After Gibson took over Epiphone (a company it saw as a major rival) in 1957, Epiphone began making guitars based on Gibson’s thinline semi-hollow body that was used for the ES-335, one of these guitars was the Sheraton, a guitar that is now incredibly rare. Reintroduced as the Sheraton II, this guitar is most closely associated with the Boogie Chillen' bluesman himself, John Lee Hooker.
With its gold hardware, and abalone and mother of pearl fingerboard inlays, the appointments of this guitar go well beyond what you might expect at this price. The sound is what you would expect from a semi-hollow ES-style guitar: big, woody and full of rich resonance. From blues and jazz to pop and rock, you will find that the sound does not fall short either. The Epiphone Sheraton II is a beautiful playing, sounding and looking instrument that will just make you want to pick it up and play.