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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... Read More

Overview

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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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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5.0

Good guitar for a great price!

By Addison Hamilton

from Dallas

Comments about Epiphone Dot Studio Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar because I was in love with the es-333 Tom Delonge signature. I play punk and this guitar will give you a great crunch and very loud. For the best sound with distortion I have noticed that 10 on the volume knobs hits with to much gain making the notes very faint, but it is an easy fix buy just moving the knob all the way down to 6. The humbuckers that come standard on this guitar are not for my cup a tea, so I added Invaders which sounds amazing on this beauty. I play live on stage (usually with drop d songs) stays in tune perfectly never had an issue with it. Except the knobs to come out of place a little to easy. This guitar is worth every penny it plays good with most styles of music! Defiantly a must have to add to your collection

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1.0

The guitar seems overpriced at 269.00 dollars

By jay vinton

from Honolulu Hawaii

Comments about Epiphone Dot Studio Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

What a suprise

By brian gendreau

from Westerly, RI

Comments about Epiphone Dot Studio Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

Found this guy in Worn Vintage Sunburst at my local GC, would recommend to anyone looking for a unique sound and look. Wait until you can afford a tube amp, I am playing through a Vox VT40+ hybrid and it sounds very clear and sweet like a semi-hollow should. Try playing "Rundaround Sue" and not having fun!

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5.0

A very comfortable guitar to play

By Kirk Smith

from Albuquerque, NM

Comments about Epiphone Dot Studio Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

I bought a Gibson 335 with my lawn-mowing money in 1967 ($475 w/hsc and trade in of Western Auto TrueTone guitar). I took it for granted till it was stolen thirty years later. I've experimented endlessly with forty-some guitars and never found anything that felt as good in my hands or on my lap or over my shoulder as that 335. I should have replaced it with another 335 years ago, but . . . Having acquired a used Dot Studio at a price I couldn't pass up, I fell in love with the 355 "look and feel" all over again. I cammo'ed that one and put weed-burner pickups on it 'cause I could---I'd paid practically nothing for it. But when I saw the worn natural version, I had to have one. I ordered one from They Who Shall Remain Nameless, waited for months and was still waiting when the guy at GC said, "Let me check our other stores." Turned out GC had floor stock of the exact one I wanted in three other stores. It took three days to ship one here. So hats off to GC for service and to Epiphone for producing a really "good feeling" guitar for a very reasonable price.

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5.0

Sweet Guitar for the $$$

By Sean Goddard

from Washington

Comments about Epiphone Dot Studio Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

I was looking at semi-hollow body guitars and playing with the 700$ Gretch models when I came across the natural wood Epiphone Dot. Nice size, good solid heft, Clean neck and well finished. I have Strats and like the clean tone (being a Jimi freak!) But I wanted something heavier, with a beefy tone. I had planned to upgrade to the Slash model pickups and new tuning pegs right away, but I LOVE the nice warm tone this thing puts out-I can't quit playing it and am really psyched. Nice affordable guitar that chose over a $2,000 Gibson or such.

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5.0

I was ready to buy a $400 Ibanez Hollow Body

By TJ Burdsall

from Ohio

Comments about Epiphone Dot Studio Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

Until I picked up this. If you can appreciate a guitar strictly for its form and sound quality you will love this one. It has been stripped of all the fancy hardware. They even left of the Dots on the fretboard that gave the guitar its name. What is left is a great playing guitar with a easy playing neck and very good sound qulity. I couldn't justify spending more on a fancier model.

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5.0

Kick ash Axe

By jim

from Phoenix, AZ

Comments about Epiphone Dot Studio Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

Great Axe. I went looking for a hollow body with a budget up to 700 bones. I played every hollow body at my local guitar center and fell in love with the dot studio. I found it to have the best sound, feel, and looks for my taste. It has the bright yet warm tone i was looking for. The only other guitar i liked better was a very expensive gretch. However.. the guitar i got was made in 2010. There was another dot studio on the shelf built in 2011 that had a completely different sound and feel that i did not like at all. Not sure if they changed anything. Bottom line, if you are looking to get into a hollow body give the dot studio a good look. The only weakness i can see is the fragile input jack and 3 way switch but this is a common issue with any hollow body. Get you one!

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5.0

bang for the buck

By rab1717

from Houston Tx

Comments about Epiphone Dot Studio Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

I have owned every guitar from originals to re-issues over 30 yrs plus that I have pursued this love of music..For the money I paid for this instrument I feel that i cheated the store..Great neck..good 335 sound ..lightweight..versatile tones for every genre or style..above all it has a bluesy sweet sustain and overtone that I was looking for..For the money I would recommend this guitar for purists or beginners.

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(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.

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5.0

awesome

By Joe

from Cheyenne WY

Comments about Epiphone Dot Studio Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

i think this is an amazing guitar and i do persue any guitar player to get this guitar it feels amazing in your hands and along with the sound it goes with anything you want to play from blues to metal its great the only down draw that i have found is it does not like superslinky strings the high E likes to break on it so avoid those if you play with superslinkys but other than that AWESOME

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