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The Epiphone Sheraton-II PRO honors Epiphone' most influential œthin-line™ semi-hollowbody electric archtop now with critically acclaimed ProBucker pickups with coil-tapping and a Graph Tech NuBone XL... Read More

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Overview

The Epiphone Sheraton-II PRO honors Epiphone' most influential œthin-line™ semi-hollowbody electric archtop now with critically acclaimed ProBucker pickups with coil-tapping and a Graph Tech NuBone XL nut.

An Epiphone Icon: Hailed by blues legend John Lee Hooker as "an outdid 335," the Sheraton has been renown for decades for its combination of superior tone and beautiful pearloid and abalone inlay. Originally released in 1959, the inspiration for the "thin-line" or ES Series has its roots in Les Paul's first solidbody guitar, "The Log," that Les built in Epiphone's factory in Manhattan in 1940.

"The Log" was made from Epiphone parts with a 4" x 4" piece of pinewood down the middle. The ES Series is also semi-hollow with a solid center, which makes it more resistant to feedback than a typical archtop guitar.

Inside the Epiphone Sheraton-II PRO: "The Outdid 335"
John Lee Hooker described the original Sheraton as an "outdid 335" for its striking fingerboard inlay, classic shape, and elegant ivory and black binding on the top, back, neck, headstock and f-holes. The new Sheraton-II PRO has the same profile and is made from laminated maple and topped with a bound "tortoise" style pickguard with a signature metal "E" (for Epiphone) and the same classic binding.

The Sheraton-II PRO has a hand-set 5-piece laminated hard maple/walnut 24.75" scale neck with a beautiful rosewood fingerboard with block and triangle pearloid and abalone inlays, 22 medium-jumbo frets, and a large vintage-style "tree of life" motif "Clipped Ear" headstock. The Epiphone Sheraton-II PRO also now comes with the new Graph Tech NuBone XL nut that is as hard as bone but will last a lifetime without chipping or cracking. Graph Tech molds and engineers each NuBone XL nut for consistent tone and string balance as well as precise string spacing.

ProBucker Humbuckers
The Epiphone Sheraton II-PRO now features new critically acclaimed ProBucker humbuckers. The first humbuckers (often called "Patent Applied For" for the tell-tale sticker found on the back of the pickups) were made at the Epiphone/Gibson factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan in the late '50s and have acquired a mythical status among guitar players. Epiphone ProBucker pickups have that elusive tone because they are made with the same alloy as the originals - 18% nickel-silver unit bases and covers - along with Sand cast Alnico II magnets and high quality 4-conductor lead wire. Each ProBucker pickup is also vacuum wax potted to eliminate microphonics.

The Epiphone Sheraton-II PRO has a ProBucker-2 in the neck position and a slightly hotter ProBucker-3 in the lead position. Both pickups also have coil-tapping via their individual volume controls. Coil-tapping allows a player to turn a humbucker pickup into a single coil pickup for endless tone combinations. Each ProBucker pickup' volume and tone control use 1 500K Ohm potentiometers along with a 3-way pickup selector with an ivory-colored toggle cap.

Epiphone Gold Hardware
The Epiphone Sheraton II-PRO has rock solid nickel hardware in elegant gold with an unbeatable LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge and StopBar tailpiece combo. Tuning is easy and reliable with gold Grover Rotomatic machine heads with a pro-level 18:1 tuning ratio. The Sheraton-II PRO is strung at the factory with D™Addario 10-46 gauge strings.

Case sold separately.

Features
  • Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Semi-hollow or chambered body
  • Body material: Laminated
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Maple Laminated
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: '60s SlimTaper
  • Neck wood: Maple with walnut
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Block and triangle
  • Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: ProBucker 2
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: ProBucker 3
  • Brand: Epiphone
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Not applicable
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: Volume controls with coil tap
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: Coil tap
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Grover Rotomatic
  • Color: Gold
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups, Vintage "Large Clipped Ear" with Mother of Pearl "Vine" Inlay
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China
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EpiphoneSheraton-II PRO Electric Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 9 reviews)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good feel (8)
  • Good tone (7)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Jamming (7)
  • Small venues (4)
  • Recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Novice (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Another great Epiphone

By Stumble and Strum

from Central Illinois

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Awesome Curb Appeal
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • On the Heavy Side for a Semi-Hollowbody

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues
  • Versatile Set of Sounds

Comments about Epiphone Sheraton-II PRO Electric Guitar:

I compared this to the Gretsch G5420T and the Epi 339 Pro. This edged out the 339 on overall sound and beat out the Gretsch for it's versatility with the coil taps. Overall, I've been very happy with this guitar. Solid build and finish. I will note that the finish on the guitar was much darker than what appears in many of the pics. It is a deeper wine red - almost black in some lighting.

 
5.0

Worth every penny!!!!

By Blue in Alabama

from Montgomery, AL

About Me Novice

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues
    • Worship Service

    Comments about Epiphone Sheraton-II PRO Electric Guitar:

    I love this guitar more every time I pick it up. Build quality is amazing. The Grover tuners are incredibly smooth and the strings move effortlessly through the high quality nut. I replaced the strings as soon as I got it home with D'addario 10-46 XL's and adjusted the bridge height. The intonation is spot on and no fret buzz. Action is nice and low at the first and 12th fret. I love the sound I get out of the ProBuckers. I mainly play with the Bridge Humbucker for clean, blues sound. The single coil splitting feature is nice for some extra versatility. I can't believe how nice this guitar is built for the price. The 5 ply binding on the headstock is flawless. The "tree of life" inlay" has beautiful color in it with good lighting. Bound neck with abalone, pearloid inlays. Wow!!! I have Fenders, Gibsons, and a PRS. This guitar rivals all of them. Love it. I like the D shape feel of the guitar neck. Frets are well polished and bends are effortless. New design of the tailpiece keeps it clipped it place for string changes instead of falling out like the old style. TOM bridge is also nicely secured in place. 5 ply binding on the Tortoise shell pick guard is very nice. I tried to think of something negative to say but I am speechless. I repair/adjust all of my own guitars and have built guitars from parts/kits, but this is a joy right out of the case. Great Bargain, Guitar Center made me an awesome deal on it as they always take good care of me. I had my heart set on an Epiphone Lucille, but this was in stock on the shelf and I could not imagine being happier with any other semi-hollow guitar.

     
    4.0

    Hot Guitar

    By bluesjack

    from Danvers Ma

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Epiphone Sheraton-II PRO Electric Guitar:

      It's been a long time since I've owned an electric guitar but this one feels and sounds right. Love the twangy lows and the screaming highs. Lightning fast neck and it looks beautiful. Price is right too.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      good all around guitar, not too heavy or bulky

      By Rockin' Ronnie

      from Hackettstown, New Jersey

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • nice body thickness adding to balanced weight
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Epiphone Sheraton-II PRO Electric Guitar:

        This guitar is an all around great guitar, best suited, in my opinion for rhythm and blues and classic rock. The ProBuckers are a great addition with good response and deliverance. Very versatile guitar anywhere from easy listening to classic rock & roll. Well balance weight for standing or sitting. Great looks.

        (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Casino is WAAAAYYYY better

        By Jammin

        from Tenn

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Looks Cool

        Cons

        • Bad Feel

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Epiphone Sheraton-II PRO Electric Guitar:

        I was trying to decide between this and the casino and I choose this....BIG MISTAKE!!! It looks very cool but, the fret board has no mobility. It was a little twangy for what I was expecting (especially for humbuckers). The casino sounded way better and I was happy when i returned the Sheraton for the casino.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Deal

        By Teedog007

        from Marine, Ill

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Quality Craftsmanship
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Epiphone Sheraton-II PRO Electric Guitar:

          I wanted a 335 but didn't want to pay the price so I decided to give this a try. It has not disappointed. This guitar feels just as solid as my Gibson LP. It holds it tune just as well, in fact it came out of the box nearly in tune. I was worried because this is the first guitar that I have bought that was made in China. When I took it out of the box I looked over every inch and I could not find anything wrong with the finish or the set up. My only word of caution is that I got the red wine finish and it was more of a blood (dark) red which I think looks much better with the gold trim. It has a much warmer look.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome Guitar,store clerks

          By Rick

          from Anderson Island

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Epiphone Sheraton-II PRO Electric Guitar:

            Incredible value, extremely hard to find anything that compares for the dollar

            (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            This guitar is great for the price

            By SixStringer

            from Pacheco, California

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel

            Cons

            • Poor output Jack
            • Poor Pick Up
            • Poor Pots

            Best Uses

              Comments about Epiphone Sheraton-II PRO Electric Guitar:

              First off, this guitar build is solid and a great guitar for the price, however...that said it can be an awesome guitar if the electronics are replaced. So, I replaced the two pickups with Seth Lover SH-55n (neck) and SH-55b (bridge). I also replaced the volume and tone pots, 3 position switch, output jack and wiring harness.

              So...this guitar now ROCKS with awesome tone....sweet high end. If you like Larry Carlton's tone...this is it!!!

              (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great buy!!!

              By Mac

              from Pittsburgh

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Epiphone Sheraton-II PRO Electric Guitar:

                I bought the Sheraton Pro II in October and I absolutely love it! I was looking at the Sheraton guitar and was reading complaints about the pick ups so I held off on buying one and then the new Sheraton Pro II came out with completely new humbucker pick ups so I bought it. I am really glad that I did. It sounds great there are no feed back or humming problems when I'm playing with my band or practicing. Has great sound for rhythm or playing leads. This is a guitar I will keep and keep playing forever it truly is now my go to guitar. The only complaint is the way it sits on my shoulder do to the strap connections if you do not hold onto it the neck will slide down towards the ground.

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