#1
okay, so i've decided that i'm going to save up and get a semihollow from epiphone. the two that i've narrowed my decision down to is either the one below:

option 1

or this one:

option 2

the first one is much nicer, and has more options when it comes to tone and volume, but it's $100 more expensive, and therefore will take longer to save for. the second one is essentially the same, but stripped down so it's affordable. the question is, should i wait and get the dot or should i just go ahead and get the dot studio?
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#2
I was planning on doing the same thing as you, with buying a dot, and I played a bunch and found they weren't really satisfying, however I found my Sheraton on craigslist for 450, and it's a fantastic guitar. In fact, the Luthier I work for that builds 25000 dollar guitars owns one, and loves it as well.
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#3
I would take a Sheraton II or Casino over the Dot. The Dot always disappoints me when I pick it up. The neck seems rough around the edges always, and never has the best playability in its pricerange. The Casino beats it tonally, and the Sheraton overtakes it in playability.
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#4
Option one.

Unless you're not going to use the guitar as your main, if you're going to get it as your main, go option one.
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#5
i probably will use it as my main. the only other relatively good guitar i have is an Ibanez, but it's really designed for more of a metal tone, and i was wanting something that has a diverse range.
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Guitars:
Epiphone Dot (hopefully get it in october)
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Trinity River Strat Wannabe

Amps:
Trinity River TR-15
Marshall MS-2 mini amp

Pedals:
Digitech Death Metal
#6
I have the dot and had the bridge pickup replaced with a dirty fingers. the neck is great, very warm and rich, and great for clean tones or even jazzy tones if you roll off the tone control.
#8
so i've heard. i've also heard that it can get some pretty nice blues/rock tones as well.
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Guitars:
Epiphone Dot (hopefully get it in october)
Ibanez Gio GAX
Trinity River Strat Wannabe

Amps:
Trinity River TR-15
Marshall MS-2 mini amp

Pedals:
Digitech Death Metal
#9
Yea, my only complaint with the sheraton is the bridge pickup, but other than that, great guitar
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#10
i heard from a friend that the sheraton loses its tuning really easy (his qoute-"if you even sneeze on it the tuning is practically gone")
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Guitars:
Epiphone Dot (hopefully get it in october)
Ibanez Gio GAX
Trinity River Strat Wannabe

Amps:
Trinity River TR-15
Marshall MS-2 mini amp

Pedals:
Digitech Death Metal
#11
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i heard from a friend that the sheraton loses its tuning really easy (his qoute-"if you even sneeze on it the tuning is practically gone")

not had any problems with tuning on mine. But mine is a 1998 model. its held tuning perfectly since i put new strings on it and replaced the old dead ones (Which wouldn't intonate - but the intonation is spot on now!)

I strongly suggest going used and trying to get one from around the same time as mine was made. I managed to get my sheraton for £270 used, with a hardshell case. I've never been too keen on the Dots though. i think if you get a used sheraton (you could probably find one for less than a brand new dot) you'll ultimately get a much better guitar.

strat212 whats wrong with the bridge pickup on yours? and when was it made? mine is fine, its just a bit quiet in comparison to the neck pickup.
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