The Epiphone Dot 335 electric guitar is Epiphone's immaculate rendition of the much-loved Gibson ES-335 "Dot", which has itself been cherished by fans around the world for over four decades.
The Epiphone Dot is constructed using the finest laminated maple available. The body is built to a hollowbody design, with a mahogany centre block. The deeply resonant maple works wonderfully in combination with the body shape, to generate incredibly rich tones that are project with vigour through the gorgeous f-holes in the body top. The mahogany centre block tempers the signal, preventing the output from becoming harsh sounding at high levels of volume - essential for those who're looking to play overdriven music.
The body is finished in a divine vintage sunburst, with a neat binding that skirts the edge where the top meets the sides. A black pickguard protects the lower bout of the body beneath the pickguard, and around the lower f-hole. Strings meet the body via the LockTone locking tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece to ensure the sustain cultivated between the strings, neck, and body is well preserved.
SlimTaper "D" Mahogany Neck
Paired with the body is a glued-in 24.75" scale length mahogany neck, providing the perfect support for the fingerboard and strings. Shaped to the SlimTaper "D" profile, the neck is an absolute joy to play along. Married to the neck is a rosewood fingerboard, which is home to 22-frets that are lovingly adorned with traditional "dot" position inlays - where the Dot gets its name from.
At the top of the neck is the traditional sloped Dovewing Epiphone headstock, carrying the 1.68" nut that carries out the task of upholding uniform string tension meticulously. Premium 16:1 gear ratio Grover machine heads keep your tuning held steadfast throughout the most energetic of performances.
Colourful Tonal Palette
The Epiphone Dot 335 electric guitar has been treated to a pair of Alnico Classic humbucker pickups, with a Classic in the neck position and a Classic Plus in the bridge position. Control comes in the form of full-size 1-inch, 500kOhm pots - traditional Kalamazoo-style TopHats no less - that enables independent adjustment over volume and tone for each pickup.
The Dot isn't just the reserve of Jazz musicians. Many tones can be easily extracted from this sublime pickup pairing, make it wonderfully versatile and able to tackle whatever genre you like. The beauty with the full-size pots is that the volume controls preserve the highs as you roll back the volume, and the tone controls retain the smoothness of the signal, whilst enabling a predictable treble roll-off.
The Epiphone Dot 335 is a truly breathtaking guitar. If you're looking for a resilient and versatile touring partner, then look no further. The range of tones delivered by the pickups is matched by the richness and clarity of the tonewood's' timbre.
Manufacturer Epiphone Model Name Dot 335 Electric Guitar Top Material Laminated Maple Body Material Laminated Maple Neck Material Maple Fingerboard Material Rosewood Pickup Configuration HH Bridge Hard Tail Neck Profile SlimTaper “D” No. of Frets 22 Position Inlays Dot Tailpiece Stopbar Active/Passive Passive Tuners Grover Pickguard Black Pickups Neck: Alnico Classic Humbucker Controls Volume 1. Neck Pickup Tone 1. Neck Pickup Volume 2. Bridge Pickup Tone 2. Bridge Pickup Pickup Switching 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Middle Pickup, Position 3. Neck Pickup Finish Sunburst
Well worth the money and is a sexy beast to boot! 5 out of 5!
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