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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.

 

Dot Electric Guitar Specifications:

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

(based on 58 reviews)

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    (43)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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          • Experienced (3)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Versatile, high-quality instrument

        I play rhythm in an oldies band, and up until two weeks ago, used a Casino through a Crate Vintage Club (all tube) 6212 combo amp. I've always wanted a 335 for...Read complete review

        I play rhythm in an oldies band, and up until two weeks ago, used a Casino through a Crate Vintage Club (all tube) 6212 combo amp. I've always wanted a 335 for the humbucking sound and sustain, but never could justify the expense. So I finally tried the Dot at a local music store and was very impressed. Mine is Cherry, made in China, and is perfect...there are no flaws. The curly maple used on the front can be seen through the finish, and it is gorgeous. The sound is very close the the 335's I've auditioned through the years.Our lead player is a Les Paul man, but when I showed up for practice with the Dot, he wanted to try it. What a mistake! He told me to play the Paul at our next concert and he wanted to lead with the Dot. Whether he finger-picked it, strummed it, or made it scream, the Dot was just breathtaking through the old tube amp. After the show I had to wrench it away from him...he had fallen in love with it! We don't use any effects or pedals in our group, and just use foot switches to select clean or distortion channels on our vintage amps. We have a sound man who sets the amps between numbers.The Dot is a versatile, clean, hard-working and reliable asset that I would recommend to any group that does our style of music.

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        Fair

        Overall I think this guitar is only fair. I does look great, sounds ok but again just fair. Mine had a fairly severe intonation problem. When the low E string was tuned dead...Read complete review

        Overall I think this guitar is only fair. I does look great, sounds ok but again just fair. Mine had a fairly severe intonation problem. When the low E string was tuned dead on the 3rd fret G was sharp really sharp about a full half note. The 12th string harmonics were ok.

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        2.0

        restock Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar

        By edgardojgs

        from BOL, VENEZUELA

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        Pros

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          • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

          Best Uses

            Comments about Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar:

            spanish: Recibi la guitarra con la pintura del mastil fisurada y levantada. Asumo que por eso fue devuelta a la tienda. Music123 debió especificar el estado de la guitarra antes de venderla. No puedo devolver la guitarra porque estoy en Venezuela. No compraré mas en music123.com, Cliente insatisfecho.

            English: I received the guitar with cracked paint and raised mast. I assume that's why it was returned to the store. Music123 must specify the state of the guitar before selling it. I Can't to return the guitar because I live in Venezuela. I will not buy more at music123. Dissatisfied customer.

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            4.0

            Cheap guitar that plays like a top teir

            By Corbin

            from Atlantic Canada

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Beautiful
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Looks great
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Noisy

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar:

            Played for two years now. This guitar for being somewhat cheap plays like a high end guitar. Played small venues, recorded, bigger concerts, and love to just jam with it. The semi-hollow body with the humbucker pickups through a tube amp allow for a fantastic sound and a lot of fun to play. Best bang for your buck in my opinion when buying a low priced guitar.

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            4.0

            Awesome Guitar

            By Dee Buttersnaps

            from Riverton, UT

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • School Bands

              Comments about Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar:

              I own the studio version of this guitar and love it. The Dot Studio has great tone and sound being the stripped down version of this guitar.

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              5.0

              Dotastic!

              By Rantho

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar:

              I have been looking for a new guitar for some time now. I ordered the Dot not expecting top quality for the selling price of under $400. What I got blew me away. The China plants sure got their act together. Fit and finish were suburb. I am very happy with the sound quality. 2 thumbs up!

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              (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Exceptional value - great playability

              By milod

              from Northern US plains

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              Comments about Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar:

              I acquired a sunburst about a month ago. As an old mostly fingerpicker, I proceeded to immediately put on new strings. I like Elixir 9-42. Intonation and action were fine. With those strings, it's a low action, no buzz. Hard strumming can make it buzz. Heavier strings will do different things and bring somewhat different sound and player response as well as setup. I use 8-38 on an SG, but wouldn't recommend them on the dot for several reasons.

              Some players like 10s for bending but a beefier sound - or heavier for whatever reason. Setup likely will need adjustment for those.

              It's not a Gibson 335, but it has the same versatility for anything from jazz to rock, country to blues. Perhaps it's my age, but I see no reason whatsoever to mess with the pickups or change them out. They sound fine and quite sufficiently "Gibsony." Given the overall quality of the Epi, yet with a much smaller price tag, it makes better sense for gigging in small saloons or coffee houses, especially in rotten weather, than its older sibling the Gibbie 335.

              It fit my budget and I swapped a competing guitar for it because that Dot neck is, to me, perfect and the competitor's wasn't.

              The one I got seemed about as "perfect" as you can get on wood and some electronics. Note, however, that any time one moves from a guitar he/she is habituated to, the "new" one will feel quite different because of different geometry in holding it.

              One should get a hard case for it. Period. Not a gig bag.

              Epi's COO or whatever sez they've upgraded pots and switch quality recently. I can believe it. Tuners are fine on mine. One felt a little loose-feeling when changing strings. There's a screw to tighten it.

              Mine plays any and everything from Bach classical style to ragtime to... whatever. It's not perfect in the sense that different guitars bring out something different from each player at different times in their playing lives. I saw no quality concerns on the parts and checked it over well before I started playing it to see if any screws had come loose in transportation.

              Set it up right for your strings and style, and it's an exceptional value for a very nice and versatile musical instrument.

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              (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Not a Gibson but pretty Close...Awesome!

              By Ken graham

              from Forest Hills NY

              Comments about Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar:

              I am impressed by the Sound and Quality of build on this Epiphone dot.The sunburst finish is so Cool and elegant.Fairly large neck but nice feel.Frets finished perfectly but could use polishing which I will co.Knobs were loose but it was an easy job to tighten.Action a litle high but again with very little effort I was able to tune it in perfectly.This guitar has Great Mojo and see no reason to change the pickups which cound great to my ears.This is one of the great Guitar Values on the Market...Get it now!!

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Quite extraordinary

              By Matt-tKFe4

              from Aiken S.C.

              Comments about Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar:

              It looks great it plays great and it just feels right. I bought one of these about two years ago and it still continues to be my main axe for electric play. The stock humbuckers work just fine and shouldn't need to be replaced unless it's just a personal preference. The action was already set perfectly when it was delivered and the frets contained no dangerous sharp edges. One thing I must stress is buy a case. No sense dinging up a work of art.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Guitar

              By Lucas LeCompte

              from Gray, La

              Comments about Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar:

              I bought this guitar to use for school to play jazz guitar. Its great for jazz, and everything else. It has great action, and plays well. It has a bright tone, and plays great on both clean and with distortion. You cant beat the quality for the price.

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              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Beautiful Epiphone Dot

              By Tony-NvpHH

              from Mt Pleasant Mills, PA

              Comments about Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar:

              This is a beautiful guitar for the price. I don't believe it sounds or plays quite like a Gibson. However the tone can be improved with actual Gibson pickups. The looks alone is worth the price. If you can't afford the extravagant price that Gibson is asking for their semi hollow bodies, this one will work.

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              (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Decent guitar for the money

              By Matt-cSu_z

              from Ireland

              Comments about Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar:

              First off, I'm rating this in the context of its price rangne The 4 stars doesn't necessarily mean that it's just one notch less than a proper Gibson, but as cheaper guitars go, this one is pretty good. My only real complaint about this guitar is the plastic nut, but that's can be replaced easily enough. Also, if you upgrade the pickups you'll have a very nice axe indeed, and for a good price.

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