#1
I really want to get a Gibson ES 335 but I cant really afford one. SO I thought thoughs Dots arn't so bad, but I wanted some other opions. I think if I get a Dot I'll probaly put new pick-ups and maybe hardwear. Any suggestions for pick-ups?

thanks.
#2
I'd save for a 335. Theyre a line of guitars that i LOVE. Though heres a little fun fact, did you know the dot was released BEFORE the 335?
#3
whats the difference? they look exactly the same
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#5
Yeah, go for the Dot, if we're talking Epi here. I highly recommend a Casino, but it's a slightly different guitar. Much lighter, cooler tone imo. Try 'em both out, you won't be disappointed.
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#6
I'm not a Gibson guy by any means but I absolutely love their ES-335 guitars. Honestly if you have the patience and want it enough I say save for one. Hell you can probably find one used only for a really good deal.
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#7
I played around with a dot in the store last week. It seemed like a really nice guitar. I have a ES-339 at home though so I wasn't feeling the need to buy it. I mainly had picked up the dot to play around with a Fender amp in the store.
#9
Theyre pretty good. Though ive heard some people complain that theres came w/ bad action, though you could easily fix it
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#11
Depending on the quality off the mark, the Dot is a great substitute if you don't intend on saving the extra £1500. Other GOOD substitutes are the Epiphone ES-135, Sheraton and Riviera. Ibanez AS 83's and 93's are good too.
#12
best just to try them out and think which ones best or could also look into the Ibanez and washburn copies. How does a dot studio weigh upto the dot?
#13
I like the Epiphone Dot best, sounds more snappier, for that real blues tone.
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