#1
Well, I originally only planned to spend a max of $400 on a new semi-hollow or full-hollow guitar, but I think I should skip the middle step and go right for a premium guitar.

I like the Epiphone Casino ($599), and apparently it's got quite a solid history w/o any problems.

I also saw the Sheraton II ($599). Other than gold vs. chrome hardware, is there any difference between the Casino and the Sheraton II??

Also, what else exists in the same price range as these two guitars. Are they worth considering? I'm more interested in quality and sound as opposed to visual appointments (doesn't hurt though!).

Thanks a lot.
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#2
doesn't the Casino have P90 single coils while the Sheraton 2 has got all out humbuckers? And isn't the Casino a full out hollowbody while the Sheraton is semi-hollow?

edit: seems like semi hollow for both of them after some googling

Though still, the pickups are a large difference
Last edited by seljer at May 23, 2006,
#4
Hmm, I will have to play both of them side-by-side, I was just comparing their specs online.

I like to play anything. Although it's quite foreign, I'm trying to get into jazz. I've always loved blues. I like folk. Hard rock is fun, too.

I'm thinking the humbuckers might be what I want, but I'll have to test out both guitars.
"Calling her a ***** for lame shows isn't exactly the most romantic thing in the world. Seriously buddy, try not to be so cute and funny, and just try to be romantic, because this is garbage.
I'd probably take a small amount of offense to this if I cared about being Jewish, but I don't.

Good intentions yeah, but expect either your heart to broken, or a slap in the face, because this song will end in disaster."
#5
Sounds like you're a humbucker person. If all else fails, you can always get Humbucker sized P90s in the neck for mm-mm creamy blues.
#7
Sounds like he wants an Ibanez Artcore.

Seriously, with Ibanez's reputation as a predominantly "metal" brand, the Artcore series are the most impressive hollowbodies that I have played. To me, DOTs feel, sound, and play cheaply. Casinos, some have issues, others don't. Sheratons (along with Epi Rivieras) are the sunshine of Epi hollowbodies for most guitarists.

My Artcore felt much more expensive than the DOT, or the price the Artcore was set at ($270 US-greentag at GC). It sounded a whole lot better unplugged than the DOT did, and still beat it plugged in.

Final Verdict: Get the Artcore. Now.
#8
Well I was originally looking at the Artcore series, like the 75 or the 86 (only apparent differences are cosmetic ones). But I figured that the Casino or Sheraton are on a higher tier of quality and performance (like the difference between a $150 and a $250 guitar).
"Calling her a ***** for lame shows isn't exactly the most romantic thing in the world. Seriously buddy, try not to be so cute and funny, and just try to be romantic, because this is garbage.
I'd probably take a small amount of offense to this if I cared about being Jewish, but I don't.

Good intentions yeah, but expect either your heart to broken, or a slap in the face, because this song will end in disaster."
#9
Not quite.

They're in the same part of the quality/performance spectrum, but Artcores aren't at ALL overpriced.

I personally think the Casino looks better than the Artcores though.
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