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NGD - Epiphone Sheraton II in Natural

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Well as you read in NeilES335 post he had a "new guitar day" well I had one sort of the same day  via Neil.. we were tossing back and forth the Long and McQuade 'scratch n dent' inventory blow out listing (Think Guitar Center but better,, and you can rent high end guitars (ie Gibson J454 or Martin D28) for like $130 month)

they put together their inventory, each store has selected what they would like to move.. not all deals are great. you might get $150 off a Gibson Les Paul or something like that.. 

and apparently there is some sort of line up policy I didn't' know of but good thing Neil found out. I just happened that Neil doesn't live too far from me or the store we shop at and it had at least 2 interesting guitars to look at.

Neil lined up early in the morning 2 hrs before the store opened so he could get his number to enter when they did.

he called me about the Epiphone Sheraton he thought I might like .. actually I was thinking of an ES-137 ;) ..   but the Sheraton is a very good deal.

the Sheraton is the Chinese version of the Gibson ES-335.. very similar in all respects

so he grabbed the Sheraton for me on Friday and some how managed to get them to toss in a hard case for it.. so the deal got even better. (now how to tell the wife about another guitar :( )

Neil had both guitars till I could get over on Sunday.. Neil has probably played this Sheraton more than I have at this point..

but Neil thinks I need to learn how a cat runs across a fret board. at least if I make a mistake in guitar.. I can call it Jazz... 

(I'm even too lazy to take my own pictures.. so I used the ones that Neil sent me )

Your guitar was made at the
Qingdao Plant (Epiphone), China
on July, 2014
Production Number: 1479

FEATURES

Body
Body shape: Double cutaway
Body type: Semi-hollow or chambered body
Body material: Laminated
Top wood: Not applicable
Body wood: Maple Laminated
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed

Neck
Neck shape: '60s SlimTaper
Neck wood: Maple with walnut
Joint: Set-in
Scale length: 24.75"
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss

Fretboard
Material: Rosewood
Radius: 12"
Fret size: Medium jumbo
Number of frets: 22
Inlays: Block and triangle
Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)

Pickups
Configuration: HH
Neck: ProBucker 2
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: ProBucker 3
Brand: Epiphone
Active or passive: Passive
Series or parallel: Not applicable
Piezo: No
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: Volume controls with coil tap

Controls
Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
Pickup switch: 3-way
Coil tap or split: Coil tap
Kill switch: No

Hardware
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
Tailpiece: Stopbar
Tuning machines: Grover Rotomatic
Color: Gold

Other
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Pickups, Vintage "Large Clipped Ear" with Mother of Pearl "Vine" Inlay
Case: Sold separately
Accessories: None
Country of origin: China

 

Epiphone Sheriton - Natural - Front - Doug's .jpg

Epiphone Sheriton - Natural -Headstock - Doug's .jpg

Epiphone Sheriton - Natural -  Back - Doug's .jpg

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Nice guitar Doug! Congrats!

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24 minutes ago, Eracer_Team-DougH said:

Well as you read in NeilES335 post he had a "new guitar day" well I had one sort of the same day  via Neil.. we were tossing back and forth the Long and McQuade 'scratch n dent' inventory blow out listing (Think Guitar Center but better,, and you can rent high end guitars (ie Gibson J454 or Martin D28) for like $130 month)

they put together their inventory, each store has selected what they would like to move.. not all deals are great. you might get $150 off a Gibson Les Paul or something like that.. 

and apparently there is some sort of line up policy I didn't' know of but good thing Neil found out. I just happened that Neil doesn't live too far from me or the store we shop at and it had at least 2 interesting guitars to look at.

Neil lined up early in the morning 2 hrs before the store opened so he could get his number to enter when they did.

he called me about the Epiphone Sheraton he thought I might like .. actually I was thinking of an ES-137 ;) ..   but the Sheraton is a very good deal.

the Sheraton is the Chinese version of the Gibson ES-335.. very similar in all respects

so he grabbed the Sheraton for me on Friday and some how managed to get them to toss in a hard case for it.. so the deal got even better. (now how to tell the wife about another guitar :( )

Neil had both guitars till I could get over on Sunday.. Neil has probably played this Sheraton more than I have at this point..

but Neil thinks I need to learn how a cat runs across a fret board. at least if I make a mistake in guitar.. I can call it Jazz... 

(I'm even too lazy to take my own pictures.. so I used the ones that Neil sent me )

Your guitar was made at the
Qingdao Plant (Epiphone), China
on July, 2014
Production Number: 1479

FEATURES

Body
Body shape: Double cutaway
Body type: Semi-hollow or chambered body
Body material: Laminated
Top wood: Not applicable
Body wood: Maple Laminated
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed

Neck
Neck shape: '60s SlimTaper
Neck wood: Maple with walnut
Joint: Set-in
Scale length: 24.75"
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss

Fretboard
Material: Rosewood
Radius: 12"
Fret size: Medium jumbo
Number of frets: 22
Inlays: Block and triangle
Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)

Pickups
Configuration: HH
Neck: ProBucker 2
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: ProBucker 3
Brand: Epiphone
Active or passive: Passive
Series or parallel: Not applicable
Piezo: No
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: Volume controls with coil tap

Controls
Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
Pickup switch: 3-way
Coil tap or split: Coil tap
Kill switch: No

Hardware
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
Tailpiece: Stopbar
Tuning machines: Grover Rotomatic
Color: Gold

Other
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Pickups, Vintage "Large Clipped Ear" with Mother of Pearl "Vine" Inlay
Case: Sold separately
Accessories: None
Country of origin: China

 

Epiphone Sheriton - Natural - Front - Doug's .jpg

Epiphone Sheriton - Natural -Headstock - Doug's .jpg

Epiphone Sheriton - Natural -  Back - Doug's .jpg

Well you've got the right gear so now I'll make a Jazz player out of you yet! 

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I got a hat and dark glasses. 

Although that fingering of Em7(b5) at the 12th fret is a twist up for my fat fingers 

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Sheraton II was my first semi-hollow jazz box. It’s a cool looking and good sounding guitar. It’s as versatile as the ES-335: rock, blues, jazz, you name it. I think it may inspire you to turn into a bit of a jazz cat. Well,… Neil vows to make sure of that. I’m rooting for the both of you. :)

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Great looking guitar. Dough, Hope you enjoy it for a long long time. Sweet Deals . Blue Dog

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That is a great looking guitar.  Congratulations!  No doubt you will really enjoy playing it!

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Doug, congratulations on a really nice looking new guitar.  Enjoy!

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Good day for you for sure. The natural finish looks great. I want  to jam with you playing my Epiphone. College jazz guitarist played a Sheraton here last year, the sound was awesome .

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Very nice guitar, congrats!

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Congrats on the new Axe!

You two are killing me with the semi-hollow GAS.

No way am I playing Jazz if I follow through and pick up a semi-hollow though. lol

I have an Aussie drummer I can introduce you to that is way into "poly-rhythmic jazz-fusion" or something like that. 

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Very nice guitar :)

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Congratulations!!!  I really like the inlay on the head stock.  That is a pretty one!

Ben

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A beautiful guitar Doug. And that inlay work, just beautiful. What does it sound like?

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Sweet, nice score. Make some beautiful music with it.

Greg

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She is a real beauty Doug. Enjoy!

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Nice guitar

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Action was way high.

Lowered it last night.

Then had to do a intonation as it was out several steps.

Have a fret buzz on 6th fret only. 5th and 7th fret notes fine.

 I think a bit of bow into the neck via truss rod might help with the 6th fret buzz 

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Doug,

Beautiful guitar!  Hope you enjoy "running across the keys" with it.   ;-)  Landing a great guitar at a great price just lends itself to a smooth combo.  Congratulations 

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