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NGD: Epiphone E212T Sheraton Union Jack!

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by sub rosa, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. sub rosa

    sub rosa Member

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    Greetings from sunny Colorado!

    I had one of these briefly last year, but it wasn't up to snuff.

    Been keeping an ear to the ground and just got hold of a pristine specimen for the collection:

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    Minor adjustment to the truss rod and all's good. Plays really well and the Gibson USA mini-humbuckers sound really nice.

    Serial number places it as an October 2014 piece, which I guess is after the troublesome batch of these that escaped when they first came out.

    The owner looks to have just kept it in its case, still had the Grover hand-tag on the headstock and plastic wrapping on the hardcore handle.
     
  2. TwoToneGreen

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    2014 will be remembered as a more innocent time for that flag, before a big dose of self-delusion soured things. Perhaps these guitars will become highly prized as a result!
     
  3. lamenlovinit

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    A Gallagher Special! Love it! I could never pull the trigger on one because I'm more subdued in my aesthetic preferences. "Don't look at me!" is one of the artifacts of having been a fat kid...:crazyguy
     
  4. Captainruss

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    I love that model. I have a black ‘92 Sheraton that is one of my finest guitars. That Gallagher has just always attracted me. My wife says they are hideous. She’s wrong.
     
  5. sub rosa

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    Huh?
     
  6. Electricb

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    Love it. They need to make this a standard model in cherry and sunburst. The mini hums in combination with the frequensator and massive headstock look killer. I’ve always loved the multiply neck binding on Sheratons too.
     
  7. sub rosa

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    I think they did that a couple of years before with the ‘62 reissue model.
     
  8. chillybilly

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    Very nice and welcome to the club.

    I always found it odd that that the Gallagher 'Supernova' model differed greatly from his famous painted Sheraton, particularly the Supernova's full-sized humbuckers. This model is much closer but no official endorsement is made or implied.

    I replaced the nut on mine with a Tusq fairly soon after purchase. I've dne same on most of my guitars but the Sheraton stock nut grooves were hopeless.

    I absolutely love the look of and the quirkiness of the Frequensator but I was having nightmares with string breakage and replacing a string on the fly with that tailpiece is an exercise in panic and futility.

    Having successfully retrofitted an ES-339 with a Bigsby and a Vibramate spoiler and a Towner bar, I decided to do the same on the Sheraton (minus the Towner) even it meant losing the visual styling of the Frequensator. The Bigsby retrofitted Sheraton is now solid and stable and trustworthy enough to be a stage guitar.

    I'm still not 100% sold on the stock mini humbuckers. They do sound good through OD pedals and/or an amp with OD but a slightly dirty sound is my stock rhythm tone and the minis sound a little thin in that role especially compared to the Antiquities I put in my 339. Duncan offers minis but I've been spending gear $ elsewhere to date.
     
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  9. Electricb

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    I know. I should have bought one at the time but didn’t. I wish they would bring them back since the used prices are sky high.
     
  10. cugel

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    Gallagher for the win
     
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