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After the unfortunate loss of my original Sheraton II, I have just picked this up today off Ebay.

Not as nice as my original with the flame maple top and back but pretty good. Here are some photographs

I took today.

 

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Congrats' date=' I hope you enjoy this one more that the one that was stolen. Nice looking Sherry![/quote']

 

time will tell. Anyway it is a 2004 model ser no: I0409*****. The guitar is in actual mint condition. The guy that owned it is a graphic artist (he doesn't play guitar) and bought it new for a visual display in 2004. So it had never been played as such. After the display was finished he just used it as 'object de arte" in his lounge room. There is not a mark on the guitar. He also gave me a few packs of strings and a guitar stand (i wondered why a guywho didn't play had all these spare sets of strings he gave me).

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The ultimate ebay bargain...an unplayed Epiphone. I picked up a Byrdland and a Dot on ebay that were both in unplayed condition. Again, it's a shame that someone stole your first one...feels like a personal violation as much as a financial one. I hope the newly "adopted" Sheraton serves you well. It looks very nice.

 

The nerve of someone buying one and just using it as an objet d'arte. Glad that it has new foster parents.

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He also gave me a few packs of strings and a guitar stand (i wondered why a guywho didn't play had all these spare sets of strings he gave me).

 

I am the proud owner of a Dano U2 and about 3 months ago a seller on ebay had Danelectric strings for $3.00 about w/free shipping. I couldn't pass up the deal and bought 20 sets.

 

I know that I'll never use all these strings, so when I sell the guitar in 10 - 15 years I'm sure a few sets of strings will go along with it.

 

HNGD by the way. If it sounds half as good as it looks, you've got a keeper.

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After the unfortunate loss of my original Sheraton II' date=' I have just picked this up today off Ebay.

Not as nice as my original with the flame maple top and back but pretty good. Here are some photographs

I took today.

 

[img']http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg38/Schtang/sherri04_web.jpg[/img]

 

sherri04_web4.jpg

 

sherri04_web2.jpg

 

sherri04_web3.jpg

 

sherri04_web1.jpg

 

 

Hey Schtang , glad to see you've got a new sheri . ( nice one too !)

If you need an epsilon for your pickguard , you can have either original style or

vintage (foil) style , just let me know . Hope your new geet helps ease the loss,

Axegrinder

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=D>/ Hey Schtang ' date=' glad to see you've got a new sheri . ( nice one too !)

If you need an epsilon for your pickguard , you can have either original style or

vintage (foil) style , just let me know . Hope your new geet helps ease the loss,

Axegrinder[/quote']

 

thats very kind of you axegrinder. Actual if you have a spare I would definitely appreciated one to replace the missing logo. Let me know the cost. cheers Michael. Not sure what the difference is betwwen the two style (happy to have what comes with a 2004 model).

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I just noticed that it doesn't have the trapeze tailpiece. I don't see many like that. One of my "Assembled in the USA" Sheratons is configured like that.

 

Sheraton experts...how common are stoptails on Sheratons?

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Pretty much every post-Japan (i.e. 1987 onward) Sheraton has a stoptail - that and the full-size hums are why they are called the "Sheraton II" these days. The original tailpiece was usually a Frequensator.

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Hopefully this isn't a redundant question cuz I don't know much about the Epi semi-hollows...but what pick ups are in these sheraton's? and what kinda sound do they put out?

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Epiphone Sheraton (AKA Sheraton I) was introduced in 1958-9, with a frequensator tailpiece, and a more

"Gibson" like headstock, with what was "called" NY pickups (which were actually single coil), left over from stock on hand, from the Epiphone Jazz boxes. Both the headstock and the mini-humbuckers were modified, sometime after 1960-61...to what was the most commonly produced, during the Kalamazoo manufactured time frame. The Sheraton II, was introduced a short time later, with the Stop bar, tail piece. They both (originally) had "mini" humbucker pickups.

The full sized humbuckers didn't appear on Sheraton's until they were being produced in Japan. There are some,

that were made there, that have the frequensator tailpiece, but most since have the Stop bar, and are commonly

referred to as "Sheraton II's."

 

The orginal Sheraton and Sheraton II (from Kalamazoo), also had more pointed and not as wide horns,

at the upper bout. The Elitist, and "Assembled in USA" JLH Sheratons were the same specs, as the original

Kalamazoo versions. The Korean, verisons are more of a "generic" 335 style body, by comparison. The head-

stocks on the early Japanese, Korean and current Chinese versions have the "clipped" corners, on the upper

bout, whereas the Elitist does not, and the "Assembled in USA" JLH is correct to the original Kalamazzo versions,

in that regard, as well. Hope that helps, some...

 

CB

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Pretty much every post-Japan (i.e. 1987 onward) Sheraton has a stoptail - that and the full-size hums are why they are called the "Sheraton II" these days. The original tailpiece was usually a Frequensator.

 

Got it. I'm surprised that I pay so LITTLE attention to those things. I can play the same guitar for years, but when someone asks which kind of tuners are on it...I'm at a loss. I even had to go back and look at a picture of my beloved 335 from the 1960's to see if it was a stoptail or a trapeze(!).

 

I associate trapeze/frequensator with Casino and Sheraton, and stoptail with Dot. Perhaps I need to take out the stoptail USA assembled Sheraton out and put back the frequensatored one.

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Epiphone Sheraton (AKA Sheraton I) was introduced in 1958-9' date=' with a frequensator tailpiece, and a more

"Gibson" like headstock, with what was "called" NY pickups (which were actually single coil), left over from stock on hand, from the Epiphone Jazz boxes. Both the headstock and the mini-humbuckers were modified, sometime after 1960-61...to what was the most commonly produced, during the Kalamazoo manufactured time frame. The Sheraton II, was introduced a short time later, with the Stop bar, tail piece. They both (originally) had "mini" humbucker pickups.

The full sized humbuckers didn't appear on Sheraton's until they were being produced in Japan. There are some,

that were made there, that have the frequensator tailpiece, but most since have the Stop bar, and are commonly

referred to as "Sheraton II's."

 

The orginal Sheraton and Sheraton II (from Kalamazoo), also had more pointed and not as wide horns,

at the upper bout. The Elitist, and "Assembled in USA" JLH Sheratons were the same specs, as the original

Kalamazoo versions. The Korean, verisons are more of a "generic" 335 style body, by comparison. The head-

stocks on the early Japanese, Korean and current Chinese versions have the "clipped" corners, on the upper

bout, whereas the Elitist does not, and the "Assembled in USA" JLH is correct to the original Kalamazzo versions,

in that regard, as well. Hope that helps, some...

 

CB[/quote']

Yep! I obviously don't change my strings often enough (that is an understatement). Otherwise I would notice these things.

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Sorry that you came to own this through losing another. But, '04 Saein, it's just like mine... Enjoy!

 

Having owned mine for a year I recently took a closer look at the action and found that the saddles were grooved for a 12" radius whereas the neck is a 16" radius. Some filing later, and it plays better now.

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Congrats on your new guitar.

 

I am glad you have had some good luck in finding a replacement.....I think you were owed some good luck after what happened.

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