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  1. Who knows, unless it's a numberd production like the 1962 sheraton reissue, where you would have say number 1000 of 1962. They just keep building for whatever period they want or sell, not usually more than 12-18 months with signatures. For example I have a 'limited edition' dot studio bought in 2010, still available to buy as limited edition today. Number 1000 of 1200000 probably. The real question is how limited is limited?
  2. Is this the one on Ebay, in Wolverhampton? I constantly search sheratons on Ebay and this one is right by me, i noticed the label and wondered the same myself. The trems were only fixed with one screw into the top in the middle so could possibly be disguised with wax filler etc. Could possibly be a label error, it's not something I've really heard of but certainly wouldnt rule out, and could so easily go unnoticed by many people. The seller says collection only so at least close inspection can be done, also says no case and no mention of certificate.
  3. Nice, i considered getting one for a while but I dont need a 12. Forgot about them until now. Theres something special about minis in a semi hollow, This is where epiphone need to go. Beauties like this should be offered in 6 string versions permanently as part of the line up,with 12s as special runs, it's the history of the company. To quote the owners 'iconic' Enjoy for a long time.
  4. Your close for his live set up at the time, but who knows what he really used to record the tracks. I know he had a vox ac30 around this time and had a mild obsession with orange amps, orange altered one for him around 95 I think. The roland space echo was also a huge part of his sound. Then on to guitars, Noel claims he wrote slide away on a 1960 lp 'given' to him by Johnny Marr but I think he had smashed over someone's head by the time they recorded the album, i think Marr then gave him a lp custom. He also had access to epiphone semi hollows and who know what was in the studio. Ultimately you will get close but just enjoy it.
  5. First congratulations on the Sheraton, for me and most they are epiphones best. However I agree with the 'muddy' pick ups on the older models, I have a Korean 04 it feels and plays beautifully, with a rich unplugged sound but when plugged in its left lacking. I constantly think of changing pickups and wiring but so far haven't got round to it, it's not that bad just doesn't do itself justice and my Gretschs dont need anything so they tend to get the majority of plug in play. My plan has always been to go for a traditional PAF set and replace wiring. On the matter of feedback, it's a semi hollow, they are more prone to it, stand further away and you will learn to control it. If your 2 feet away from your amp you will be amazed how different it sounds further away.
  6. Beautiful, both. Tastefully done. Im not an lp player at all, barely ever play mine but I always wanted one of these, even if to just look at. I know they were top priced epiphones but it really is these model runs that puts the pricing of Gibson to shame, in my opinion of course.
  7. Congratulations on the NGD. As far as I know any specific limited number runs usually come with a certificate of authentication with a number out of a number. Example 1 of 100. Maybe try looking at epi wiki to see if you can get any more info about your specific model.
  8. Maybe I'm lucky but my now 15 year old Sheraton, no problems, hung on the wall since day one same as the others, dot studio cheapest of them all, no problems, my epi lp like said above needed a spray of contact cleaner once, union Jack Sheraton I'm sure came with switchcraft and cts pots stock, the cts pots can be scratchy none of my others are. Try a 'better' quality switch maybe?
  9. What model are you referring to? I would guess it is a case of models changing more than a change in year to year.
  10. It was a perfect fit for my dot studio yes, check the measurements on the spec of any bridge against your own before you buy just to be safe. I should clarify I didn't change the bridge because I added the bigsby, I had slight intonation and buzzing problems with what I thought was the stock bridge. The 'upgrade' worked to a degree but I found out it was the stock nut causing most of my problems. Epiphone stock hardware is perfectly fine, I have 5 epiphone electrics currently, 3 have been bought since the dot studio. I've only changed the bridge on the one. If it isn't broken dont fix it, I learnt that by trying.
  11. I installed a bigsby on my 2011 dot studio, I also upgraded the bridge to a Gotoh GE103B (I think that was the model number). I also swapped the nut for a Tusq black graphite. It's not a roller bridge but it stays in tune perfectly with the stock tuners, I personally dont see the need for a roller bridge with a bigsby without trying a new nut first, in my experience a poorly cut nut is the main cause of tuning issues. This is of course just my opinion, I understand the logic, also how it could work and wouldn't rule it out myself just because I haven't had a need for one yet, but just go and look at high end Gibson and Gretsch Bigsby equipped guitars, I dont think you will find one stock with a roller bridge.
  12. If the past few posts and comments on this thread from the Jack azz don't come as a form of spamming, what do? Whilst like most people on the forum I commend the job you mods do, surely part of it is upholding the gibson brand name where possible, by stopping the spread of misinformation, he is solely intent on ruining any opinion on modern epiphone guitars and making this part of the forum completely unuseable.
  13. Not too sure I fully understand your problem, I have the same guitar, luckily mine is perfect. The bridge posts on mine are roughly 4mm from the raised centre block section of the body on both sides. If yours are off centre, which is what I think your saying, then surely the bass side post bushing is either extremely close to the edge or is partly off? How do the strings line up on the last fret?
  14. 5mm thick? Really? I have one, next to me now, I just measured the thin edge of the body by the firebird picture on the pick guard. Approximately 28mm, so your telling me there's 18mm of wood and 10mm of paint there? (5mm front 5mm back) Someone needs to buy a ruler....
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