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Epiphone Sheraton 2 question

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by sniffyduke, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. sniffyduke

    sniffyduke Member

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    I Have a Epiphone Sheraton laying around. A while ago I had it profesionaly set up and it plays great. I always wanted this style of guitar.

    I was concidering getting all the electronics switched out and putting Gibson Burst buckers in it. Costs around $250.00

    I this worth it or do I go out and spend $3,000 dollard on a Gibson es-335
     
  2. sniffyduke

    sniffyduke Member

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    or 57s What do you think?
     
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    Bob V Member

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    I replaced the pickups, pot, jack, wires, nut, and bridge on my Epiphone Dot Deluxe, plus a level and crown job on the frets. It's still nowhere near a Gibson in playability. If you've got an Elitist Epi, maybe, but otherwise there's really no comparison with a real ES.
     
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    drbob1 Silver Supporting Member

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    I had one with changed electronics for a while. It was a darn good guitar. I did eventually sell it and get a 335, but then I've got the disease bad (GAS). For a decent sounding and playing guitar, you could do a lot worse...
     
  5. sniffyduke

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    oh, ok, maybe it's a waste of money. I had it set up along time ago and it plays real nice.

    I love arch tops but I think (New) Gibsons Quality may not be as great as the vintage gibsons. Its just hard to spend a ton of money on a gibson just because of the name.

    I'm not a chepo I have alot of top of the line fenders. But could never justify the Gibson mark up. Maybe I'm just a rebal or an idiot.

    In the end I think it's the player, not just the guitar.
    I'll investigate the Sheraton elite.
     
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    i am thinking hard on a gretsch...but i want an old one...
     
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    sniffyduke Member

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    There Great guitars : )
     
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    New Gretsches are of better quality than old ones....

    Get a nice new Japanese one.

     
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    You could probably get an axe pretty close to the sound and feel of a Gibson for considerably less, but if you're anything like a lot of us here, you probably won't be satisfied until you have the real thing. I think it's usually best to get what you really want - if I get something as a place holder, so to speak, the GAS still won't leave.
     
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    I had one and it played and sounded very nice but it wasn't the 335 I wanted so guess where I ended up................
     

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