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Epiphone Sheraton II Archtop Electric Guitar

This beauty delivers rich semi-hollow tone with a laminated maple body, a 3-piece maple set neck, and block and triangle inlays on its rosewood fretboard. (290) Read 49 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

Sweet Warm Tones from a Classic Semi-Hollowbody

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 asymetrical 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

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Epiphone products.
- 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

- Country of origin: China
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON

Epiphone Sheraton II Archtop Guitar

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.
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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. "To look at, to hold, to play - this is a very, very special instrument."
Sound: Great vocabulary of tones, rich full bottom, crystal bell top, simply stunning. Feature: It's not fair to list the 3 things I added without listing everything that was just perfect, but you would never read a list that long. That said, I added Schaller locking strap pins, a Gibson TP-6 fine tune tail piece, and had a friend slot 5 & 6 a few thousandths lower. Ease of Use: This instrument is capable of expressing whatever is inside the player. Quality: For all intents, it's nearly flawless. A loose nut on the jack plug and unpleasant sharp edges on the nut are the only nit pick items. Value: At one fifth the price of the parent brand like instrument, this instrument delivers breathtaking value. Manufacturer Support: The middle ranking is merely because I have required no interaction with the manufacturer. The Wow Factor: For those who find natural finish instruments compelling, this is a real beauty. Overall: This is the one I've spent 30 years hoping I might own one day.
Style of Music: blues
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