Written on: 18/03/2013
In 92 I wanted a new guitar so I went to the shop to get a Gibson ES-335. I got there saw the sheraton and the joe pass along with the es-335. I loved the jazz sound put out by the emporer but didnt like the feel of the thick guitar anything above the 12th fret. I loved the sheraton and the es-335. They both felt and played the same. Same sound and same quality. I purchased the Sheridan and have never regreted it. I had a 40% off coupon and picked it up for 350.00 what a steal compared... (read more)
Written on: 29/12/2011 by h2g2
I bought my Sherry2 in 1999 and thought it was average at the time playing it through an old transistor Vox. I always loved the look and feel of it though, and it was much lighter than the solid bodies I'd had. I bought a valve amp in about 2005 and the sound was so much better, but still not what I wanted. Thought of changing pickups and upgrading the bits, including getting a bigger amp etc. In the end I simply went for a professional set up. I couldn't believe it when I got it back:... (read more)
Written on: 27/01/2011 by Captain Crisps (1 review written)
This is a great guitar failed by cheap hardware. Once you strip it out and re-fit with quality it is a wonderful instrument.
I bought mine in about 1998 thinking I was getting a Casino, would you believe. At that stage I was only a so-so guitarist but it was obvious, even to me, it had much more to give.
* Cheap pickups which lack response, particularly at the bass end
* It constantly goes out of tune
* Open strings sound dull
* The electrics feel sturdy as cobwebs
Unaltered,... (read more)
Written on: 09/01/2011
In the 1970's I bought an Epiphone Riviera red with white binding and chrom hardware,it was my first semi-hollow body; I never gave it a chance to prove it's self,I didn't know much about the instrument in those days. After I learned to play a little better around the late 1980's,I traded the Riviera for a Sheraton wineburst new with a case, I was very satisfied with the trade. It's now 2011 and the Sheraton has been my main guitar ever since. I LOVE MY SHERATON and GOD BLESS EPIPHONE. (read more)
Written on: 04/12/2010 by bendeschaad (2 reviews written)
I've owned a 1999 Sheraton 2 for 10 years. The blonde model. I call her "Blondie." Great tone but did need to have the pots replaced about 2 years ago. I also have a Gretsch hollow body electric and a Gibson-Les Paul Epi, but I keep going back to my Sheraton 2. I like the 3 part neck (made in Korea)
and the way the neck feels up and down the fretboard. Stays in tune really well for RnR and occasional country. I run it through a 1965 Fender Vibrolux with just a little reverb, which, allows... (read more)
Written on: 26/10/2010
Very good guitar for the money. Nice semi-hollow body. Paid $450 for mine used (1997 model) not a scratch on it with Seymour Duncan pickups installed. I love everything about this guitar except one thing. It is very heavy. You get shoulder fatigue when playing for more than 15 minutes. Very versitile guitar with good sustain. I can play mellow jazz to hard driving rock on this thing. Stays in tune very well. Has a wide shallow neck that feels great and plays easy. Other than being... (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2010
wanted this guitar for a long time.saving for ages.what i went without was well worth it.beautiful to look at.so comfortable to hold.the neck was daunting with my small hands,but proved no problem at all,the sound and playability and the versitility of this guitar has progressed my playing beyond all expectations.recomended strings thomastik blues sliders although any strings soundgood,get 10s ,9s dont really work. (read more)
Written on: 03/04/2010
Amazing great for money, stay's in tune well ,look's amence, get it! I've had one for a year and i love it. The only fault is it isn't the most stong of guitars. (read more)
Written on: 11/03/2010
I've had a Sheraton II in natural for a couple of years, during which time it's been given some of the normal upgrades: bone nut, Seymour Pearly Gates + new push-pull pots. I've taken off all of the blingy gold hardware, adding a chrome stesbar trem and a set of chrome locking tuners. Having been a big teenage Alex Lifeson fan, an ES335 was always my dream guitar, but with my medium quality skills, I couldn't justify the costs. Even before the upgrades, this was a very nice instrument -... (read more)
Written on: 30/08/2009
I Play all genres of music..Jazz is my style..Found my Epiphone Sheraton in a flea market for 400.00 bucks.I've owned it for 10 years and I don't have any regrets.This one was made in Korea. Super tone ..comfortable neck.The instrument itself sounds darn good unamplified and for old seasoned players like myself that's a good indication of what it would sound like plugged in.I did upgrade my pick-ups w/Sduncans and had a custom bridge carved from rosewood and will be upgrading my pots...but... (read more)
Written on: 18/06/2009 by magp56
Recently I bought a Gibson SG. I think I paid about double money just for a little bit more of sound quality. I love my Sheraton 6 years old because is an awesome guitar for its price. Good for blues,jazz, rock and more... IMO a bit heavy to play stand up but its weight adds a good sustain. (read more)
Written on: 19/05/2009 by sheepgnome
One of the more polished 335 alikes from Epiphone.
Similar in quality to the BB King Lucille model in finish, well worth a look and play if you want a 335 type box.
Versatile for Jazz sounds, rock like Ted Nugent, and all round playability.
Available at a great price from lots of places.
I have had mine for 12 years and its going nowhere else! (read more)
Written on: 18/05/2009 by Teawallah (1 review written)
The Epiphone Sheraton II is easier to get my playing fingers around the neck than any other guitar I've used, thus easier to play and to play fast . It's the guitar John Lennon walloped on stage, yet nobody could hear him, I wonder why ? (read more)
Written on: 11/04/2009
my Epiphone Sheraton II guitar was a natural finish MIC i believe, sounds great good sustain, finish is good, can't see dings easily in a natural but looks beautiful, pickups sound good but its all to do with the amp. bits loose but u can tighten everything, the gold wore out quickly but i dont mind it looks used.
very well made guitar should stand the test of time if it has been taken care of. (read more)
Written on: 26/03/2009
I've got one of these Epiphone Sheraton II guitars the neck is the best I've ever come across.
However the only thing is the sg has got much more sustain and probally better toggle switches. (Gibson don't appear to really set up their guitars it needs a decent set up)e.
Don't get me wrong the sg is a grate guitar. But the epip I bought is already set up ready to go.
If your buying a gibson that should be done! (read more)
Written on: 03/01/2009 by mpither5 (1 review written)
The neck of the Epiphone Sheraton II is nice and narrow considering size of guitar, the rounded shape of neck is fitting to my shovel style hand shape, the sheraton made me feel like a guitar playing grown up! First time for everything. The deep tones and versatility of different sounds are unbelievable. Oh and I fell in love with it when I bought it, lets face it beauty is only skin deep but when you look at something like an sg... ugly is to the bone! Rest my case. (read more)
Written on: 30/12/2008 by MewzikmanC (1 review written)
Beautifuly looking guitar and very well made. Very versatile in terms of tone. Beautifully warm and full body sounds. Sounded great through my Ashdown Peacemake 40 watt valve combo or my Peavey Bandit 112 Transtube combo. Just a great sounding guitar and a joy to play.
I've played my friends Gibson 335 and it was not far off in terms of sound and playability. A lot of guitar for your money. One I would definately recommend. (read more)
Written on: 06/12/2008 by drobin
My guitar instuctor has an early 80s gibson 335, it falls short of that in sound only and not by that much. I just compared my Epi to a Heritage H535 and I'm telling you the Epi won in sound, the heritage felt a little better on electronics knobs etc, but that was it. No way would i buy any other hollowbody for the money it was a steal, if i put some Wolfetone pickups in it I'm sure it would be neck in neck with the Gibson for a third of the price. (read more)
Written on: 17/11/2008
I have a sheraton 11 john lee hooker model with N.Y. minis. I bought it on a whim; I wanted a hollow body. 400. 00 bought it with a nice case. The only thing I have played that I thought played better was the "fretless wonder". I would have never guessed. I was a strat man (high dollar) but this guitar rocks! I know it differs between people but the neck is shaped perfect for me. Made me a better player. I now seek a 56 lp epi. Maybe it was just a fluke but I'd buy another. Sounds awsome ... (read more)
Written on: 15/10/2008
Beautifully made, plays like a dream but i think it's overshadowed by the Gibson ES335. Still highly recommended though, buy one today! (read more)
Written on: 11/10/2008
My Epiphone Sheraton II has a deep throaty sound and is light on the action. Fits a niche that my other guitars could not reach, a dream to play. (read more)
Written on: 19/08/2008
The Epiphone Sheraton II has a beautiful design and finish, rich warm sound but the bulkiness is annoying at times. Great guitar. (read more)
Written on: 16/08/2008
Love the Epiphone Sheraton II. Great sound coming from it off a Vox, Fender and Marhall amp!
Greats looks, great sound, good value for money. (read more)
Written on: 21/06/2008
My Epiphone Sheraton II has faultless build quality, superb tone as good as my venerable snow white Antoria Jazzstar. Why bother with a Gretsch White Falcon when I have a better guitar already. (read more)
Written on: 16/04/2008
I have owned many guitars and always been a snob as far as gibsons and fenders are concerned, i have a gibson les paul an sg and a fender telecaster,i have always liked the look of the sheraton and bought one today ,this guitar is a must for anyone who loves to play regular ,this is a high end guitar make no mistake ,weight looks and sound its got everything warm tones to sharp highs ,only just got it but i can tell you it will be money well spent a great guitar at a great price quality (read more)
Written on: 31/03/2008 by alexrosecross (1 review written)
The Epiphone Sheraton II is a lean mean strumming machine ! the left-handed version blew away a vintage es335 in sound and looks , excellent thick solid sound & mega sustain - a vintage sex machine ! (read more)
Written on: 18/03/2008
LOVE IT the guitar is not only a work of art but also professional quality..
I highly suggest this guitar. (read more)
Written on: 12/01/2008
My Epiphone Sheraton Electric Guitar has good sound, good neck width, and neck thickness. I am impressed with the gold hardware. fine tuning machine. I would recommend you to buy it, you'll never ever regret it! (read more)
Written on: 12/11/2007 by oasis1242
Best guitar on Earth. Should be worth a lot more. Everything is awesome. The pickup should be replaced. (read more)
Written on: 05/06/2007 by lyndonbournon (2 reviews written)
Well-made, great -sounding guitar. I seem to get comments regularly when I'm at gigs. Very comfortable and well-balanced. (read more)
Written on: 31/01/2007 by babsbath (1 review written)
I've had my sheraton for 10 years now, and in all that time, other guitars have come and gone but this is the one I keep coming back to. It just feels like a very natural guitar to play, and it can be very hard to put down. It sounds awesome, but the think I like most is that it's very versatile and is capable of a huge variety of moods. I play through a pod, and it holds up well for everything from hard distorted numbers - a great, full-throated grunt - to quieter jazzy pieces (which is... (read more)
Written on: 06/01/2007 by tallgroove (1 review written)
Once I had the pickups replaced - in my case Gibson P-94s - and installed Schaller tuning machines I was left with a guitar as good as anything money can buy. May have the pots, switch and socket replaced at some point, but that would be an artistic extravagance in all honesty. This is now my #1 guitar - and I've owned a fair few. Somehow easier to play than many, and far more versatile than it's 'blues man' image would suggest - although that is it's main strength to be sure. I would... (read more)
Written on: 25/08/2006 by treeshaman (1 review written)
The Epiphone Sheraton II is one of the best guitars ever made for the price. It is great value. It is one of 2 guitars that I can't put down once I start playing it. I sold my Gibson model of the same because I liked the Sheraton more. Epiphone is made by Gibson, and is of equal value as far as tone and electronics. Don't buy Gibson for the name. Buy the Sheraton Epiphone. I guarantee happiness.
I've been playing guitar since 1989. I have quite a few guitars, but if I had to stick with just... (read more)
Written on: 30/06/2006 by Seeformiles (1 review written)
I bought this Epiphone Sheraton II guitar 8 years ago after playing a Les Paul and a Strat. Gradually I have abandoned the other two in favour of the Sheraton as it's more versatile than both of them. A great gigging guitar that can turn on a penny. (read more)
Written on: 28/03/2006 by BSAKing (1 review written)
I love the Epiphone Sheraton II electric guitar! I have read reviews knocking the pickups and pots/switching, but I have no issue personally with those - no scratchiness at all, and the sound is very mellow. I do notice the input jack is rather wobbly, and I will probably replace it, although there is no static with it. The nut does need attention for sure. Mine is a '94 vintage, and I tried a few before I found one where the neck felt 'right'. This is the same with many guitars, so it is... (read more)
Written on: 27/12/2005 by DeuceDeuce
The Epiphone Sheraton II electric guitar is the counterpart to the Gibson ES-335. It plays and sounds very similar, and is as heavy and well-built as its Gibson cousin. This guitar has become the #1 guitar in my collection, surpassing my Les Paul Standard and American-made Fender Strat. (read more)
Written on: 17/08/2005 by lyndonbournon (2 reviews written)
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. (read more)
Written on: 14/03/2005 by rhyminsymon (1 review written)
Epiphone Sheraton II - This guitar has tons of sustain. Plays nice without amp for practice. Built as well as my 70's Gibson SG and sounds almost as good. I would recommend this guitar if you can't afford a Gibson....Epi is the next best thing. After I switch out POTs, get it pro set up, nut and frets lowered some, it will be as good or maybe even better than a Gibson and still for a lot less money.... (read more)
Written on: 14/11/2004 by AxeMan2000 (3 reviews written)
Epiphone Sheraton II - If you want to own a guitar with totally classic good looks then this is a must, in honey sunburst with gold metalwork it looks a million dollars and the sound is pure class, excellent for blues and jazz playing, I remember being told off by the salesman for even daring to play Metallica's Enter Sandman on it when trying it in the shop. (read more)
Do you have a question about this product or company? Simply type it in the box below and one of our community will give you an answer
"Five star all the way" Read More
"2004 Highway One Stratocaster" Read More
"Good guitar in experienced hands" Read More
"Fender Modern Player Jaguar" Read More
"Mmmm I love this guitar." Read More