NGD 03 Epi Dot/335 :D

Discussion in 'Epiphone Guitars' started by reelaroundthefountain, Jun 7, 2019.

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    reelaroundthefountain New Member

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    335's are the best. I have mine set up for slide and I'm always on the lookout for another that isn't rediculously priced.
     
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    Nice, what vintage is that?
     
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    Congrats! i was playing around on a used Dot ant the local Guitar Center earler this week. It felt played and sounded nice.
     
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    How do you like it for the slide Steve? the sound must be huge haha! 335s, 345s & 339s are my dream guitars & definitely happy to find a lightly used one, the frets really have no indents or play wear anywhere, the headstock & body size make getting a case a little tricky tho! This thing is weighty on the neck too, but it doesn't dive, has impressive balance & i can do some neat neck vibrato things. I can't tell if it's a maple or mahogany tbh the neck is painted inside the truss rod, but I've read they used both. This is a 2003 from the serial, looks all original, so I pretty much just top wrapped it, put some 10-52s on & set the pickup height & pole pieces where I wanted & it rips, great sustain. Pickups took a bit of adjusting before I started to like them & now I think I'll keep them for awhile, starting to think the 'mudbucker' moniker is a little unfair on these early Epi's. Thanks Brian, I love semi-hollows, they are super versatile & really aren't hard to work it, personally I think the Les Paul ES/ES-175/339 are my favourite because of the size.
     
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    Davis Sharp Well-Known Member

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    She's a good looking guitar.
     
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    Niiice :thumb:
     
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    hey y’all sorry to bump an old post but i recently noticed the guitar may have been cherry colour originally & was changed to black I’m guessing at the factory for cosmetic purposes perhaps? there are spots of red in the f-holes & a black splotch of what appears to be overspray inside not visible from most angles. Does this suggest a refinish, I can’t imagine a consumer doing something like this with an epiphone hmm. I can’t find traces of a 2nd stamp on the headstock & I didn’t lose value on the guitar so I’m really just curious now haha
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    Sorry for they delay. My notifications are hit and miss for threads I comment I.

    I’ve tried a few of my guitars for slide and the dot is the one to rule them all. The action isn’t tediciously high so I can play it normally. I think it has 11s for the extra tension. It sounds huge. Add some fuzz and it’s heaven. Sonce that first comment I found another dot but it doesn’t compare to “big red”.
     

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