The Epiphone Sheraton™-II PRO honors Epiphone's most influential "thin-line" semi-hollowbody electric archtop, now offered in a beautiful new Midnight Sapphire finish plus critically acclaimed ProBucker™ pickups with coil-splitting and a Graphtech® NuBone XL™ nut..

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 modern 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 Ivory and Black binding. The Sheraton-II PRO is available in new Midnight Sapphire finish along with Vintage Sunburst, Ebony, and Wine Red.

The 24.75” scale neck is made of 5-piece laminated hard Maple/Walnut with beautiful 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 features the new Graphtech® NuBone XL™ nut that is as hard as bone but will last a lifetime without chipping or cracking. Graphtech molds and engineers each NuBone XL™ nut for consistent tone and string balance.

The Epiphone Sheraton™-II PRO now is powered by critically acclaimed ProBucker™ 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 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 pickup’s volume and tone control use 1” 500K Ohm potentiometers along with a 3-way pickup selector with an ivory-coloured toggle cap.

The Sheraton™ II-PRO has rock solid nickel hardware in elegant gold with an unbeatable LockTone™ 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.

The Epiphone Sheraton™ II PRO is backed by Epiphone’s Lifetime Limited Warranty plus Gibson’s 24/7/365 Customer Service. Make music history of your own today with the new Epiphone Sheraton-II PRO.

Features

  • Critically acclaimed ProBuckerTM Humbuckers with coil-splitting
  • Traditional Mother of Pearl and Abalone Inlay
  • Graphtech® NuBone XL and Grover® Rotomatics™

Specs

  • Body Material Laminated Maple
  • Top Material Laminated Maple
  • Neck Material 5-pc Hard Maple/Walnut Laminated
  • Neck Shape 1960's SlimTaper™
  • Neck Joint Glued-In, Set Neck
  • Scale Length 24.75"
  • Fingerboard Material Pau Ferro with "block and triangle" inlays w/Mother of Pearl and Abalone
  • Fingerboard Radius 12"
  • Frets 22; Medium/Jumbo
  • Binding Top: 5-ply (Ivory/Black), Back - 1-ply (Ivory), Neck - 5-ply (Ivory/Black), Headstock - 5-ply (Ivory/Black), "F" Holes - 1-ply (Ivory/Black)
  • Headstock Vintage "Large Clipped Ear" with Mother of Pearl "Vine" Inlay
  • Nut Graphtech® NuBone XL
  • Nut Width 1-11/16"
  • Hardware Gold
  • Machine Heads Grover® Rotomatics™; 18:1 ratio
  • Neck Pickup ProBucker-2™
  • Bridge Pickup ProBucker-3™
  • Controls Bridge Volume with coil-splitting, Neck Volume with coil-splitting, Bridge Tone, Neck Tone, 3-way pickup selector (toggle); Ivory toggle cap
  • Bridge Epiphone LockTone™ Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece Epiphone LockTone™ Stop Bar
  • Pickguard Bound "Tortoise" Pickguard with metal "E"
  • Truss Rod Cover 2-ply; (Black/White); Vintage "E" in White
  • Knobs Top Hats with metal inserts (Volume/Tone)
  • Strings D'Addario® 10-46 gauge
  • Typical Weight 8.7 lbs
  • Options Hard Case (940-E519)
  • Warranty Epiphone Limited Lifetime
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