Epiphone Sheraton Sunburst 1964

Whereas the Epiphone Casino was a full hollowbody like the Gibson ES-330, the Sheraton was a semi-hollowbody with a maple centerblock similar to the ES-335. The Sheraton premiered in 1958 after Gibson purchased Epiphone, and the earliest examples use components leftover from Epiphone's New York factory. In 1961, a vibrato tailpiece and mini-humbucker pickups were made standard. 

Years of Production: 
1959 - 1970

Body Style: Semi-hollowbody double cutaway

Design Elements: Dual mini-humbuckers, 24 3/4-inch scale length, tortoiseshell pickguard (missing in image), tremolo tailpiece, multi-bound top and back, Maple centerblock, gold-plated hardware

Finish Specification: Sunburst was a standard finish on the Sheraton.

Notable Players: John Lee Hooker, Ted Leo

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