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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
Epiphone Sheraton
1964-1969 Epiphone Sheraton Headstock
  • 1958-1970

Body:

  • Thinline double cutaway body
  • Semi-hollow construction
  • Solid maple center block
  • Maple top, back & sides

Neck:

  • 5-piece set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with V-Block inlays
  • "Vine of Life" headstock inlay
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Binding:

  • 7-ply top
  • 5-ply neck & pickguard
  • 3-ply headstock
  • 1-ply back & f-hole

Electronics:

  • 2 New York pickups (1958-1960)
  • 2 Mini-humbucker pickups (1960-1970)
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • Bound tortoise pickguard
  • Tune-o-matic bridge
  • Carousel knobs (1958-1960)
  • Reflector knobs (1960-1970)
  • Frequensator tailpiece
  • Optional Bigsby Vibrato (1958-1964)
  • Optional Epiphone vibrato (1965-1970)

Colors:

  • Ebony
  • Natural
  • Sunburst
  • Cherry Red



Sheraton (Matsumoku, Japan)

Epiphone Sheraton Matsumoku
Matsumoku 1982 Epiphone Sheraton
Epiphone Sheraton Matsumoku
Matsumoku Epiphone Sheraton with Stopbar

Body:

  • Arched maple top & back with maple sides
  • Maple/mahogany center block

Neck:

  • Set 3-piece maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with (seven) V-block inlays
  • "Vine of Life" inlay on headstock
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Binding:

  • 7-ply top
  • 5-ply neck & pickguard
  • 3-ply headstock
  • 1-ply back & f-hole

Electronics:

  • Maxon MMK 75 High output humbucker pickups
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • Deluxe individual tuners
  • 3-ply unbound pickguard
  • Gold reflector knobs
  • Tune-o-matic bridge
  • Frequensator tailpiece (1980-1981)
  • Stopbar tailpiece (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)

Body:

  • Arched maple top & back with maple sides
  • Maple/mahogany center block

Neck:

  • Set 3-piece maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with (ten) pearl block inlays
  • "VineoOf Life" inlay on headstock
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Binding:

  • 7-ply top
  • 5-ply neck & pickguard
  • 3-ply headstock
  • 1-ply back & f-hole

Electronics:

  • Maxon MMK High output humbucker pickups
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • Deluxe individual tuners
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with frequensator tailpiece
  • Multi-bound pickguard with "E" emblem
  • Gold reflector knobs



Sheraton II

Epiphone Sheraton II
1986-1988 "Epiphone by Gibson" Sheraton II
Epiphone Sheraton II
Epiphone Sheraton II
Epiphone Sheraton II
Epiphone Sheraton II
Modern Epiphone Sheraton II Headstock
  • 1986-Current
  • Model ETS2

Body:

  • Semi-hollow construction
  • Laminated maple body & top
  • Mahogany center block

Neck:

  • Set neck with SlimTaper "C" profile
  • 5-piece maple/walnut neck (1986-2007)
  • Maple neck with scarf-joint (2008-Current)
  • Rosewood fingerboard with V-block inlays
  • "Epiphone By Gibson" headstock inlay (1986-1988)
  • "Epiphone" headstock inlay (1989-Current)
  • 12" fingerboard radius
  • 22 medium-jumbo frets
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Binding:

  • 5-ply body, headstock & pickguard
  • 3-ply neck
  • 1-ply back
  • No f-hole binding

Elctronics:

  • Alnico Classic Humbucker pickups
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • Elevated tortoise pickguard with "E" emblem
  • Grover tuners
  • Gold bell knobs

Colors:

  • Ebony (EB)
  • Natural (NA)
  • Vintage Sunburst (VS)
  • Wine Red (WR)
  • Alpine White (AW)
  • Pearl White (PW)



Sheraton II Deluxe

Epiphone Sheraton Deluxe
Epiphone Sheraton Deluxe
Epiphone Sheraton Deluxe
Epiphone Sheraton Deluxe
Epiphone Sheraton Deluxe
Epiphone Sheraton Deluxe
  • 2003-2004


Body:

  • Semi-hollow construction
  • Laminated maple body & top
  • Mahogany center block
  • Flamed maple top

Neck:

  • Set neck with SlimTaper "C" profile
  • 5-piece maple/walnut neck (1986-2007)
  • Maple neck with scarf-joint (2008-Current)
  • Rosewood fingerboard with V-block inlays
  • "Epiphone By Gibson" headstock inlay (1986-1988)
  • "Epiphone" headstock inlay (1989-Current)
  • 12" fingerboard radius
  • 22 medium-jumbo frets
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Binding:

  • 5-ply body, headstock & pickguard
  • 3-ply neck
  • 1-ply back
  • No f-hole binding

Elctronics:

  • Alnico Classic Humbucker pickups
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • Elevated tortoise pickguard with "E" emblem
  • Grover tuners
  • Gold bell knobs

Colors:

  • Vintage Sunburst



Elitist Sheraton

Epiphone Elitist Sheraton
Epiphone Elitist Sheraton
Epiphone Elitist Sheraton
Epiphone Elitist Sheraton Headstock
  • 2002-2008

Body:

  • 5-ply maple top, back & sides
  • 16" body width
  • 1.75" body depth

Neck:

  • 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
  • 2-ply truss rod cover with "Elite" or "Elitist" engraving
  • Bone nut
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Binding:

  • 7-ply body
  • 1-ply neck
  • 5-ply pickguard
  • 3-ply headstock
  • Unbound f-holes

ELectronics:

  • Two USA NY Mini-humbuckers
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Gold reflector knobs
  • Grover tuners with Imperial buttons
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • Raised tortoise pickguard with foil "E" emblem
  • 24K gold hardware

Colors:

  • Vintage Sunburst (VS)
  • Natural (NA)

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
Epiphone John Lee Hooker 1964 Sheraton Headstock
Epiphone John Lee Hooker 1964 Sheraton Headstock
  • 2000-2005
  • Model USS1 & USS2
  • Made in Japan - Assembled in the USA

Body:

  • Laminated Maple body
  • Spruce top

Neck:

  • Set Mahogany Neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with Block & Triangle inlays
  • Vine of Life inlay on headstock
  • 2-screw truss rod cover with "John Lee Hooker" inscription
  • 24.75” Scale
  • 1.68” Nut

Binding:

  • 8-ply body
  • 3-ply headstock
  • Single-ply neck

Electronics:

  • 2 Gibson NY Mini-Humbuckers with original Alnico-V magnets
  • 2 vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Gold Hardware
  • Tune-o-matic bridge
  • Elevated pickguard with "The Boogie Man" inscription
  • Gold reflector knobs
  • Grover diecast tuners
  • Frequensator tailpiece (Sheraton)
  • Stopbar Tailpiece (Sheraton II)

Colors:

  • Antique Natural (AN) - Sheraton
  • Vintage Sunburst (VS) - Sheraton II

includes:

  • Stamped with John Lee Hooker's original serial number
  • Hand-numbered label



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

Body:

  • Laminated maple body & top
  • Semi-hollow construction

Neck:

  • Set maple neck with SlimTaper profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with V-block inlays
  • Vine of Life inlay on headstock
  • Gold engraved truss rod cover
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Binding:

  • 5-ply body & headstock
  • 7-ply neck
  • Single-ply f-holes

Electronics:

  • 2 Humbucker pickups
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • Grover tuners
  • Amber bell knobs

Colors:

  • Antique Sunburst (AS)

Includes:

  • 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 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

Body:

  • Laminated maple body & top
  • Semi-hollow construction

Neck:

  • Set maple neck with SlimTaper profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with V-block inlays
  • Pearloid "BOOGIE MAN" inlay at 12th fret
  • Pearloid truss cover with "John Lee Hooker" inscription
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Binding:

  • 5-ply body & headstock
  • 7-ply neck
  • Single-ply f-holes

Electronics:

  • 2 Humbucker pickups
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • Grover tuners
  • Pearloid pickguard with raised "E" emblem
  • Amber bell knobs

Colors:

  • Ebony (EB)

Includes:

  • Red label with John Lee Hoooker picture & signature



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
  • Nitrocellulose finish

Neck:

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

Binding:

  • Multi-ply body & neck
  • Single-ply f-holes

Electronics:

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

Hardware:

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

Colors:

  • Cherry (CH)
  • Vintage Sunburst (VS)
  • Natural (NA)



1962 Sheraton Reissue

Epiphone Sheraton Deluxe
Epiphone 1962 Sheraton Reissue
Epiphone Sheraton Deluxe
Epiphone 1962 Sheraton Reissue
Epiphone Sheraton Deluxe
Epiphone 1962 Sheraton Reissue
  • 2013
  • Model E212T & E212TV
  • Limited Run of 1,962 units

Body:

  • Laminated Maple Top & Body

Neck:

  • Set Mahogany Neck with 60's SlimTaper Profile
  • Rosewood Fingerboard with Pearloid & Abalone Block & Triangle Inlays
  • Dovewing Headstock with Pearloid Vine Inlay
  • 22 Medium-Jumbo Frets
  • 12" Fingerboard Radius
  • 24.75" Scale Lenth
  • 1.68" Nut Width

Binding:

  • 7-Layer Top
  • 5-ply pickguard
  • 3-Layer Back & headstock
  • 1-Layer Neck

Electronics:

  • Gibson USA Mini-Humbucker Pickups
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone Controls
  • 3-way Selector Switch
  • CTS Potentiometers

Hardware:

  • Gold Hardware
  • Frequensator (T) or Tremotone (TV) Tailpiece
  • LockTone Tune-o-matic Bridge
  • 14:1 ratio Grover Kidney Tuners
  • TopHat Knobs with Metal Inserts

Colors

  • Cherry (CH)
  • Natural (NA)
  • Vintage 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
  • Inspired by Oasis guitarist, Noel Gallagher’s hand-painted Union Jack Sheraton

Body:

  • 5-ply Laminated Maple Top & Body

Neck:

  • Set Mahogany Neck with 1960's SlimTaper Profile
  • Rosewood Fingerboard with Pearloid & Abalone Block & Triangle Inlays
  • Additional fingerboard inlay at 17th, 19th and 21st frets
  • USA Sheraton headstock shape and vine inlay
  • Imitation bone nut
  • 22 Medium-Jumbo Frets
  • 12" Fingerboard Radius
  • 24.75" Scale Lenth
  • 1.68" Nut Width

Binding:

  • Single-ply Top, back & neck Binding
  • 3-ply Headstock Binding

Electronics:

  • Gibson USA Mini-Humbucker pickups
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone Controls
  • CTS Potentiometers
  • 3-way Selector Switch

Hardware:

  • Gold Hardware
  • Grover 18:1 ratio die-cast tuners
  • Frequensator Tailpiece
  • LockTone Tune-o-matic Bridge
  • TopHat Knobs with Metal Inserts

Includes:

  • 1960's blue rectangle label
  • Includes vintage hard case and COA

Colors:

  • Alpine White (AW) with Union Jack graphics on top



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