Product Comparison: Epiphone SHERATON-II PRO vs Gibson ES-335


General Specifications
Brand
Epiphone
Gibson
Model
SHERATON-II PRO
ES-335
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The Epiphone Sheraton™-II PRO honors Epiphone's most influential "thin-line" semi-hollowbody electric archtop, now offered in a beautiful new Midnight Sapphire finish plus critically acclaimed ProBucker™ pickups with coil-splitting and a Graphtech® NuBone XL™ nut..
The ES-335 has been a legendary tone machine since 1958. Our 2016 features a tubeless Historic truss rod, PAF-style Burstbucker 1 & 2 pickups, and redesigned neck shape for increased strength and enhanced playing comfort.
Key Specs
Guitar Type
Electric
Electric
Hand Orientation
Right-handed
Right-handed
Number Of Strings
6
6
Pickup Configuration
2 ProBuckers
Burstbucker 1 & 2
Pickup Type
Passive
Passive
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Epiphone SHERATON-II PRO Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar
  • I compared this guitar to a lot of other's of the same style and almost bought an Ibanez, but I liked the Sheraton/Gibson classic body shape with the mickey mouse ears better and I could find some to play at Guitar Center, but found none of the Ibanez hollow bodies there to try out.
  • I could easily take a couple of paragraphs to describe this beautiful guitar. Instead, all I will say is that this is something that Gibson has to be proud of.
  • Smooth neck, great action, and sounds warm and rich. Very happy with this guitar!
  • It's just that good. Guitar came pre tweaked so all I had to do was stretch the strings, tune up, plug in, and get it on. I bought it to use as a practice guitar, but this is no practice guitar!
  • This guitar...wow. Wow. wow! This is my first Epiphone. I was actually looking for a Gretsch Electromatic hollow body guitar.
Gibson ES-335 Traditional Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitar
  • Guitar came well packaged and in perfect condition as described. Looks great, sounds great. Thanks!
  • I have not found much this can't do, Les's and strats have their place but this is more of a do all for me. I can go from blues to heavy rock to country with just a quick flip and click.
  • Fit finish, feel, tone, you name it. I really like the coil tap feature; going to single coil from humbucker. Great versatiliy.
  • This guitar is perfect for leading worship music and eliminates the need most of the time to switch to an acoustic guitar because this thing sounds beautiful clean!
Size & Weight
Total Length
40 in.
41.5 in.
Lower Bout
18 in.
16 in.
Nut Width
1.69 in.
1.69 in.
Body Depth
8 in.
8 in.
Weight
8.7 lbs.
8.5 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Epiphone SHERATON-II PRO Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar
  • To me it is equivalent or better than the Gibson ES-335 on which the design is based. Epiphone and Gibson have been the same company for decades.
  • his feel and weight of this guitar is perfect for my needs. The neck feels really great to play up and down the the fretboard.
Gibson ES-335 Traditional Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitar
  • The quality on the finish was amazing as well. I feel truly fortunate to have gotten such a great guitar.
  • The neck was way too thin in profile for my liking, although others may find it comfortable.
  • The neck was quite thick, but not necessarily uncomfortable, but I think I prefer a slim taper neck and P 90s for their clarity. I
  • This is one good deal for a 335 style guitar. Body is comfortable with good neck action.
Materials
Fingerboard
Pau Ferro with "block and triangle" inlays w/Mother of Pearl and Abalone
Rosewood
Neck
5-pc Hard Maple/Walnut Laminated
Maple
Side/Rib
Laminated Maple
Top
Laminated Maple
Maple, Poplar, Maple
Bridge
Nickel
What customers say about "Materials"
Epiphone SHERATON-II PRO Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar
  • I always loved the sound and feel of my old ES335 (I sold it long ago when money was low), but couldn't afford one now. The Sheraton is a quality made guitar. Very much worth the money.
  • Epiphone really pulls out the stops on the Sheraton, and the attention to detail is top shelf. The action is set low with no buzz anywhere.
  • Sound is excellent as is the fit and finish. The finish is second to none. It's just what I wanted.
  • This is one beautiful guitar! The Wine Red is stunning! The finish and detail is perfect! The Pro-bucker pickups sound great! The overall playability of this guitar seems very nice to me.
  • The deep wine red color combined with the gold hardware and inlay work make this guitar look like it should be worth much, much more.
  • The frets are kind of rough out of the box and need to be polished. A few weeks of string bending will help, but it would be better if they had been polished at the factory.
Gibson ES-335 Traditional Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitar
  • Brilliant finish color, neck profile, fingerboard radius. Playability is excellent .
  • The finish is flawless. Color never seems the same as light hits it from different angles.
  • Top quality workmanship. Seamless construction.
  • The neck mohagany wood grain is just so warm and beautiful. But the amazing this is this baby sounds as great as it looks!
Features
Pick Up System
ProBucker-2 / ProBucker-3
Burstbucker 1 / Burstbucker 2
String Scale
24.75 in.
24.75 in.
Number Of Frets
22
22
Strap Included
No
No
Pickguard
Yes
Yes
Tuners
Grover Rotomatic 18:1 Tuning Ratio
Grover 'Milk Bottle' Tuners
Sound Controls
Bridge Volume with coil-splitting, Neck Volume with coil-splitting, Bridge Tone, Neck Tone, 3-Way Toggle Pickup Selector, Ivory toggle cap
Lead Volume, Rhythm Volume, Lead Tone, Rhythm Tone
Bridge Type
Epiphone LockTone™ Tune-o-matic
ABR-1 with titanium saddles
Extras
Critically acclaimed ProBuckerTM Humbuckers with coil-splitting, Traditional Mother of Pearl and Abalone Inlay, Graphtech® NuBone XL and Grover® Rotomatics™, New Midnight Sapphire finish plus Ebony, Vintage Sunburst, and Wine Red
World's most respected semi-solid guitar, Memphis Historic Spec pickups, Memphis Tone Circuit Plus
Neck Fixation Type
Glued in
Glued in
What customers say about "Features"
Epiphone SHERATON-II PRO Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar
  • The sound of the Sheraton has lots of good bass and midrange, but you can still get the glassy highs too. Good versatile tone like the ES335.
  • You might lose a bit of punch when switching to single coil, but that's why G-d invented the volume control. Push pull tabs are crisp, no give or wobble, and are a great added dimension from Sheratons of the past.
  • Tuners are the same, solid, and uniform ( in that the same amount of tuning tweak for each string AND IT STAYS IN TUNE!
  • Love the bridge. After dealing with floating bridges on my other jazz guitars, this one is a no muss no fuss affair. It's not going anywhere and makes tuning and changing strings a breeze.
  • My only complaint on this guitar (and the only reason for 4 stars rather than 5) is that the gold plating on the bridge and tailpiece started to wear off after 3 months of daily playing. The plating is just very thin. I called customer service, and they sent me a free bridge and stop tailpiece.
  • There are no inlays on the fretboard above the 15th fret (Yeah, they are a crutch, but I need them)
Gibson ES-335 Traditional Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitar
  • Still adapting to short scale neck after playing certain California guitars ! Overall it's an excellent deal at street price.
  • Sustaining a single note or a full chord is effortless.
  • Plugged in, the pickups sound great to me as is. I can't see the need to swap them out. Fit, finish way above what I expect in a budget import guitar.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
3499.00 $


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