Epiphone Sheraton-II PRO Electric Guitar
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Epiphone Sheraton-II PRO Electric Guitar

Upgraded with ProBucker humbuckers, coil-tapping, and a Graph Tech nut, the Sheraton-II PRO is the modernized version of this classic semi-hollow guitar.

Epiphone Sheraton II Archtop Electric Guitar

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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.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
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 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 read more 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

- Country of origin: China

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 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.

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 10 out of 10 stars. (238 ratings)
Submitted September 16, 2008 by a customer from yahoo.com
"Great guitar for the money, I own two and play both constantly!"
Overall: 10 out of 10 stars
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
Great axe.. wouldn't trade it for anything. Just a fine value.
Sound
sounds warm and round
Features
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..
Musical Background:
Pro over 40 years as a guitar player , bass, keyboard,drums,producer, song writer
Musical Style:
everything except rap
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