Sonic Youth's [website](http://www.sonicyouth.com/mustang/eq/gtr120.html) provides this photo of the Epiphone Dot used by Lee Ranaldo, and states: "Used by Lee: 2006-2009 2006 -- F#F#AAEE (Shadow of a Doubt) 2009 -- F#F#AAEE (Shadow of a Doubt) NOTES: A replacement for Lee's old Epiphone Casino, which broke. Red body 2 pickups Black pickguard Rosewood fretboard 1 toggle switch 4 knobs Bigsby style tremolo"more
"The main guitar I've played for the last four years is an Epiphone Sheraton II. It was a birthday gift from my extended family so it has some of that good mojo going for it. I used it on the Posies Blood/Candy tour along with an Epiphone Dot as backup and an Epiphone J-160 that I played on a couple of songs on stage and did all radio and television unplugged type of things with. The Sheraton has done me right and it even ended up on Brendan's last record too, on the song, "I'll Never Tell"."more
"I bought this cheap Epiphone Dot back in 1998, spray painted it all black in 2003 & it sat in a case until 2 days ago. Stripped the paint, cleaned it and gave it a set up. It was the guitar that got me in to hollowbodies. It still needs a few things but It's good to have it in working order again & the Classic 57 pickups still sound amazing!"more
Dawid can be seen using this Epiphone Dot on the recording of Rats On Acid's cover of "Wehiku? Czasu" when they performed in Peterborough. The guitar is mainly used for home purposes however it is present with him at most times as his backup guitar. It was also used during a radio interview at Polish Radio London.more
I lucked out and found a lefty that had already been modded. With open-coiled Gibson pickups ('57 Classic, neck/498T, bridge), and a wrap-around Bigsby Vibrato tailpiece, this thing gives me the dynamic control, shapeable feedback, and overall versatility to play just about anything I want.
It's good for it's price range, pick ups give a warm fuzzy sound great for The Strokes' sounds. One complain is that the tone knob on the Bridge Pickup is a little loose but nothing else seems to be affected.
I love this guitar so much, it may not be a expensive model but I think its a players guitar, plues it stays in tune like a dream thanks to quality tuners...excellent!!
The semi-hollow tone is something I wanted to experiment with, and the dot was an affordable way to try it out. In use, I like the sound, but find the neck very slim and narrow to use. Also, from the placement of the neck in the body, the neck seems long; third fret too far away. Obviously these things can be got used to, but the greatest shortcoming for me is that my guitar is prone to feedback at rehearsal / gig volumes so it doesn't really get the playing time it probably deserves. Nice for a change though. Nicely made and attractive appearance.
Great guitar. Stays in tune well. The Epiphone pickups actually sound good. The jack ring fell off at some point and I had to throw one on from my parts bin. It's surprisingly heavy for a semi hollow guitar. It weighs at least as much as my telecaster.
I got this guitar ( albeit lightly used) and it is one of my favorites! Has a nice, maneuverable neck and fret board, great gloss finish, and awesome, warm Gibson humbucker pickups that go GREAT with distortion and/or fuzz! My only minor qualm with this guitar is that it can get heavy at times. This a great guitar for gigging, jamming, entertaining... you name it, this guitar is sure to deliver!
I mostly play grunge and punk rock, but when I need to play blues or more classic rock, this is the guitar. My Dot cost around $400.00, and gives you the warm hollow body sound for an affordable price.
Mine was very poorly set up. Tuning of certain strings wavers when played harder. Needs smoothing of the fret edges. OTHER THAN THAT... THIS THING SOUNDS AMAZING FOR WHAT IT IS. Really pretty decent stock pickups, brighter than most humbuckers. It's probably the 2nd best sounding guitar I own. And more versatile than you might expect. From twang and jangle to warm dark blues, I can get what I need out of this guy, and even specifically a full punching but still hollow sound I can't really get from any of the other guitars in my tool box. So finishing aside, this is a pretty well designed guitar, if not slightly mishandled in the manufacturing.
This guitar has now been my main go-to guitar for the last 2 months, and I love it! If you're searching for a good hollow-body guitar that's got a good sound, nice feel and got room to play, then this guitar is definitely something for you. I bought it after I joined my new band where we play a lot of rock/blues music. Before that I used to play on a Jim Root Signature Fender Telecaster, which had a little bit too big of a "crunch" for the sound we were aiming for, so I went out and looked through several Strats, Teles, and some other hollow bodies, like the Sheraton, but this one was the one that won my heart. And at that price I was sold!
So if you want a good hollow-body guitar at a decent price, then this is your baby!
I got this used dot as a guitar that I could take to school (when I was in high school years ago), and I needed something that was moderately priced and still sounded great. I got it home and was playing around with it and it sounded almost as good as my Les Paul, so, I decided to change the strings and when I got the strings off, I took out the pickups to see what they were, and whoever had it before me put a set of 57' Classics in it! This is by far the best sounding semi-hollowbody I've ever played (including Gibsons line). The neck is nice and fat like a vintage guitar should be. I have since then taken off the pick guard (I'm weird) and it shows how pretty the maple grain is on the top! I highly recommend this guitar for anyone who is looking to delve into hollowbody guitars.
I bought this guitar just because I wanted a bluesy looking one, and I´ve got to say I just fell in love with it. This guitar feels and looks great when you play it. It really has a great sound, kind of jazzy and bluesy, great to play along with others or to play some solos, even with a looper you could make great things because of it´s differents settings.
2 vol. knobs and 2 tone knobs. Tune-O-Matic bridge. This is a really good guitar for blues and classic rock. Has a nice smooth sound on the clean settings. Loud when unplugged it is a nice semi-hollow.
I use this live usually drop tuned for a few of the songs including covers of songs such as love is all. you can get such a versatile sound from this through the right amp