It’s pretty safe to say that the Gibson ES-335 is the most iconic thinline, semi-hollow electric guitar ever made. Problem is, with a price tag of over US$2,500+ it’s well out of reach of the average guitar player.
The Epiphone Dot Archtop, first manufactured in the 1990’s, is a more affordable version of the Gibson ES-335 “Dot”. For those beginner guitarist looking for a beautiful, semi-hollow body electric guitar, this Epiphone Dot Archtop review will interest you.
Most any guitarist is familiar with the name Les Paul. Although he was an excellent jazz and blues guitarist, his legacy was cemented by another one of his great skills: guitar-making. He made his first guitar in 1940 in the Epiphone guitar factory. This venture eventually led to the Epiphone Les Paul LP-100.