Check out this super rare “E By G” Sheraton that we had in the store recently. This guitar is a very early example of Epi’s reissue Sheraton guitars and was made in the Samick factory in Korea. A very solid guitar showing high-quality workmanship, I can’t think of one thing I’d change out- aside from the plastic nut, that is. The pickups are healthy and warm, the tuners hold flawlessly, and even the neck is comfortable and similar to an early 60’s carve.
From the creamy white finish to the exquisite fingerboard inlays, everything about this guitar is top notch. It’s obvious that a lot of care went into making sure these initial-run guitars were properly spec’d and immensely playable. I’ve played many, many other Epi Sheratons of most every make and year, and I’m not lying when I say that this is among the best I’ve ever played. Nothing felt dodgy or smacked of cut corners. Everything was in its right place, and with a proper set up this guitar smoked some more expensive examples we’ve seen in recent months.
Originally, the guitar was brought in for a set-up for flats and an inspection of the electronics. We fawned over this guitar for a few days until the owner arrived, all the while praying that we’d see her again. Well, it happened. We received this vision in white at the recent Seattle-Tacoma Guitar Show of 2011 and promptly sold it a week later. There wasn’t even time to give ‘er a proper write-up, which is why I’m taking the time now.
If you ever see another of these out there, buy it! You won’t be disappointed! Or, better yet, bring it on by the shop so we can have a crack at it!