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ES-335 Pro vs Sheraton

#1 User is offline   Sunfist 

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 04:02 AM

What are the major differences between the ES335 and the Sheraton. The Sheraton costs quite a bit more but the specs and hardware look pretty similar.

#2 User is offline   Jeff Summers 

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 08:33 PM

Assuming you mean the Sheradon II Pro vs the ES 335 Pro, the biggest differences are the pickups and the trim. The binding is different (look at the F holes), fretboard inlays are different, headstock inlays are different, etc. If you don't care about the cosmetics, then listen to the two so that you are comfortable with the differences in pickups. Remember also that pickups can be changed - I found my Dot to be a fantastic guitar to play with lifeless pickups, so I changed to SD Jazz and JB and now love both the sound and the playability.

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Posted Yesterday, 05:06 AM

I have had a Sheraton PRO II for a few years now, I have been really happy with it.

The pro bucker pickups in the Sheraton are definitely an upgrade. No need to consider swapping them IMO Compares nicely to my USA mad Gibby pickups.

the rest, as Jeff says, is mostly cosmetics.


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Posted Yesterday, 06:00 AM

Major Differences..."Bling!" A Sheraton Pro, is the "top of the Epiphone thinline semi-hollow body line.
(The Sheraton Pro is to an Epiphone ES-335 Pro, what a Gibson ES 355 is to a Gibson 335! Same "basic" guitar,
with more cosmetic appointments.) And, of course, the much larger, clipped corner, headstock design, on the
Sheraton, vs the Standard, and smaller "sloped Dove wing" headstock, on the 335 Pro. All the "Pro" series have
improved pickups, if slightly different, between models, over the standard fare. The Sheraton Pro, seems
slightly heavier (to me), in weight, than the the ES-335 Pro, because of the extra appointments, and larger
headstock. The necks are different, as well. The ES-335 Pro, has a solid Mahogany neck. The Sheraton, has
a 5 piece Maple/Walnut laminated neck.

And, the ES-335 Pro, is "out of production!" Still seems to be some overstock, left/available, but
according to Epiphone, it's no longer being made. To bad, it's a nice guitar!



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