Originally released in 1959, the inspiration for the'thin-line' or ES series has its roots in Les Paul's first solidbody guitar,'The Log', that Les built in Epiphone's factory in Manhattan in 1940. The Log' was made from Epiphone parts with a 4 x 4 inch piece of Pinewood down the middle. The ES-series is also semi-hollow with a solid centre, which makes it more resistant to feedback than a typical archtop guitar. Inside the Epiphone Sheraton-II PRO. John Lee Hooker described the original Sheraton as an'outdid-335' for its striking fingerboard inlay, classic shape, and elegant ivory and black binding on the top, back, neck, headstock and f-holes.
The new Sheraton-II PRO has the same profile and is made from Laminated Maple and topped with a bound'Tortoise' style pickguard with a signature metal'E' for Epiphone! And the same classic binding. The 24.75 inch scale neck is hand-set and made of 5-piece laminated hard Maple/Walnut with a fingerboard with block and triangle pearloid and abalone inlays, 22 medium jumbo frets, and a large vintage style'Clipped Ear' headstock with the classic'tree of life' motif. The Epiphone Sheraton-II PRO also now comes with the new Graphtech® NuBone XLT nut that is as hard as bone but will last a lifetime without chipping or cracking.
Graphtech moulds and engineers each NuBone XLT nut for consistent tone and string balance as well as precise string spacing. The Epiphone SheratonT II-PRO now features critically acclaimed ProBuckerT humbuckers. The first humbuckers (often called'Patent Applied For' for the telltale sticker found on the back of the pickups) were made at the Epiphone/Gibson factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan in the late 50s and have acquired a mythical status among guitar players. Epiphone ProBucker pickups have that elusive vintage sound because they are made with the same alloy as the originals--18% Nickel Silver unit bases and covers--along with Sand cast Alnico II magnets and high quality 4-conductor lead wire. The Epiphone Sheraton-II PRO has a ProBucker-2T in the neck position and a slightly hotter ProBucker-3T in the lead position.
Both pickups also have coil-splitting via their individual volume controls. The Epiphone SheratonT II-PRO has rock solid nickel hardware in elegant gold with an unbeatable LockToneT Tune-o-matic bridge and StopBar tailpiece combo. Tuning is easy and reliable with gold Grover® Rotomatic machine heads with a pro-level 18:1 tuning ratio. The Sheraton-II PRO is strung at the factory with D'Addario® 10-46 gauge strings. Listing correct at time of upload errors and omissions excepted.
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