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At 5:10 into the video, Matthew Followill talks about how he came to play his 1983 Epiphone Sheraton: “I started out playing the day I got to Nashville to join the band. The guys took me to an old music store and bought me a ’71 Les Paul. Which was absolutely incredible, thought I’d hit the big-time already. Played it for a while, but it kind of limited me, I couldn’t get a lot of good feedback. So one day I went shopping with my cousin Nacho, went to a guitar store, and this was sitting there and I played it and it just felt so good to play. Epiphone Sheraton. I think it’s an ’83. And it stuck with me for a couple years. Then I moved on to something that was a little better for live, which was the ES-137. It’s just a little bit better live, but this [Sheraton] is still my favorite - even over the Les Paul. I do [use it on stage] for one song, I just keep it in the back and let her rest. It’s my backup guitar, if the other one breaks.”more
"This started as a cheaper backup to my B.B. King Lucille, but the more I played it, I found it was very similar in look and sound as the Guild hollowbody that Son Seals played and that the tone was an amazing addition to my collection, and a guitar that I used almost nightly."
It is just a well rounded guitar, and the sustain is great! I added a Trapeze tailpiece, and some vintage whitches hats and she looks Beautiful! The sound is that rich deep tone that you look for in a hollow body with some great power from a solid body. all together my favorite guitar.
This guitar, although quite expensive for what you get, is a great piece of gear! I've had some problems in the past with it never staying in tune, but after a quite visit to my local Long & McQuade, I haven't had a problem with it since. The tone can be very aggressive, but also very jazzy and soothing. It's a very diverse sounding guitar and I'm proud to say I own it!