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NGD: A Cherry Red Epiphone

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I love Johnny Rivers and always wanted a cherry 335 like he played. This guitar isn't a Gibson, but it is cherry and it sounds great on the intros to Memphis and Secret Agent Man. (First things I played on it.) This Dot is 10 years old, but is in terrific shape. I found three pin head size owees on the front, one on the back of the head stock. I'm a single coil guy, but these pickups are bright. The neck is thick and wide. I like that. It came in an Epiphone 335 style hard shell case for $250. I like that too.

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Congratulations! The Epi "Dot" is one of THE BEST (for the money) guitars going!

Based on sales figures, and constant glowing reviews, that's not just "my" opinion,

either.

 

Enjoy your new "Dot!" [thumbup]

 

CB

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HNGD!!!!

 

Nice look'n Dot Bob,

 

I may go get the Excelsior out & plug it in to my new Strat tonight for a few tunes. Only thing I added to it was a Boss Octave tone control. Thanks again!!!

 

Aster

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I happen to like those Epis for certain types of playing. Have two of 'em.

 

But the proof of the pudding is in the tasting.

 

Enjoy!

 

m

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Hey Bob,

 

Are those Broadways still available & what's your ideas on it? Do you like it a lot?

 

Aster

They are in production. I got mine through Musicians Friend. I began by inquiring about a "used" one they had. The sales rep offered me a new one at the same price.

I do like it a lot. I'm basically a single coil player, but the humbuckers on this guitar are fairly bright. It comes strung with Gibson Brite Wires. I plan to stick with them when I change strings. The pickups deliver a lot of output. I usually run my Blues Jr amp volume at about 4 when I play my Gretsch hollow bodys, or an Epi ES 295. I have to turn the amp volume down to 2 and I run the Broadway volume at about 1 for in home practice. (I always have the BJ Fat Switch engaged. If I turn off the Fat Switch, I can run the amp volume at 4.) I also run a little less bass on the amp when playing the Broadway. It will be interesting to see how it handles volume on a gig. I know I can't get directly in front of the amp. It howls! The Broadway is most often pigeon holed as a jazz guitar, but I'm playing rockabilly, 50's-60's rock n' roll and classic country on it. The current Broadways are made in Korea.

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This Dot is 10 years old, but is in terrific shape.

 

Ten years old??? Jeez, the pups aren't even tarnished. Looks just like my 2 year old cherry Dot that I got new! Good deal! eusa_clap.gif

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Thanks for the good info. I wonder if they will bring back a Vintage Sunburst again. I guess I don't have any Natural electrics though. Might be nice to have one.

 

You have a Country Gent still don't you? For the rock-a-billy music do you prefer the Gent or the Broadway?

 

Aster

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Thanks for the good info. I wonder if they will bring back a Vintage Sunburst again. I guess I don't have any Natural electrics though. Might be nice to have one.

 

You have a Country Gent still don't you? For the rock-a-billy music do you prefer the Gent or the Broadway?

 

Aster

No, I don't have a Country Gent. My main guitar is a Gretsch 6120DSW. I also occasionally use a 6120DSV-BLK, or last weekend, a G5127. (There's a pattern here. I love single coils.) The Broadway is mellow and woody in sound, but works very well for 50's r&r, rockabilly and classic country. Really easy to play too. Very comfortable. Not to mention, a beautiful blonde. I think it has a kinda Bill Haley vibe to it.

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I'm really tempted to put a Bigsby on this guitar, though the Bigsby would cost more than half what I paid for the Dot! The original owners manual and warranty card were in the case. A truss rod still stapled to the owners manual. I did put the truss rod to use and loosened the rod a little to allow some relief. The buzz from the A string disappeared. I'm pretty pleased. The Dot is a real player and love that deep. cherry finish.

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did you actually get a truss rod ? Or the "Allen hex wrench" that is used to adjust the truss rod ?...that makes more sense...to me...lol

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did you actually get a truss rod ? Or the "Allen hex wrench" that is used to adjust the truss rod ?...that makes more sense...to me...lol

Yup, I got a truss rod and an Allen hex wrench. And sometimes...I get confused.

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