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Epiphone Sheraton Missing Fret Inlays

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I am very interested in hollow body guitars i have a Casino and i want to get a Sheraton because of its frills... but im kinda annoyed how the last 3 frets are not marked off by that pretty inlay. I was hoping to get this done by a professional Luthier (i do pickup replacements, body drilling to fit metric to standard pieces, but drilling a perfect sized hole to fit a inlay is too nerve racking) has anyone ever done this? i even photoshopped (badly i might add) the 3 inlays to see what the guitar would look like (just cause i thought epiphone took those off cause it looked too busy, but seemed fine to me). So any thoughts?

 

Here is the regular Sheraton 2... try to picture it in black, i only used this one because i couldnt find a full foward facing sheraton in black.

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and heres what is supposed to look like with 3 inlays...

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do you guys think its worth $60 per inlay to get those 3 fitted? I personally do want them just for the asthetics of having them... looks incomplete without it then again thats just me.

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There's another option, stickers, now it's not as silly as it may seem, there are fretboard inlay stick on copies, they're made with a good adhesive and are available in different colours and finishing options e.g. mother of pearl, plain white etc. They have been discussed on here several times before, just do a forum search for stickers.

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Ehh im not partial to using stickers... even though they most likely will give me a similar look as the actual mother of pearl itself, it just doesn't seem like its going to work for me, my mental break down works like this, paper has density, and when it has density it takes up space, that space is ultimately now making the sticker taller than the fingerboard rather being flush against it like a proper inlay, and seeing that this is supposed to be a very strong sticker, also going to assume that its not all that paper thin either. However even though im highly against the idea ill give them a try, stick some block inlay stickers on my Fender Strat, and just play the hell out of it see what kind of wear and tear the sticker goes through.

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my mental break down works like this,

Sorry to hear about that, hope you're on the recovery trail soon. LOL

 

I've never used them myself, and I have similar reservations to yours, I was just trying to place some options on the table. Like I said, it's been discussed here before, so if you do the search, you may find some members that have already tried them and be able to learn from their experience with them, of course those threads may also contain other options that neither of us has even considered yet.

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Sorry to hear about that, hope you're on the recovery trail soon. LOL

 

i had that coming at me, however im not goign to write off this Sticker idea completely, like i said first im just going to do some MAJOR testing using my Fender, just play it constantly put the stickers through the paces, if all seems well and they show no wear and tear or signs of coming off i wont mind sticking them on the Epiphone

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I have a standard Sheraton which to me looks perfect as is

 

Personally the extra blocks look too busy

 

Compared to other guitars IMO dots look OK high up the fretboard

 

Blocks less so.....

 

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I just put some of the sticker inlays on a couple of guitars and I was quite surprised how good they look. They are made of very thin vinyl and are not that noticeable when I'm playing. I actually have some guitars that the inlays are alot more noticeable than the stickers.

 

At least that way if you don't like them on there you can just pull them off.

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I decided to just revive this old thread cause i didnt feel starting a new one was necessary.

- I got the Grover Imperial Tuners

- Gibson ES 335 Style Pickguard (got the old E and stuck it on this new Pickguard)

- got Inlay Stickers (they do work like a charm, you really dont feel it when playing and it is a HELL of alot cheaper than actually getting the remaining 3 frets inlayed.)

 

did a couple of other things to proclaim its mine. I am a BIG Manchester United fan so i will show it other wise.

- Put the Manchester United sticker in the middle of the body

- Plan on getting a Custom Inlay sticker from same provider with Man Utd written across for the 12th fret.

- Plan to get a Truss rod Cover custom written that say Man Utd...

 

The Best of Both Worlds when Soccer and Guitar Meet XD, ill post pics soon as possible

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did a couple of other things to proclaim its mine. I am a BIG Manchester United fan so i will show it other wise.

- Put the Manchester United sticker in the middle of the body

- Plan on getting a Custom Inlay sticker from same provider with Man Utd written across for the 12th fret.

- Plan to get a Truss rod Cover custom written that say Man Utd...

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I agree with wanting the extra three inlays. Don't know why they didn't do it in the first place.

However, my Sherri is fine the way it is without them though.

 

If you do get the added, it would be like putting a pool in your back yard - for your own enjoyment.

The next buyer won't want to pay extra for them. Unless you're keeping it forever, like we all plan to

do. But that hasn't happened with me yet. Although, I may be getting close to settling in now.

 

Stickers? I've seen them on ebay. Just seems more like pretending....

 

My vote is to enjoy it the way it is.

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