Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Epiphone Sheraton II

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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.

A Historic Epiphone Icon: In 1958, the first Epiphone guitars made in the Gibson Kalamazoo factory were produced. Also in that same year, Gibson introduced its Electric Spanish (ES) collection, which included the legendary ES-335 semi-hollowbody, which was largely inspired directly from Les Paul's original "Log" design. Les' Log was made from Epiphone parts and a 4" x 4" piece of pinewood at the Epiphone factory in New York seventeen years earlier in 1941. The feedback-resistant qualities of the ES-335 was combined with historic Epiphone inlays and cosmetics to create the first Epiphone Sheraton in 1959. While the original Sheraton featured a split-trapeze Frequensator(TM) tailpiece, this Sheraton-II features a Stopbar tailpiece for improved sustain.

Beautifully Built: Voiced with a pair of Epiphone's Alnico Classic(TM) Humbucker pickups for authentic vintage tone, this guitar is constructed with a gorgeous Maple neck, a traditional laminated body with a Mahogany center block for amazing tone and sustain that works well for a wide range of musical genres including Rock, Blues or Jazz.

But That's Not All! Add a Rosewood fingerboard and gold hardware and then... make it even more gorgeous with the historic "Tree of Life" headstock inlay with "Block and Triangle" Pearl/Abalone fretboard inlays and you've got the complete package. The Gold hardware includes Grover(TM) machine heads for superior tuning stability, Epiphone's exclusive LockTone(TM) locking Tune-o-matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece for increased sustain, as well as full-size 1" 500K potentiometers with Epiphone's superior all-metal toggle switch and heavy-duty output jack.

Lasting Beauty: The Epiphone Sheraton II is backed by the Epiphone Lifetime Limited Warranty featuring Gibson 24/7/360 Customer Service that guarantees the instrument against defects in materials or workmanship. Visit your favorite Authorized Epiphone Dealer to experience one for yourself.

Specifications
Body Material: Laminated Maple
Top Material: Laminated Maple
Neck Material: Hard Maple
Neck Shape: SlimTaper(TM)
Neck Joint: Glued-In, Set Neck
Scale Length: 24.75"
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood w/"block and triangle" inlays; Mother of Pearl and Abalone
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Binding: Multi-Headstock, Multi-Neck, Multi-Body
Headstock: Large Clipped Ear with Mother of Pearl "Vine" Inlay
Nut Width: 1.68"
Hardware: Gold
Machine Heads: Grover(TM)
Neck Pickup: Alnico Classic(TM) Humbucker
Bridge Pickup: Alnico Classic(TM) Humbucker
Controls: 2-Volume, 2-Tone
Pickup Selector: 3-way Epiphone toggle
Bridge: Epiphone LockTone(TM) Tune-o-matic
Tailpiece: Epiphone LockTone(TM) Stop Bar
Pickguard: Bound "Tortoise" Pickguard with metal "E"
Options: Left Handed (Vintage Sunburst only), Hard Case
Warranty: Epiphone Limited Lifetime

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