Brian is seen using an 1994 Epiphone Sheraton II guitar in many Silversun Pickups performances. From [a May 2010 article originally seen on the Silverun Pickups official website](http://images.equipboard.com/uploads/source/image/37370/Pipx5Rm.png?v=1466742263): > No matter how hard he tries, Brian Aubert can’t get away from his ’94 Epiphone Sheraton. “It’s the guitar I’ve always tried to break away from, and I always end up going back,” he says. “It just feels right.” For the last eight years, the guitar has helped Aubert deliver Silversun Pickups’ fuzzed-out, evocative guitar textures.more
In the late 1996, and during the 1997 tour, Noel played a tobacco burst Sheraton with frequensator tailpiece and two mini-humbuckers. This guitar was played during Oasis' infamous 1996 Knebworth Park concert, during the song ["Slide Away"](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RIGIeDDnp4). Another famous concert he used this guitar on was 1997 G-Mex Concert, and ["Stand By Me"](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jm6gMsVNwCY) is a notable example. Around 17:30 minute mark, this Sheraton II can be seen.more
The Epiphone Sheraton II is Ezra Koenig's main electric guitar. In this video of Vampire Weekend playing at the 2013 Austin City Limits Festival, he can be seen using it at 0:25. It can also be seen in music videos such as Mansard Roof, Oxford Comma, and more. His particular Sheraton is in a natural finish, and looks to have had the pickguard removed.more
"The main guitar I've played for the last four years is an Epiphone Sheraton II. It was a birthday gift from my extended family so it has some of that good mojo going for it. I used it on the Posies Blood/Candy tour along with an Epiphone Dot as backup and an Epiphone J-160 that I played on a couple of songs on stage and did all radio and television unplugged type of things with. The Sheraton has done me right and it even ended up on Brendan's last record too, on the song, "I'll Never Tell"."more
Quoting the Epiphone official site: "Epiphone has been privileged to work with Dave Rude for several years. Epi instruments in his collection include an original Alleykat, a TV Silver Explorer Pro (both shown in the live Bridgestone Arena photos below), a Sheraton-II, a Masterbilt EF-500RCCE, and more."more
Heath can be seen with a Sheraton-II in this photo. In [this article](http://www.epiphone.com/News/Features/2013/Heath-Fogg-The-Epiphone-Interview.aspx), it reads: Epiphone: "It seems like the Sheraton-II has been your main guitar over the past couple of years." H.F. "Yeah, that's the main guitar I play usually. I bought that guitar on ebay about 10 years ago. I had seen Nick from the Strokes. He played an Epiphone and I thought it was cool and I really was trying to find one like he plays. But I found the Sheraton-II and I thought: you know what? I'll try it. And I fell in love with it."more
Emily Wolfe can be seen playing an Epiphone Sheraton II in this 2016 perfomance of "Atta Blues" at Stubb's. This [interview with Epiphone](http://www.epiphone.com/News/Features/News/2017/The-Epiphone-Interview-Emily-Wolfe.aspx) also mentions the Sheraton II saying: > The Sheraton II is my all time favorite guitar, no joke. She is also questioned about how she chose the Sheraton II. > Strats and Teles have been the “Austin guitar” sound for so long. What’s the story of how you chose an Epiphone Sheraton II? > > I’ve actually been a really big fan of B.B. King since I was little and six or seven years ago I went into a Guitar Center-- walked in, I had a budget, and I saw that guitar and it was the most-like a B.B. King guitar that I could find. At first I was kind of hesitant—I thought ‘man this is kind of big.’ But it’s totally now like my third arm. It’s kind of part of me now. And it’s really been a huge guitar in defining my writing sound. It’s basically my brand now. No one in Austin plays a Sheraton so I feel kind of cool (laughs). I was 20 when I got it—I’m 26 now.more
This guitar looks amazing and has a nice weight to it. That's all I can say that's positive.
This guitar has the muddiest, overly bassy pickups I've ever used. The control knobs seem not to do much beyond the volume pots for each pickup. The neck is extremely brick-like, having the input jack on the front of the guitar feels awkward, and the overall tone of this guitar is useless. I tried it on different settings I have. It's not smooth enough for blues, not crunchy enough for distortion. This is the first Epiphone I've ever even thought twice about.
I figured since it was 600 bucks new, It might be better than an entry level guitar. WRONG. I have a modified $200 Ibanez that trumps this in every way but looks. It doesn't even really have that distinct hollow-body sound. It's just a weak tone. The bridge pickup is almost tolerable although under-powered. The neck pickup is the abomination of this guitar. It has 3 settings. Off, turned up just enough to be heard while being slightly over bassy, and SUPER MUDDY BASS BAR.
I would consider this a wall guitar. It's a Ferrari with a Ford engine and dodge transmission inside.
This was the first guitar that I had bought with my own money when I was 16 years old. Initially, I was on my way to buying an Epiphone Casino, however a used 2005 MIK Epiphone Sheraton 2 appeared for sale locally at £220. I actually knew the seller, and I had in fact seen and heard the guitar in action as part of the band performing the music for the school production. It came with a hard-case and the seller kindly dropped the price to £200. I bought the guitar, and whilst I still wish that I had saved up a little bit more for the Casino, my Epiphone Sheraton has been used live and in the studio, and it works great for the medium gain rock and roll sounds that me and my band have been going with. One of the best semi-hollows you can ever buy, and for the price, one of the best value guitars out there.
Of all the 335 inspired guitars this turned out to be my favorite. If you're only playing solid body guitars & wanna try out a semi-hollow body but don't have the cash or want to fork out for the 335 (retails about $2600 I think? Despite that the cost of manufacture is around 800) you could do a lot worse. It plays great, you can get great tones & textures outta it, & it won't break the bank if you'd just like to see how you like the semi-hollow body family I'd say go for it.
The tone of a real 335 is spectacular & id love to own one-don't get me wrong. I just really doubt that I'd sell this one if I did. It's got its own character & gets played regularly. Kinda like the made in Mexico Strats & Teles that have gained a following in the past. Lots of "pros" also play this guy despite having no lack of options or cash. The Edge is the only one I can think of off the top of my head tho I know there are more.
All that said I'd happily recommend anyone try one. They're not hard to find & id bet you'll dig it. Played my today.
This guitar can really roar. Cleans up very nicely w/ the neck pickup - good deal of definition (especially for a semi-hollow) at the bridge. Exactly the tones you'd expect to hear from a semi. Had a ton of wiring and pickup issues, though.
I changed the original pickups with some Gibson '57, and I had a big surprise about how little was the sound change on this Sheraton. I've played a lot this guitar with a guy playing a genuine 1967 Gibson 335 dot. The 335 is lighter, and has a great feel. And a good smell. But on the same amp the two guitars, with the same settings, sounded identical for an external listener. So, the great difference isn't a matter of sound, but a matter of feel. You can play this Epiphone, or you can make love with a vintage Gibson 335.
Picked this guy up used for about 3-bones. Replaced the pups with burstbuckers and this thing sounds as good as anyother guitar I have! Only draw back is that I have to reset the neck every year or so.
This must be one of the most beautiful guitars ever built. Unfortunately it doesn't sound like it. The stock pickups are muddy, electronics are cheap. When you swap out the electronics you have yourself a 98% Gibson.
I have an ebony Sheraton II Pro with ProBucker Alnico II pickups. I own or have owned many Fender. Gibson and Epiphone guitars for decades (Strat, Tele, LP, SG etc.) but of all of them, this is the most enjoyable of them to play for all of the reasons stated in the title above. I am puzzled by the comments here that indicate that this guitar sounds "awful" or "muddy". They may have an earlier version, gotten one that had been modified or possibly just have a vendetta against Gibson/Epiphone, whether real or imagined. It is also possible that the Alnico II pickups are just not bright enough for the tastes of some, but that was a major selling point for me. Seymour Duncan has stated that he personally prefers Alnico II pickups over all, and there is a guy that knows more about pickups than anyone I know of.
This is a fantastically valued guitar. It has a great sound and can do just about any genre IMO. It's not "better than a Gibson" as some reviews tout, but it's still a great value.
I have upgraded almost everything on this guitar. I put in a black graphtech nut, SH-4 JB for the bridge and SH-2n Jazz Model for the neck, 500K Dimarzio pots, gibson speed knobs.
Stock, this guitar is pretty, but sounds like shit. So buy one used and upgrade for an insane value. This guitar sounds amazing now!