand-fitted, glued-in mahogany neck. Other details include a rosewood fingerboard with traditional “Dot” inlay, quality electronic parts including full-size, 1” 500K Ohm potentiometers, Epiphone's all-metal pickup selector switch, historic metal Epiphone name “badge” on the headstock, and a heavy-duty output jack. Its fabulous semi-hollowbody sound is voiced by a pair of real Alnico Classic™ Humbucker pickups. The black pearl finish and silver sparkle binding are complimented by a one-of-a-kind Epiphone pickguard.

Classic 335 Sound
The Dot Black Royale features two Alnico Classic humbuckers in the neck and bridge position. Alnico Classics have all the key ingredients found in Seth Lover's original PAF humbucker pickups from the late '50s and give players an infinite variety of tones from rock to jazz to country. Each pickup's volume and tone controls feature full 1” 500K Ohm potentiometers for a lifetime of rocking.

Quality Epiphone Hardware
The Dot Black Royale includes Epiphone’s exclusive LockTone™ locking Tune-o-matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece which yields even more sustain. And the Royale Dot also features nickel hardware including premium 16:1 ratio Grover® machine heads for superior tuning stability and accuracy.

Epiphone Limited Edition Dot Black Royale Electric Guitar Features:

  • Laminated maple body
    Laminated maple top
    Mahogany neck
    1960's Slimtaper™ neck joint
    Rosewood fingerboard with pearloid “dot” inlays
    12” fingerboard radius
    24.75” scale
    1.68" nut width
    Alnico Classic humbucker™ neck pickup
    Alnico Classic Plus humbucker™ bridge pickup
    2-volume, 2-tone controls
    Epiphone 3-way toggle pickup selector
    Locktone™ tune-o-matic stopbar tailpiece
    Nickel hardware
    Silver sparkle binding
    Grover® 16:1 machine heads




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  • Dot Black Royale

    As reviewed by Frank Martin on 11/6/2012

    I purchased this guitar Oct. 23, 2012 and interestingly it took several days for it to begin to come to life. After a week and every day since, it's getting better and better in its resonance. The overall quality of the build is close to excellent; as there is a tiny paint run on the inside of just the f hole. The chrome hardware is spot on, the tuners are strong, the rosewood fingerboard is great, but probably needs some oiling. The alnico pickups have a great sound and the tone controls are very sensitive to a tube amp. The stop piece, bridge and nut are well done. When playing it acoustically you can feel the vibration. The Dot BR covers the spectrum from super clean to distortion and anything in between wonderfully. One small flaw, the guitar input fell into the body of the guitar. Spencer (Dallas store) did a great job in a few seconds taking care of that and Ron spun his magic in fine tuning the action and intonation for me as it came from the factory a little sharp at the 12th. Ron has the golden touch. The finish is just about flawless and the tone is so very close to a 335. Before purchasing the Dot BR I did do an A/B with a 335. Yes the 335 was a bit sweeter, had more sustain and played a bit better; but not $3200.00 better. Later when playing a delay with a loop function and listening back, I was very impressed at how close the Dot sounds to a 335. Overall a great guitar for anyone from beginner to road warrior. I worked with Neil at the Lewisville GC and he made me a smoking deal. He was very professional and very helpful and added some very king personal touches. I highly recommend Neil & Ron. I'm still learning how to dial in the tone through both the amp and the guitar. So far I am very pleased, very happy with it and can't wait to pick it up every day. Overall I rate it an A- or an 9.91.

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