The Epiphone Sheraton II Pro finished in a sumptuous wine red, resurrects the style and timbre of the classic model in impeccable fashion. However, this rendition of Epiphone’s most influential “thin-line” semi-hollowbody electric archtop, boasts a pair of ProBucker humbucker pickups that give your tone a serious kick, making this model perfect for those who demand versatility and power.
Delightful build quality
The body of the Epiphone Sheraton II Pro Electric Guitar is constructed from laminated maple with a mahogany centre block. The laminated maple is an inspired choice in the construction of the Sheraton, as it leaps at the chance to resonate freely to make the most of the semi-hollowbody shape. As the wood is laminated, it has fantastic resilience in handling changes in temperate and humidity – a must for travelling guitarists.
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 pau ferro fingerboard with "Block & Triangle" Inlays, using Mother of Pearl and Abalone, which complement the headstock’s historic "Tree of Life" inlay perfectly. The double-cutaway body profile makes it very easy to access the fingerboard in its entirety.
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 ProBucker humbuckers, meticulously designed to recreate the sublime vintage offerings of the classic model. The neck pickup is a ProBucker 2, which yields creamy tones that are perfect for sultry blues and jazzy sparkle. The bridge is home to a ProBucker 3 pickup, which runs a little hotter to deliver a shining output that is fantastic for solos and chunky rhythm. Both of the Epiphone Sheraton II Pro’s pickups have their own volume and tone control knobs, alongside an all-metal three-way pickup selector switch.
Delivering all the raw, hot tone that player’s demand of their vintage tones and mixing it with finesse and elegance. The Epiphone Sheraton II Pro Electric Guitar in wine red plays every bit as amazing as it looks, simply superb.
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 Pau Ferro 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 Wine Red
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