Epiphone Dot

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Epiphone Dot
Left handed epiphone dot.jpg
Manufacturer Epiphone
Period 1990s — present
Body type Semi-hollow
Neck joint Set
Scale 24.75"
Body Maple (laminated) or Mahogany
Neck Maple (Epiphone website reports mahogany neck)
Fretboard Rosewood
Bridge Fixed
Pickup(s) 2 Humbuckers (2 Alnico Classic)
Colors available
Sunburst, Cherry, Ebony, Natural,(2011: Pelham Blue - Limited Edition) [1]

The Epiphone Dot is an archtop electric guitar manufactured by Epiphone since the 1990s. It is a cheaper alternative to the Gibson ES-335. In addition to the standard Dot, other models have been available such as the Dot Studio and Dot Deluxe that feature a variety of hardware and finishes.[1]

Construction and sound[edit]

Thanks to the semi-hollow body and the Alnico Humbucker pickups the Dot achieves a warm and clear tone. Its construction offers a lot of sustain as well, which makes it capable of being a singing lead guitar. The solid wood block that runs down the middle of the guitar helps prevent feedback, but the guitar will generally generate feedback more easily than a solid-body guitar.[1]

There is a first generation Dot (approx. from the original to 2001 or 2002) with a maple neck, and the name Gibson inscribed on the truss rod cover[citation needed]. The present Dot has a mahogany neck and the name Dot is inscribed instead of the name Gibson.[1]

The Dot is based on the Gibson ES-335. Many musicians cannot afford these expensive Gibson models, so the Dot is a cheaper alternative semi-hollowbody.[1]

In late 2011, Epiphone issued a limited edition run of Dot models in Pelham Blue with the Epiphone "Limited Edition/Custom Shop" circular logo on the lower rear portion of the headstock.

Notable users[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Epiphone Dot". Epiphone.com. Retrieved 23 February 2012.