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Epiphone Elitist Sheraton Electric Guitar
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In the Elitist Sheraton Electric Guitar, Epiphone has beautifully reproduced one of the most elegant archtop guitars of all time, and a great jazz cl...Click To Read More About This Product
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From the top-of-the-line Epiphone series.
In the Elitist Sheraton Electric Guitar, Epiphone has beautifully reproduced one of the most elegant archtop guitars of all time, and a great jazz classic. Elitist series guitars approach custom shop perfection. A special factory is devoted to the manufacture of Epiphone Elitist Guitars where they receive a high degree of hands-on luthier attention. Elistist guitars are crafted with premium woods, fitted with American pickups and circuitry -- even American-made toggle switches and Grover tuners. New York mini humbuckers give this Sheraton crisp, sizzling sound, even in the lower tones. Epiphone includes a hardshell case with the Elitist Sheraton Guitar.
- 5-ply maple back, sides, and top
- One-piece mahogany neck
- 24-3/4" scale
- Neck set at the 19th fret
- Rosewood fretboard
- 1-11/16" bone nut
- 22 frets
- 60NYR USA New York Mini humbucker rhythm pickup
- 60NYT USA New York Mini humbucker treble pickup
- 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way toggle
- Grover Imperial tuners
- 24k gold-plated hardware
Reviewed by 22 customers
what a beauty.....fit and finish are second to none......neck is smooth and fast and the action was great right out of the box. The inlays are super attractive and the head had beautiful inlays as well. It has great tone and paired with my crate V16 palamino its a match made in heaven. I'll take the poly finish any day over the les paul cellulose feedback ridden garbage.
I've bought many guitars as gifts from this site, many of the Dot Studios. When I had enough money for any Gibson I wanted, I went for the Sheraton Elitist. It had the inlays, even under the 1st & 6th strings. The NY humbuckers are very high-output and each note is so clear. The tones really ring and sustain.
I just received my Sheraton Elitist. I was extremely pleased with the total package. What great looks, playability, and craftsmanship. I own a Gibson ES-335 and I swear that the Sheraton sounds much fuller. The action on it is wonderful. I plan to install a Stetsbar on it for more sustain and tone. Can't do any better than what Ephiphone offers in this guitar for a far less price than the Gibson equivalent! The finish on this one is perfect and I can not see any imperfections anywhere. Thanks for offering this great guitar!!
WAY BETTER THAN THE CRAP GIBSON HAS MADE IN THE LAST 10 YEARS!!!! VERY warm and smooth sounding, not "cold" and "hollow" like most of the newer Gibson semi-hollows. Binding was great, unlike the crap Gibson uses. The neck, it was SO SMOOTH...like glass; felt like part of my body. Don't waste THOUSANDS of dollars for a Gibson headstock and decal, the Elitist line is WAY nicer than anything Gibson has thrown out in the last 10 years. The "E" Epiphone puts on their pickguards have a tendency to fall off, but it's no biggy....they look nicer without them in my opinion.
Very nicely setup. Beautiful wood. Great tone. Rivals Gibson at a better price.
This was a BLEM purchase. WHAT A DEAL! It is much nicer than I expected. Plays better than my LP or my Strat.
I love this guitar. It sounds and feels amazing. One of my band members owns a Les Paul and would much rather play this. Its just a great guitar all around. Sounds great through a vintage amp.
I have been an active musician for over 30 years just so you will know. I usually don't post a review after having an instrument for only a few day's. But this is an exception. The Sheraton Elite is a fabulous instrument. Super quality through and through. I can't find any flaw in this guitar. And I usually can!! If you are looking for a Gibsonish guitar, you must check out the elitist series. I am extremely satisfied!! She plays and sounds like a dream!! Alan.
I love this guitar! It has a different more calm sound then the Casino, but it's a great guitar! I love the hollow bodied guitars, and if I ever have the money this is one I'd buy! I'm working on buying the Epiphone Casino, not the Elite one just the regular! I love both of these guitars, and there prices are pretty good! Thanks Musiansfriend!
I went thorugh 2 of these until I got my third perfect one, and it's everthing they claim. The first two were close but no cee-gar because the inlay work in the upper frets was sloppy. I almost gave up, but I'm glad I didn't! Great friggin' Sheraton! The best I'ver EVER owned, vintage or not!!
I just come from a guitar store and there she was standing.... Took it and played it, this is the most amazing guitar sound I have ever heard, I have being playing now for some time and this beauty is just perfect, nothing compares. Will buy it soon!
What a fantastic instrument this is. I own an elitist broadway as well. I bought this as a back up. I am amazed every time I play it. If I could only own one guitar this would be it. I still prefer the broadway for jazz, but if I'm playing a gig where I need to be louder, this does the job. Both of these guitars have had some minor issues with the necks. I will have to have a luthier work on the broadways neck sometime within the next year. The sheraton was simply way out of adjustment when it was shipped by the factory.
Ok, I play in a metal band and my main guitar is a Jackson. I got this guitar because I love semi-hollow body guitars. This guitar surpassed my expectations. The finish is flawless and the tone is amazing. I was very impressed with the action right out of the box. Do a comparison between this guitar and a Gibson 335. I actually preferred the "feel" of the Epiphone!!
I had an older Sheraton that I had installed Seymour Duncan '59 humbuckers in. It was a very good playing and sounding insturment, but I wanted a tighted bass response without losing the butter tone of a simi. This guitar meets all the needs and then some! It's beautiful, plays and (with the mini humbuckers) sounds great and at below $1,500 is an outstanding value. My only complaint (thus the "9" on Quality) was that the "G" string tuner was a bit sloppy, but not enough to have it worked on. If you are considering a semi and have the budget, buy it. Simply buy it. You cannot make a mistake here.
Wow, that is the one word I would use to describe this sweet piece of wood. This is the first Nice guitar I've ever owned, so maybe I don't have an accurate comparison, but Wow! I just got the Epiphone Elitist Sheraton the other day, after tracking the shipment every 20 minutes or so for the short duration of its journey to my eager hands. I play solely at home in my pseudo-studio, and I'm running it through a Boss GT-8 (which also kicks butt, by the way) The action is perfect, intonation and all that other stuff are right on. I played full bar chords all the way up the neck with no pitch problems. My recomendation Buy It Now!
As an owner of two previous standard Sheratons, I recently bought an Elitist and I am thrilled. Both of my standards were excellent, and actually played better on the neck than the Gibson 335 I had for a short time. (I sold my first Sheraton for the Gibson and sold it shortly after to be replaced by my second Sheraton.) The Elitist is better than all of the above. The shortcomings of Epiphone electronics are improved greatly with the Elitist. You can tell the first tine you turn a pot or flip the toggle. Tone variation is very good. The wood is very nicely finished and the neck is superb. I am a cellist, violinist and guitarist, and I have had many instruments of many levels of quality in my hands. This is as well a made instrument as one could imagine at the price, and actually an excellent bargain if you are interested more in playing than in holding a name. The Sheraton Elitist will stay with me from this point on. If you can, buy one!!
I compared this guitar against the Gibson ES-335 and the Sheraton 2. The Elitist is truly a step up for the the Sheraton 2.. I was very surprised. I conducted a blind test by setting up several my guitars (Ibanez, Sheraton II, and the Sheraton Elitist). I set up all three guitars the same and played the same scales, cords, and melodies to my audience. It was no contest, the Elitist won hands done. The Sheraton II and the Ibanez AK95 are great values but they are not in the same league with this ax. There is simply no reason to pay double for Gibson!
WOW! DAMN! WOW!!I started playing guitar back in 1977. I got schooled in the 80s during the Van Halen era and was lucky enough to learn from some great players. Over the years I have worked hard, been patient, and bought guitars (now over 20) that I wanted and didn't settle for something I didn't want. I have old and new custom Charvels, Custom Japanese made ESPs, a Les Paul Standard, a prs single cut and a lot of strats. So I am use to some nice quality instruments.When I purchased this semi hollow body it was a leap of faith, because I haven't really played this type of guitar. I always thought of Epiphone as a cheap gibson and not something to rant and rave about. Well, this sheraton is in a class of its own. This is one serious peace of art. It has the most beautiful inlays and woodwork that I have ever seen. These people know how to make a wonderful instrument. And the sound is incredible. I have a marshall stack (50 watt head, two 4X12 cabs with greenbacks) and a fender 65 delux reverb. I a-b switch them for clean and distortion. I run these in stereo with this sheraton and it is heavenly. The NY mini humbuckers have increadible output. And each note from the 1st to the last fret is cyrstal clear. No fret buzz anywhere. The guitar was set up wonderfully right out of the case. I did the #2 pencil trick on the bone nut and the tuning is pretty darn good for a non-locking guitar. The neck is extremely fast and no stickyness. Gibson needs to take a few lessons from their subsidiary company. About the closest thing I have to this in sound purity is my Eric Johnson stratocaster, which is a wonderful guitar. But I think this sheraton has it beat on crystal clear sound. Each chord chimes through. You can hear each individual note with perfect clarity. I just cannot figure why someone would spend thousands of dollars on a guitar, because at this price I just do not see where this guitar could be improved upon.I do not work for musicians friend (though I have bought quite a few guitars from them over the years) and I don't work for Epiphone. But if you want a really nice versatile guitar that will not destroy you bank account, then you need one of these!
I just brought home a new epiphone sheraton elitist in natural finish. It has USA made Gibson minibuckers that sizzle. They are a very bright and crisp pickup yet even in the lower tones as well. The sound is a bit more bright they my Gibson L4 CES but then it's only a third of the thickness of the Gibson. The finish of the guitar is flawless from binding to clearcoat. Not a blemish anywhere. I found the frets to be nicely rounded so you can jump up and down from the 1st to the 17th with ease, no hang ups like many of the Gibson Les Pauls I've played that tear up your fingers to slide fast. The store set up was teriffic and the strings are so close to the neck it is effortless to play. Having access to 2 octaves is a real kick and fun to play. The inlay on the mother of pearl in the neck and headstock is impressive and could not see any filler to hide any gaps. This piece was made in Japan and inspected in the U.S. The attention to detail should put our U.S. counterparts (Gibson) on notice. This is my 20th or so guitar over the years and is a nice addition to my stable and won't be on that gets traded off down the road. Larry in Seattle
I got this guitar a few months ago. This guitar is so smooth, and it plays like butter. It's got a beautiful finish (mine's natural) and the inlay work is marvelous - Epiphone "spared no expense". The action is great right out of the box and the sonic quality of the strings and the NY mini-humbuckers has to be heard to be beleived. Amazing guitar. The only reason I gave it a 9 on quality is because one of the caps for the tone control knobs fell off and the "E" on the pickguard wasn't glued down all the way. Easy fixes.