American Musical Supply
American Musical Supply
1-800-458-4076
AMS Advantage
American Musical Supply Promo Extended Warranty EzPay EzPay

Good guitar
By: John from West Valley, NY      Submitted: 2/12/2013

Rating


Quality




General




Tone


Finish




Was this review helpful?

Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? This is a really well made guitar. But like a previous rating. Had the guitar set up and agree needs a better bridge set up constantly having a tuning problem. I think Epiphone and Gibson need to look at the bridges they are using. General Your general opinion of this product. Like I said this guitar can be a keeper if you want to invest time to have it done correctly. And want to invest in a new bridge. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? The tone with this guitar is wheat really has me sold. Very beautiful sound for nice jazz and mellow playing and also can be put when you need to drive. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? The finish of this guitar is really nice
vintage goodness for not much scratch
By: snarf from Fort Worth, Texas      Submitted: 2/8/2013

Rating


Quality




General




Tone


Finish




Was this review helpful?

Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? I think Epiphone is definitely headed the right direction with their guitars. This is the 3rd Epi I've gotten in the last few years, and they seem to be getting continually better. This one will probably become the my daily player. Mostly minor issues that I've had with it. General Your general opinion of this product. I've been jonesing for a Gibby 335 lately, and when I saw this one with the upgraded pots and Gibson mini-bucks I figured it might be my chance to get that sound and feel for a whole lot less than a real 335 would cost. I bought it and figured if it didn't live up to what I hoped I would send it back. I'm keeping it. There's still the problem of the weak bridge. I figure I will probably end up replacing it at some point if it causes the problems my tech seems to think it will. But so far so good on that. It feels and plays like a dream now that it's been setup. It sounds like an angel singing. And I really like the look of the Frequensator tail piece. Just the issue with the weak bridge. A solid 4 in my book. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Love, love, LOVE the tone from the Gibson mini-buckers. They're somewhere between a P90 and a regular bucker. On the neck they're smooth and mellow. On the bridge they've got a bit of twang. A little more bite than most P90s I've played, but definitely not as heavy as a 57 Classic. They have a sound all their own. They are what convinced me that it would be worth the money. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? The finish is what I expected on a sub-$1000 guitar. There are a couple of places where the stain bleeds over onto the binding, but otherwise it is a GREAT looking instrument. I got the vintage sunburst. The burst was done well, and the binding really sets it off. One of the first guitars where I have actually liked gold colored hardware. It really is a striking instrument.
A top flight guitar from Epiphone!
By: Michael from District Heights, MD, USA      Submitted: 1/30/2013

Rating


Quality




General




Tone


Finish




1 of 1 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful?

Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? The guitar is surprisingly well made coming out of China. This is a nod in the right direction to Epiphone’s credit over the past 5 years. My first Epiphone was a Les Paul Custom that had quite a few cosmetic blemishes in the paint with ‘bleeding’ into the binding, other than that it was a solid build guitar. My Sheraton is well put together, nothing loose, rattling, or poor finish. I give it a solid ‘A’. General Your general opinion of this product. Personally, I love this guitar after spending a few hours of playing it. It looks beautiful - best to see it in person over the photos – which beacons you to pick it up and play. To be honest I was hesitant after reading the Gibson forum of these 50th Anniversary Sheratons. It seems some folks got some bad ones and had to send them back. Necks that looked (or were) cracked, no way to identify which number the guitar was out of the production run unless you called. A lot complained theirs were ridiculously set-up poorly, some with bad uneven frets. However, most of those folks were overseas in Europe, which leads me to believe those guitars didn’t go to Nashville first to be inspected and set-up proper. Mine was wonderful upon opening it for the first time. The QC was on point for mine, so I’m very pleased that I won’t have to take mine in to a luthier to fix any mistakes or having to send it back all together. Great quality period case as well! Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? How can you go wrong with USA Gibson mini humbuckers and CTS pots? Poor amp and or poor settings on said amp to answer that question, because I love the tone this guitar can dial up. You can get thick without getting muddy and thin without sounding anemic plus everything else in-between. I don’t play Metal so cannot help you there, but this guitar is great for Rock, Jazz, R&B, Country, and Gospel. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? I purchased the Sheraton in natural here from AMS. One thing no one complained about on the Gibson forum and all agreed that the finish was on point! I’d say for mine it was 98.99 percent near perfect. Not 100% because a few screws holding the Frequensator to the body have been screwed in at a bad angle – not flushed. Other than that the finish and binding was spot on. It’s just a gorgeous looking guitar!
Great Guitar For The Price
By: Kevin Watson from Warrenton, Mo. U.S.A.      Submitted: 12/21/2012

Rating


Quality




General




Tone


Finish




Was this review helpful?

Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Very well made Gibson electrics General Your general opinion of this product. Best guitar I own now. Very nice overall Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Tone wise, mini humbuckers are a good mix of P-90 and humbucker. great Gibson, or earley 60's Epiphone tone. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Beauityful finish on my Vintage sunburst. Smooth fret ends.
Really Surprised
By: John Hofmann from West Valley, New York USA      Submitted: 12/13/2012

Rating


Quality




General




Tone


Finish




Was this review helpful?

Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? As I can see this guitar is very well made very good quality. There is not a flaw anywhere on the guitar. General Your general opinion of this product. Highly would recommend this guitar to all the people I know. Even told a friend who works at a guitar store here that they should start to stock more Epiphones. I have seen over the years thier quality is really becommning better. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? The tone I was really surprised about. Played through my Fender 65 Deluxe the sound was very pleasing can get the best incrediable Jazz and Blues sound. The neck pickup can give you a very warm sound. The middle is extremely well for all styles of rythmn and my bridge prickup gives me a very well balanced high end. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? I really love how the vintage sunburst looks. There are no flaws and has a very nice shine.
The best guitar out of 8 that I own
By: Sparky from San Diego, California      Submitted: 11/30/2012

Rating


Quality




General




Tone


Finish




Was this review helpful?

Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? This guitar is made very well the burst finish is flawles.The guitar came set up well out of the box and the hardware and pick ups are high,high quality. General Your general opinion of this product. This is the best guitar that I have ever owned and that's saying alot. I have two Gibsons,a Elitist Byrdland,custom shop Stratocaster and three Carvins. this thing plays great and sounds so warm and clear. I've spent a long time playing and owning many guitars and this is the one I play all the time. I can't get over the price 799! All my current guitars are double or triple that price. I'm totally blown away by this guitar. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? The tone is typical semi hollow warm and woody. This paired with the Gibson mini humbuckers makes this guitars top end sparkle more than with standard humbuckers. I've played country twang,clean jazz tones, clean and dirty blues and ripped some great grinding rock tones too. My wife heard me playing this guitar in my rehersal room the other night and told me this was the best sounding guitar that I have. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? The finish looks top notch, the burst finish is beautiful. A little paint run in the F hole.
What a Guitar
By: Thomse from Grand Rapids      Submitted: 11/17/2012

Rating


Quality




General




Tone


Finish




Was this review helpful?

Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? This guitar is flawless. General Your general opinion of this product. I think Epiphone put a lot of time in this guitar.I am so happy it came with a case .I have the reissue 1961 casino to. They look great next to each other. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? From Full to bright This guitar has it all. You can see Epiphones are just getting better all the time. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? I have the cherry red and it doesn't have a flaw. Just great detail in this guitar. Thanks again AMS for selling me a great guitar.
Loading....