Epiphone Dot Deluxe Electric Guitar

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Built to the same dimensions as vintage ES-style semi-hollow guitars, the Epiphone Dot Deluxe electric rocks Alnico Classic humbuckers for full-range tone.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
Beveled maple top with flame maple veneer Premium wood grain with crisp, projecting tone
Flame maple back and sides Bright, focused tone with enhanced sustain
Mahogany neck Great sustain, strength, and warm tone
Pau Ferro fretboard Delivers strong midrange presence and punch
The Epiphone Limited Edition Dot Deluxe honors the immortal ES-335, the thin semi-hollow body archtop with "Dot" inlays that brought archtop style and sound to the rock 'n' roll era. Featuring Alnico Classic Humbuckers, Grover Rotomatic Machine Heads, and a Flame Maple Veneer top and body in Aquamarine and Blueburst color finishes. Available for a limited time only.

ES-style Semi-Hollow Body Archtop

The Limited Edition Dot Deluxe features the same dimensions and build style as vintage ES-style semi-hollow body archtops with a Flame Maple Veneer top and body in Aquamarine and Blueburst color finishes. Both the body top and back have single ply cream binding. Both colors finishes come with a black pickguard with a metal "E". The Solid Mahogany neck has a SlimTaper D-profile and is glued to the body using a traditional dovetail joint. The Pau Ferro fingerboard has "Dot" inlays, a 24.75" scale, 22 medium jumbo frets, a 12" radius, and a 2-way adjustable truss rod.

Alnico Classic PRO Humbuckers

The Limited Edition Dot Deluxe features Alnico Classic PRO humbuckers made with Alnico-V magnets, which produce a slightly higher output especially in the mid and highs. Each pickup has it own Volume and Tone control with Top Hat Amber knobs with full-size 500K O potentiometers matched with Epiphone's rugged, all-metal, 3-way toggle pickup selector switch for long-lasting performance.

When winding humbuckers, Epiphone utilizes a double vacuum waxing process read more that ensures quiet operation free from microphonic hum. The pickup is first placed in the specialized wax vacuuming system before the cover is placed on the unit to ensure that the wax fully penetrates to the very center of the pickup and solidifies all parts. After the cover is placed on, it is again given a second vacuum wax bath until the unit is completely saturated with wax. Epiphone also uses high quality ABS plastic bobbins, 1010 Cold Rolled Steel pole shoes and pole screws, the finest magnet wire available.

Rock Solid Hardware

The Limited Edition Dot Deluxe comes with Grover Rotomatic machine heads with an 18:1 turning ratio and a LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge and Stopbar combo for incredible sustain and solid intonation. A deluxe hard gigbag is available through Authorized Epiphone Dealers.

Lifetime Guarantee

The Limited Edition Dot Deluxe is available for a limited time only from Authorized Epiphone Dealers and come with Epiphone's Limited Lifetime Guarantee and Gibson Brands 24/7/365 Customer Service.

Features

- Historic 335-style "Dot" semi-hollow body archop
- Alnico Classic Humbuckers
- Flame Maple Veneer top and body
- Grover Rotomatic Machine Heads
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- Finish: Gloss
- Top Material: Flame Maple Veneer
- Body Material: Flame Maple Veneer
- Neck Material: Solid Mahogany
- Neck Shape: SlimTaper; D-profile
- Neck Joint: Dovetail; Glued-in
- Scale Length: 24.75"
- Fingerboard Material: Pau Ferro
- Headstock: Sloped Dovewing; "Epiphone" logo in Pearloid
- Headstock Inlay: Epiphone "DOT" in Pearloid
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- Trussrod: 2-way Adjustable via headstock
- Trussrod Cover: PVC; 3-Ply (B/W/B); "DOT" in white silkprint
- Frets: 22; medium/jumbo
- Binding:
- Body Top: 1-ply; Cream
- Body Back: 1-ply; Cream
- Nut Width: 1-11/16"
- Hardware: Nickel
- Machine Heads: Grover Rotomatic; 18:1 ratio
- Neck Pickup: Epiphone Alnico Classic Humbucker
- Bridge Pickup: Epiphone Alnico Classic Plus Humbucker
- Controls: 2- Volume; 2 - Tone; 1 - Three Way Pickups Selector
- Knobs: "Top Hats"; Amber
- Bridge: LockTone Tune-o-matic
- Tailpiece: LockTone Stopbar
- Pickguard: PVC; 3-Ply (B/W/B)
- Strap Buttons: Yes
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-4GIBSON
(4 ratings)
Submitted October 8, 2018 by Ocean L in Spring Valley, CA
"A long time coming."
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
I've always wanted an ES-335. Unfortunately I don't have $1,400 to spare and I didn't want to lock myself a payment plan that could potentially ruin my credit. So instead I settled for a Dot. I got my guitar last Friday and I've been playing it non-stop since then. This is an amazing guitar for the price. Obviously it's not going to be exactly like ES-335 but it's perfect for what it is. If you can afford to get an ES-335 instead than definitely get that guitar instead. If you're like me though and can't afford to do that, than this is a good alternative.

Sound
This thing has a pretty versatile sound and is a pretty good jack of all trades. The exception maybe being metal, it's not in impossible but not optimal. You can get really good blues and jazz tones out of it but also capable of playing hard rock.

Features
The features on this guitar are pretty standard for a guitar of it's type. Really nothing special. Just two volume nobs, two tone nobs and a pick up selector.

Ease of Use
This guitar feels good to play. I've heard some people say this guitar is pretty heavy but I'm a pretty petite girl and I find this guitar to be lighter than my ESP. The body shape isn't contoured the same way as most other guitars which may throw some people off if they've never played a semi-hollow. I didn't mind it though, I didn't have any discomfort playing it at all actually.

Quality
Quality of the bulid is read more quite stunning. It's a well made guitar and I got all gitty when I got it.

Value
For the cost of about $500 I say this guitar is worth the price. It's about $50 more than the average Dot though so keep that in mind.

Manufacturer Support
I haven't had to deal with them yet but when I do, I'll update this review.

The Wow Factor
Definitely the most stunning feature of this guitar is the finish. It's what sold me on the this version. I'm a sucker for the colour blue. So this definitely wowed me with it's Blueburst finish.

Musical Background:
I play for myself but I hope to start recording my own stuff soon. As soon as I get all necessary equipment.

Musical Style:
I play mostly hard and a bit of metal.
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