A few days ago a friend asked me to find him a reasonably priced guitar, I trundled down to my local music shop, and hanging on the wall was this Epiphone Dot. I’m not proud of it but I have always dismissed Epiphone guitars as I am a bit of a guitar snob, but this guitar sounded fantastic and played so well that I had to get it for him. Priced new at around £500 I feel this guitar is a bargain. Did I also mention that at the same time I tried out a Gibson 335 Custom Shop and I preferred the Epiphone Dot. The Studio Rats are core band members Paul Drew on guitar/production/mixing, drummer James Ivey and Dan Hawkins on bass. They collaborate with singers and musicians to produce radio-ready songs.