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Epiphone Sheraton II Archtop Electric Guitar

This beauty delivers rich semi-hollow tone, with a 3-piece set maple neck, laminated maple body, and block and triangle inlays on the rosewood fretboard. (283) Read 46 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Features: What it does for you:
Semi-hollow body Enhances sustain, more open tone and feel
Humbucking pickups Fat, responsive in-your-face tone, without the hum
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
The Epiphone Sheraton II offers fantastic looks and classic semi-hollowbody tone. The gold hardware and body/neck/headstock binding really make this guitar stand out, but don't be fooled -- there's more to the Sheraton than just beauty. The Sheraton's got a pair of humbucking pickups and a semi-hollowbody design that captures the best features of both solidbody and hollowbody guitars. The cavity of the Sheraton II is mostly open, but includes a solid wood block in the center, allowing the guitar more resonance and sustain while still providing the open, warm tones of a jazz box. It's also got a three-piece set maple neck with a rosewood fretboard, so it plays like a dream too.

Epiphone Sheraton II: Where'd Version II Come In?

The Epi Sheraton has always been a well-regarded guitar, but the original version featured an old vintage tailpiece, the Frequensator. The Frequensator was an assymetrical tailpiece that allowed for a longer string length on the Sheraton's three bass strings. However, this old design would crack fairly often (owing to its thin construction and string tension), requiring the use of a replacement tailpiece. Epiphone saw fit to replace this tailpiece on the Sheraton II with a classic stop bar tailpiece, and afterward the Sheraton's profile rose significantly. This guitar has come a long way from its roots, and is now one of the more popular semi-hollow guitars employed by indie rockers, including Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend), Matt Followill (Kings of Leon), and Brian Aubert (Silversun Pickups). Of course, it goes without saying that this is a great guitar for the more traditionally minded, too - after all, this is the guitar John Lee Hooker was best known for.

Features:

- Vintage Epiphone Semi-hollowbody design
- Comfortable 3-piece maple neck with set construction
- Dual humbuckers for classic jazzy tones
- Stylish gold hardware
- Attractive headstock flourish and block inlays

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- Pickups: 2 Humbuckers
- Hardware: Gold
- Scale: 24.75"
- Nut Width: 1.68"
- Neck Joint: Set
- Neck Material: 3-piece Maple
- Fingerboard: Rosewood/Block and Triangle
- Binding: Body/Neck/Headstock
- Body Material: Laminated Maple
- Top: Laminated Maple
- Finishes: Ebony, Natural, Vintage Sunburst
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Ebony
Shipping Weight: 13 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 22 x 5 in
Natural
Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 22 x 4 in
Vintage Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 22 x 4 in
Ebony, with Case
Shipping Weight: 23 lbs
Natural, with Case
Shipping Weight: 20 lbs
Vintage Sunburst, with Case
Shipping Weight: 20 lbs
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON

Product Description

The Epiphone Sheraton II archtop guitar features a pair of humbuckers, gold hardware, and a beautiful Natural finish. The guitar's scale is 24.75 in. and the nut's width is 1.68 in. The Sheraton II Archtop has a set neck joint and its neck is made from 3-piece Maple. The fingerboard is made of Rosewood with Block and Triangle markers. The body material on the Epiphone Sheraton II is laminated Maple, as is the top.
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Great guitar for the money, I own two and play both constantly!"
Sound: sounds warm and round Feature: everything works great on both of mine Ease of Use: easy to play.. changed the nut to bone in one and ebony in the other Quality: made solid.. no issues.. survived the 1994 earthquake in Los Angeles very well Value: This is way worth the price even if you upgrade some parts Manufacturer Support: NO The Wow Factor: I love it.. wanted it to play jazz on. Each one is different. Played all of them at the Guitar Center in Hollywood. Picked the two best. One natural and one brown sunburst type.. Overall: Great axe.. wouldn't trade it for anything. Just a fine value.
Style of Music: everything except rap
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "Classic beauty-a joy to play"
Sound: I like the sound. It has it's sound. I've ran it through a Peavy 800 and Fender 90. I was pleased with both, as I am my other guitars. But it's a little more melodic and has a classic sound. Good for the blues. I also like to play it without an amp. I can sit down and work things out without the wife giving me the fish eye. (about that anyway). I can't do that with my Les Paul. (yes my hearing is. . . notasogood). Feature: I'm not sure that I like the placement of the plug (on the front). I'm used to the recepticle being on edge. Quality: Beautiful Guitar. Gold pickups, windings and bridge Excellent finish. Played well right our of the box. Extremely smooth playing. Swith and knobs could be improved. I understand (thru other comments) that the gold will check as it ages. It also has some weight to it. Not like the a Les Paul - (Look under "chiropractor" in the yellow pages), but it is heavier than I thought it would be Value: The Sheraton II is a buy. Sit with it. Sit with it's cousin (ES335). Determine ROI (that's "return on investment" for you left brain types). Determine FUN (that's "pleasure" for you spacial types). The choice should be easy at that point. Manufacturer Support: No problemo's The Wow Factor: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but just let me say that I like to be holding this guitar. It is a knockout. Someone seeing me holding this exquisit classic beauty may even fall under the illusion of thinking that I could play it. Overall: I love playing this guitar. Being a nonprofessional, (why ruin the inspiration!) and playing with a small group of "seasoned rockers" for celebrative events, I have a Gibson Les Paul circa 1984, Taylor accoustic and Ovation classical. (We can destroy a whole range of musical genre if you just give us the opportunity). But the Sheraton II has become my guitar of choice for electric blues and rock in that it is so effortless and fun to play. Yea, there is some trade off in that the sound ( I run it through a Fender super 90 amp) is a shade less crisp, a little mellower than my Les Paul. There is a little trace of hiss detected if your listening for it. The Sheraton's knobs, switches and tuners are inferior to it's cousin (ES335). But for a third of the ES335 cost, it is a great sounding, smooth playing, bone-jarring beautiful (I have the natural finish) guitar that will exceed expectations. For those higher on the guitar wizard food chain ( I have a blues guitarist friend that actually knows how to play!), you might just want to pick up one of these Sheraton II's just to remind you why you play in the first place.
Style of Music: R&B, rock, country
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