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  1. Thanks for all the info. It sounds like the version I have then is a nice guitar, but perhaps not as as much quality as an Ellitist. Would that be a fair statement? I did some loomking around on price. One guy at a vintage guitar store in Georgia has one that's a few numbers higher out of the 220 than mine and he's asking $1980 for it. There's one on EBay that a guy is currently at $550. So it seems to be at each end of the spectrum. Which one is more accurate?
  2. I have a John Lee Hooker Sheraton made in May 1999 at the Samick factory. This guitar was one of 220 numbered models hand signed by John Lee Hooker and distributed exclusively by MARs Music. According to an email Epiphone customer support sent me a few years ago the body parts were made in Korea but final assembly and electronics were done in the US as part of the "USA Series". But I am just going on what that email said. The stiker on the back of the head says "Made in Korea". I thought about selling it and looking for an Ellitist, but from what I can find out, this model is just as good. I am trying to decide whether to fix this one up a bit, or sell it and look for an Ellitsit or something nicer. The body is Ebony nitrocellulose with pearl inlays. The hardware is gold stain, but a thin layer that wears pretty easily. The tuners appear to be sealed gear type, but there are no markings on them. The nut looks to me like it is plastic. What I am trying to find out is what tuners, pickups and pots were used on these models. I don't know how to identify the pickups, so if anyone has any information on what electronics and tuners were used with these models, I would appreciate it. Tnx, Rick
  3. I tried this on the Electric Guitar forum, but did not get any response. I am hoping someone on this forum has some info. In Jan 1999 Epiphone announced they were releasing a limited edition version John Lee Hooker Sheraton to commemorate his 50th year of recording. They made 220 numbeed ones of these that were sold through (now gone) Mars Music. According to documentation I recieved from Epi, body parts were made in the Samick factory in Korea but final assembly was done in the US with US electronics. The were part of the "USA Collection" and were a forerunner to the Sheraton II version they did later in early 2000's that did not have US electronics. At least that is what the letter I got from Epiphone said. The 220 limited edition packages sold with an autographed picture of JLH, a CD and a special hard case. The case was brown with an "E" emblem on the inside top and a sort of lavender, silk-like lining and 'blanket'. I am trying to find one of those cases for sale. If anyone has one in good condition they would sell, or knows where I can get one, please let me know. I am also interested in finding one of the photos and CD's as well, but the case is the main thing I am interested in. Tnx, Rick Atlanta, GA
  4. The bad news is that not all Mars stores sales peolple sold the cases with the guitar like they should have. Some of them sold the guitar and case as separate purchases to folks that did not know any better (like my wife ::) . Sweetwater and Muscian's Friend supposedly used to sell the case itself. Looks like the part number was JLH519. I am told they were popular puchases to go along with the later Sheraton II's. I am hoping someone here has some information or suggestions on finding one. Tnx!!
  5. In Jan 1999 Epiphone announced they were releasing a limited edition version John Lee Hooker Sheraton to commemorate his 50th year of recording. They made 220 numbeed ones of these that were sold through (now gone) Mars Music. According to documentation I recieved from Epi, body parts were made in the Samick factory in Korea but final assembly was done in the US with US electronics. The were part of the "USA Collection" and were a forerunner to the Sheraton II version they did later in early 2000's that did not have US electronics. At least that is what the letter I got from Epiphone said. The 220 limited edition packages sold with an autographed picture of JLH, a CD and a special hard case. The case was brown with an "E" emblem on the inside top and a sort of lavender, silk-like lining and 'blanket'. I am trying to find one of those cases for sale. If anyone has one in good condition they would sell, or knows where I can get one, please let me know. I am also interested in finding one of the photos and CD's as well, but the case is the main thing I am interested in. Tnx, Rick Atlanta, GA
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