Submitted September 7, 2018 by Frank Patterson in Orlando, FL
"A Legend for $450.00!!"
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I build solid-body "partscasters", and not seeing my skills elevating to Archtops, I wanted the DOT, straight-up. $2500 335, 345s, etc out of range of present budget. Knew the EpiDot had a l-o-n-g reputation, and now that I own one, I know why. Yes, 335 necks are thinner, wider, and they play themselves. My EpiDot has a typical tight "C" profile, but wider than I thought it might be. And the first surprise was the MASS of the Dot; it has heft to it. Almost like picking up a mug you thought was plastic and it was really glass. I liked the blocking, it said it had in the blurb, so no filling the space with padding as some early 335 owners did, to get CRANK. In order to keep the Legend intact, Epiphone must lose money on these guitars. The build quality is that of a guitar that costs a LOT more (335, Starfire). I appreciate the choice of wood and grain for the fingerboard, stunning. The faux gold knobs were immediately exchanged for Black speed knobs, adding bite to the looks, but that's ALL this remodder is going to do with a LEGEND. The Epiphone Dot, what a great investment!!!! at a great price!!!!!!
Playing 45 years, Ventures to Bonomassa. Southeast venues, New Awlins, Atlanta
Rock Classics, Alternative, Prog, Originals
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