Epiphone Sheraton or Casino?

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Epiphone Sheraton or Casino?

Postby scov1984 » 18 Jul 2010, 10:46

Which is the best guitar?

Also is it worth paying more money for the Epiphone Supernova?
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Epiphone Sheraton or Casino?

Postby Atrala » 18 Jul 2010, 14:50

VERY HEAVY !!!!...get a smaller one...in fact get a replica first..dont invest big dosh on it.
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Epiphone Sheraton or Casino?

Postby Atrala » 18 Jul 2010, 14:50

VERY HEAVY !!!!...get a smaller one...in fact get a replica first..dont invest big dosh on it.
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Epiphone Sheraton or Casino?

Postby Atrala » 18 Jul 2010, 14:50

VERY HEAVY !!!!...get a smaller one...in fact get a replica first..dont invest big dosh on it.
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Epiphone Sheraton or Casino?

Postby SuperNovaMike » 18 Jul 2010, 15:12

The Sheraton and the Casino are two different types of guitars with very different sounds. The pickups are different. Necks are different. The Casino is completely hollow inside and the Sheraton isn't. They are both excellent instruments, but neither one is "better" than the other. Just play them and decide which sound you prefer.
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Epiphone Sheraton or Casino?

Postby scov1984 » 18 Jul 2010, 19:26

Thanks fella's

I've got a Les Paul copy by Vintage at the moment and I find that quite heavy. Decided to upgrade to an Epiphone hollow body electric but just not sure exactly which one to go for.

I will visit my local guitar shop and have a look.

I presume Noel and Bonehead always used Sheratons in the 90's?
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Epiphone Sheraton or Casino?

Postby Atrala » 19 Jul 2010, 02:38

*Atchooo.


scov1984 wrote:Thanks fella's
I've got a Les Paul copy by Vintage at the moment and I find that quite heavy. Decided to upgrade to an Epiphone hollow body electric but just not sure exactly which one to go for.

I will visit my local guitar shop and have a look.

I presume Noel and Bonehead always used Sheratons in the 90's?
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Epiphone Sheraton or Casino?

Postby betterz » 19 Jul 2010, 10:18

Epiphones are generally regarded as replicas, the Sheraton is very similiar to the Gibson es series, and is light as it is a semi-acoustic, having played both I prefer the Sheraton but it's down to personal taste, I much prefer semi acoustics so my next step was to get an ES! But it's down to you! And yes Noel used a Sheraton quite a lot during 96 onwards!
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Epiphone Sheraton or Casino?

Postby SuperNovaMike » 22 Jul 2010, 22:58

betterz wrote:Epiphones are generally regarded as replicas, the Sheraton is very similiar to the Gibson es series, and is light as it is a semi-acoustic, having played both I prefer the Sheraton but it's down to personal taste, I much prefer semi acoustics so my next step was to get an ES! But it's down to you! And yes Noel used a Sheraton quite a lot during 96 onwards!



The only Epiphones that are replicas are the ones that are modeled after specific Gibson guitars. And those are all authorized by Gibson (that's why they can actually call an Epiphone Les Paul a "Les Paul" and print it on the headstock, ect.).

The other Epiphone guitars (like the Emperor, Zephyr, Riviera, Casino, Sheraton, Texan, and a bunch more I can't think of op the top of my head) are not replicas at all. In fact, before Gibson bought the Epiphone company in the early 70's, all their guitars were made in the USA and cost as much as Gibsons. Now they make them all in Asia with lesser quality materials than Gibsons and that's why they are cheaper nowadays. They do make the Epiphone Elitist guitars in the USA and they are made with much better materials and cost a lot more than the foreign ones.

So what does all this mean? Nothing. LOL I have an Epiphone Les Paul Custom made in Korea that I put Seymour Duncan pickups in and it sounds 10 times better than my friend's Gibson Les Paul Standard. He even offered to trade his Gibson to me for my Epiphone, but I wouldn't and wont.
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Epiphone Sheraton or Casino?

Postby scov1984 » 26 Jul 2010, 16:28

Couldn't decide so rather than spend £450 on a brand new sheraton, I decided to buy a used Epiphone Dot ES 335 in mint condition with an original Epiphone hardcase - £200! :)

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