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  1. My 1986 Sheraton is stock, and I can't see changing a thing except how well I play. For my rock and R&B gigs, it's the first thing I reach for. "Upgraded" pick ups? Not necessary, in my opinion.
  2. Sadly, I've never owned a foreign made guitar or bass that didn't have buzzing issues. Heck, I think it's sad that there are so many foreign made guitars sold in the USA! My US made instruments have mostly been wonderful.
  3. That I did gather. It's the mysterious "L" after the "S" that throws me. And no, it's not a lefty!
  4. My "Epiphone by Gibson" Sheraton II has "SL" at the beginning of its serial number. Any information about this? Thank you.
  5. Great information, folks. And thanks for posting the photos, RTH. :)
  6. Still stuck, and can't delete this post acknowledging my ineptitude. :blink:
  7. Can't figure out how to post photo!
  8. Comin' atcha... <a href=" title="DSC_0451 by spoonido, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7230/7188309451_c6be8a33e6_b.jpg" width="680" height="1024" alt="DSC_0451"></a> Head shot, Body shot! <a href=" title="DSC_0450 by spoonido, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7095/7373541848_2fdd52faa5_b.jpg" width="1024" height="681" alt="DSC_0450"></a>
  9. Could well be. The pickguard doesn't seem to have the same mojo as the rest of the instrument. I like the tortoise shell look. Heck, I'd be tempted to remove it, but that could open up a can of woyms. If anything is of concern, it would be the nut. It's a very clean looking white and is cut much too deeply for the strings. I doubt that it's original. Not that I'm a "gotta keep it stock" fanatic, but a properly cut nut is important for tone and performance.
  10. Haha! Well, that will have to wait a few hours until I get home. Goofing off at work during lunch limits the photographic potential, as the guitar is at home. The Sheraton was getting shined up last night. It cleans up nicely! I have to gingerly remove some of the accumulated patina on the gold pickups, however. There's a warm shine underneath the crud that can be coaxed out with a some gentle rubbing. I also suspect that the nut may have been replaced, but maybe that's because it looks "newer" than the rest of the guitar. It's been cut a bit too deeply, in my opinion. And speaking of nuts, are some of the stock nuts black? Mine is white.
  11. More specifically, my recently purchased 1987 "Epiphone by Gibson" Sheraton has a pickguard that is plain black, no logo, and quite thin, as average pickguards go. Is this an original? I'd like to keep the instrument original. Seems like almost all the Sheratons I've seen have the "E" logo on their pickguard. It's a beauty, by the way. Such an easy neck to play, and what tone!
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