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Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar   

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The semi-hollow design of the Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar uses a solid center block and hollow "wings" to give it the fat, mellow tone of a ...Read More

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Solidbody sustain and feedback resistance with hollowbody warmth.

The semi-hollow design of the Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar uses a solid center block and hollow "wings" to give it the fat, mellow tone of a jazz guitar and the sustain of a solidbody. It has an arched maple top, back, and rim; laminated maple neck; gold-plated hardware; multiple bound body, neck, peghead, and f-holes; and vine inlay on peghead with mother-of-pearl and abalone fingerboard inlays. Includes two humbucker pickups and separate tone and volume controls. The LockTone tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece add more sustain and make string changing easier. Limited lifetime warranty.

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FEATURES
  • Arched maple top, back, and sides
  • 3-piece set maple neck
  • Dual humbuckers
  • LockTone tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece
  • Gold-plated hardware
  • Multiple bound body, neck, peghead, and f-holes
  • Vine inlay on peghead
  • Mother-of-pearl and abalone fretboard inlays
  • Case sold separately

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EpiphoneSheraton II Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 213 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (183)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (25)
  • Good feel (25)
  • Good tone (24)
  • Good pick up (16)
  • Solid electronics (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (23)
  • Practicing (23)
  • Recording (18)
  • Small venues (11)
  • Rock concerts (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (19), Professional musician (6), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best Guitar I've ever played.

I've been wanting this guitar for years. I finally could afford it and ordered it. It took a little longer to ship than normal, maybe 3 or so days, but it was quick...Read complete review

I've been wanting this guitar for years. I finally could afford it and ordered it. It took a little longer to ship than normal, maybe 3 or so days, but it was quick getting here when it shipped.

When it arrived, the setup seemed pretty excellent out of the box. I just plugged her in and played. And let me tell you, she sounded incredible. The bridge pickup gives a nice and well rounded tone in clean settings and with distortion and overdrive. No feedback issues at all so far.

The neck pickup is nice in clean, but gets muddy when you add some gain. It's not terrible but certainly not great. I'll probably get Gibson '57s for both neck and bridge.

All things considered, this is the best guitar I've owned and played and definitely worth the money.

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Beautiful but needed work

Let's start with the positives. The Sheraton is simply stunning. The chunky neck feels great and the guitar feels substantial. It's not too heavy although it is slightly neck-heavy. Some reviewers have complained...Read complete review

Let's start with the positives. The Sheraton is simply stunning. The chunky neck feels great and the guitar feels substantial. It's not too heavy although it is slightly neck-heavy. Some reviewers have complained about that but it doesn't bother me at all. Some have also criticized the pickups. The bridge pickup can be a little thin sounding at times but through a good amp the pickups have not held me back from dialing in excellent blues and rock tones.

The negatives... In addition to a scratchy pickup selector switch (not really that big of a deal) my Sheraton needed a significant amount of work to get it up to snuff. I'm talking about fret leveling ($$$) to minimize obnoxious string buzz (it's still there but manageable). Also the cheap plastic nut, aside from causing tuning issues, was cut poorly. The slots were heavily biased toward the treble side which caused the high E string to fall off the fretboard constantly.

I bought this instrument from Musician's Friend as a "scratch and dent" at a significant discount (the "damage" was very minor so I'm happy with that aspect) so the money spent getting it set up didn't hurt quite as badly as if I had paid full price. All in all I would recommend the Sheraton with the warning that it may not be 100% right out of the box. While this is true for many guitars the issues with mine went beyond simply needing a setup. Now that its issues have been rectified I'm really enjoying playing it.

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5.0

Bang for the buck!

By 

from Colorado

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar:

    First of all, the guitar is beautiful. Although, the epiphone 'E' on the pick guard fell off right away. No big deal, I was going to remove it anyway. It plays and sounds great. I'm running it through a Fender Blues Deluxe and I'm really happy with it. If you want an expensive guitar, but don't have the money, buy this bad boy. You won't be disappointed.

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very Awesome Guitar

    By 

    from Boise, Id

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Country music
      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar:

      I've been playing for 30+ years. Toured with Toby Keith, Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill plus others. Always play either Gibson or Fender. A friend asked me to try out his Sheraton II. Really I have to say this really is a wonderful playing guitar. If you don't / can't spend the big money on a huge name but still want quality play and sound, buy this guitar. I'd play this on stage anytime.

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      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Beautiful but needed work

      By 

      from Ypsilanti, MI

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar:

      Let's start with the positives. The Sheraton is simply stunning. The chunky neck feels great and the guitar feels substantial. It's not too heavy although it is slightly neck-heavy. Some reviewers have complained about that but it doesn't bother me at all. Some have also criticized the pickups. The bridge pickup can be a little thin sounding at times but through a good amp the pickups have not held me back from dialing in excellent blues and rock tones.

      The negatives... In addition to a scratchy pickup selector switch (not really that big of a deal) my Sheraton needed a significant amount of work to get it up to snuff. I'm talking about fret leveling ($$$) to minimize obnoxious string buzz (it's still there but manageable). Also the cheap plastic nut, aside from causing tuning issues, was cut poorly. The slots were heavily biased toward the treble side which caused the high E string to fall off the fretboard constantly.

      I bought this instrument from Musician's Friend as a "scratch and dent" at a significant discount (the "damage" was very minor so I'm happy with that aspect) so the money spent getting it set up didn't hurt quite as badly as if I had paid full price. All in all I would recommend the Sheraton with the warning that it may not be 100% right out of the box. While this is true for many guitars the issues with mine went beyond simply needing a setup. Now that its issues have been rectified I'm really enjoying playing it.

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      5.0

      Great Buy !! Great guitar !!

      By 

      from Milwaukee, WI

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar:

        Right out of the box it needed a sting height and pick up height adjustment but, what a deal. This axe sounds and feels and plays great. There is nothing better in this price range and the Alnico humbuckers sound awesome.

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        5.0

        Incredible Instrument for the money

        By 

        from Nashville, TN

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar:

          Love this guitar! Plays great and is perfect for blues and classic rock.

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          love this guitar

          By 

          from Hudson Florida

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • plays and sounds great
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • No cons at all

          Best Uses

          • Blues And Rock
          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar:

          I have several Epiphone's and a couple of Gibsons. You can't beat this 335 semi hollow guitar for the money. The finish is perfect (natural)as are the tuners and even the set up out of the box. I love the extra bling of the Sheraton including the full binding and gold hardware. The Sheraton's playability is better than My Gibson 335 studio. The frets are lower and it stays in tune much better than the Gibson. Granted, the pickups don't sound as good as the Gibsons, but that's not to say they sound bad or muddy. I give this guitar 5 stars.

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          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love it

          By 

          from Maine

          About Me Novice

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          Pros

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

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar:

          I was somewhat nervous when I placed my order because of the comments others had made about having to make structural modifications. I had played this guitar many years ago and really liked it to the point I never forgot it. So after not playing for roughly 30 years, I had it in my head this was the way I wanted to go. BTW guitar is NOT like riding a bicycle! But it really is neat when the fingerings start to come back to you, without you having to think about it. I love this guitar, it's easy to play, the tone is OK (although I suspect I'll eventually get an archtop) and although not cheap, it is very reasonably priced. I bought a restock and it looks new.Speaking of looks, I really did not care about how it looks, just how it plays, but this is VERY pretty. Ironically, I suffered an arm injury just before it arrived. So I spent more time looking at it than I would have expected! It has a lovely narrow neck and I have not had any issues with fret buzz. Shipping and packing were fine. The one guilt factor I had to deal with was my local music store, who refers to Musician's Friend as the evil empire. I bought my amp, case, etc. locally, but they did not offer anything close price wise to this guitar, and in all honesty, if it had not been for Musician's Friend I probably would not have returned to playing, and for that I am greatful! I really do love this guitar.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          An Outdid 335

          By 

          from Maryland

          About Me Experienced

          Ask me a question

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar:

            I own a Sheraton made in the early 90's and I love this thing! Build quality is top notch all the way, and tone is exactly what you would expect from a guitar such as this. The neck pickup has a very warm jazzy sound, the bridge has a great sound for classic rock and the like, and the two combined makes for a good tone for rhythm playing and chording. Is a great guitar for the price, am enjoying playing this guitar!

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Epiphone by Gibson,Sheraton II

            By 

            from Rhode Island

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Beautiful Fit And Finish
            • Bought New In '88
            • Felt Right Right Away
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Natural Finish Gorgeous

            Cons

            • Loose Jack
            • Poor Pick Up
            • Unhappy With Bridge Pup

            Best Uses

            • Jam
            • Jamming
            • Play Gigs
            • Play It At Home
            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar:

            Bought it new in '88, wouldn't get rid of it now. Not happy w/ bridge p/u, changed out for set of Seymour Duncans, new wiring and pots. Plays as well as any Gibby I've played in the last 25 years, and sounds great with the Duncans. Best bang for the buck in a semi hollow guitar in it's price range.

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            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Most beautiful guitar ever

            By 

            from Hesston,Ks.

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • My 7th Guitar Best Ever
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar:

              Quality of this guitar is outstanding. Is heavy but I like it

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