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Had My Sheraton Stolen after a gig

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That totally blows. Sorry to hear it.

On the other hand, Musician's Friend now has the limited edition Riviera with 3 P-90's! Might want to consider one of those.

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sucks man...i had a brownburst Sherry stolen from a garage where i was jamming, luckily my Twin was still there...i found a '99 blonde at a pawnshop, i'm having a Bigsby installed and the Twin worked on atm...i don't care for the necks on the new Sherrys, i hope you find a guit to you liking...

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Thanks everyone - but there are a lot of people who have things stolen and can't afford to replace them. I am still going to buy another Sherri but with the insurance on the guitar coming thru next week and the go ahead from Sue my wife I went out and bought a brand new 2008 American Standard Stratocaster in candy cola red.

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Yeah CB is it red - I love red guitars as well has sunburst. I have a red telecaster a red Gibson Les Paul and now this Strat. I only came across playing this strat when I was trying out some new Sherris, the 2008 USA stds are really nice so glabbed it. I am going to look for a good used Sherri around 2000-2006 era ( I like that period best). The guy I bought the sherri off has a lot of epi hollowbodies and offered me a Casino (but i declined) he is keeping an eye out for a sherri though. What are peoples opinion on the Casino (I really like P-90s) - how do they compared in tone and feel to the Sherri?

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Now you know how someone feels when they've been raped. To steal one's guitar is downright personal because no two guitars are exactly alike. Fortunately' date=' there are still some Elitist Sheratons around. And if you don't want to pop for one of those, they are still available in the regular model, though MIC instead of MIK. I'm not sure who sells them in Australia. Up here, we can look at different specimens at Sweetwater (listed by serial number). Like you, I like the vintage sunburst a lot.[/quote']

 

I think you better come up with another comparison.

Having your guitar stolen is hardly on the same level of the traumatic exprience a rape victim goes through.

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Casino's are GREAT! They are one of Epi's best (as well as most famous) guitars. Tone is to die for, even if

a bit more "noise," due to P-90's being single coil. They are considerably lighter, in weight, than the Sheri,

as they are true "hollow bodies," with no center block, as the Sheraton has. There is a tendency, to experience

more "feedback" at higher volumes, but it's really quite easy to control, given a little common sense. But, I

think everyone that owns one, would agree...they are amazing guitars. Necks are thin, but comfortable,

and most of the ones (mine especially) play like "butter!" Paul McCartney has said, in several interviews,

that if he had to own only ONE guitar, it would be his Casino. And, I can certainly understand that feeling...

though I'd hate to give up, any of my guitars. ;>) I think, once you get one (if you do), get used to it's

particular tonality and playability, you'd really love it! But, as always...IMHO.

 

CB

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ok I am going Sherri hunting tomorrow - but I have also found a nice looking Natural Epi Sheraton II on Ebay (Aussie evilbay) so I am keeping my eye on it (looks nice and I have been communicating with the seller via e-mail who tells me it is a very nice guitar[-o< do I believe him?) OK CB what's the best way to win the auction at 'used' market price? (please remember they sell for much more in OZ than the states usually around $750-$800). Thanks guys.

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hey schtang, i know the feeling well few years back i had a paul stanley ice man stolen,it ended up in a store down in melbourne wouldnt you know it the refused to give it back unless i paid for it,because i couldnt prove it was mine even though i had photos of me with it,so that sucked.the new guitar looks great mate enjoy....

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What can I say that everyone else hasn't already said. I feel sorry for your loss. I only ever had one thing stolen in my life, a Boss EQ pedal. I set up my gear early in the afternoon for an evening gig. When I turned up in the evening it was gone. It was only a small loss but it does really piss you off. I have spent a lot of money modifying my 2001 Samick built Tobacco burst Sheraton with new electrics and pickups. If someone stole it I'd be devastated. We always try to make sure none of the cars are left unattended when we are loading gear. Hope you find the B£$%&rd who took it.

 

Pete

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I think you better come up with another comparison.

Having your guitar stolen is hardly on the same level of the traumatic exprience a rape victim goes through.

 

I agree, theft and rape are two wholely different experiences.

 

On topic, you nevertheless have my full sympathies Schtang. Losing a loved guitar ain't nice. Good luck in finding your replacement Sheraton, I'm on my second and I love it more than my first... I'm sure you'll find a lovely new one.

 

Edited to add: I found my new one on eBay too, and it's also in natural finish.... it's a good way to source a guitar. If your seller is telling you it's in great condition, and he has positive feedback, then he won't be telling lies. Good sellers don't want their feedback being screwed up by telling lies about condition.

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That really does blow. I always leave my car locked when going back and forth for equipment. It can be a pain but may have prevented your Sherrie from being stolen. Hope you can replace it soon.

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There is a special bond between a musician and an axe, regardless of the instrument, there is a bond. You pick up a hundred guitars, and none of them speaks to you. They are after mute until in the right hands they come to life. Price is no object, quality and the soul of the instrument are most important. When that bond is broken we suffer the loss. More so when something is stolen.

 

There is another Sheri out there with a soul for you. You need to have faith that it exists and that it will find you. Until this one is returned, rest assured that the guardians of righteousness are plaguing the thief with the torments of demons.

 

If you live by the sword, you die by the sword... and all the rest of the platitudes. May the fleas of a thousand camels infest this thief's body hair. (Old Arabic Curse)...

 

Sorry to hear of your loss. We all suffer a each time this happens.

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There is a special bond between a musician and an axe' date=' regardless of the instrument, there is a bond. You pick up a hundred guitars, and none of them speaks to you. They are after mute until in the right hands they come to life. Price is no object, quality and the soul of the instrument are most important. When that bond is broken we suffer the loss. More so when something is stolen.

 

There is another Sheri out there with a soul for you. You need to have faith that it exists and that it will find you. Until this one is returned, rest assured that the guardians of righteousness are plaguing the thief with the torments of demons.

 

If you live by the sword, you die by the sword... and all the rest of the platitudes. May the fleas of a thousand camels infest this thief's body hair. (Old Arabic Curse)...

 

Sorry to hear of your loss. We all suffer a each time this happens.[/quote']

 

Well, Reverend...since you live in Arizona, lets hope they catch the thief, and export him to the custody

of "Sheriff Joe!" LOL! (Fat chance, I know...but, it would be "justice," poetic or othewise.) ;>)

 

CB

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....I always leave my car locked when going back and forth for equipment. It can be a pain but may have prevented your Sherrie from being stolen.

Nice admonishment' date=' dude. If you had bothered to read, you would have seen that the car window had been broken to gain access to the car.default_eusa_wall.gif

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Well Schtang, we'll miss that beauty! Some of the new members probably don't realize what nice

woodgrain and finish it had...judging from those photos, you used to post, now and again. It's

hard to tell, in your performance photo, at the head of this thread. Might be nice (if not to painful, for you)

to post those, again...so other's will know just exactly what you've lost! There are lot's of other

Sheri's, but as those of us who've seen yours...not too many, like that one! Sob! ;>(

 

CB

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Here is the image CB. Ok CB I have come across two Sherris with "natural finish" that I really like. One is a 2005 model the other a 2007 model both Korean made. I am going to decide this weekend which one I will buy. The 2005 is on ebay and the 2007 is at a shop a friend of mine works at - If they agree with the price i offered them I will take the 2007 (I will know tomorrow) keep you all posted and hopefully if all works out I will post pics next week. I have decided on the natural finish, I just can't bring myself to buy another Vintage Sunburst because I have yet to come across one that is as nice as mine that got stolen.

 

 

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Here's a true story to illustrate just how far the moral fiber of Americans has deteriorated since I was a boy.

 

Several years ago I ran a construction crew that traveled a lot. One morning a had to get between two of my workers. One of them was going to kick the other one's *** because the guy had stolen money out of his wallet while he was taking a shower. The guy whose *** was about to get kicked defended himself by saying "you shouldn't have left your wallet on the table where I could see it. I couldn't resist the temptation".

 

I decided to let the rest of the crew be the 'jury' to determine whether the first guy should be entitled to kick the *** of the 2nd guy. They overwhelmingly voted for the 2nd guy, totally agreeing that the first guy was at fault for leaving his wallet in plain sight. Nevermind 'though shalt not steal'. Every one of them said they'd have done the same thing in the same circumstance.

 

I started carrying a gun right after that.

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People may remember my Sheraton II on this site. Well after a gig on Thursday night it was stolen out of my car while lugging gear back and forth to the car. I am now the unfortunate non-own of a Sheraton. Went and had a look at some new VS Sheraton IIs yesterday and just can't find one like it. Mine had a beautiful peek-a-boo flame-top and amazing neck. really pissed-off. I have own 2 VS Sheratons in the past and this one was just excellent.

 

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Hey Schtang , sorry to hear about your loss . I know how it feels - had a '63 Strat stolen years ago . I'm very fortunate to own a gorgeous VS Sheri and a custom shop Riviera . If you need to borrow for recording or such , as I'm also in Sydney , you'd be more than welcome . I also have many contacts in the industry - may be helpfull in finding a new one . If i can be of any help , let me know or make contact . Axegrinder .

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Hey Schtang ' date=' sorry to hear about your loss . I know how it feels - had a '63 Strat stolen years ago . I'm very fortunate to own a gorgeous VS Sheri and a custom shop Riviera . If you need to borrow for recording or such , as I'm also in Sydney , you'd be more than welcome . I also have many contacts in the industry - may be helpfull in finding a new one . If i can be of any help , let me know or make contact . Axegrinder .[/quote']

 

thanks mate - I should be ok. I have quite a few Fenders and Gibsons so lack of guitars not a problem. The sherri was my only semi-hollow that I owned (so I am lossing that tone at the moment). I am looking at 2 Sherries at the moment, if both fall thru I may take you up on the offer of your contacts finding me a used Sherri. Cheers.

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