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Epiphone by Gibson

Telecster

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I have a Sheraton II guitar, on the headstock it says
Epiphone by Gibson. It has no serial number anywhere.
Nice guitar. I put new tuners, bridge and tail piece on.
But I was wonder what anyone knows about this vintage Sheraton.
 

Mr. Crow

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This question came up on the Epiphone Forums. One of the Epi experts reported that these were made in Korea between 1986 and 1989 at the Samick plant.
 

Funkwire

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Until the late 90s, some Epiphone serial numbers were on a sticker on the back of the headstock (like my MIK 1996 G-1275). If they fell off, there were no other markings to identify it.

Mr. Crow's answer if probably as much information as you'll be able to find.

Looks nice...how does it play/sound?
 

Telecster

Member
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97
Plays real nice and sounds great. I changed the jack and pots along with the mentioned hardware. Recently I was curious about the angle between the tail piece and bridge. They're not parallel like my LP. Mr Crow's info is about all I have ever able to learn. I also believe that this was during a time that Epiphone/Gibson owned that Samick plant.
 

Jura

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880
its from late 80's most probably, made in korea..
EDIT: says to himself: "read first than write.."
already answered as I see.. :)
what more do you want to know? As I had one from '91 and apart from nut and headstock inlay they are identical..
 

Telecster

Member
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97
I was trying to get the intonation right and determined the radius on the replacement bridge was wrong as was tge string spacing. Not much but just enough for the e strings to fret buzz. So I disassembled the old bridge got out some brasso and cleaned. Finished it off with a littleammonia, not bad. I will reinstall the bridge tonight.
 

Telecster

Member
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97
Put the original bridge back in and no more fret buzz. I looked at stumac and guitarfetish but nothing for a Sheraton or ES335 bridge. All listings I saw said
replacement for solid top..ie LP..Any suggestions out there?
 

StLucifer

Member
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18
Does the headstock say Epiphone by Gibson? In 1986-87, I wanted a nice new guitar. I went to a Sudbury Ontario musical instrument store and bought a blonde coloured Epiphone semi-acoustic like the one in your pictures. I paid in around $800 for it with a nice hardshell case. It was a very nice guitar. Extremely nice action...as good as a Gibson ES 335 easy. This gorilla on my back forced me to sell it for $300 and I really regret it. The pawn shop gave me $300 in a heart beat for it and I wish I could boot my ass. Don't hesitate, buy it if you can get it for a reasonable price. I'd pay $800 for a new one right now if I could.
 

supergenius365

Silver Supporting Member
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Put the original bridge back in and no more fret buzz. I looked at stumac and guitarfetish but nothing for a Sheraton or ES335 bridge. All listings I saw said
replacement for solid top..ie LP..Any suggestions out there?
If it is like mine, there is no available replacement. Mine is an early 90's and Epiphone made the spacing a bit different than Gibson/replacement bridges for some reason.
 




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