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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 jazz guitar and the sustain of a solidbody. It has ... Click To Read More About This Product

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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 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 string changing easier. Limited lifetime warranty.

Features
  • Arched maple top, back, and sides
  • 3-piece set maple neck
  • Dual humbuckers
  • the LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece add more sustain and string changing easier
  • Gold-plated hardware
  • Multiple bound body, neck, peghead, and f-holes
  • Vine inlay on peghead
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EpiphoneSheraton II Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 62 reviews)

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Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good pick up (4)

Cons

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

This is the one for blues!!!!!!

I purchased the Epi Sheraton II a month ago from Guitar Center, Spokane (awesome service and help at that location worthy of the 3 hour drive). I usually wait much longer before writing...Read complete review

I purchased the Epi Sheraton II a month ago from Guitar Center, Spokane (awesome service and help at that location worthy of the 3 hour drive). I usually wait much longer before writing a review, but this guitar deserves a great review already and every blues musician should know about it. After many hours of A/B testing in three states, I picked up the natural finish version and to my surprise, everything about it instantly stood out from all other guitar brands and models tested in various price ranges. It is the fastest non-satin finish neck, semi hollow dual humbucker guitar by far that I could find and the tone/sustain probably can't get much better. I suppose you could get a fatter sound with a change in pick-ups, but that is not as high on my list as some other tones. I wasn't crazy about the natural finish/flower head stock/gold hardware for my look, but I could not put it down. I have since read that maybe they save the "best wood" Sheratons for the natural finish models because of the aesthetic value. It has tones that blow my mind! It begs and sings for string bends and vibrato! Echo effect is outstanding. The lead humbucker is so bright, I can just about grab a clean Casino sound out of her. Yet, I can easily get some downright dirty blues sounds too (although the Lucille's lack of F holes seem to be dirtier). For the distortion fans out there (not my thing) and even if you are not, check out YouTube for a Sheraton demo treat that will blow your socks off. I play it daily for hours until my neck/shoulders tire out (it is heavy) and then I sit down and stare at it's beauty endlessly (yeah, I'm still in the honeymoon phase). It's too bad no one ever sees the back, for it is just salivatingly sexy! Finish and inlays are outstanding (I have to give credit to the Korean labor force). The neck binding/inlay/fret work is worth $100.00s alone. Warning to purists: the neck appears to be laminate with two thin strips of darker wood lengthwise. I'm no luthier, it is pretty, but this might be the specific construction that makes the Gibson prevail...albeit, for over double the money. Action is perfect and just a slight intonation adjustment on the B string was all she needed (probably because it is set up and inspected in the USA). The Grover tuners are the best I've owned. My beloved Strat has not been touched since this babe has entered my life. I would highly recommend a right angle cord plug to avoid any potential force at the jack (notorious issue for top exit hollow bodies). Any reviews talking about loose nuts at the jack, pick-up switch and tone knobs do not understand that this guitar is not just some slab of wood, and this is the way hollow bodies must be assembled and keeping them tight is part of the required maintenance like checking air pressure in your car tires. I do have two very minor beefs. The pick-up switch is mechanically noisy when practicing at low volumes. No electronic pops like the Dots, but just a heavy click that kind of ruins the mood during a song. Maybe it is just a little stiff since it is still new. Secondly, the nut is plastic and although in this price range it is not unusual and it stays in tune now that the strings are broken in, it is the only outwardly cheap thing on what appears to be a guitar that looks like thousands of dollars. That said, since I would have paid another couple hundred bucks for this guitar, I guess I can pay to have a bone nut made and installed. There is no question IMHO, that this is the best dual humbucker blues axe out there unless you are willing to pay well over a grand. I am so thankful to Epiphone for not making me spend the big bucks for a Gibson.

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Muddy Pickups

I was going to give four stars, but to say that I like everything about this guitar except the pickups is to say that I dislike the most important part of the guitar. I...Read complete review

I was going to give four stars, but to say that I like everything about this guitar except the pickups is to say that I dislike the most important part of the guitar. I play through a Fender Hot Rod DeVille, but the sound just comes out muted. This seems to be a common complaint about this guitar. I'm either going to change the pickups or trade it. I've heard good things about the guitar once the pickup are changed. I wish Epiphone would just put good pickups in to begin with. If you look at the specs list, it just says dual humbuckers, non-descript humbuckers.

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(46 of 46 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is the one for blues!!!!!!

By ObsessedGuitarPlayer

from Plains, Montana

Comments about Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar:

I purchased the Epi Sheraton II a month ago from Guitar Center, Spokane (awesome service and help at that location worthy of the 3 hour drive). I usually wait much longer before writing a review, but this guitar deserves a great review already and every blues musician should know about it. After many hours of A/B testing in three states, I picked up the natural finish version and to my surprise, everything about it instantly stood out from all other guitar brands and models tested in various price ranges. It is the fastest non-satin finish neck, semi hollow dual humbucker guitar by far that I could find and the tone/sustain probably can't get much better. I suppose you could get a fatter sound with a change in pick-ups, but that is not as high on my list as some other tones. I wasn't crazy about the natural finish/flower head stock/gold hardware for my look, but I could not put it down. I have since read that maybe they save the "best wood" Sheratons for the natural finish models because of the aesthetic value. It has tones that blow my mind! It begs and sings for string bends and vibrato! Echo effect is outstanding. The lead humbucker is so bright, I can just about grab a clean Casino sound out of her. Yet, I can easily get some downright dirty blues sounds too (although the Lucille's lack of F holes seem to be dirtier). For the distortion fans out there (not my thing) and even if you are not, check out YouTube for a Sheraton demo treat that will blow your socks off. I play it daily for hours until my neck/shoulders tire out (it is heavy) and then I sit down and stare at it's beauty endlessly (yeah, I'm still in the honeymoon phase). It's too bad no one ever sees the back, for it is just salivatingly sexy! Finish and inlays are outstanding (I have to give credit to the Korean labor force). The neck binding/inlay/fret work is worth $100.00s alone. Warning to purists: the neck appears to be laminate with two thin strips of darker wood lengthwise. I'm no luthier, it is pretty, but this might be the specific construction that makes the Gibson prevail...albeit, for over double the money. Action is perfect and just a slight intonation adjustment on the B string was all she needed (probably because it is set up and inspected in the USA). The Grover tuners are the best I've owned. My beloved Strat has not been touched since this babe has entered my life. I would highly recommend a right angle cord plug to avoid any potential force at the jack (notorious issue for top exit hollow bodies). Any reviews talking about loose nuts at the jack, pick-up switch and tone knobs do not understand that this guitar is not just some slab of wood, and this is the way hollow bodies must be assembled and keeping them tight is part of the required maintenance like checking air pressure in your car tires. I do have two very minor beefs. The pick-up switch is mechanically noisy when practicing at low volumes. No electronic pops like the Dots, but just a heavy click that kind of ruins the mood during a song. Maybe it is just a little stiff since it is still new. Secondly, the nut is plastic and although in this price range it is not unusual and it stays in tune now that the strings are broken in, it is the only outwardly cheap thing on what appears to be a guitar that looks like thousands of dollars. That said, since I would have paid another couple hundred bucks for this guitar, I guess I can pay to have a bone nut made and installed. There is no question IMHO, that this is the best dual humbucker blues axe out there unless you are willing to pay well over a grand. I am so thankful to Epiphone for not making me spend the big bucks for a Gibson.

(41 of 43 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The stuff dreams are made of...

By Epifern335

from El Paso, TX

Comments about Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar:

I have owned this guitar for six months now and waited the appropriate time to post a review. This guitar is wonderful any way you look at it. Initially, I was torn between the ebony version and the natural, but I decided on the natural only because fingerprints, dust, and grime don't show up on it as much. I use the guitar pretty much the way I bought it, only changing things for purely aesthetic reasons, like adding gold Gibson speed knobs and a vintage amber switchcap. I also added strap locks. I am a working musician and this is the only guitar I ever use. I play styles centered on rock, but I do also play some jazz, and this guitar fits the bill nicely. The tones can be mellow, smooth, and dark when they need to be, but can be coaxed into a spanky, bright, and jangly sound. I have used this guitar through a Vox Valvetronix amp, which makes it sound absolutely great. This guitar really comes alive through a tube amp, like the Fender Hot Rod Deluxe or the DeVille. This guitar even sounds great going direct into the PA via a modeling processor, which in my line of duty is how it mostly ends up being used. The only concern I have is the nuts and threaded pieces. Almost all of the components which are attached using a nut are loosening, which means I spend too much time tightening components like the output jack, pickup selector switch, even the pots behind the knobs. Bottom line, this guitar looks and sounds amazing, and the workmanship is as good or even better as other more expensive models/lines. I could not find a finish flaw on this guitar, and everything about it feels so sturdy.

(27 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Instant pleasure

By Jaemelo

from New York, NY

Comments about Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar:

As soon as I plugged this guitar into an amp, I knew that this guitar was worth buying. It has those sweet sounds you'd hear on a B.B. King record The pickups are an amazing piece of work, which is a bargain considering what you'll pay for this guitar. It's the right guitar for you if you are beginning to play gigs frequently.

(25 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Epi Sheraton II

By Beginner Brad

from Morgan Hill, CA

Comments about Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar:

I'm a beginner guitarist at 45. Bought my son a Squire Strat to learn on. He was having so much fun. That i kept playing with his. So the wife and kids bought the old man the Epi Sheraton II. I love it. It sounds good and with larger hands it is easier to play. The only bummer was that the output jack fell into the body of the guitar the first week of owning it. I feel like a kid again, i rush home from work to play with my son on our guitars. Have not changed anything on it, but the strings and lowered the bridge. I run it into a Vox amp. sounds great. FUN FUN FUN. Need to run home now and play.

(24 of 33 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sheraton II

By 15 guitars and counting

from Pennsylvania

Comments about Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar:

I own a sunburst Sheraton II and find it to be a nice sounding and playing guitar. The neck is very Gibson-like, and has a familiar feel. The only problem I have had is microphonic feedback from the inexpensive pick-ups. I get a high pitched squeal when using anything above moderate overdrive on my Marshall amp. If I plug in any of my other guitars(with EMG's or Duncan pickups) into the amp with the same control settings, I get no squeal. I have had a similar problem with an Epi Les Paul Plustop I own. I assume that once I replace the cheap humbuckers, it will cease. As for now, I am pleased with the guitar. Very nice headstock and fretboard inlays.

(18 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good guitar for modifications

By Carlos

from Brooklyn NY

Comments about Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar:

I got my first Epiphone Sheraton II in the late 90's. I've used it on several album recordings and the guitar has never let me down. I play with very heavy strings and the neck has never warped on me. Over the years I've added a bigsby bar and a pair of Seymour Duncan 59s. The guitar takes a beating and keeps sounding sweet. I like this guitar so much that I purchased a second one and replaced the stock pickups with Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates and Jazz Neck Pick-up, I've also added a Bigsy Bar. Cool tones from a guitar that is kind to modifications.

(15 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

epiphone by gibson

By Von Knoblock

from Sactown,CA

Comments about Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar:

I've always wanted a Gretsch or the likes of a semi hollowbody, last month I traded a newer bass of mine for a 1988 Sheriton, warm, classy, static free, & jazzy!! With a bigsby and a couple of seymour duncans, it would be perfect, afterall, it is the only one I've ever seen that reads Epiphone by Gibson, same size lettering on the headstock, in pearl to complement that beautiful pearl vinework, I've looked all over the web, yet cannot find one like it. I don't think you can find a better guitar for the price, from a legendary company!! I prefer this guitar over my Les Pauls!! YOU SHOULD BUY ONE!!!!

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect

By Mike

from Davison, Mi

Comments about Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar:

Ok Ive been wanting a semi hollow for a while now but I didnt want to break the bank so originaly I was looking at the Ibanex ac73. The saleman was pushing the Eppie dot over the Ibanez so i said ok lets give them a listen. He plugged in the dot first and it sounded muddy to me. Then he plugged in the Ibanex ac73. It was a shade better sounding. Then my wife spotted the sheradon II. I had him plug it in. The sheradon blew them away! The tone was so much cleared and sounde d great. I own a Martin D28, a Gibson Dove, A Fender Telecaster, a nother accoustic/electric Fender and a few others. I can throw all my other high end guitars away into the trash (not really) but this thing rocks! The Eppie blows all my high end guitars right out of the water and onto the shore. I cant believe the tone this thing has! I had to lower the bridge a little and tighten up the input jack and I put a set of DR tite-fit .10 string on it, plugged it into my 20 yo peavey classic IV amp and RP effects board set on cleaqn with a little delay and I found God. 12 hours later my wife was dragging me to bed. Im telling you BUY THIS GUITAR if you looking for a semi hollow. You wont be disappointed. I cant say enough good things about its tone and how it feels in my hand it is absoulety amazing for a lower priced guitar. This is already my all time favorite guitar and I bet I dont play the others much anymore. This guitar just inspires so much I cant believe it.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Gibson Killer

By na

from DFW, TX

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Comments about Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar:

I haven't A/B'd this directly against a Gibson ES-335. But, as a Gibson USA guy for many years, please allow me pass on some knowledge I've acquired the hard way. There's as much pride in workmanship in this Epiphone as I've ever seen on a Gibson. Sure, Gibson has to justify their insane retail prices somehow. But $150 pickups, pretty finishes, and a Gibson logo do NOT justify dropping 2 or 3 grand for me anymore. I've spent thousands on Gibsons and I've never quite felt like I got my money's worth, aside from a few good used Studios and maybe a couple SGs I suppose. The Sheraton II however, is worth every penny and then some. Set up properly, action is absurdly low without ANY fret buzz. Pickups are a solid 4 out of 5. Great output and very articulate. Resonance and sustain are just vastly beyond any solid body I've ever played. I did recently play a Gibson ES-335 and I'm not gonna lie. The Gibson is a better guitar. The shocking thing though? Not by much! If the Gibson was a 10, then I'd give the Sheraton an easy 8.5 REGARDLESS of the msrp. The only things the Gibson has going for it are solid wood vs laminated, and the pickups. That's it. If that's worth spending the extra 2 or 3 grand, that's your prerogative. For me, this guitar lacks NOTHING that actually matters. Plays, sounds, and looks amazing. Mojo for miles! Built extremely well and made to last. If you want more out of a guitar, you're chasing something that doesn't exist.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Classic rock and blues for 52 years

By kenneth

from Akron, Ohio

Comments about Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar:

I've had my Sheraton now for a little over a year .I bought it used from Guitar Center in Denver .It was made in Korea in 2012, came with a case . The guys at Guitar Center are always great and very helpful .I'm not a novice , I started playing guitar in 1963 . I have owned several American made Epiphones in the early years .That ceased when they went overseas much to my dismay .I started playing Gibsons and Fenders . I kind of forgot about Epiphones until I took a good look at the Sheratons . They rival the old American made ones , the finish , inlay work , playability , tone ,and beauty is fantastic.I owned a very expensive 1982 Gibson ES 335 , that I was never crazy about . I can honestly say I like the Sheraton better . Mine is Ebony , the finish is breath taking ,I love the locking bridge for changing strings .I left mine completely stock , which I can't say about my Gibsons and Fenders . I would recommend this model to anybody that appreciates a well made instrument . I can't comment on the Chinese , or Indonisian models , but my Korean Sheraton is a guitar I will keep forever !

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