Epiphone Dot Archtop Electric Guitar Customer Review
This reviewer purchased this item from Same Day Music.
The sound is very expressive. I'm using it with a variety of Boss compact pedals. The seven band equalizer really helps you tune in the desired sound. The chorus also sounds great. Have not done any recording yet, but I'm sure it will excell.
It's not loaded with many features, but you don't need them. It's not really about features with this guitar, it's more about the sound quality, incredible value, and the fact that it is very very fun to play. Oh yeah, it's great just to look at it. It's a work of art.
Ease of Use:
It's very very easy to get the sounds you want. I've mostly been an acoustic guitar person, but I one night I saw a guy playing jazz on the $2500 Gibson Dot. I was hooked. I was going to get the Gibson version, but decided to go with the Epiphone. So here's an acoustic die hard, on an electric, well I took right to it. It's like somewhere in between the two. It's very simple to get used to it.
The product seems to be very well made. I got the vintage sunburst first, I has a beautiful finish on it. I did find some minor blemishes, but they were on the binding underneath, where you can't really see it.
You can't expect perfection on a guitar at this price point.
I think this baby will hold up for a long time.
I haven't had the guitar that long, but I did call customer service to ask questions. They answered in a timely manner, were very friendly and helpful. I was very impressed.
This guitar is surely worth the purchase price. You could find guitars of this design type under different labels, that may be less expensive, but they can never match this Epiphone. They have been doing this a very very lomg time.
The Wow Factor:
I think it has quite a lot of sex appeal. I'm an older guy, so it's hard for me to say how the young folks would react, but I'll tell you,I'm crazy about this guitar.
I have over 25 guitars, and basses now. Actually, I lost track. I think this is going to be one of my favorites. If this guitar was lost or stolen, I probably would replace it, even though I also bought a cherry , and natural one also.