Up for sale, a 1993 Epiphone Sheraton in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. Produced in Japan at the Terada factory, this very rare iteration of the Sheraton model represents the top tier of Epiphone's thinline semi-hollowbody production. The guitar features a rich Cherry gloss finish on the heavily figured flame maple body, with a smooth and lively acoustic tone that translates faithfully through the humbuckers. The guitar positively sings with great clarity and smooth sustain, and each position on the three-way switch yields a complex, vital sound from cutting and chiming to rich and throaty. Weighing 8lbs 7oz, we've had this Sheraton professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with fresh 10-46 roundwound strings, low action, and accurate intonation.
The three-piece maple neck has a very slender C-shaped profile carve with modest shoulder, measuring .780" deep at the 1st fret and .880" at the 12th. The rosewood fretboard features multi-ply binding and pearloid block inlay, with original medium jumbo fretwire which retains its full factory height and well-rounded crowns, showing only very light wear beneath the plain strings on the crowns of frets 1-3. The guitar plays cleanly in every register up the 24 3/4" scale with a straight neck and responsive, optimally adjusted truss rod. The hand-carved bone nut measures 1.650" (42mm) in width. The headstock is framed by multi-ply binding, complete with the Epiphone logo and vine inlay. The gold Rotomatic-style Epiphone branded tuning machines turn smoothly and hold pitch well.
The electronics are all original, with untouched solder joints on the humbucker covers. The long neck tenon is also visible in the neck pickup cavity, ensuring an ideal connection between body and neck and optimal resonance. The hardware complement includes an ABR-1 bridge and Frequensator tailpiece, and there is uniform surface patina across the gold plating. The original orange oval label is visible through the F hole noting the Sheraton model, with a five-digit serial that dates to 1993. Plastic parts include gold reflector cap knobs and transparent tortoise pickguard with multi-ply binding and "E" Epsilon badge.
The Cherry gloss finish highlights tight tiger flame figuring extending liberally across the entire body. Cosmetic wear includes some small nicks clustered central to the waist on the back, and similarly light scuffing in the clear coat central to the lower bout. There are a few additional minor marks and light finish scratches on the body as a whole, largely relegated to the back, and the neck profile retains its smooth, clean gloss finish as well.
The original black tolex hardshell case is included.