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Sheraton or Wildkat? Got the WildKat! My review.


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I have found both from 2 different people, both in almost unplayed condition..Sheraton is a natural color while the Wildkat is Turquoise. The Sheraton is $400 while the WildKat is $250.

I have been gassing for a semi hollow for a while and now (before the wife finds out...lol) need to get it while the getting is good! Any input from you guys?

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Also' date=' size may (or may not) be a consideration? What do you play now?

Sheraton, is heavier and bulkier, but a GREAT guitar...all the way around.

Wildkats are wonderful, too...in their own right. Gosh...only you'll know what

feels/sounds best, to YOU.

 

CB[/quote']

 

CB

I play a LP Studio and a Peavey Reactor (Tele style guitar)

The P-90s are something else I have been wanting....but damn that Sherry is pretty.

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What guitars do you have now and what pups are in them? I didn't have the choice in front of me, but I wanted something different than what I have in my Fender Deluxe and my Dot, so I purchased a WildKat because of size, weight and P90's.

 

My next purchase will most likely be a Casino or Sheraton.

 

At $250 for a Turquoise (mines black), I would probably snatch the WildKat. Or do as someone else said, get em both. If the wife is going to yell, give her something big to yell about - it's good, it cleans the system.

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I love my sheri.. I'd get the wildkat though.. that's the color I wanted.. that's a fantastic price for that guitar if just in reasonable condition.

 

I paid 428.00 for my sheri... 15 years ago on sale.. so that's a good price, too.. which is great, you can disagree with me, and yet

still agree with me!

because they're both priced pretty nicely, and both pretty sweet guitars.

 

In fact, I'm tempted to tell you I'll take the Wildkat if you don't want it.. but it's castrating.. er... checkbook balancing season here so..

I can't.

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Yeah' date=' I think in this instance I'd go for the Wildkat, too. Turquoise versions are getting hard to find,

and that's a great price, provided it isn't "Trashed!" Go for it! Sheri's will be around...and you can do

that, later!

 

CB[/quote']

 

Yeah, you sure don't see the tuquoise ones like you used to. As much as I love my Sherry, I would move quickly on a $250 Wildkat before they change their mind !!!!!! I really still want a turquoise Casino ! =D>

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It's kinda like asking someone what kind of car you should buy. Regardless of our own personal preferences (as you can see, we've all got 'em and don't mind sharing! :D/ ), an intelligent answer will depend on what kind of driving you do, whether you have passengers and how many, etc. So the following considerations may help you decide, if buying both now isn't an option.

 

Ergonomics: Both have 24.75" scale. Do you have a strong preference for a certain neck profile? Sheri's tend to be slim, the 'kat's is a little fatter. Some smaller folks find the Sheraton's 16" body unwieldy; others may be used to acoustics and find the Wildkat too small. For others, neither is a big deal.

 

Looks: This is subjective --- which do you like better, or which makes you want to pick it up and play it more?

 

Tone: P-90's and humbuckers sound very different. Neither is inherently better than the other, but one may suit your style of playing or music better than the other. Do you more often play clean or distorted? Straight tone or effects? Which words best describe your ideal guitar tone --- twang, raw, bite, snarl, crisp, shimmer (Wildkat), or warm, fat, thick, round, mellow, rich (Sheraton)? Does your playing tend toward country, Travis picking, rockabilly, or surf(Wildkat)? Or does it have more in common with blues, jazz, hard rock or 60's or 70's rock/pop (Sheraton)? Either can cover the other's prime territory to some extent, but which one will make you happier may depend on your answers to these questions.

 

And finally, how important is the presence or absence of a Bigsby? Some players won't play anything without one, others never use 'em, still others could care less. It's an easy enough addition to a Sheraton, but it does add a hundred bucks or more to the cost, whereas if you gotta have it (or are interested in trying it out), it's already there on the 'kat.

 

Hope this helps --- let us know what you decide (with pictures, of course!)

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OK guys and girls...I did it...wanted some P-90s and wanted a semi hollow and the the bigsby didn't hurt...so got the Wildkat. Here is a picture he sent, I will try to post better in a couple days when I pick her up =D>

He is 60 miles away so after telling him where I was, he knocked another 50 bucks off making it 200 buck and that includes a gig bag. :-

Every now and then a blind hog does find an acorn...lol S# U03121971 but he bought it new at a local store before it closed a year ago. Funny how these guitars get stuck back for years before they get sold.

Now I have the 3 electric guitars that will cover all my playing...my Epi Les Paul Studio, Peavey Reactor Tele clone, and now the Wildkittykat=p~ My GAS is taken care of...well for a while anyway!

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It's kinda like asking someone what kind of car you should buy. Regardless of our own personal preferences (as you can see' date=' we've all got 'em and don't mind sharing! =D>/ ), an intelligent answer will depend on what kind of driving you do, whether you have passengers and how many, etc. So the following considerations may help you decide, if buying both now isn't an option.

 

Ergonomics: Both have 24.75" scale. Do you have a strong preference for a certain neck profile? Sheri's tend to be slim, the 'kat's is a little fatter. Some smaller folks find the Sheraton's 16" body unwieldy; others may be used to acoustics and find the Wildkat too small. For others, neither is a big deal.

 

Looks: This is subjective --- which do you like better, or which makes you want to pick it up and play it more?

 

Tone: P-90's and humbuckers sound very different. Neither is inherently better than the other, but one may suit your style of playing or music better than the other. Do you more often play clean or distorted? Straight tone or effects? Which words best describe your ideal guitar tone --- twang, raw, bite, snarl, crisp, shimmer (Wildkat), or warm, fat, thick, round, mellow, rich (Sheraton)? Does your playing tend toward country, Travis picking, rockabilly, or surf(Wildkat)? Or does it have more in common with blues, jazz, hard rock or 60's or 70's rock/pop (Sheraton)? Either can cover the other's prime territory to some extent, but which one will make you happier may depend on your answers to these questions.

 

And finally, how important is the presence or absence of a Bigsby? Some players won't play anything without one, others never use 'em, still others could care less. It's an easy enough addition to a Sheraton, but it does add a hundred bucks or more to the cost, whereas if you gotta have it (or are interested in trying it out), it's already there on the 'kat.

 

Hope this helps --- let us know what you decide (with pictures, of course!) [/quote']

 

Hi Parabar,

Just wanted to say that if I were in the market for a guitar (and I was 2 1/2 - 3 weeks ago when I bought my Casino, Made In China), I would have found your post very helpful indeed.

 

GVDV.

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$200 and turquoise? you should be ashamed. you should be made to wear a little black mask around your eyes, because you sir, are a bandit. i would have went for the kat because i have the sherry base covered. is the kat all maple, too? i'm curious how the smaller size comes into play.

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$200 and turquoise? you should be ashamed. you should be made to wear a little black mask around your eyes' date=' because you sir, are a bandit. i would have went for the kat because i have the sherry base covered. is the kat all maple, too? i'm curious how the smaller size comes into play.[/quote']

 

It has a Mahogany back and neck with a maple cap and rosewood fret board EOR

I will tell you all about how it feels tomorrow...got to pick it up before 4pm.

Trust me getting this guitar from this guy is doing the guitar a favor...lol He hasn't played it in nearly a year

and when I ask what strings and what size he had it set up with ..."duh elixers and regular size..I don't know the gauge, but I had a brand new set of them put on last month when I was gonna sell it" :-k LOL

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