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Epiphone Sheraton
1964-1969 Epiphone Sheraton Headstock
Epiphone Sheraton
1975-1994 Japanese Epiphone Sheraton Headstock
Modern Epiphone Sheraton II Headstock

The Epiphone Sheraton is a thinline semi-acoustic, semi-hollow bodied electric guitar. Though the Sheraton and all its variations were introduced under the ownership of the Gibson Guitar Corporation, Epiphone is the exclusive manufacturer.

Gibson designed the Sheraton's body at the same time as their similar, though less fancy ES-335 model. It featured the same double rounded horns body as the 335 and had similarly placed electronics. The Sheraton was fitted with a set glued-in neck, in accordance with Gibson's standard practice. One distinguishing characteristic of the Sheraton was its Frequensator tail piece. While Gibson's 335 usually featured a stop tail piece or in some cases a vibrato tail-piece, the Sheraton had a Frequensator. Another unique feature was its inlay. The 335 originally used dot inlays on the neck, later replaced by blocks. The Sheraton featured a block and triangle inlay, as well as a fancy vine on the headstock.


The Epiphone Sheraton II was introduced in 1986 and featured only one major difference. The Frequensator tail piece was now replaced by a fixed stop bar. Recently the vintage sunburst finish that many Sheratons are made in has changed color from a black on deep red color to a black on orange-yellow color.


See Also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epiphone_Sheraton


Contents

Models


Sheraton

1960-1962 Epiphone Sheraton
1961-1962 Epiphone Sheraton
1963-1969 Epiphone Sheraton
1963-1969 Epiphone Sheraton with Tremtone Vibrola
  • 1958-1970
  • Thinline double cutaway body
  • Semi-hollow body with solid maple block down center
  • 5-piece set mahogany neck
  • Single bound Rosewood fingerboard with V-Block inlays
  • Multi-ply body & headstock binding
  • Pearl "Tree of Life" headstock inlay
  • Bound tortoise pickguard
  • Tune-o-matic bridge
  • Gold hardware
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Pickups:

  • 2 New York pickups 1958-1960
  • 2 Mini-humbucker pickups 1960-1970

Control Knobs:

  • Carousel knobs 1958-1960
  • Reflector knobs 1960-1970

Tailpiece:

  • Frequensator tailpiece
  • Optional Bigsby Vibrato 1958-1964
  • Optional Epiphone vibrato 1965-1970

Colors:

  • Ebony
  • Natural
  • Sunburst
  • Cherry Red



Sheraton (Matsumoku, Japan JDM)



Sheraton (Matsumoku, Japan)

Epiphone Sheraton Matsumoku
Matsumoku 1982 Epiphone Sheraton
Epiphone Sheraton Matsumoku
Matsumoku Epiphone Sheraton with Stopbar
  • 1980-1985 Worldwide distribution
  • MMK 75 High output humbucker pickups
  • Arched maple top & back with maple sides
  • Maple/mahogany center block
  • Multi-bound top & neck
  • Single-bound back
  • 3-piece solid maple set neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with (seven) V-block inlays
  • "Tree Of Life" inlay on headstock
  • Deluxe individual tuners
  • Tune-o-matic bridge
  • 3-ply unbound pickguard
  • Gold hardware
  • Gold reflector knobs
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Tailpiece:

  • Frequensator 1980-1981
  • Stopbar 1981-1985

Colors:

  • Antique Sunburst
  • Wine Red
  • Natural







Sheraton (Terada, Japan)

Epiphone Sheraton II
Epiphone Sheraton (Terada, Japan)
Epiphone Sheraton II
Epiphone Sheraton Headstock (Terada, Japan)
  • Model E212T
  • 1987-1994
  • Japan Domestic Market only
  • MMK High output humbucker pickups
  • Arched maple top & back with maple sides
  • Maple/mahogany center block
  • Bound f-holes
  • Multi-bound top & neck
  • Single-bound back
  • 3-piece solid maple set neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with (ten) pearl block inlays
  • "Tree Of Life" inlay on headstock
  • Deluxe individual tuners
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with frequensator tailpiece
  • Multi-bound pickguard with "E" emblem
  • Gold hardware
  • Gold reflector knobs
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width



Sheraton II

Epiphone Sheraton II
1986-1988 "Epiphone by Gibson" Sheraton II
Epiphone Sheraton II
Epiphone Sheraton II
  • Model ETS2
  • 1986-Current
  • Alnico Classic Humbucker pickups
  • Semi-hollow laminated maple body & top
  • Mahogany center block
  • 5-ply body, neck, pickguard & headstock binding
  • Set maple neck with SlimTaper "C" profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with V-block inlays
  • 12" fingerboard radius
  • 22 medium-jumbo frets
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • Elevated tortoise pickguard with "E" emblem
  • Grover tuners
  • Gold bell knobs
  • Gold hardware
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Neck:

  • 5-piece maple/walnut neck 1986-2007
  • Maple neck with scarf-joint 2008-Current

Headstock Inlay:

  • "Epiphone By Gibson" 1986-1988
  • "Epiphone" 1989-Current

Colors:

  • Ebony
  • Natural
  • Vintage Sunburst
  • Wine Red
  • Alpine White



Sheraton II Deluxe

Epiphone Sheraton Deluxe
Epiphone Sheraton Deluxe
  • 2003-2004
  • Metallic gold "Limited Edition" on back of headstock
  • Alnico Classic Humbucker pickups
  • Semi-hollow laminated maple body & top
  • Flamed maple top
  • 5-piece maple neck with SlimTaper profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with V-block inlays
  • Multi-ply body, neck & headstock binding
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • Grover tuners
  • Gold bell knobs
  • Gold hardware
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width
  • Vintage Sunburst finish



Elitist Sheraton

Epiphone Elitist Sheraton
Epiphone Elitist Sheraton
Epiphone Elitist Sheraton
Epiphone Elitist Sheraton Headstock
  • 2002-2008
  • Two USA NY Mini-humbuckers
  • 5-ply maple top, back & sides
  • Unbound f-holes
  • 7-ply body binding
  • 1-ply neck binding
  • 5-ply pickguard binding
  • 3-ply headstock binding
  • 1-piece set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with abalone & pearl V-block inlays
  • Traditional headstock with pearl Tree of Life inlay
  • Elite or Elitist logo on back of headstock
  • Grover tuners with Imperial buttons
  • 2-ply truss rod cover with "Elite" or "Elitist" engraving
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • Raised tortoise pickguard with foil "E" emblem
  • 24K gold hardware
  • Gold reflector knobs
  • Bone nut
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width
  • 16" body width
  • 1.75" body depth

Colors:

  • Vintage Sunburst
  • Natural

Source: http://www2.epiphone.com/elitist/sheraton.htm

See Also: Elitist Archtops



John Lee Hooker Sheraton & Sheraton II

Epiphone John Lee Hooker 1964 Sheraton
Epiphone John Lee Hooker 1964 Sheraton
Epiphone John Lee Hooker 1964 Sheraton II
Epiphone John Lee Hooker 1964 Sheraton II
  • 2000-2005
  • Model USS1 & USS2
  • Made in Japan - Assembled in the USA
  • 2 Gibson NY Mini-Humbuckers with original Alnico-V magnets
  • Laminated Maple/Spruce body
  • Set Mahogany Neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with Block & Triangle inlays
  • Body, neck and head binding
  • Tune-o-matic bridge
  • Gold Hardware
  • Gold reflector knobs
  • 2 vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch
  • 24.75” Scale
  • 1.68” Nut
  • Stamped with Hooker's original serial number & hand-numbered inside

Tailpiece:

  • Frequensator tailpiece - Sheraton
  • Stopbar Tailpiece - Sheraton II

Colors:

  • Antique Natural - Sheraton
  • Vintage Sunburst - Sheraton II



John Lee Hooker 50th Anniversary Sheraton

Epiphone John Lee Hooker 50th Anniversary Sheraton II
Epiphone John Lee Hooker 50th Anniversary Sheraton II
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Epiphone John Lee Hooker 50th Anniversary Sheraton II Headstock
Epiphone John Lee Hooker 50th Anniversary Sheraton II Label
  • 1998
  • Limited Run of 50 guitars to commemorate 50 years of recording
  • Made in Korea
  • 2 Humbucker pickups
  • Semi-hollow laminated maple body & top
  • Set maple neck with SlimTaper profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with V-block inlays
  • Gold engraved truss rod cover
  • Multi-ply body, neck & headstock binding
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • Grover tuners
  • Amber bell knobs
  • Gold hardware
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width
  • Antique Sunburst finish
  • White label with John Lee Hooker picture and signature
  • Vintage hardshell case with shroud
  • Collectors photo
  • "Best of Friends" single



John Lee Hooker Boogie Man Sheraton

Epiphone John Lee Hooker Boogie manSheraton
Epiphone John Lee Hooker Boogieman Sheraton
Epiphone John Lee Hooker Boogieman Sheraton Inlay Epiphone John Lee Hooker Boogieman Sheraton Closeup
Epiphone John Lee Hooker Boogieman Sheraton Inlay
Epiphone John Lee Hooker Boogieman Sheraton Closeup
  • 1999
  • Limited run of 220 guitars
  • Made in Korea
  • 2 Humbucker pickups
  • Semi-hollow laminated maple body & top
  • set maple neck with SlimTaper profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with V-block inlays
  • Pearloid "BOOGIE MAN" inlay at 12th fret
  • Pearloid truss cover with "Jonh Lee Hooker" engraved
  • Multi-ply body, neck & headstock binding
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • Grover tuners
  • Pearloid pickguard with raised "E" emblem
  • Amber bell knobs
  • Gold hardware
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width
  • Red label with John Lee Hoooker picture & signature
  • Ebony finish



Nashville USA Collection Sheraton

Epiphone Nashville USA Centennial Sheraton
Epiphone Nashville USA Centennial Sheraton
  • 1993-1994
  • Limited run of 250 guitars
  • Made in Nashville, USA
  • Limited run of 250 guitars
  • Built to exact specifications of original Sheraton

Body:

  • Semi-hollow body construction
  • Laminated maple top
  • Laminated maple body with solid maple center block
  • Multi-bound body
  • Single-bound f-holes
  • Nitrocellulose finish

Neck:

  • Laminated maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with V-block inlays
  • Pearl vine inlay on headstock
  • Blank truss rod cover
  • Multi-bound neck
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Electronics:

  • Epiphone designed mini-humbucker pickups
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Tune-o-matic bridge with frequensator tailpiece
  • Raised toirtoise pickguard with raised "E" emblem
  • Gold hardware
  • Gold reflector knobs

Colors:

  • Cherry
  • Vintage Sunburst
  • Natural



1962 Sheraton Reissue

Epiphone Sheraton Deluxe
Epiphone 1962 Sheraton Reissue
  • Model E212T & E212TV
  • 2013
  • Limited Run of 1,962 pieces
  • Gibson USA Mini-Humbucker Pickups
  • Laminated Maple Top & Body
  • 7-Layer Top Binding
  • 3-Layer Back Binding
  • 1-Layer Neck Binding
  • 3-Layer Headstock Binding
  • Set Mahogany Neck with 60's SlimTaper Profile
  • Rosewood Fingerboard with Pearloid & Abalone Block & Triangle Inlays
  • 22 Medium-Jumbo Frets
  • 12" Fingerboard Radius
  • Dovewing Headstock with Pearloid Vine Inlay
  • Frequensator (T) or Tremotone (TV) Tailpiece
  • LockTone Tune-o-matic Bridge
  • 14:1 ratio Grover Kidney Tuners
  • Gold Hardware
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone Controls
  • CTS Potentiometers
  • TopHat Knobs with Metal Inserts
  • 3-way Selector Switch
  • 24.75" Scale Lenth
  • 1.68" Nut Width

Colors

  • Cherry (CH)
  • Natural (NA)
  • Vint.Sunburst (VS)
  • TV-Model in Cherry only

Includes

  • 1962 Collection Certificate of Authenticity
  • Presentation Binder with Collection Photo
  • 1962 Reissue Hard Case



Union Jack Sheraton

Epiphone Union Jack Sheraton
Epiphone Union Jack Sheraton
Epiphone Union Jack Sheraton
Epiphone Union Jack Sheraton
Epiphone Union Jack Sheraton
Epiphone Union Jack Sheraton
  • 2014
  • Estimated production of 1000 pieces
  • Inspired by Oasis guitarist, Noel Gallagher’s hand-painted Union Jack Sheraton
  • Gibson USA Mini-Humbuckers
  • 5-ply Laminated Maple Top & Body
  • Single-Layer Top, back & neck Binding
  • 3-Layer Headstock Binding
  • Set Mahogany Neck with 1960's SlimTaper Profile
  • Rosewood Fingerboard with Pearloid & Abalone Block & Triangle Inlays
  • 22 Medium-Jumbo Frets
  • 12" Fingerboard Radius
  • Grover 18:1 ratio die-cast tuners
  • Imitation bone nut
  • USA Sheraton headstock shape and vine inlay
  • Additional fingerboard inlay at 17th, 19th and 21st frets
  • Frequensator Tailpiece
  • LockTone Tune-o-matic Bridge
  • Gold Hardware
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone Controls
  • CTS Potentiometers
  • TopHat Knobs with Metal Inserts
  • 3-way Selector Switch
  • 24.75" Scale Lenth
  • 1.68" Nut Width
  • 1960's blue rectangle label
  • Includes vintage hard case and COA
  • Alpine White finish with Union Jack graphics on top



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