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Sheraton, Riviera, Sorrento, Casino What's the difference?

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 11:36 AM

I know that the Casino is a hollowbody electric, but what about the others?
Which ones are semi-holowbody and which ones are hollowbody?
Can someone please clue me in?
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Posted 21 December 2013 - 12:12 PM

Casino=Hollow body (like Gibson ES-330) P-90's on both.
Riviera=Semi-hollow body (Like ES-335) but (originally, with mini-humbuckers...USA Kalamazoo versions)
Sheraton=Semi-hollow body (Like ES-355) but (originally, with mini-humbuckers...USA Kalamazoo versions)
Sorrento=hollow body (similar to ES 125), but with mini-humbuckers. ES-125 had P-90's.

Asian made Riviera, and Sheraton (Save the Japanese "Elitist" models) often had full sized Humbuckers.
The Elitist had the original style Mini-humbuckers. Some later model Korean and Chinese Rivieras, went
back to the Mini-humbuckers. The '62 Sheraton Reissue (Chinese) also has Gibson USA Mini-humbuckers,
as to be historically correct, to the originals.

Hope that's of some help, Californiaman. [biggrin]


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Posted 21 December 2013 - 12:19 PM

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 10:51 PM

View Postcharlie brown, on 21 December 2013 - 12:12 PM, said:

Casino=Hollow body (like Gibson ES-330) P-90's on both.
Riviera=Semi-hollow body (Like ES-335) but (originally, with mini-humbuckers...USA Kalamazoo versions)
Sheraton=Semi-hollow body (Like ES-355) but (originally, with mini-humbuckers...USA Kalamazoo versions)
Sorrento=hollow body (similar to ES 125), but with mini-humbuckers. ES-125 had P-90's.

Asian made Riviera, and Sheraton (Save the Japanese "Elitist" models) often had full sized Humbuckers.
The Elitist had the original style Mini-humbuckers. Some later model Korean and Chinese Rivieras, went
back to the Mini-humbuckers. The '62 Sheraton Reissue (Chinese) also has Gibson USA Mini-humbuckers,
as to be historically correct, to the originals.

Hope that's of some help, Californiaman. [biggrin]


CB



Thanks CB, that's real helpful. :)
1987 Alembic Five-String Spoiler Bass
1988 Gibson ES-175
2006 Fender Diamond Anniversary Telecaster
2008 Fender American Vintage '62 Telecaster Custom
1988 Gallien-Krueger 800RB
2001 Fender Custom Shop Master Built Two-Tone Amplifier
2006 Gibson Goldtone Les Paul Jr. GA-5
2007 Fender "The '57 Limited Edition Deluxe Amplifier" Only 300 made for the world.


Signal Chain: Thomas Organ Cry Baby Way, Fulltone MDV-2, Fulltone '69 Slight Return, Home Brew Electronics Ultimate Fuzz Octave, Electro Harmonix Germanium 4,
Fulltone PlimSoul, Way Huge Green Rhino, MXR EVH 117 Flanger, Maxon AD 999 Analog Delay.

"We're all playing the same 12 notes. After that, it's what's inside that counts," Joe Satriani.

"If you don't sing, you better have a van, because that's the only way you're going to get a gig." Jimmie Vaughan.

"...Teles and Big Muffs go together like ham and cheese," Gearmanndude.

"If you're going to play the damn thing, play it like it's never been played beforeóor don't play it at all," Buddy Guy.

"See, a lot of cats don't work on the rhythm enough, and if you don't have rhythm, you might as well take up needlepoint or something," Prince.

"A pop star's career lasts for 18 months, but a musician's career lasts a life time," Peter Frampton.

"When I was touring with Neil Young, I got the best schooling ever on guitars and tone. He taught me that basically if you donít have tone, you might as well go home," Mike Ness from Social Distortion.

"To be honest, looking at your pic for about 18 months (I downloaded it, very good shot apart from also being a beautiful guitar) was one BIG reason for me getting it. I thought "I MUST have one of those before it's too late," Gibson Forums Member.

"It's all about feel, passion, and emotionómoving people with the guitar," Kenny Wayne Shepherd.

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 09:45 AM

I'll add that the Korean-made Sorrento has P-90's.


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