Epiphone Sheraton II Review

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lyndonbournon's review of Epiphone Sheraton II

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Epiphone Sheraton II

“I recently bought a Sheraton here in Manitoba. The...”

Written on: 17/08/2005 by lyndonbournon (2 reviews written)

Good Points
Sounds fabulous and looks superb.

Bad Points
The fretboard is rather frictional.

General Comments
I recently bought a Sheraton here in Manitoba. The guitar had to go back to Toronto after a week, due to developing a fret buzz that a set-up wouldn't cure. Apparently the problem was cured by filing down the 21st fret. I really enjoy the guitar, but wish I could get the fretboard feeling a bit smoother.

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266533_Mike Mcd's Response to lyndonbournon's Review

Written on: 10/11/2006

Smoothing up any fretboard can start with a sealer/filler, carefully and sparingly applied. In order to get a glass like smoothness on rosewood or ebony, usually a little elbow grease can transform a rough fretboard into a very nice one. First, use a very fine steel wool to smooth the wood by going back and forth with the grain (with the grain - important). Take care around the frets, use your finger nail or a heavy pick to smooth the hard to get at area adjacent to the fretwire. Wipe it clean and use a little bit of lemon oil furniture polish or Fender's fretboard conditioner to condition the wood. A couple of light coats is great. DO NOT over apply.
<br/>Too much can hurt the bonding of the fretboard to the neck...
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<br/>Note Bene: use care with the Sheraton II that you do not scuff up the neck binding. If you do, a pinch of polishing compound can restore the luster. However, you need to completely remove the polishing compound and condition the area with fretboard conditioner.
<br/>They are so nice looking, the first dings and scuffs are painful.
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<br/>The operation will take about an hour. Afterwards you will experience that smooth glide we all love.

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