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The Epiphone Dot Studio Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar builds on Epiphone's great tradition of archtops such as the legendary Sheraton and Emperor. Simplified controls and minimalist styling provide grea... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Epiphone Dot Studio Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar builds on Epiphone's great tradition of archtops such as the legendary Sheraton and Emperor. Simplified controls and minimalist styling provide great functionality and elegant visual appeal while powerful Vintage Alnico V Plus pickups give it plenty of bite.

Drawing on the classic 335 vibe, with mahogany top, back, sides, and set neck, the Dot Studio guitar dishes out hot blues and rock when overdriven or thick jazz tones clean. The scale length is 24-3/4", with a nut width of 1-17/25". The LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece provide more sustain and string changing easier.

Features
  • Laminated mahogany top, back, and sides
  • Set maple neck
  • Semi-hollow construction
  • Vintage Alnico V plus pickups
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece
  • Scale length - 24-3/4"
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EpiphoneDot Studio Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 67 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Dot studio

I bought the dot stuio yesterday despite guitar centers not honoring the posted 199 price but charging 299 in store. The guitar is beautiful for one. It has a unique sound anyway it is...Read complete review

I bought the dot stuio yesterday despite guitar centers not honoring the posted 199 price but charging 299 in store. The guitar is beautiful for one. It has a unique sound anyway it is played. Sounds fantastic and almost acoustic like when played clean, but has a very heavy sound full of bass when distorted or overdriven. It has a very classical look to it because it is a big semi-hollow body which originally drew me to it. I have one with a worn cherry Finnish and black hardware. One downfall It does have is that it has no inlay dots on the frets but has them on the top of the fretboard for you to see. Takes a minute to get used to if you are used to playing with inlays. The guitar does not weigh a ton so it is good when you are playing for long periods. It feels nice when you strap up because it fits snugly against your body. I have had lots of fun playing it. This guitar is definately worth the money and I urge you to buy one, don't hesitate. Get a hard case for it too, don't wanna hurt that beautiful finnish.

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The guitar seems overpriced at 269.00 dollars

I know lots of folks like this particular model of guitar from Epi. I would not be one of them. From the cheap almost no finish, to the black hardware finish hiding the...Read complete review

I know lots of folks like this particular model of guitar from Epi. I would not be one of them. From the cheap almost no finish, to the black hardware finish hiding the cheap hardware, it's a no go for me. Plugged in I got standard Epi humbucker. Little definition, lots of mud, and very little to write home about. I could not keep it in proper tune for more than a few strums and licks, it was irritating enough that I wouldn't buy it at any price. I don't understand the logic of this guitar. I understand budgets, but even budgets have standards that must be met to ensure a good guitar and a good purchase. I couldn't see it at any price. Many guys and gals don't care about finishes or looks and that's fine, but I do, and for my money. The sound, playablity, looks and features on this guitar don't measure up to almost 3 bones, much less 4. Keep looking for that 335 look and sound elsewhere.

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(89 of 138 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sweet Guitar

By The_Fallen_Inturlude

from New York

Comments about Epiphone Dot Studio Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

Great guitar!!!! I played it at Guitar Center and I was playing it for 2 hours. If you like Blink-182, its the same thing as Tom Delonge's guitar but an EPIPHONE. Truely the best guitar Ive ever played. And an amazingly cheap price. Buy it.

(56 of 57 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Dot studio

By Harris

from Texas

Comments about Epiphone Dot Studio Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

I bought the dot stuio yesterday despite guitar centers not honoring the posted 199 price but charging 299 in store. The guitar is beautiful for one. It has a unique sound anyway it is played. Sounds fantastic and almost acoustic like when played clean, but has a very heavy sound full of bass when distorted or overdriven. It has a very classical look to it because it is a big semi-hollow body which originally drew me to it. I have one with a worn cherry Finnish and black hardware. One downfall It does have is that it has no inlay dots on the frets but has them on the top of the fretboard for you to see. Takes a minute to get used to if you are used to playing with inlays. The guitar does not weigh a ton so it is good when you are playing for long periods. It feels nice when you strap up because it fits snugly against your body. I have had lots of fun playing it. This guitar is definately worth the money and I urge you to buy one, don't hesitate. Get a hard case for it too, don't wanna hurt that beautiful finnish.

(47 of 61 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not bad at all.

By Anonymous

from Mission Viejo, CA

Comments about Epiphone Dot Studio Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

I got one of these from a "real" brick-and-mortar GC store almost a year and a half ago. All in all it's not a bad guitar--nice fat sound, good feel, substantial 335-like weight. After having set mine up the way I like I I can offer these suggestions: 1. Change the nut to a Tusq or bone piece immediately. The stock plastic one will break. 2. The selector switch and the pots are rather cheesy and should be replaced with "better" units. Pickups are pretty good right out of the box, but there are lots of different humbuckers out there to choose from if you want to experiment. Might also be fun to add a Bigsby down the road, too, if your style can use it. Is the Dot Studio an ES-335? No, it isn't. But it can be customized and tweaked to be just as easy-playing and good sounding an instrument. Are ES-335s really worth 10 times the price of a Dot Studio, or even a Dot? Well, that's what some folks would want you to believe. (Question their motives before you write the check, OK? LOL.) Get one. Enjoy it. You'll thank me later.

(40 of 41 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Buy

By Arcanesox

from Burlington, MA

Comments about Epiphone Dot Studio Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

This guitar truly is one of those few guitars that can do it all. Metal to Bossa Nova, this axe handles it like no other. Sure there are imperfections, you can see the wiring through the f-holes, but its no big deal, the tone and versatility makes up for it. I would reccomed this guitar to an intermediate to pro player, but for the price anybody can have it.

(38 of 47 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just what I was looking for

By Ancient Rocker

from St Louis, MO

Comments about Epiphone Dot Studio Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

I was looking for a Semi-Acoustic electric guitar mostly because of weight issues. I found this guitar at GC's website. It was the featured guitar that week. The Brighton MO store honored the internet price. Let me tell I stole this wonderful instrument. It is light weight, with great playability, sounds great both acoustic and amplified. It has all the feature I need. For the money, this is a good as it gets. Thanks GC! I love this guitar.

(30 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic looks and value.

By Bradley Lyons

from Boise, ID

Comments about Epiphone Dot Studio Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

I bought this beauty about a month ago, and I can only say it has exceeded all expectations. The fit and finish are class A (mine is the Worn Cherry, and the photos on this page do not do it justice). The sound is classic 335, and this thing can really rock a Chuck Berry tune. I�ۡ���ve added a Black Bigsby B700 to mine which only makes it look better and has increased the sustain. Trust me, you cannot go wrong with this baby; it�ۡ���s probably the best value available anywhere for a semi-hollow. Get it now, and enjoy!

(28 of 31 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great deal for small money

By Ear-a-coy

from nashville ,Tenn

Comments about Epiphone Dot Studio Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

I bought the dot and was glad i did, for $200.oo and tax,it being on sale and free shipping you can`t go wrong. Have it set up and new string`s,and you will see that this guitar will give you many year`s of fun and enjoyment. The price is low for this guitar, a rare find.

(20 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Versatile and Beginner Freindly

By Richard Garibay

from Bakersfield, California

Comments about Epiphone Dot Studio Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

This guitar will truly give you a bang for your buck. I am not an avid player of blues, I play a more twangy frantic style and was surprised when this guitar handled said style. I bought it a year ago because I was tired of seeing strats eveywhere I looked. I was especially drawn to the gorgeous worn cherry finish and beautiful rounded body. I recommend playing it with a Crate amp because it really compliments the Guitar's rythm. All around gorgeous guitar.

(11 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Epiphone Dot Studio

By gibsonlpman

from Yardley, Pa

Comments about Epiphone Dot Studio Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

This is a great guitar. It has the terrific hollowbody tone that you would expect, and sounds amazing plugged in. I regret saying this but...It sounds better than my gibson les paul. This guitar has a great value as well, 200 is awesome, especially for a guitar of this quality. Well done, epiphone!

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good Price, Good Guitar

By Kt

from Ann Arbor, MI

Comments about Epiphone Dot Studio Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

This is a nice guitar. Good structure and good sound. I've always loved epiphone, so choosing this electric was not a suprising chose for me. I'm low on funds so I didn't expect such a cheap guitar to play so well. As an avid guitar player I was really impressed. Plus, it's a great blues guitar. In my opion by it. It's great for gigs and for just fooling around!

(8 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

wow

By that one dude

from atlantis

Comments about Epiphone Dot Studio Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

i bought my dot studio just about a month ago and trust me this is a must have.the dot studio is a semi hollowbody thats a dream come true.so far i have not had any problems except with the volume and tone nobes,but thats easy to fix at only 200 smakerues and a hollowbody what are you waiting for?whene not pluged in it sounds as if its acoustic,pluged in it will sound like you playin a les paul jr so its great in the studio hence the name dot studio...so what are you waiting for?buy it,buy it,buy it before they run out!

(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Awesome Investment

By King Josiah

from San Diego, Ca

Comments about Epiphone Dot Studio Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

I love this guitar!!!!! I got it about 8days with regular shipping. The moment I got it I fell in love. Everywhere I go I get compliments from all aged people,"That is a very beautiful guitar, is it yours?". Only thing which all guitars need is better tuning keys. Going to buy some Grover tuning keys. But guitar is awesome pick-ups work very well and easy to use. Got this instead of Dot was because I like the satin better.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great warm sound

By Ken

from Coldwater MI

Comments about Epiphone Dot Studio Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

Played this at a GC last night and really was impressed with it. I've been looking at the dots for a while now and will either buy the Dot studio version in worn brown or worn cherry (the vintage sunburst looks like it came out of a fire, just my personal taste I guess) or the natural dot. The neck on the natural dot don't have the excess lacquer finish like the other painted models do. Overall this guitar sounds great and is well built.

(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT TONES

By Tony York

from Delavan Il

Comments about Epiphone Dot Studio Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

I own one of the faded cherry Dot Studio, for a year or so now, It has Stellar acoustic properties, and a great clean and good distortion. The neck is thicker than i like, and both the vol and tone pots, and the input jack were loose, but, this was a simple fix. If I need an acoustic tone for recording I use THIS, it does a very passible job of sounding acoustic

(6 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Mixed Results

By outofexile

from Jacksonville, FL

Comments about Epiphone Dot Studio Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

Epiphone Dot Studio Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar. I tested this guitar in-store. Sounded good, action needed to be lowered, and body shape would take a little getting used to although it was comfortable. Found a short in the wiring when I got it home. Repaired in-store under warranty. G-string will not stay in tune (far worse than a normal guitar). Could not lower action to satisfaction. Would not fit properly in any case other than Epiphone case. Lack of top fret markings takes getting used to. Coming from a strat-style guitar body, I had to get used to a few other things: difficult palm-muting, unexpected feedback, occasional bursts of air from the f-holes caused by concussions from the bass drum, strings de-tune when going from sitting to standing (and vice-versa). With all that said, it has great sound, and diverse tone adjustment.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

amazing

By guitarrmasta

from laredo

Comments about Epiphone Dot Studio Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

ive had this guitar for nearly 2 years and its amazing... i play rock and metal and it sounds amazing... i bought it with the worn cherry color... it looks really cool... not like in the pictures. in the pictures it looks way too shiny but in person it has a really deep color... really cool... so get one of these

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A lot of Guitar for not a lot of money

By Das Gift Rob

from USA

Comments about Epiphone Dot Studio Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

I have the worn brown version of this guitar. And from what I can tell, it's all mahogany. I've had it for almost a year and it's a tonal giant. Only a few things that I found wrong to keep it from a 5 star rating though. The pots are sketchy and sometimes they want to cut out and the bridge wasn't lined up perfect with the pickups. Outside of a string change (Dean Markley Skullbusters)and a pickup height adjustment, this guitar is great. I'd buy another one for a back-up guitar in a second. Sounds best through a tube/hybrid amp and a BOSS MT-2 distortion pedal from what I've found.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One Word:Awesome

By The Ron

from Bellevue, WA

Comments about Epiphone Dot Studio Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

One Word: Awesome Perfect for any type of guitar playing.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

What an amazing surprise...

By Joe Voodoo

from Sacramento, CA

Comments about Epiphone Dot Studio Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

I went to GC to check out a different guitar and my girl said hey check this one out. I plugged into a Line6 2x12 of some sort and WOW! Not a guitar I would choose for myself but was so impressed by the sound, tone, Sustain up the wazoo and fun to play. I just had a huge smile on my face and took it home that day. Haven't put it down yet and recorded a new song with it the same day. A great guitar and can't wait to play it on stage. Change the strings first and set up your action but other than that, a Great guitar.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

THE EPIPHONE DOT STUDIO GUITAR,,,

By Joseph Kiszczak

from Phoenix,Arizona

Comments about Epiphone Dot Studio Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

Got this guitar, and Ive been playing ever since, after 1 day I love it it has a mellow tone and plays very well I had the action lowered and it plays like butter,very good guitar for the price

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