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The Sheraton was Gibson’s response to guitarists who wanted a classic archtop, with the ability to push their tone into overdrive. Based upon Les Paul’s original “The Log” design, the Sheraton is built with a solid block down the body center. This gives the instrument control enough to be driven hard, without endless feedback.
Epiphone has been a household name with artists and players alike for over 120 years. Creating some of the most memorable and innovative instruments of our time, it’s classic arch top guitars have remained ubiquitous in rock ’n roll lore.
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 Graphtech® NuBone XL™ nut that is as hard as bone but will last a lifetime without chipping or cracking. Graphtech molds and engineers each NuBone XL™ nut for consistent tone and string balance as well as precise string spacing.
The Epiphone Sheraton™ II-PRO now features new critically acclaimed ProBucker™ humbuckers. The first humbuckers 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-splitting via their individual volume controls. coil-splitting allows a player to turn a humbucker pickup into a single coil pickup for endless tone combinations. Each ProBucker pickup's volume and tone control use 1" 500K Ohm potentiometers along with a 3-way pickup selector with an ivory-colored toggle cap.
Like all Epiphone instruments, the guitar comes with Gibson’s famous Limited Lifetime Warranty.
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