#1
sorry to make another one of these

but to those who might have tried them both, or just know,
what are the differences? Everything I read is just saying the sheraton is muddy, but come on... they were all using the stock epi pickups

The 335 style seems to be really versatile, and I changed my mind on what I thought about the body today, and now im interested in buying one instead of an LP
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#2
i've tried both, honestly i preferred the sheraton. i liked the neck binding and fret board more. and pick ups are always replaceable, so. but honestly id prefer one of the ibanez artcore series. similar price and always feels nicer imo.

thats just my 2 cents though.
#3
I've never played the 335 but the Sheraton is a good solid guitar I've had for a while now. I have no problem with the stock pickups, they sound bright and I'm able to get a nice rich tone from them without any notable issues. The build quality is a bit of a letdown, the gold on the bridge started to wear off after about a year of light use and the pickup selector switch feels delicate and will probably need replacing in another year or so. I had originally planned on upgrading the hardware but I'm now tempted to sell and opt for something from the Ibanez Artcore range.
#4
as far as i'm aware there's not much difference (if any) between the dot and the sheraton other than a few cosmetic things, at least the way they are currently building them.

i have a 1998 sheraton, though, which is a great guitar, easily comparable to some of the low end gibsons. perhaps you could try to find a used sheraton from the 1990s? they are built a lot better and should cost you considerably less
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#5
yay replies!
Ive been looking at craigslists around my county but can find nothing =[
even ebay, which I would expect to be full of them only has a few and the only older one's are going for like 600
and some jackass wants 1500 for a '99 because his client apparantly loved that guitar

ridiculous..


the dots are made in china though, arent they? and the sheratons in korea?
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#6
i own the sheraton and when buying it was down between it and the dot and to tell you the truth the sheraton is the best out of the 2 and can get a wide variety of tones earlier i was playing blue oyster cult then switching to some blues then to the foo fighters it does everything but sound like a strat i would also suggest getting a rolling bridge i have expeienced broken strings while trying to tune but asside from that and mabey the pickups it also look pretty damn good
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#7
Sheraton II.

Dot isn't bad though, but the Sheraton II is one of my favorite Epiphones. I don't really care for Ibanez's semihollows, but they get a decent rap around here, so I'd look into them.
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#8
I love my dot. Can do anything from blues to rock. It not even bad with some tool songs, but I do look weird playing tool on a semi hollow lol.
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#9
I owned both, and at the moment I still use my Epiphone Dot as my standard backup guitar in live situations. A very reliable guitar, and yet very cheap. And I've always liked the no-nonsense look of the Dot over the semi-luxerious look of the Sheraton. But like Blombcube pointed out, that's the main difference.
#10
There is more difference between the Dot and the Sheraton.....

Dot has a thicker mahogany neck

Sheraton has a 'slim-taper' hard-maple neck
#11
This is kinda off topic, but i say Casino. Tried the Dot and Sheraton and they sounded too alike. If you've got the cash, the Sheraton - if not, the Dot.
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