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Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

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.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

This tasty guitar is great for jazz, blues, or rock styles.

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

Make this affordable semi-hollowbody yours. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

Dot Electric Guitar

  • 24-3/4" scale
    1.68" nut width
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EpiphoneDot Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 349 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (285)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (32)
  • Fun to play (29)
  • Good tone (26)
  • Solid electronics (22)
  • Good pick up (19)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (3)
  • Poor pick up (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (29)
  • Jamming (28)
  • Recording (19)
  • Small venues (19)
  • Rock concerts (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (22), Professional musician (9), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best in Value

I have a variety of guitars and I always wanted a good cross section of tones and sounds when playing.
I got this in the mail and I was suprised by the...Read complete review

I have a variety of guitars and I always wanted a good cross section of tones and sounds when playing.
I got this in the mail and I was suprised by the finish, the attention to detail, the playability out of the case. The pick-ups are perfect for what I play, classic rock. I have Strats for the Metal music and acoustics for ballad type of songs. this one covers all generes of music.
I must be the lucky one because what I have should be a Gibson, but why pay for the name when you can have the real thing for a whole lot less.
This is the Crown Jewel of Epiphone. Why do you think John Lennon played one?

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Taint' no Gibson

Right off the bat I found myself not enjoying it that much for the following reasons:1. The volume and tone knobs wobble when they turn.2. The guitar will not stay in...Read complete review

Right off the bat I found myself not enjoying it that much for the following reasons:1. The volume and tone knobs wobble when they turn.2. The guitar will not stay in tune.3. The g-string will not intonate correctly.4. The finish was not flawless.5. The plug-in jack would refuse to tighten.6. The nut for the pick-guard fell off for no apparent reason.Anyways my first modification was to have the horrid cheap black plastic nut removed and had a decent bone nut put on. That seemed to cure most of the tuning problems however that did not cure the biggest problem of all. The g-string will simply not intonate correctly. No matter where I placed the string saddle and how I tuned it. It was either in tune on the first few frets and out of tune below the 5th fret or it was in tune between the 12th and 5th frets and flat on the first three frets and played in open.I've emailed Epiphone about this and they say take it to a dealer but I'm fed up with messing with it. This guitar had a label on it saying it had been set-up and inspected in the USA. I disagree, it was simply given the visual once over and put back in its case.I've decided to trade it in for a Rickenbacker as I'm about done with inferior quality guitars. For me a guitar simply must stay in tune and have excellent intonation, that is my pre-requisite. The Epiphone does not perform these simple functions, no matter how cheap it was or how pretty it is.It even sounds pretty good but how can I play live with a guitar that sounds out of tune?I think my advice would be to ensure that you thoroughly check and play your Epiphone's intonation before purchasing it. There just seems to be too much tolerance from one guitar to the next, alternately you could buy a real Gibson.On the positive side, the guitar plays well in clean settings and in highly distorted settings, with excellent sustain and good playability. The kind of music I play is brit-pop/mod/indie, so it's well suited for those styles of music. Really the sound isn't too far away from a Gibson Les Paul, except that it appears to have even more sustain than a Les Paul.The guitar sounds best played through my Fender Hotrod Deville 410 60 watt tube amp. And as said before handles a lot of distortion easily. With a creamy full Gibson tone all the way.My last Epiphone before this guitar was an Epiphone Sheraton which was definitely a notch above the Dot with a bound body, neck and a faster fret-board. I also own a Vox Mark III and a Rickenbacker 360/12 both of those guitars are flawless works of art. With no intonation troubles.I guess my only piece of advice is, if you must buy one of these please play it first or be prepared for a long battle trying to lick it into shape. If you can possibly save the money and buy a Gibson or one of the more expensive Epiphones such as the Sheraton, Casino or Riviera you'll be a lot happier.RecommendedNo

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4.0

A Good Buy

By 

from Great Plains

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Wish the position markers stood out more..

Best Uses

  • Anything you want to.

Comments about Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar:

I purchased this as a blem and if the light is just right and you are standing just so and holding the guitar thus you can see where some fool tried to put a capo on it. Not a problem, never see it and I buy 'em to play, not look at. The discount was very helpful (the deciding factor). Well worth the money and other than a wonky G string setup was was spot on. I've got a lot of guitars and almost all of them much more expensive - This looks good and is a player and holds its own with guitars costing three times as much.

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5.0

Great guitar!

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from Nashville, Tn

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar:

      I think the best bang for the buck, for a versatile guitar. I love it!

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      4.0

      Made a few changes on it.

      By 

      from Louisiana

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz
      • Poor Pick Up

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar:

      Made changes by replacing the nut. Since I replaced the pickups (Pro-Burstbuckers) I also worked the potentiometers over. Well you're saying why do all that? I've invested a little money and it sounds great. But to get one right out of the box ready to rock, doesn't happen that fast. There's going to be some tweeking here and there. I only gave it a 4 star. I did all my work though.

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      5.0

      Best Buy for the $$$$

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      from Jacksonville, FL

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar:

        Like many folks my dream would be to own a Gibson 335. That being said, this guitar has it all. And while a Gibson is still a superior guitar, in no way is it $2000 better! Love, love, love this guitar. Great pickups, excellent action, good quality finish.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good Guitar

        By 

        from SC

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        Pros

        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Anytime you need it

          Comments about Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar:

          This is a good solid guitar with nice beefy tone. It plays well with loads of punch.

          Someone above said his guitar teacher said you have to only put certain strings on it or the intonation and feel will be wrong. This is INCORRECT, and he should get himself a new instructor. The guitar comes equipped from the factory with 10's on it and like every guitar if you change the string gauge up or down you have to perform a setup to account for the change in tension. At least check the neck relief and adjust it back to the normal clearance. I always check the intonation every time I change strings on any guitar because the bridge saddles can move on you once the pressure is taken off of them. They rarely do but they can.

          I've had mine for about 5 years and it has been a faithful companion, for gigs and in the studio. For the price it is a great buy.

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          4.0

          Good for a first guitar

          By 

          from Bloomington, IN

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          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel

          Cons

          • Sub-par Tuners

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar:

          This was my first guitar, given to me by my father. Before that, he used it for a few years. Learning on it was great, but tonally the Dot is a two or three-trick pony, without effects. The tuners are a bit wonky... They always made sounds that give me shivers, and the two low strings are inexplicably tighter than the rest, no matter what I do to adjust them. I'm impressed, though, as it's handled tuning down to baritone (BEADF#B) quite well, and I'm happy to continue using it until I find a more suitable bari.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Guitar for the money.

          By 

          from Peoria, IL

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bars
            • Outdoor Venues
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar:

            I bought my Dot at a retail guitar store in 2008, and fell in love with it from the start. Even after nearly 8 years, and countless hours practicing, jamming, gigging, and recording, it's still the best guitar I've ever played.

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            (6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Some Days Chicken, Some Days Feathers

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            from Ooltewah, TN

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            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Variable quality

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar:

            I was about to take the plunge on a Gibson ES-335 when I ran across a used Epiphone Dot in a retail music store. As with all Asian made instruments, you need to play it and make sure it's okay, but mine is perfect.

            A word of caution: Make SURE you put the right strings on it. Go with the factory recommended specs for strings, because arbitrarily changing them can upset the intonation and make it impossible to play in tune all the way up and down the scale. I made this mistake with an SG and a guitar professional at the music store straightened me out on it. When I installed the proper strings and set the adjust-0-matic bridge for proper intonation, it finally sounded good. Another reviewer complained about inability to set the intonation on the "G" string, and this may be his problem.

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            5.0

            Absolutely amazing.

            By 

            from monaca, pa

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            Pros

            • Finish
            • Playability
            • Sound
            • Stays in tune

            Cons

            • Strings Need Replaced

            Best Uses

            • Blues
            • Classic Rock

            Comments about Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar:

            Everything about this guitar screams high price. But it's totally affordable and it sounds amazing.

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            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent Guitar for the $$$$$

            By 

            from Oregon

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar:

              This is a very nice guitar. Excellent quality for an Indonesian import. I expected less but was very surprised at the quality. The only issue was the frets, they needed polishing, a little rough but easy to fix. I had expected the pickups to have a muddy tone but they sound as good as any standard Gibson HB pickup, wax potted and nice tone. I got the black finish model. It's a thick polyurethane finish that is flawless and durable. This will make a nice guitar that I won't have to worry about bumping or scratching it.

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