Dating epiphone sheraton ii
The rivalry probably existed well before then, but as Epiphone eventually transformed its primary focus from building banjos and mandolins to guitars, the competition between the two companies became increasingly evident. Gorgeous and stylish, these instruments lived up to their big city, aristocratic names—Broadway, Emperor, De Luxe—in every way. The rivalry between Gibson and Epiphone significantly drove the evolution of archtop acoustic and electric guitars during this period. One of the guitarists who frequented the Epiphone showroom was Les Paul. Although his name would later become closely associated with Gibson, Les was very much an Epiphone player early in his career during the Thirties and Forties. He even did some of the work on his pioneering solidbody electric guitar prototype, the Log, at the Epiphone factory.
Epiphone Sheraton with Gibson on Headstock! 1988 model
Results to of Do you regret buying an Epiphone? Thread Tools Subscribe to this Thread…. Just picked up a 97 Peerless Epi Emperor Regent. I don't know how good they are now but I've owned lots of Epi's. Les Paul gold top, and an Explorer and a Hofner style Beatle bass. All fantastic instruments for the money. The thing I've found about the Epiphone's is Buy a good one. If the neck isn't damn near perfect there's no fixing them.
Whenever I've bought a new one I drop the action so it's almost touching the frets. I play every note on the neck up and down. If there's a buzzy or funny section on the neck I made my music store bring in seven Explorer's before I found one to take home. That being said I've yet to find a better guitar for the money. My Emperor is a beautiful guitar The Jazz Guitar Chord Dictionary. My 64 Texan is one of the best guitars I've ever played.
Pete Martin - just a mandolin guy but loves jazz guitar www. Join Date Mar Posts Echoshill, On the subject of quality, I think there is a variability with at least some of the Epiphone products. I did own an Elitist which gave a good, clear amplified sound. No vibrations or extraneous noise and no feedback problem.
I have a few Emperor Regents, built at various places in various years. These are the single floaters, which I think are not built anymore but otherwise I believe the same body as the Broadway. They all sound different. The Antique Sunburst is the loudest. The Cherry Sunburst is brighter, more ringing. I think built not later than The Natural is warmer, rounder in tone, built not later than I think apart from the single-pickup configuration it could be similar to the Broadway, which means the sound is a variable.
Each instrument could exhibit different traits. Or, it could depend on the factory which built them. To me they're an inexpensive guitar that I can use for public gigs, and I have no feedback problems. I think Gibsons are way overpriced. Join Date May Posts Have a Broadway , Emperior Regent and a Sheraton , all from the mid 90's. Love them all. Also a 46 Triumph. Broadway is my main axe. Stock pups. TI flats. Thru a small Fender amp.
Can't be beat. Join Date May Posts 1, Originally Posted by bigdaddyguitar. Join Date Jul Posts The only gripe I have with my Epiphone is that it is a bit heavy for me. But, of my guitars purchased new, it is the best value. I love the sound, it plays nicely and feels like it has some quality construction considering the low price. Join Date Mar Posts 1. My Epiphone The year Gibson's quality might have gone down I'm not sure, but I can tell you My guitar tech told me that he knows that guitar very well and that the build is very good.
In fact the hardware he told me was great I got the guitar as a kick around, but my tech told me to just upgrade the electronics PUPs, pots, switch, caps, output jack and wiring harness and he would put that guitar up against any Gibson ES model. Well, I got the guitar back and the band had rehearsal and if finally came time for the guitar to show it's stuff or to be an epic fail. The band was blown away. Take my word for it.
My tech was right I would put this up against any Gibson. Total cost for my guitar with upgrades Any takers I'll prove it. Epiphones are made much better now than years past. Originally Posted by Echoshill. Hey folks, wondering, have any of you been disappointed with your Epiphone purchase? As such, I have avoided Epiphone thinking if I was not impressed with Gibson it could only go downhill with the Epiphone.
Thoughts anyone? Join Date Feb Posts I'm Epiphone agnostic. The one I used most extensively as a gigging guitar in rock and folk bands was a Sheraton II made in To be honest although it always played nice the electrics were a joke, especially the pickup switch, the pickups were the usual Epi muddy-but-not-appalling, and it wasn't what I considered stable enough tuning wise for gigging doing heavy retuning at gigs means you're playing out of tune a lot of the time!
After a while it had a luthier set-up, bone nut, rotomatics, Seth Lovers and a tone pros bridge. The low-end Epiphones like the Dot are fair enough but to be honest you may as well go even cheaper and get a Tanglewood or whatever as they are pretty similar. In essence, an Epi can be made great if the cost is worth it and some of the special models are good as they are. I had 4 Epiphone since the early 90s and can tell I don't regret my purchases.
Still got my 2 Arch Tops Samick and Peerless that are heavily modified though. All of them were good value for the money despite they still feel a bit toyish compared to my Gibsons probably because they are dipped in poly. I swapped pretty much everything out of them for better quality electronic and hardware but the platform itself wood and construction were good enough to make the investment worth it.
The learning process of making your own setup and tinkering is priceless, something I would never have done as a beginner on my more expensive Gibsons. Well, after almost two-and-a-half years owning the same Epi ES, I think it's safe to say the "honeymoon phase" is over. So, in a nutshell, after the hardware upgrade and a fret-leveling, it's my go-to 1 instrument used for my Smooth Jazz project, which, it turned out so good that's also the controller of my GR guitar Synth.
So no, I don't regret owning and currently using an Epi at all. Best two Franklins I've invested in a long time! Pepe aka Lt. Kojak Milano, Italy https: I used Epi Birdland and sold it after few gigs. I only regret not buying my Epi ES Pro sooner. Join Date Jan Posts It is a very nice guitar and has served me well over the years. I was just beginning to pursue Jazz guitar at the time, having played both acoustic and electric blues for about 30 years prior.
At that time I was playing a lot of local Blues jams. I can't count the number of wonderful compliments I received from members of the audience as well as other musicians regarding the beautiful tone of the Sheraton. One of these compliments came from a local bass player who came up to me out of the audience and said, "The tone of your guitar is as clear as a bell". A beautiful guitar for not a lot of money. My early 90ies Sheraton is a great instrument,especially after electronics and pickup upgrade, but my ES is the better guitar.
DATING EPIPHONE GUITARS BY REFERENCE OF SERIAL NUMBERS. Epiphone guitars The first two digits are the last 2 digits of the year. (11) The next two. The Epiphone serial number decoder currently supports 12 serial number formats from 25 factories. Vintage numbers from to are supported. Serial.
The Epiphone Sheraton is a thinline semi-hollow body electric guitar. Though the Sheraton and all its variations were introduced under the ownership of the Gibson Guitar Corporation , Epiphone is the exclusive manufacturer. Under the ownership of Epaminondas "Epi" Stathopoulo , Epiphone was a leading manufacturer of hollow-body and archtop guitars.
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I'm pretty sure is on the headstock. I have a number there but it has no letters a In order to receive your Guitar Rig software download, please do the following: Locate your Serial Number inside the fhole of your Ultra ; Fill out and submit the. Gibson Guitar Board: Look up your. This has helped in the dating of old Serial number on a Epiphone acoustic guitar.
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Results to of Do you regret buying an Epiphone? Thread Tools Subscribe to this Thread…. Just picked up a 97 Peerless Epi Emperor Regent. I don't know how good they are now but I've owned lots of Epi's. Les Paul gold top, and an Explorer and a Hofner style Beatle bass. All fantastic instruments for the money. The thing I've found about the Epiphone's is Buy a good one.
Also see Headstock Styles and Logo Styles for help determining when your guitar was made particularly helpful if there is no serial number. Note 2:
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What is my Epiphone Sheraton with serial number 9094698 worth
Is anyone able to date my Epiphone Sheraton? The serial number is and it's located on a stick-on strip on the back of the headstock. The front of the headstock has "Epiphone by Gibson" at the top and the Epiphone logo at the bottom. The Guitar Dater Project Find the date your guitar was made by simply supplying your serial number. Dont know a lot about these numbers so take that with a pinch of salt, you could try posting your question here:
The Sheraton was introduced into the Epiphone lineup after Gibson took over the company in Unlike the Casino, the Sheraton is a semi-hollowbody with a wood center-block similar to the Gibson ES In the mid-'90s, Epiphone introduced the Sheraton II which is differs from the original in its use of a stopbar tailpiece. Some players consider Epiphone workmanship to have improved in recent years, so earlier Sheraton IIs are are worth less than the newest examples. Years of Production: Semi-hollowbody double cutaway Design Elements: Shipping Region:
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Discussion in ' Other Guitar Discussion ' started by soleil , Dec 21, Fender Stratocaster Guitar Forum. Epiphone Sheraton II - is it reliable? I'd like something that sounds good and feels good, of course, but I also want something that'll last a long time. I've already played the Sheraton and I really do like it.
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