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Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar   

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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-...Read More

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

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.

FEATURES
  • Semi-hollowbody
  • Laminated maple body and top
  • Body binding
  • Set mahogany 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 344 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (283)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (27)
  • Fun to play (25)
  • Good tone (22)
  • Solid electronics (19)
  • Good pick up (17)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (27)
  • Jamming (26)
  • Recording (19)
  • Small venues (19)
  • Rock concerts (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (18), Professional musician (8), 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

Good for a first guitar

By 

from Bloomington, IN

About Me Experienced

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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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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    (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Some Days Chicken, Some Days Feathers

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    from Ooltewah, TN

    About Me Professional Musician

    Ask me a question

    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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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Absolutely amazing.

    By 

    from monaca, pa

    About Me Experienced

    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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    (1 of 2 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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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      dot guitar

      By 

      from provo, ut

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar:

        For the price, this is a cool guitar. I had to get it set up but once I did it was smooth sailing. I wouldn't recommend it for jazz, but that's just me

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Bang for the buck

        By 

        from Alabama

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar:

          Debated long and hard between this and the Gibson... For me, playing guitar is a relatively new hobby, and for the savings vs the more espensive Gibson, I'm totally happy.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great guitar - sat too long in warehouse

          By 

          from Vero Beach, FL

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          Ask me a question

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar:

            Love the guitar. Beautiful finish and well constructed. Apparently sat in warehouse too long before shipping. Strings corroded. And guitar not set up well. They sent me new strings and I went to my local guitar store to have it setup. Cost me to do so. So this is in addition to payment for guitar. Guitar is perfect now. This should have been checked before shipment.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            what a classy axe

            By 

            from gunnison colorado

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar:

              I feel great playing this thing. Huge neck feels like a club and it handles great! I like the feel. useable switches and knobs. beautiful finish, shipped free of defects. inexpensive and super clean. every bit what I expected and more. buy one, you wont regret it.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Epiphone Dot guitar review

              By 

              from West Virginia

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar:

                I purchased a level 3 dot and it came in with a few scratches and a volume knob missing. No big deal. However, two pots were loose and the machine heads (all of them) were also not tight. Seemed like mass production issues to me since the guitar looked like it was hardly played at all. It doesn't intonate perfectly, and the nut is cheap and will eventually have to be replaced. Other than that, you can't find a kick around semi-hollow body for this price. It sounds pretty good, plays decently and the finish (sunburst) is also quite nice. Electronics and pickups are ok. So bottom line, if your looking for a "decent" (not great) semi hollow body at a really good price, then this will fit the bill.

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