As you can see, this guitar is also a part of Epiphone's Elitist line. Epiphone's Elitist line is some sort of "premium" line, since these guitar's are made to very high specifications. Most of the parts were made in Japan but some parts were made in other countries, including the USA and Germany. These guitars cost more than twice as much as a standard Epiphone guitar. The Epiphone Elitist '63 ES-335 DOTs are rather rare, because Epiphone didn't run them for a very long time. Many reviews praise this guitar for it's good sound, tone, feel and looks. It is said that this guitar is about as good as a Gibson ES-335. A lot of people who bought this guitar were blown away by its quality. I personally also really love its look. The natural finish is gorgeous.more
Chuck Berry / cant be wrong more than a blues guitar - pure Rock and Roll
The quality is poor, with the tone and vol knobs falling into the body. The pickups are the most Muddy pickups I've ever hear. If your a Jazz Guitarist, this might be for you. Very bassy. Has trouble cutting through mix, clean or with a tube screamer. I would definitely look elsewhere for a semihollow.
"From Blues and Jazz to Rock, this guitar can get that tone that you're looking for and that price tag, well you can't find a better deal. The only thing I hate is that faulty input jack."
If you can grab one cheap/ in decent shape, the Dot is a great modification platform. The stock electronics and pickups suck and the plastic nut is nothing to write home about, but after swapping the pups with Lace Sensor Dirty Heshers, the electronics with a high end 335 saddle, getting a custom bone nut set for 13 ga, and a setup for B standard, I couldn't be more happy with this guitar. It's pretty, plays well, and was cheap. Sure, I put $400 bucks into it, but getting it used for -$60 bucks (traded an Ibanez Artcore a former bandmate gave me for $300) mitigated that.