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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-...Click To Read More About This Product

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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 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 360 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (290)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (40)
  • Fun to play (37)
  • Good tone (34)
  • Solid electronics (28)
  • Good pick up (24)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (6)
  • Poor pick up (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (37)
  • Jamming (35)
  • Small venues (24)
  • Recording (23)
  • Rock concerts (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (28), Professional musician (11), Novice (6)

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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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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(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZINGLY AMAZING!!!!!!!!!

By duncan pearson

from nh

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Comments about Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar:

Buy it. You will be more than satisfied. The versatility is incredible, and the picture doesnt do it justice. I have the cherry one, and the color is really like a dark red, not like the pinkish red on the picture. If you want a semihollow body guitar and cant afford a gibson, buy this guitar!
I bought the Cherry one, and it is one of the best guitars i have ever played under $1000. The stock humbuckers sound good, and the guitar can be rather loud acoustically too!
This guitar is durable and definitely well built. I have never had any issues with it except for having to adjust the bridge and the intonation, which was easy due to the tune-o-matic bridge, which also allows for quick and easy string changing as well.
This guitar is a gibson with an epiphone headstock. If i had to price it i would not sell it for under $1000 bucks. It is that good!

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A good deal on any level

By One Old Guy

from Tulsa, OK

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Comments about Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar:

I absolutely believe this is THE very best value for the money you can buy. If you're here considering buying this guitar you obviously already know about the superior tone of the 335-style guitars so there's no need to go into that. Over 300 reviews and a solid 4.5 rating. That many people can't be wrong & you wont' go wrong buying this guitar. I'm partial to Natural but like Cherry, too.
Standard Two humbucker 4-knob setup.
Don't let anyone kid you. The quality on this guitar is great. Yeah, the 'E' will fall off the pickguard in a few days. Big deal. The workmanship on this guitar is first-rate all the way and since we're talking about a semi-hollow here, a lot of work goes into building it compared to a solid body guitar. I own three of these and I'm very impressed with the quality & workmanship. Like any other guitar, especially one that has traveled half-way around the world, investing in a professional setup will be money well-spent. In this regard it is no different than any other guitar, especially Asian-made ones.
This guitar is perfectly gig-ready with no modifications whatsoever. However, should one decide to upgrade this can easily be done with remarkable results. I won't say you can make it into a Gibson 335 but I'm saying you can get about 85% there for about 25% of the $$.

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

a an affordable dream

By rubenrivera49

from East Chicago Ind

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Pros

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

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Small Venues

Comments about Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar:

This guitar has the bite u would expect from Epiphone. It does what it says for blues, rock, and mainly Jazz. Trust a Guy who been playing since the 3rd grade and going on 44 yrs of age this month. 3/27/69 is the big day. I know to me It feels it is the same as his Gibson expensive brother. I like the sound of this one 2 me better the stock pick ups r to me almost the same as the ones on his big bro. If a Jazz and blues bite is what u r after than this is a guitar to get that wont skies the limit your wallet, pocket or check book. The warm Jazz tone is Jazzy the blues tone is B.B. kingish some what. those sounds r depending u set your amp and effect petals. Over all I like it's sound a versatility. you Jazz and blues and rock lovers when you try before u buy think about that this is good 4 the money if you r not looking to spend 3 or 4 g's on the big bro. If you can afford it then buy all means I wash my hands of the whole point of getting this guitar. But if your on a budget like me then like I said is the one to get. good luck with your search I found mine.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Epiphone Dot

By dylan l

from Ontario

Comments about Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar:

I own several medium to high en guitars and my Dot is one of my favorites. With a few upgrades I can say there is not much of a differance between it and my Gibson 335. I put in a bone nut, 57 classic and 57 classic plus pu's, and orange capaciters. The neck is great, it stays in tune thanks to the grovers, and the vintageburst looks really nice. Can't go wrong with the Dot, especially if you plan to upgrade it!
7 because the stock parts are not the best

(8 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Epiphone Dot not so hot, but some good mixed with the bad.

By Rickw1983

from Long Island NY

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Comments about Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar:

Rated it at 7 only because of the nice tones and over all nice looks but the quality of workmanship is poor.
Got my Epi Dot today and the first thing I noticed was the "E" emblem on the pickguard was coming loose. I touched it and it fell off on to the floor. It was bent and was glued on with very little glue. Shoddy work to say the least. Seems like quick, get it out the door, assembly line quality. My hopes of this being a decent guitar were fading fast. The first thing I checked was the action. The string height was very high, not acceeptable in my book at all. I made some adjustments and got it a little better but cannot lower it to much or I get buzzing and fretting out. Even the paint work on the inside of the F holes looked like a five year old did it. OK that's the bad and now for the good. I gave the rating of 7 only because I like the tones you can get and for the over all looks. Otherwise I would have rated it at about 5. I am conflicted on this guitar because even though I felt let down by some of the poor workmanship, I was impressed with the tones and sound and the over all looks are pretty good. It's a good looking guitar. After playing it a while I started to get somewhat used to the playability and I do like the way it sounds. Will I keep it? Not sure yet. I don't have the money for a real ES335 so this is probably the next best thing my budget will allow.
Workmanship is poor. Sound and tones are very good.
Not worth the money.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

2nd Review

By Van Pelt

from Saint Paul MN

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Comments about Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar:

This is my 2nd review of the Epiphone DOT. Mine is the natural color. A few minor flaws in the finish, but its a beautiful guitar.The action was high and the intonations were way off when I first received the guitar, but that is to be expected. I made some adjustments and after that it played beautifully!The one thing that I have noticed, however, is that it has had a little trouble staying in tune. After some research, I've come to find that the nut is a completely cheap piece of plastic crap (as I originally thought) and the strings do NOT properly glide over it. The only cure is to either load it up with graphite shavings or to replace it with a higher quality nut.The tuning problems are the only issues that I've had and after I threw in the graphite shavings, I've not had a problem with tuning at all since!The guitar is solid, sounds great and plays wonderfully. It is absolutely gorgeous, too! I LOVE IT! It has become my main axe. Do yourself a favor and check it out!

(7 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Some Days Chicken, Some Days Feathers

By Paririe Dog

from Ooltewah, Tennessee

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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.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Killer

By Jam Master

from Mountlake Terrace

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar:

    I have a Koreain made DOT. Iv'e used it in musicals, cover bands, jazz, funk, blues, folk, grunge and haven't found a weakness yet.
    If your looking at a do-it-all this be the one! Super warm tone one the neck pickup and you can make it cry on the bridge pickup.
    Really great tone control.

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Perfect Value

    By Dave

    from AZ

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

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        Comments about Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar:

        You just can't beat the value here. This is a solid guitar for the money. When I got mine I had to lower the action, but I do that on far pricier guitars out of the box as well. The intonation was way off, but I was able to get it in line. The tone of the instrument is good and the pickups are pretty solid. The feel is solid and it's just down right fun to play. Pick one up and I gurantee you won't be dissapointed.

        (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best in Value

        By Walter

        from Afghanistan

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        Pros

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

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar:

        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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