Epiphone Sheraton II Pro Ebony
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The Epiphone Sheraton-II PRO honors Epiphones most influential thin-line semi-hollowbody electric archtop now with a Wine Red finish plus critically acclaimed ProBucker pickups with coil-splitting and a Graphtech NuBone XL nut. Hailed by blues legend John Lee Hooker as "an out-did 335", the Sheraton has been renown for decades for its combination of superior tone and beautiful pearloid and abalone inlay. Originally released in 1959, the inspiration for the thin-line or ES series has its roots in Les Pauls first solidbody guitar, "The Log", that Les built in Epiphones 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 center, which makes it more resistant to feedback than a typical archtop guitar.
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 Sheraton-II PRO is available in Ebony, Natural, Vintage Sunburst, and a stunning new Wine Red finish.
The Epiphone Sheraton II-PRO now features new critically acclaimed ProBucker humbuckers. The first humbuckers 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 tone 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. Each ProBucker pickup is also vacuum wax potted to eliminate microphonics.The Epiphone Sheraton-II PRO has a ProBucker-2 in the neck position and a slightly hotter ProBucker-3 in the lead position. Both pickups also have coil-splitting via their individual volume controls. coil-splitting allows a player to turn a humbucker pickup into a single coil pickup for endless tone combinations.Each ProBucker pickups volume and tone control use 1 500K Ohm potentiometers along with a 3-way pickup selector with an ivory-colored toggle cap.
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