gerraguitar
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#1
So I've had it up to here....^ with my shatastic LP and I might have an opportunity to do a straight trade at the shop I work at to get either a Sheriton or a Casino. I played a bunch of different 335 style epi guitars (Riviera, Dot) but these two were the ones I dug most. I don't have a semi-hollow and would love to get one. Also don't have a gtr with P90s either so that would be a nice addition. I liked the feel of both of them and after bringing my amp in with a few effects they both sounded great through them. So I'm wondering what other folks might do in my position, maybe there are other angles to look at. Sound wise I think they were both great, pretty similar for the most part, but there were slight differences. Which one would you choose?

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I would recommend the marshal MG100

Very versatile and quality sound. It should treat you well
SteveHOC
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#3
If I'm not mistaken the Casino is fully hollow where the Sheraton is semi hollow. I'd get the Sheraton, but I also use overdrive and distortion frequently enough. The Casino had feedback issues when I played it with gain, where the Sheraton was able to battle that element.
Pierre-Claude
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#4
I own a Casino and it's fully hollow. So feedback issues (although in can be a plus). But i love how it plays and feels. But the electronics are a tad bit cheap, so there's an eventual upgrade to be done.
paruwi
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#5
Get the BB King Lucille and have more tonal varity - and no feedback issues....
gerraguitar
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#6
The one drawback...if you even want to call it that, is that currently in the shop the only Casino in there is the Lennon one. I was aware of the fully hollow vs the semi which is why i brought in some effects, one being a fuzz face. I thought the Casino handled the high gain stuff very well, but the semi of course was a bit better. I'm hoping the shop owner will decide for me with there being such a price difference between the two gtrs, but the Lennon Casino has been there for quite awhile so maybe it'll be an option. Also knowing how I am with my pickups I would most likely switch them out eventually no matter which way I went, it's just a matter of how soon.
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Quote by CaptainAmerican
I would recommend the marshal MG100

Very versatile and quality sound. It should treat you well
youeyehat
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#7
I have a Lennon Casino, and it's fantastic. Comfortable to play, and sounds amazing.
Call me old fashioned but I prefer 'rock music' that has electric guitars.
SteveHOC
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#8
I still vote Sheraton, but I really dig a semi-hollow with P90's, should you decide that P90's are the way to go. I just dropped some humbucker sized P90 style in my PRS semi-hollow tonight, freaking awesome sounding.
nickdohle
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#9
Sheratons are great guitars. However, the gentleman who advised the Lucille model is a smart man. Beautiful guitars. Great tone. One of, in my opinion, the best Epiphones you can buy. Signature model or not.
AWACS
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#10
Quote by nickdohle
Sheratons are great guitars. However, the gentleman who advised the Lucille model is a smart man. Beautiful guitars. Great tone. One of, in my opinion, the best Epiphones you can buy. Signature model or not.


There is the whole thing that its a signature of one of the most influential guitarists of all time.
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#11
Quote by nickdohle
Sheratons are great guitars. However, the gentleman who advised the Lucille model is a smart man. Beautiful guitars. Great tone. One of, in my opinion, the best Epiphones you can buy. Signature model or not.




Lucille was my #1 for nearly 5 years - now it's the Midtown Custom

AWACS
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#12
Parui, whats the one in the middle? An Epi LP DC with P90's?
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paruwi
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#13
Quote by AWACS
Paruwi, whats the one in the middle? An Epi LP DC with P90's?


Yep, a '94 Samick, Korea
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#14
Sexy...
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gerraguitar
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#15
well for those of you keeping score I did in fact go with the Sheraton. All these years I've been playing I've never once sought out a set of P90s, not against them, but it just tells me that I'm not missing something yet. I dig the gtr in its stock form for the time being, but can see myself switch the pickups out.

Very happy with the deal, "sad" to see my LP go, but I'll get over it. I'll wait a while and get a real nice one, but for now I'll see what it's like having a semi-hollow at my disposal.

Thanks for your input!
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Quote by CaptainAmerican
I would recommend the marshal MG100

Very versatile and quality sound. It should treat you well