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Saein Made Sheraton - Who's Got One?

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Just spotted one locally currently going quite cheap but I don't think I've come across too many out of the Saein factory. Anyone got/had one of these. They look pretty nice but wondering what the differences are between them and the Samick ones, if any. Red Trans pickguard seems to be a difference.

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Just spotted one locally currently going quite cheap but I don't think I've come across too many out of the Saein factory. Anyone got/had one of these. They look pretty nice but wondering what the differences are between them and the Samick ones' date=' if any. Red Trans pickguard seems to be a difference.[/quote']

 

Clarkuss, I have a Sheraton II that was made at the Saien, Korea factory in August 2005. It's a Natural finish, looks

great and plays great, especially through the new VOX AC30CC2 amplifier I just purchased this past weekend.

On mine the "Tree of Life" design on the headstock has really nice pieces of Mother of Pearl and it looks superb.

I've seen some of the recent ones coming out of China and they look terrible. It doesn't even look like they try

to match the pieces up. They just pull them out randomly instead of trying to use pieces that look more consistently

like they came from the same shell.

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Cheers for your input. Never seen one in real life and there's one on ebay that's local so might have to pop over and give it a look. I know it's a bit fussy but it's nice to know the differences because my two Casinos are considerably different when side by side.

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Cheers for your input. Never seen one in real life and there's one on ebay that's local so might have to pop over and give it a look. I know it's a bit fussy but it's nice to know the differences because my two Casinos are considerably different when side by side.

 

Yes, go ahead and check it out. You have nothing to lose. If it was truly made at the Saien factory the serial # will

start with an "I" then year, month, etc. You're right; two of the same model guitar could be considerably different as

you say with your Casinos. It's that way with all guitars, I think. That's why I like to try mine out before purchasing

them. The Sheraton is all Maple and has Humbucker pickups, so it will sound very different from a Casino which has a

Maple body, but Mahogany neck and P-90 pickups. Plus the Sheraton is semi-hollow, as opposed to full-hollow body

like the Casino.

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I just sold a samick sheraton this week but this one is going pretty cheap at the moment so I'll watch its progree.

 

My Dot Deluxe made in Saein (I03) curiously has a sheraton II sticker inside the f-hole.

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...My Dot Deluxe made in Saein (I03) curiously has a sheraton II sticker inside the f-hole.

 

That's not what you call a sticker inside an f-hole; that's what you call an f-up.#-o

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Haha yeah i suppose so. Perhaps the body was originally destined to be a Sheri but got mixed up on the way to the assembly. The neck is definitely a Dot though (with a full legit serial number) and it's one of the sturdiest guitars I've owned. It's getting a revamp this summer though so it's currently out of action. Needs a new bridge/nut and electrics.

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Cheers for your input. Never seen one in real life and there's one on ebay that's local so might have to pop over and give it a look. I know it's a bit fussy but it's nice to know the differences because my two Casinos are considerably different when side by side.

 

What differences do you see between the Peerless and the Unsung Casinos?

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Haha yeah i suppose so. Perhaps the body was originally destined to be a Sheri but got mixed up on the way to the assembly. The neck is definitely a Dot though (with a full legit serial number) and it's one of the sturdiest guitars I've owned. It's getting a revamp this summer though so it's currently out of action. Needs a new bridge/nut and electrics.

 

Clarkuss, I'm recently putting my Sheri through a revamp. I just had Grover Locking Rotomatic Tuners (received

from our own dear "Twang") put on and now she stays in tune. Next installation will be a Tone-Pro bridge/saddles

to make an improvement on that part of the guitar (and stop the rattling of the s**ty ones that come stock on

Epiphone electric guitars).

 

Well good luck on your quest for a Sheraton. They are very nice guitars and I'm sure you'll enjoy it if you get one

of good quality.

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Yeah, I just saw it cheap but in all probability I don't need a new guitar, I just like to buy guitars with my spare money so that it's in assets rather than takeaway food, drinking and CDs but I'll let you know if I end up with this one.

 

The best way I can describe my the differences between my two Casinos is that the Peerless one is more woody and Jazz sounding with the a smaller neck wheras the Unsung one is more bluesy and rock and performs more like a modern guitar with a slightly bigger neck (no bone nut) and the body construction seems to be wider (face on) but not as arched or curvy.

 

I prefer to use my Peerless in the house for strumming about and songwriting or laying down a more vintage sounding rythm but the Unsung is a bit more more of a workhorse and sees most of the gigs and louder playing.

 

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