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The Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar will give you buckets of deep, rich, full sound. Features classic semi-hollowbody design with dual humbuckers and 3-way pickup selector that delivers everything from g... Read More

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The Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar will give you buckets of deep, rich, full sound. Features classic semi-hollowbody design with dual humbuckers and 3-way pickup selector that delivers everything from growling snarls to sweet, singing sustain. Equipped with 2 volume and 2 tone controls that let you tailor your tones to fit your style, and a silky smooth, lightning-fast 22-fret rosewood fingerboard. The LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece add more sustain and make string changing easier. Limited lifetime warranty.

Features
  • Semi-hollowbody
  • Laminated maple body and top
  • Body binding
  • Set maple neck
  • 22-fret rosewood fretboard
  • Dual humbuckers
  • 3-way pickup selector
  • 2 volume and 2 tone controls
  • LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece add more sustain and easier string changing
Specifications
  • 24-3/4" scale
    1.68" nut width
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EpiphoneDot Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 84 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (58)

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    (19)

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    (4)

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    (3)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (8)
  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good feel (6)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (6)
  • Practicing (6)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Just another Gibson ?

Thats right I said GIBSON I had a nice '335 back when I was a kid and sold it for a more rockin' guitar, sure would like to have that 335 back. But...Read complete review

Thats right I said GIBSON I had a nice '335 back when I was a kid and sold it for a more rockin' guitar, sure would like to have that 335 back. But I gotta tell ya,I have a LP std. and a 1953 L4C(a ES-175 body with no PU's)And this little Dot plays just exactly like them.Never thought I would sing the praises of a Korean guitar, but I bought this Dot used at GC here in Fort Wayne. Tried a few other guitars, and was suprised to hear this beauty with rusty gross strings, sound more resonant with better harmonic accents than anything (although the alleycat with p-90's was close)I played in the price range. The pickups are the ones they put on the Epi LP-neck (can't play the Epi LP's necks feel like a bat) She's just broke in and in awesome condition but not new. Not a lick(pun) of trouble with it, don't think I've even adjusted the action(did intonate her though) If anything I might slap my old LP PAF on it just to see if it's any different. If you get a chance, play one of these, and don't let some punk tell you it doesn't look rockin enough.From Cream to Ten Years After to Frank Zappa this is a classic tone machine. The sustain block does make it heavier than a ES335 but with f-holes it can sustain forever, If you can't rock this Guitar, buy yourself a ridiculous hockey-stick black thing that you can't give away in 5 years when you grow out of it.Been at this guitar thing for 30 years now, so either I'm an old fart who likes old country lookin' guitars, or I speak the truth. But if want to play a great guitar buy one of these, if you want to play hockey buy a hockey stick.

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great for starting

This was my first guitar handed down from my dad. Great beginner guitar, really great actually. It's not too smooth to play and you really have to press as close to the frets...Read complete review

This was my first guitar handed down from my dad. Great beginner guitar, really great actually. It's not too smooth to play and you really have to press as close to the frets as possible to get a clean sound which forces you to do so otherwise it sounds bad. The neck and the rosewood fretboard aren't too smooth, but overall, the guitar has a pretty good sound. I started with this on a $40 practice amp and I was quite happy. Well priced. I'm not a fan of hollow guitars, but it does have a nice jazz sound. This guitar will force you to develop good habits so great for starting. However, if you think you will progress very fast, after a while you will outgrow it and will be blown away by any top guitar like the american standard or les paul which makes you appreciate even more.

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4.0

Worth the time and a little money

By Cody Cox

from NJ

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Fret Buzz
  • Poor Pick Up

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • Small Venues

Comments about Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar:

I purchased the Dot after getting the bug for a semi-hollow. The dream had always been to save up for a 335, but how long would that take with the prices always rising? So, I started looking into more budget-friendly models and almost pulled the trigger on a Sheraton before I came across this guitar. It took a little time and money for upgrades, but I've spent well under half of what I would have for a guitar that sounds like a 335.

Overall, the guitar is of good quality. This is the fourth guitar in my collection, one of which being a Korea Les Paul, and they've all been customized with new pups, etc. When buying this guitar, I knew I planned to do the same and would have my Luthier go over it with a thorough set-up and upgrade the nut. After the nut upgrade the quality increased tremendously. A few of the frets on the higher register needed to be dressed, but this is a guitar made in China for under $450. Also, there are a very few cosmetic flaws in the finish around the f-holes, but nobody would ever see that. For under $450, this guitar is a good value and will make you happy. But put a little more money in and you'll be thrilled... on to the good stuff...

The pickups were pretty good, and I especially liked the warm, mellow tone I could get from the neck, but they just didn't have that "wow-factor". The Les Paul I mentioned has a set of unbelievable PAFs I got an amazing deal on, and THAT is the tone I wanted in this guitar. After a lot of research, I swapped the pups with Seymour duncan antiquity humbuckers. The difference is astounding. This Dot's range with these pups goes from sweet and mellow to beastly in the neck and snarling at the bridge. I don't play metal, and wouldn't with this guitar, but it can easily handle hard rock. It really shines in blues, rock and heavy funk (what I commonly play). This is my main guitar for gigs, and paired with the SDs, the only guitar I need. It plays like a guitar that cost $500, but sounds like a $2k guitar.

 
4.0

Tremendous Value

By John

from Indianapolis

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Beautiful
  • Fun To Play
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Dull Pickups
  • Gloss finish on neck

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Rock Concerts

Comments about Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar:

This is a really good guitar, but probably not great. But it is a great value and I am glad to have it. The workmanship is really high and everything is very solid and unblemished. No rattling switches or wobbling knobs. Fretwork is well done. And it's just really gorgeous. It's design allows for a lot of right hand freedom without hitting knobs and switches with a very comfortable resting area for the right hand. However . . . Fretboard material quality is a little lacking on mine. The pickups sound duller than expected and the nut is cheap plastic. I don't find the neck to be all that comfortable; it feels a bit fat and the neck is painted and coated with gloss polyurethane which makes it hard to slide my hand. I seem to break the high E string over and over. All of that aside, I'm glad I bought it and I would do it again, especially for around $425. A little amazing it can retail for this amount. The basic instrument is a great foundation for upgrading components to make it sound like a guitar that costs 3X what it does.

 
5.0

A beautiful instrument and great service

By gersman

from Smithtown, NY

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar:

    First thing you must accept is that this guitar is NOT a Gibson, but for the price point, it's a beauty. I always admired the cherry E335 since junior high school. I also own a Fender strat that I upgraded with Eric Clapton lickups, but due to a Father's Day gift certificate, I decided to buy the Epiphone guitar. After all, life is short. I was looking at the E339, but when I walked into GC, the E335 was on sale, so Itried it out and decided to pull the trigger. The store salesman said if I had any issues within the next 30 days, bring it in and they'll have their tech check it out. The next day, I felt I should make sure it was set up properly, so I brought it back. The tech checked it out and found a slight valley on the treble side of the fret board, so they ordered me a new one. A few days later the new came in and they checked it out and set it up. It had no imperfections. The staff at the Commack GC were great!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Beautiful instrument

    By Karmadog

    from Northern Michigan

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar:

        I am a rank beginner (emphasis on rank), so take this for what it's worth. I originally bought a no name piece of junk guitar that was difficult to get a decent sound out of, had terrible intonation, and was very difficult to play. The plan was to upgrade in a year or two. I do play ukulele and some piano, so I knew that an instrument that bad would slow my progression. Then I saw a used dot at a great price. I already knew that I wanted one, so I bought it. The instrument is beautiful, it had fantastic action, feels great in my hands and even I can make good sounds with this. I love it so much I am practicing my butt off just to be worthy of it. In short, worth every penny.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Beautiful guitar with mixed craftmanship

        By Rpihawk

        from Williamsburg, Va.

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

        Best Uses

        • Jazz concerts

        Comments about Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar:

        Nice action and a beauty but the frets were sticking out about 1/8 inch beyond the fingerboard. That's poor craftsmanship. Good tone for jazz. Decent guitar that I think will be my main guitar after I take care of the feet problem.

         
        3.0

        Great Looks

        By Rpihawk

        from Williamsburg, Va.

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Attractive finish
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship
        • Poor setup

        Best Uses

        • Small Venues

        Comments about Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar:

        The metal frets are so long that they extend past the fingerboard and could cause injury. That's poor quality workmanship. The sound is very good. Mine came with no set up. I will try to get mine from a store next time instead of ordering it so I can check these problems out in person before buying.

         
        5.0

        Outstanding purchase

        By LT

        from Upstate NY

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar:

          Have been playing for a long,long time, but always on marginal instruments. This is the best guitar I've ever played. Great feel and set-up. Sounds fantastic with great sustain. The fit and finish are perfect. Worth every penny.

           
          5.0

          Epiphone, Top Quality for the money.

          By Ed black coffee

          from Monroeville, AL

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar:

            Feels good, great tone, and good quality, I put earnie ball 11 strings on. Good guitar!

             
            5.0

            Super guitar for the price!

            By Danno

            from Freehold, NJ

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Blues
            • Jamming
            • Jazz
            • Practicing

            Comments about Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar:

            It's hard to believe that they can produce a guitar of this quality for this price. I have to be honest, I wasn't expecting much, but I received a very high quality instrument and the setup was perfect. Even better, I got 20% off during GC's Holiday Sale!

            I highly recommend.

             
            5.0

            Awesome Guitar

            By Maddie

            from San Jose, CA

            Pros

            • Easy Neck To Play On
            • Excellent Finish
            • Great sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar:

                I've had this guitar for around 8 months now, and I must say this is probably one of the best guitars that can play from jazz to blues to rock, and so on. It has one of the smoothest necks I have played on and it sounds even better than it looks, and the finish is very pretty (I got mine in Cherry). Honestly, if I didn't buy it myself, I would have guessed it would be about $1,000. All in all, I am very satisfied with this product and would definitely recommend it. This guitar is worth it. :)

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