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|Period||1990s — present|
|Body||Maple (laminated) or Mahogany|
|Neck||Maple (Epiphone website reports mahogany neck)|
|Pickup(s)||2 Humbuckers (2 Alnico Classic)|
|Sunburst, Cherry, Ebony, Natural,(2011: Pelham Blue - Limited Edition) |
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.
Style and construction
The Epiphone Dot is a semi-hollow guitar, manufactured in China as an inexpensive alternative to the Gibson ES-335.
Like most semi-hollow guitars, the Dot features a semi-hollow body with a solid wood block running down the center which reduces feedback. With a set neck and alnico humbucker pickups, the Dot's tone is not unlike other guitars in the Epiphone/Gibson family. The neck is maple or mahogany and the top and body are laminated maple. The Dot's tailpiece and bridge are a Les Paul-style Tune-o-matic and bar-style tailpiece.
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.
Also available in the past was the Dot Deluxe which featured a flame map top.
First generation Dots, manufactured until 2002, feature a maple neck and the name Gibson inscribed on the truss rod cover. The present Dot has a mahogany neck and the name "Dot" inscribed instead of the name "Gibson".
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- "Epiphone Dot". Epiphone.com. Retrieved 23 February 2012.
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