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4.6

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Top-of-the-line semi-hollow; all style and sustain.

The Epiphone Sheraton-II, once hailed by Blues legend John Lee Hooker as "an out-did 335", combines perfect semi-hollowbody tone with impeccable looks. In 1958 Epiphone produced its first guitars in the Gibson Kalamazoo factory. It was a momentous time for both companies and especially for Epiphone fans and dealers who only a few years before had feared the company might not survive the decade.

The Sheraton not only loudly declared that Epiphone was back in business, but it also heralded a new era in guitar design that put the Kalamazoo factor way out in front in giving musicians exciting new instruments. For decades, Epiphone and Gibson had been bitter rivals in archtop design. After the two companies merged, engineer’s from both companies combined decades of expertise and trade secrets to create the Electric Spanish (ES) collection which included the legendary ES-335 semi-hollowbody.

The inspiration for the ES series had its roots in Les Paul’s infamous “Log” guitar, built late at night in at Epiphone’s New York City factory just before the start of World War II in 1941. Les' “Log” was made from Epiphone parts and a 4" x 4" piece of pinewood. The feedback-resistant qualities of the ES-335 were combined with historic Epiphone inlays and cosmetics to create the first Epiphone Sheraton in 1959. While the original Sheraton featured a split-trapeze Frequensator tailpiece, our Sheraton-II features a Stopbar tailpiece for improved sustain.

The Epiphone Sheraton II is voiced with a pair of Epiphone's Alnico Classic Humbucker pickups for authentic vintage tone, and is constructed with a gorgeous maple neck and a traditional laminated body with a mahogany center block for amazing tone and sustain that works well every musical genre from Pop to Rock to Blues to Jazz. Other details include a rosewood fingerboard, quality electronic parts including full-size, 1” 500K Ohm potentiometers, Epiphone's all-metal pickup selector switch, the historic "Tree of Life" headstock inlay with "Block and Triangle" Pearl/Abalone fretboard inlays, and a heavy-duty output jack.
The Gold hardware includes Grover machine heads for superior tuning stability and Epiphone's exclusive LockTone  locking Tune-o-matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece for increased sustain. Case not included.

Features:

  • Body Material: Laminated maple with mahogany center block
  • Neck: Hard maple, Slim Taper “C” Profile, Glued-in
  • Dimensions: 24.75” scale
  • Nut width: 1.68”
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood w/"block and triangle" inlays; Mother of Pearl and Abalone
  • Fingerboard radius: 12”
  • Neck Pickup: Alnico Classic Humbucker
  • Bridge Pickup: Alnico Classic Humbucker
  • Controls: 2-Volume, 2-Tone
  • Binding: Multi-Headstock, Multi-Neck, Multi-Body
  • Frets: 22 medium jumbo
  • Bridge: Gold Locktone Tune-o-matic StopBar bridge
  • Hardware: Gold
  • Pickguard: Bound "Tortoise" Pickguard with metal "E"
  • Machine Heads: Gold Wilkinson 14:1
  • Case: Not included


Order your Epiphone Sheraton II from Sam Ash Direct today with the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy, and be sure to take advantage of our fast, free shipping.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
Series Archtop
Model Sheraton II

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EpiphoneSheraton II Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good tone (4)

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    Best Uses

    • Practicing (4)
    • Jamming (3)
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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Too good not to have

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    from Long Island, NY

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar:

        Bought it, then reluctantly traded it toward a much more expensive acoustic guitar, then missed it so much, that I bought it back the following week. All with no hassle at Sam Ash's fabulous Huntington Station store. Really, except for the pickups which are good, but not great, you'd think you are playing a Gibson 335, the Sheraton is that good. Unbelieveable quality for the price. Down the road, when finances permit, I'll have the crackerjack Sam Ash techs put on Gibson '57 Classics, but in the meanwhile the stock pickups will do just fine. No need to spend $3000 on a Gibson, when you got the Sheraton.

        (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        awesome, and fantastic neck

        By 

        from São Paulo, Brazil

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fun To Play

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Spend time nicely

        Comments about Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar:

        Bealtiful, the neck is not too thick, for play fast songs it is great.
        Of course, it is not a Gibson, so ther some litle failures, like, the sound, it is not one of the greatest.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Deffinatly a Buyer

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        from Cleveland, OH

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        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar:

          I got this guitar just yesterday, spending all the money I earned from a scholarship. I have to say, Im extremely impressed. I don't really play jazz or blues too often, but I mostly stick to pop/punk/rock. Skepitical of getting a semi-hollow for these types of playing purposes, I bought it anyway. This guitar is absolutely versitile, and can get the job done for any kinds of playing purposes. Not to mention the looks are pheonominal!

          (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Amazing

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          from florida

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts

            Comments about Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar:

            I love this guitar! At first i wanted to get a Epiphone casino but it seemed it little bit under tone so i checked out the sheraton and it was amazing. it has a great tone and without an amp it still sounds great. my only problem is that it is a little ti hevy compared to the casino but whatever- its the sound that matters

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Epi Sheraton II

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            from St. Louis, MO

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            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts

              Comments about Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar:

              I have been an on and off player for over 30 years. I played this model in the store 4 or 5 times before I got it. Each time I liked it more and more. Fit and finish are very good. Sure, it needed a setup and strings, but they all do right off the rack. Tone unplugged is nice and mellow. Tone plugged in is much better than I expected. It will do anything from warm blues to searing leads (with the right style and equipment). I currently own 10 guitars, Gibbys, Fenders, and epis, and this one seems to get the most playing time. Very comfortable neck and fingerboard. Frets are very well dressed. Even after 10 months, the only complaint I have is that the neck pickup is not quite as articulate on clean settings as I would like. A Gibson Classic 57 will fix that right up. I have had no problems with pots, switches, or jack. Tuners are low line Grovers, but it holds it's tuning as well as anything else I have. I tried several string types, but my favorite on this model is the Gibson Vintage .010 to .042 set. I have done some recording with it, and the sound was very good, to say the least. I have no problem playing this on stage. I have the ebony finish, and the black and gold looks stunning. I get many compliments on the looks and sound of this guitar. Very nice guitar for the price!

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              Sheraton II Electric Guitar

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