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(@elpantalla)
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Hey, I'm a lefty. As you all know, guitar shopping is hell for a lefty.

I am trying to choose between An Epiphone Sheraton and a Standard Tele.

My local guitar center has a tele, and I've played it. It sounds great, but I am not too fond of the look.

The guitar center does not have a sheraton, but I love the way it looks. And it has all positive reviews. It appears to have a very diverse range of musical styles to it.

I am into music such as the white stripes, R.E.M., Beck, Weezer, Robert Johnson

Which would be best for slide playing?
Which would give a nice full distortion? I'm not talking like death metal, i'm just talking a little tiny bit of tube overdrive.

I'm just looking for your opinion.

One chord is fine.
Two you're pushing it.
Three and you're into jazz.


   
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(@smokindog)
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IMO they would both be good for slide playing.You would be able to get that George Thorogood sound with the epi("Bad to the Bone") I have a tele and a Epi Dot 335 that is similar to the sheraton.If I could have only one or the other I would have a hard time choosing. I would think for the kind of music you like the Epi would be good...and it it a looker!!

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(@elpantalla)
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Haha I just love the look of the Epi.

It rocks...but It is very classy in doing so.

One chord is fine.
Two you're pushing it.
Three and you're into jazz.


   
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That is a tough choice.

I've been gassing for a Tele for a long time but
the Sheraton is beautiful instrument.

John Lee Hooker was fond of the Sheraton.

Muddy Waters used a Tele.

I'd go with the Epi I think you will find it
a bit more versatile.

John

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(@dogbite)
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one of our formites, Gerry, has a new Sheraton. he has posted several songs on Hear Here. and I believe he did a review either here or over at Hear Here.

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(@rahul)
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Here is the sound of Epi Sheraton played by Gerry - http://forums.guitarnoise.com/viewtopic.php?t=34554

You can get an idea from here. However, go with the choice you like the best. Any other person's playing shall not totally make up your decision.

One more piece of advice. Do NOT go for looks. If you like the sound and playability of the Tele better, I would say go for it. This is not a beauty contest. You want to play and hear the thing.

Good Luck.

Rahul

(P.S. - I am also a lefty, so I know how hard it is for us to find a decent guitar.)


   
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(@rparker)
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I have a Tele, but I leave it in open G-tuning to do a bunch of Stones' stuff. It's pretty neat. MIM that I got for a good deal when my favorite shop decided they had to close. I always wondered what it'd sound like in standard tuning though. :)

Roy
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