Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar  

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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

Act now to take advantage of a great deal on this gorgeous, elegant instrument.

 
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EpiphoneSheraton II Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 41 reviews)

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amazing guitar at an amazing price

I've had my Sheraton II for a little over a year and it's been everything I expected and so much more. The vintage sunburst finish is gorgeous and the gold hardware accents it very...Read complete review

I've had my Sheraton II for a little over a year and it's been everything I expected and so much more. The vintage sunburst finish is gorgeous and the gold hardware accents it very well. The action is adjustable so you can set it to your liking, I set mine very low and there is no rattling. The only cons to this guitar are the cheap pickup switch and the "e" logo on the pickguard came off, but I think the guitar looks even more beautiful without the pickguard, and you don't really need the pickguard with the archtop body shape. All in all this is an excellent choice if you're looking for an affordable archtop. The Sheraton has become my favorite guitar in my collection.

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Great guitar for anyone who isn't serious about playing.

Not the best thing I've ever played, but out of a series of no-name guitars that come out of a Korean factory and get stamped Epiphone, Fender Squier, or whatever high-end low quality...Read complete review

Not the best thing I've ever played, but out of a series of no-name guitars that come out of a Korean factory and get stamped Epiphone, Fender Squier, or whatever high-end low quality guitar makes there are, this one is probably the best. The tone switches are terrible, they crackle and don't provide much of anything, and one of mine is out of line (lop-sided)... the pick-up selector is a joke... it snaps, crackles and pops when switching.... wouldn't take this one on stage unless I used 1 setting the whole time (don't switch pickups in the middle of a tune!) Other than that, the action is great.. plays like a bad ES-335 (which is still good) and it has a warm mellow tone with a good feel. I regret grabbing this instrument when i did, but you might not (I'm a serious musician). I'll probably upgrade to a 1/2 width hollowbody PRS or an aged Gibson ES-335 with a carved wooden bridge (get my techy to fit that out). Anyway, this instrument is ok but nothing too special and you do get what you pay for. 3/5 stars

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sweet Sounding & Joy to Play

By Ken Alley

from Undisclosed

Comments about Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar:

I love playing this guitar--mostly blues and classic rock. The action is good, the tone is sweet, and played through Celestion Greenbacks, it sounds awesome. This is one of those purchases that I've never felt buyer's regret, and each time I play, I'm astounded by the beauty, playability, and tone of the guitar. Mine is stock, though I changed the strings and had a luthier in town tune it up. When I went in to pick it up, after the tuneup, the luthier told me that the guitar was one of the nicest guitars he's worked with, and was amazed that it didn't cost me twice what I paid for it. If you're looking for a nice playing, bang-for-your-buck semi-hollow body guitar, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better one than this Sheraton 2. Just awesome!

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Sheraton II

By SamX

from FLA

Comments about Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar:

The Sheraton II has knockout good looks ! The inlay work is really nice on the headstock. It's a vine & leaf pattern with streaks of blue,pink,purple and green in the pearl and the fretboard inlays are white pearl with a contrasting paua abalone inverted triangle in the center. The aged white binding has a b/w/b/w pinstriped pattern next to it and looks classy and time consuming. I really like it ! It follows the curves of the body, the pickguard, neck and headstock while on the back of the body you have the aged white binding and b/w pinstriping and the F-holes have just the aged white binding. All the hardware is gold--even the Grover tuners. The trussrod cover has "Gibson" engraved on it and the 2-tone sunburst is brilliant ! The Sheraton arrived in tune and intonated which is usually the case when the set-up and inspection is done in the USA and that's a big plus for extra credit points ! As for playing, it is a well-balanced guitar with the weight about the same as my alder,chamber-bodied LP. The humbuckers are actually pretty good. They have good note separation, above average clarity and sound nice and crunchy when played through an overdriven tube amp. They read 8.37 neck and 8.64 bridge. Ideally, there should be about 10% difference for my preference and I expected to change these out when I bought it. However, I've owned the Sheraton for about 3 years and it's still stock ! As I said before, the pickups are really pretty darn good and I can't see a pressing reason to change them. They're smooth tone has grown on me. I would not suggest that this is a guitar for metal but anything that you would need clean, sustain or overdrive, the Sheraton II should make you very happy. I can't compare it to a Gibson because I can't afford one, but you can buy a Sheraton II and a whole bunch of gear and/or tube amp with the money you'd save and my opinion is that you'd be well-satisfied ! For a pure player's guitar, this one gets the job done in style . I whole-heartedly recommend the Epiphone Sheraton II .

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding guitar

By Alan S.

from Freeport, Pa.

Comments about Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar:

I bought one in natural in 3-08. This piece is absolutely stunning. I really love the neck on this guitar. It's very comfortable and just feels right. Fit and finish are exremely well done. As good or better than its' more expensive brother. The frets are dressed well with no burrs to be found. The inlays are also nicely done with no noticeable filler material and they are absolutely beautiful. As for sound quality, I am running it through the clean of a Palomino V32H w/ matching 212 cab and a Digitech RP500. I can get just about any tone I want. This guitar stock and for the price is an extremely good instrument. I highly recommend it. But, just out of curiosity, I did MOD mine with 2 Gibson 57's, CTS pots, a switchcraft 3 way and jack plus orange drop caps. It definitely took it to a new level. Think Gibiphone. The stock electronics are very good with the only thing being suspect, at least on mine, would have to be the 3 way. It worked well, but was a little noisy when switching. The pots on mine were very responsive and didn't really need changed. Don't think you have to MOD this guitar because you don't. It's has a great sound as is. But it does lend itself to modifications very well and will truly give you terrific woody tones as well as many others. You can play just about any style of music you want with this guitar. I would buy another one in a heartbeat. This guitar is definitely a KEEPER. Give one a try, I think you'll be surprised.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

17 years on mine. still playing great!

Comments about Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar:

That's right. Why write a review after 17 years? Because that's about the best recommendation a guitar could get. My Sheri was left on the stand for at least five years, at least twice! Rarely saw the case except when leaving to play. Was played everyday, and lots. Fret wear is minimal. The guitar still looks brand new. The neck is fantastic, I believe I adjusted the truss rod a total of ZERO times. You don't need to hear about the look.. it's one of the most beautiful guitars out there. As John Lee Hooker said.. 'the 335 outdid!" If you're looking at a sheraton, I shouldn't have to tell you about the sounds it can make. The super fast neck and the fat humbucks take you anywhere you want to go, with easy, and in style,. When you pull this guitar out of the case, heads turn. And there's, yes, one in every crowd.. pretty he'll say, but all glitz. Until you plug it in and play! Then the critic slinks away. Why not blow the competition away, and have a guitar that looks like a million bucks doing it? Buy a Sheri!

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great guitar with a few minor problems

Comments about Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar:

This is a great guitar that is very affordable. It plays very well and sounds great. The only problem I could find was that while it sounds perfect with both pickups, the back pickup doesn't sound great, and bending on some of the upper frets will hit the string and stop it. Still a great guitar.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Guitar!

By OldSchool

from Menominee , MI

Comments about Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar:

I'd like to begin by saying I know good guitars. Owned (a) 57 (Les) Paul as well as a few vintage Tele's, Strats etc. This Sheraton is an all around great guitar. The fit and finish are well done. The neck plays like a dream. The tuners are good and stay in tune. People say the pick ups need to be replaced. I think they are fine stock but might put 57's in. I changed the nut to bone and put Ernie ball slinky 10's strings on. I set the guitar up and it SINGS. With a few changes you have a 335 Gibson. I will gig with this guitar. This is the second Korean guitar I've bought, which I never dreamed I would do. I bought an Ibanez S470DXQM another good guitar. Point is the Asian factories are building some good guitars and this Epi is one of them. SWEEET TONE!!!

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5.0

Excellent Guitar!

By OldSchool

from Menominee , MI

Comments about Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar:

First off I'd like to say I am used to playing good vintage guitars. Owned an original 57 paul as

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(3 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I own this and have played it for years

By John-SoFQN

from New Hampshire

Comments about Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar:

I love this guitar I have had it since 1996 and it has seen lots of play. It has never let me down at a gig or in the studio. I own a few great guitars a strat, a Gretsch and this one. I use this one the most. It has great humbuckers in it the neck position alloys for more mellow jazzie blues tones for thick rich leads in the middle it is a great for rhythm playing and the bridge pick up has a great country twang. If you need a versatile guitar that will not break the bank this is the one for you.

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(7 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice guitar...

By Mike-QkTB4

from Vancouver

Comments about Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar:

This is a great guitar. I was originally set on a Casino, but decided that this guitar has a more versatile tone. It's great for Jazz, or Blues. You can also make it howl for Rock oriented stuff. I run mine through a Fender Blues Junior via a Maxon OD9 and Electroharmonix Memory Man. Honestly, even a $5000 guitar will sound crappy through a junkie amp. With my current set-up I like to select both pickups, add some overdrive, some echo, and let 'er rip. The tones you can achieve will seriously out power Joe blows Les Paul if you do it right. It's a unique tone if you play with people who usually have the obligatory teles, starts and Les Pauls.

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(6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

fantastic buy

By RAT

from L.A. Califorina

Comments about Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar:

This is a great guitar. It has a wonderful warm sound and in my opinion is better then or equal to many Gibsons and many 2,000 dollar guitars. The one complaint I have is the 3 WAY SWITCH is horrible. When I was reading other peoples reviews I though ok cracky switch no big deal my Les Paul cracks. But this thing cracks loud and won't even complete the circuit many times. I highly recommending buying a new one. and maybe eventually upgrading to Gibson pickups. Great guitar great buy will rock out like a Les Paul and with no distortion will have the most wonderful woody warm sound.

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