Epiphone Sheraton II PRO - Natural (Gold Hardware)The new Epiphone Sheraton-II PRO honors Epiphone's most influential "thin-line" semi-hollowbody electric archtop, now offered in a beautiful Wine Red finish plus critically acclaimed ProBucker pickups with coil-tapping and a Graphtech NuBone XL nut.
Hailed by blues legend John Lee Hooker as "an out-did 335," the Sheraton has been renown for decades for its combination of superior tone and beautiful pearloid and abalone inlay. Originally released in 1959, the inspiration for the "thin-line" or ES series has its roots in Les Paul's first solidbody guitar, "The Log," that Les built in Epiphone's factory in Manhattan in 1940.
"The Log" was made from Epiphone parts with a 4" x 4" piece of Pinewood down the middle. The ES-series is also semi-hollow with a solid center, which makes it more resistant to feedback than a typical archtop guitar.
Epiphone Sheraton II PRO Specifications:
|Body Wood||Laminated Maple|
|Top Wood||Laminated Maple|
|Neck||5-pc Hard Maple/Walnut Laminated|
|Neck Shape||1960's SlimTaper|
|Neck Joint||Glued-in, set|
|Fingerboard||Rosewood with "block and triangle" inlays/Pearloid and Abalone|
|Nut||Graphtech NuBone XL|
|Frets||22 medium jumbo|
|Binding|| Top: 5-ply (Ivory/Black)
Back: 1-ply (Ivory)
Neck: 5-ply (Ivory/Black)
Headstock: 5-ply (Ivory/Black)
"f" Holes: 1-ply (Ivory/Black)
|Headstock||Vintage "Large Clipped Ear" with Mother of Pearl "Vine" Inlay|
Bridge Volume with coil-tapping
Neck Volume with coil-tapping
|Truss Rod Cover||2-ply; (Black/White); Vintage "E" in White|
|Machine Heads||Grover Rotomatics, 18:1 ratio|
|Strings||D'Addario 10-46 gauge|