"If you’re a musician that is looking to reproduce the 1950s sound of country, pop, soft rock, and blues, the Epiphone Dot Studio Semi-Hollow Electric guitar is one of the best bets you can make.
The Epiphone Dot Studio Semi-Hollow Electric guitar is well known for its elegant appearance, with a laminated mahogany body and neck that mirrors many bodies of classic 1950 semi-hollow bodies.
Epiphone was able to create an affordable archtop semi-hollow electric guitar that was inspired by the Gibson ES-335 Dot, which was the first commercially produced thin line archtop guitar that ended up gaining a massive following of passionate fans.
The ES-335 (ES is an abbreviation for Electric Spanish) was used by many famous guitarists, such as B.B. King and Eric Clapton.
While the cosmetic appearance of this semi-hollow electric guitar is a big selling point of this guitar, there is solid craftsmanship that can be found in the Dot Studio. The Epiphone Dot Studio electric guitar comes with simple controls that allow both beginning musicians and intermediate players to easily adjust and control the sound that their instrument is producing." - Danny Trent, guitarspace.org