The Epiphone Sheraton II Pro in a delicious vintage sunburst delivers the cool sophistication of classic model, with appropriate appointments and finishing touches throughout. Modern build quality is present to ensure that this beauty is as solid a workhorse as one could hope for, whilst the sublime timbre of the guitar is delivered with aplomb by the ProBucker humbuckers.
The body of the Epiphone Sheraton II Pro Electric Guitar is constructed from laminated maple, and shaped to the semi-hollowbody with double-cutaway. The large lower bout of the body allows the Sheraton to create a rumbling energy that is infused with warmth and depth. To prevent that inherent power from overwhelming the guitar lushly textured output, a mahogany centre block runs along the inside of the guitar. This restricts feedback without sacrificing on sustain.
Glued into the body is a hard maple neck that has been carved to a 1960's SlimTaper C profile for exceptional comfort. Lying atop this is a rosewood fingerboard with "Block & Triangle" Inlays, using Mother of Pearl and Abalone, which complement the headstock’s historic "Tree of Life" inlay perfectly.
The original Sheraton combined the feedback-resistant qualities of the ES-335 with the cosmetics and inlays from Epiphone and relied on a split-trapeze Frequensator tailpiece, while this version, the Epiphone Sheraton II Pro, has improved sustain provided by the introduction of a Stopbar tailpiece, which works in tandem with a LockTone locking Tune-o-matic bridge. This is in addition to the precise, stable tuning offered to the guitar via a set of gold Grover 18:1 ratio machine heads.
Making the most of that gorgeous maple neck, and the body that provides so much tone and sustain, is a pair of ProBucker Humbuckers, which deliver the heavenly, characterful tone of the Sheraton impeccably. With a ProBucker-2 in the neck position delivering smooth, buttery tones, you have the perfect tone for executing fat and thick blues, or dial back the tone control and go for some snappy, jazzy licks. In the bridge position is a hotter sounding ProBucker-3, perfect for giving your leads a searing intensity, lifting your solos above the mix with ease.
Each pickup is equipped with independent volume and tone control knobs, which are equipped with 500k Ohm potentiometers to ensure smooth attenuation at all times. The all-metal three-way pickup selector switch, enables ready access to a wide range of potential tones.
This version of the Epiphone Sheraton II Pro Electric Guitar is finished in a beautiful vintage sunburst gloss that really compliments the "heartbeat" of this remarkable guitar.
Manufacturer Epiphone Model Sheraton II Pro Body Material Laminated Maple Neck Material 5-pc Hard Maple / Walnut Laminated Neck Profile 1960s SlimTaper, C-Profile Fingerboard Material Rosewood No. of Frets 22 Fret Size Medium Jumbo Position Inlays "Block & Triangle" Inlays, Mother of Pearl and Abalone Fingerboard Radius 12" Pickups ProBucker-3 (Bridge)
Pickup Config. HH Active/Passive Passive Controls 3-Way Pickup Selector
Bridge Gold Locktone Tune-o-matic Tailpiece StopBar Hardware Finish Gold Tuners Grover Rotomatic, 18:1 Ratio Pickguard Bound "Tortoise" with metal "E" Finish Vintage Sunburst
- Sublime tone and playability!
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