The Epiphone EDOTCHCH Dot is Epiphone's version of the venerable ES-335 "Dot", has been wowing guitar players all over the world for over four decades.
Epiphone is long famous for its own original semi-hollowbody models from the 1950s Kalamazoo, Michigan era, including the Riviera and the Sheraton. During the same time those guitars were designed and constructed in Kalamazoo, the ES 335, first introduced in 1958, became a favorite of blues, rock, country, and pop acts for its elegant design and wide array of colorful tone combinations. Now, the Epiphone Dot, named in reference to its simple "Dot" fingerboard inlays, brings the sustain and resonance of the clsssic semi-hollow design for a bounty less than most solid body guitars. The "Dot" is the same axe that has been the bell weather of every rock and roll breakthrough. And now for the first time, the "Dot" puts that classic sound and over 40 years of refinements in your hands, the Epiphone way.
The Dot is constructed of premium laminated maple with a mahogany center block and a hand-fitted, glued-in 24.75 scale mahogany neck. Other details include a rosewood fingerboard with traditional "Dot" inlay, a 1.68" nut, a SlimTaper D profile, and the traditional Sloped Dovewing Epiphone headstock.
The Dot, like all Epiphones, features quality electronic parts including full-size 1 500K Ohm potentiometers, Epiphone's all-metal pickup selector switch, and a heavy-duty output jack. Its fabulous semi-hollowbody sound is voiced by a pair of real Alnico Classic humbucker pickups. Traditional Kalamazoo style TopHat knobs control volume and tone for each pickup.
The Dot includes Epiphones all nickel hardware including premium 16:1 ratio Grover machine heads for superior tuning stability and accuracy along with Epiphones exclusive LockTone locking Tune-o-matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece for great sustain.
- Historic ES-335 design
- Alnico Classic™ Humbuckers
- Vintage style TopHat controls
- Body Material: Laminated maple
- Top Material: Laminated maple
- Neck: mahogany
- Neck Joint: SlimTaper™ "D" Profile
- Fingerboard: pearloid "dot" inlays
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- Scale: 24.75"
- Nut Width: 1.68
- Neck Pickup: Alnico Classic Humbucker™
- Bridge Pickup: Alnico Classic Plus Humbucker™
- Controls: 2-Volume, 2-Tone
- Pickup Selector: Epiphone 3-way toggle
- Tailpiece: : LockTone™ Tune-o-matic StopBar
- Hardware: Nickel
- Machine Heads: Cherry
- Typical Weight (+/- 5%): 8.2 lbs
- Strings: D'Addario® 10, 13, 17, 26, 36, 46
Vintage models (with vintage problems) can't complete with our Epiphone Dot, which is simply one of the best deals today for guitar players who want the classic sound of an ES-335 at an affordable price.