After a long hiatus, I got back into playing again, in 1996. I wanted to try something different, and the Dot was what I picked up. Strapping it on, it felt like a nice fit-comfortable, 'easy to get along with'. I played it a bit, and the neck and fingerboard felt very 'right'; so I bought it. If I had any significant issues, I wouldn't have kept it. As it is, it consistently keeps in tune, as well as intonation. I initially had some problems with buzzing around the 11th thru 14th fret. This falls under the realm of expected adjustments. What I have is natural, pretty 'plain Jane', but it sounds like a million dollars. I have had it for about twenty years now, and the selector switch is starting to go-an easy fix. I also am toying with installing a varitone selector. This guitar has always gone on gigs-no matter what else I brought. These guitars are not toys, and I do not recommend putting it into the hands of an inexperienced child. If treated right, Epiphone guitars-and I have about twenty-will treat you right as well; and this axe is definitely no exception!
Big Richie C.
Burlington, ct; 06013