Today I'm here to talk to you all about the Epiphone 335-style Dot.
For a bit of background, I am a guitarist of now five years experience, and am both self-taught and have taken professional guitar lessons.
The Epiphone 335 is a budget version of the more high end Gibson ES-335 Dot, but it retains much of the qualities and features that make the 335 a great guitar.
The dot features a laminated maple top, back and sides, a set-in maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, two humbuckers and a tune-o-matic stopbar tailpiece. It is solidly built, plays very smoothly, and sounds great.
The two humbuckers have one tone and volume knob each, with a 3-way switch allowing you to switch between different tonal possibilities. The neck pickup has a very warm and mellow sound, perfectly suited for jazz. The bridge pickup sports a good variety of highs and mids, as well as strong lows when matched with the neck pickup. The neck of the guitar feels very nice to play, and with the dual cutaways you have great access to the higher up frets.The guitar stays in tune relatively well, and has decent quality grover tuners.
The Dot is a great beginners guitar, and retains the playability, sound and feel of the higher-end Gibson without the higher-end price. Anyone who is in the market for a very versatile guitar, the Epiphone dot is a worthy contestant. I play it for jazz, blues, and a variety of rock styles including classick rock and some alternative.