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Epiphone Dot Headstock
Epiphone Dot Headstock
Epiphone Dot Studio Headstock
Epiphone Dot Studio Headstock

The Epiphone Dot was introduced in 1997, and since then, Epiphone's version of the venerable Gibson ES-335 “Dot” has been wowing guitar players all over the world. Though Epiphone was long famous for its own original semi-hollowbody models from the 1960’s Kalamazoo, Michigan era including the Riviera, Casino and Sheraton, the simple classic ES-335 style was missing, especially among the more affordable models.

The introduction of the Epiphone Dot - called that in reference to it's simple "dot" fingerboard inlays - opened up the availability of the sustain and resonance of the semi-hollow design for a bounty less than most solid body guitars.


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Models


Dot Studio

Epiphone Dot Studio
Epiphone Dot Studio
Epiphone Dot Studio Epiphone Dot Studio
Epiphone Dot Studio
Epiphone Dot Studio
Epiphone Dot Studio
Epiphone Dot Studio
Epiphone Dot Studio
Epiphone Dot Studio
  • 2004-Current

Body:

  • Semi-hollow construction
  • Laminated maple or maple/mahogany top, back, & sides

Neck:

  • Maple (2004-2007)
  • Mahogany (2008-Current)
  • Set neck with SlimTaper "D" profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with no inlays
  • 2-ply truss rod cover with "Dot Studio" inscription
  • Elongated headstock with no inlay
  • 12" fingerboard radius
  • 22 medium-jumbo frets
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Binding:

  • ABS (1st Gen. 2004)
  • No Binding - painted (2nd Gen. 2005-Current)

Electronics:

  • Open-coil Vintage Alnico-V Plus humbucker pickups
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls.
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Black hardware
  • LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece
  • No pickguard
  • Grover die-cast tuners
  • Black speed knobs

Finish:

  • Gloss Finish (1st Gen. 2004)
  • Matte finish (2nd Gen. 2005-Current)

Colors:

  • Cherry (CH)
  • Worn Cherry (WC)
  • Worn Brown (WB)
  • Worn Vintage Sunburst (WS)
  • Vintage Sunburst (VS)
  • Natural (NA)
  • Ebony (EB)
  • Ice Blue (IB)
  • Alpine White (AW)
  • Tomato Red (TM)
  • Dark Gray (DG)
  • Lemon Yellow (LM)



Dot Studio Cherry Gloss

Epiphone Dot Studio
Epiphone Dot Studio
Epiphone Dot Studio
Epiphone Dot Studio
Epiphone Dot Studio
Epiphone Dot Studio
  • 2010-2011 Limited Edition

Body:

  • Semi-hollow construction
  • Laminated maple or maple/mahogany top, back, & sides

Neck:

  • Set Mahogany neck with SlimTaper "D" profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with no inlays
  • 2-ply truss rod cover with "Dot Studio" inscription
  • Elongated headstock with no inlay
  • 12" fingerboard radius
  • 22 medium-jumbo frets
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Binding:

  • No Binding - painted

Electronics:

  • Open-coil Vintage Alnico-V Plus humbucker pickups
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls.
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Black hardware
  • LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece
  • No pickguard
  • Grover die-cast tuners
  • Black speed knobs

Colors:

  • Cherry (CH) Gloss



The Dot

Epiphone Dot
Epiphone Dot
Epiphone Dot
Epiphone Dot
Epiphone Dot
Epiphone Dot
  • 1997-Current
  • Model ETDT

Body:

  • Semi-hollowbody construction
  • Laminated maple top, back & sides
  • Mahogany center block

Neck:

  • Maple (1997-2007)
  • Mahogany (2008-Current)
  • Set neck with SlimTaper "D" profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Elongated headstock with deco oval inlay
  • 12" fingerboard radius
  • 22 frets
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Binding:

  • Single-ply body

Electronics:

  • Alnico Classic & Classic Plus humbucker pickups
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Chrome or nickel hardware
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • Elevated 3-ply black pickguard with "E" emblem
  • 16:1 ratio Grover Rotomatic tuners
  • Bell knobs

Colors:



Dot Deluxe

Epiphone Dot Deluxe
Epiphone Dot Deluxe
Epiphone Dot Deluxe
Epiphone Dot Deluxe
Epiphone Dot Deluxe
Epiphone Dot Deluxe
Epiphone Dot Deluxe
Epiphone Dot Deluxe
Epiphone Dot Deluxe
Epiphone Dot Deluxe
  • 1998-Current

Body:

  • Semi-hollowbody construction
  • Laminated maple top, back & sides
  • Flame maple veneer
  • Mahogany center block

Neck:

  • Maple (1997-2007)
  • Mahogany (2008-Current)
  • Set neck with SlimTaper "D" profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Elongated headstock with deco oval inlay
  • 12" fingerboard radius
  • 22 frets
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Binding:

  • Single-ply body

Electronics:

  • Two '57 Classic Alnico humbuckers
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • Elevated 3-ply black pickguard with "E" emblem
  • 16:1 ratio Grover Rotomatic tuners
  • Amber Bell knobs

Plaintop - 1998-1999:

  • Cherry (CH)
  • Natural (NA)
  • Vintage Sunburst (VS)
  • Heritage Cherry Sunburst (HS)

Flametop - 2000-2001:

  • Natural (NA)
  • Vintage Sunburst (VS)
  • Trans Green (TG)
  • Trans Emerald Green (??)
  • Trans Blue (TL)

Flametop - 2002-Current:

  • Natural (NA) limited runs
  • Vintage Sunburst (VS)
  • Wine Red (WR) limited runs
  • Trans Black (TB) limited runs
  • Trans Blueburst (BB) Asia only limited run



Dot Super

Epiphone Dot Super
Epiphone Dot Super
  • 2006

Body:

  • Semi-hollowbody construction
  • Laminated maple top, back & sides
  • Flame maple veneer
  • Mahogany center block

Neck:

  • Set maple neck with SlimTaper "D" profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with block inlays
  • Elongated headstock with deco oval inlay
  • 12" fingerboard radius
  • 22 frets
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Binding:

  • Single-ply body

Electronics:

  • Two '57 Classic Alnico humbuckers
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • Elevated 3-ply black pickguard with "E" emblem
  • 16:1 ratio Grover Rotomatic tuners
  • Amber Bell knobs

Colors:

  • Vintage Sunburst (VS)
  • Cherry (CH)



Dot Royale

Epiphone Dot Royale
Epiphone Dot Royale
Epiphone Dot Royale
Epiphone Dot Royale Headstock
Epiphone Dot Royale
Epiphone Dot Royale Headstock
  • 2011

Body:

  • Semi-hollow body construction
  • Laminated Maple Top, Back & Sides

Neck:

  • Set mahogany neck with 60's SlimTaper profile
  • Rosewood Fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays
  • Sloped Dovewing Headstock with pearloid Dot inlay
  • 22 Medium-Jumbo frets
  • 12" fingerboard radius
  • 24.75" scale length
  • 1.68" nut width

Binding:

  • 1-ply Gold-Sparkle body & neck binding

Electronics:

  • 2 Alnico Classic & Classic Plus humbucker pickups
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Gold Hardware
  • LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • 18:1 ratio Grover Kidney tuners
  • Gold reflector knobs
  • Elevated gold pickguard

Colors:

  • Pearl White finish

See Also: Royale Series



Dot Black Royale

Epiphone Black Royale
Epiphone Dot Black Royale
Epiphone Black Royale
Epiphone Dot Black Royale
Epiphone Black Royale
Epiphone Dot Black Royale
  • 2012-Current

Body:

  • Semi-hollow body construction
  • Laminated Maple Top, Back & Sides

Neck:

  • Set mahogany neck with 60's SlimTaper profile
  • Rosewood Fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays
  • Sloped Dovewing Headstock with pearloid Dot inlay
  • 22 Medium-Jumbo frets
  • 12" fingerboard radius
  • 24.75" scale length
  • 1.68" nut width

Binding:

  • 1-ply Silver-Sparkle body & neck binding

Electronics:

  • 2 Alnico Classic & Classic Plus humbucker pickups
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Nickel Hardware
  • LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • 18:1 ratio Grover Kidney tuners
  • Black reflector knobs
  • Elevated white pickguard

Colors:

  • Black Pearl (BP)

See Also: Black Royale Series



'59 ES-335 Dot

Epiphone 1959 ES-335 Dot
Epiphone 1959 ES-335 Dot
Epiphone 1959 ES-335 Dot
Epiphone 1959 ES-335 Dot Headstock
  • 2007 Limited Edition
  • Available only through Alliance of Independant Music Merchants dealers
  • Period correct label

Body:

  • Laminated maple body

Neck:

  • Set mahogany neck with 50's rounded profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • "’59 ES-335 DOT" on truss rod cover
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Electronics:

  • Double wax potted Alnico Classic humbucker pickups

Hardware:

  • Nickel hardware
  • Grover tulip tuners
  • LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece
  • Bound finger board
  • Gibson-style pickguard

Colors:

  • Cherry (CH)
  • Ebony (EB)
  • Vintage Sunburst (VS)

See also: ES-Series



ES-335 Dot (Japan)

Epiphone ES-335 Japan
Epiphone ES-335 (Japan)

Body:

  • Laminated maple top, back & sides

Neck:

  • Set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Open-book headstock
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Binding:

  • Single-ply body & neck

Electronics:

  • Two humbucker pickups
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Gold speed knobs
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece

Colors:

  • Cherry (CH)
  • Vintage Sunburst (VS)

Model, Info & Pics

See Also: Epiphone Japan, ES-Series



Elitist '63 ES-335 Dot

Epiphone Elitist '63 Dot
Epiphone Elitist '63 Dot
Epiphone Elitist '63 Dot
Epiphone Elitist '63 Dot Headstock
  • 2002-2008

Body:

  • Semi-hollowbody construction
  • 5-ply maple top, back & sides

Neck:

  • Set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Bone nut
  • Tombstone headstock with holly inlay
  • Elite or Elitist logo on back of headstock
  • 2-ply truss rod cover with Elitist engraving
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.625" nut width

Binding:

  • Single-ply neck & body
  • Unbound f-holes

Electronics:

  • USA 50SR & 50TR humbucker pickups
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Nickel hardware
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • 3-ply raised black pickguard
  • Die-cast 14:1 ratio Grover tuners
  • Gold reflector knobs

Colors:

  • Natural (NA)
  • Cherry (CH)
  • Vintage Sunburst (VS)

Includes:

  • Hardcase

See also: Elitist Archtops, ES-Series



Elitist '63 ES-335 Dot (Japan)

Epiphone Elite '63 ES-335 Dot
Epiphone Elitist '63 ES-335 Dot (Japan)
Epiphone Elite '63 ES-335 Dot
Epiphone Elitist '63 ES-335 Dot (Japan)
Epiphone Elitist Dot Headstock (Japan) Epiphone Elitist Dot Headstock (Japan)
Epiphone Elitist Dot Headstock (Japan)
Epiphone Elitist Dot Headstock (Japan)

Body:

  • 5-ply maple top, back & sides

Neck:

  • Set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Bone nut
  • Open-book headstock with holly inlay
  • Elite or Elitist logo on back of headstock
  • 2-ply truss rod cover with Elitist engraving
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.625" nut width

Binding:

  • Single-ply neck & body
  • Unbound f-holes

Electronics:

  • USA Classic humbucker pickups
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Nickel hardware
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • 3-ply raised black pickguard
  • Die-cast 14:1 ratio Grover tuners
  • Gold reflector knobs


Colors:

  • Cherry (CH)
  • Vintage Sunburst (VS)
  • Natural (NA)

Includes:

  • Hardcase

See also: Elitist Archtops (Japan), ES-Series



Dregan Dot

Epiphone Dregan Dot
Epiphone Dregan Dot
Epiphone Dregan Dot
Epiphone Dregan Dot
Epiphone Dregan Dot
Epiphone Dregan Dot
  • 2004

Body:

  • Laminated Maple body & top
  • Semi-hollow construction
  • Custom "Skull & Crossbones" graphics

Neck:

  • Set Maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Black headstock with oval inlay
  • 2-ply truss rod cover with screen printed Dregan image
  • 22 frets
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Binding:

  • Single-ply neck

Electronics:

  • Pickups: Gibson USA '57 Classic and '57 Classic Plus Pickups
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • 3-ply pickguard with metal "E" emblem
  • Die-cast tuners
  • Amber bell knobs

Colors:

  • Antique Ivory (AI)

See also:



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