epiphone sheraton vs ibanez as73g

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Louis124, May 9, 2016.

  1. Louis124

    Louis124 Member

    Apr 15, 2016
    hello all,
    as the title of this thread suggests, i am in the market for my first hollow body in the price range of 300-400 pounds. i love both the look and sound of both these models, and just wanted your input on these two seemingly incredible guitars. i am also open to suggestions about other humbucker equipped semis in or below this price range.
    many thanks,
  2. WoodenDuckMaker

    WoodenDuckMaker Member

    Mar 29, 2009
    They are a really close match. The Sheraton has a slight edge with looks and adornments and the Ibanez has a slight edge with its hardware and pickups. Nobody can tell you which one to pick. Play them both and choose which one that speaks to you more. But either is a wise choice.
  3. scott944

    scott944 Member

    Jan 12, 2009
    Neck shapes will differ - make an effort to try before you buy. Used Eastman may fit your budget, as well.
  4. Rob Donovan

    Rob Donovan Member

    Feb 14, 2016
    Harrisburg, PA
    I love my Sheraton to death after putting in a Duncan Jazz/JB combo. That said, I like the Ibanez Artcores as well. I've played Artcores many times in the stores and I always wonder why I haven't bought one.

    Also in that range are the Hagstrom Viking DLX, Eastwood classic 6 (standard and DLX), Eastwood Custom Kraft DLX, and the Italia Rimini. I haven't been able to try any of these, but I want to - especially the Hagstrom.

    There's also the Squier Vintage Modified '72 Tele Thinline to consider. Or if you want something a little different, a Danelectro Hodad.

    Either way, both the Sheraton and the Ibanez are great guitars as long as you like the stock pickups or don't mind swapping them out.

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