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(@sgincyqx)
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And how does it play? I'm torn between these three.

The Sheraton II: http://www.epiphone.com/default.asp?ProductID=8&CollectionID=1

The BB King Lucille: http://www.epiphone.com/default.asp?ProductID=15&CollectionID=1

and the Dot: http://www.epiphone.com/default.asp?ProductID=4&CollectionID=1

Opinions? Pictures ( :D )? Soundclips?

EDIT: Doh, gonna be using mostly for jazz band at school and at home for a blues axe. Any better suggestions, let me know. I'm open :D

Ewan McGregor: I said, "Eve, I want you to look after my wedding ring while I'm away," and she started to cry and I said, "Eve. Eve, I can't wear my ring or I won't get laid on the trip!"


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I've got a Dot (and also the Joe Pass Emperor II, but you didn't list that one...) and use it quite a bit. Both guitars sound fine for jazz but the Joe Pass has flatwounds on it and it's hollow as opposed to semi-hollow (like the Dot) so it sounds a little jazzier. I use the Dot for all styles of music, from jazz to rock to country to (dare I say it?) ska... It's pretty versatile and plays well.

Can't vouch for any of the others, sorry. Looks just like any of the pictures you see in Musicians' Friend catalogues. The Dot is a tobacco sunburst and the Joe Pass is natural maple. If I remember correctly, I did the MP3 for the Silent Night lesson on the Joe Pass...

Hope this helps.

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Thanks David. I really want a semi hollow over a hollowbody, but I'll look at the Pass model.

Ewan McGregor: I said, "Eve, I want you to look after my wedding ring while I'm away," and she started to cry and I said, "Eve. Eve, I can't wear my ring or I won't get laid on the trip!"


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If you really want a semi-hollow, you should go with it. I guess I was just trying to say that with either type of guitar (or any type for that matter) you can play a lot of styles, but it's also a matter of how you equip the guitar. Using heavier flatwounds will give you a jazzier sound, but will hamper most players ability to do a lot of accurate (not to mention comfortable) bending. And depending on how you amplify it (not to mention effects), you can get a lot of mileage out of just about any guitar.

So if you can (and I understand it may not be possible where you live), try to get a feel for each guitar you can. We're all different and we all have different things we want to feel in a guitar, different comfort zones. So, as an example, even though my Dot plays wonderfully, to my hands at least, you might not like the feel of the neck. Remember, too, that some of our comfort zone is psychological, owing to having played a certain guitar more than others. So what might be an initial discomfort could become something you appreciate in your new guitar as the two of you learn more about each other.

Again, hope this helps even though it's tilting dangerously toward a cliched stock answer!

Peace


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Look for Gerry's posts in "Hear Here"; he uses a Sheraton through a Vox modeler. Most excellent sounds.

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If you really want a semi-hollow, you should go with it. I guess I was just trying to say that with either type of guitar (or any type for that matter) you can play a lot of styles, but it's also a matter of how you equip the guitar. Using heavier flatwounds will give you a jazzier sound, but will hamper most players ability to do a lot of accurate (not to mention comfortable) bending. And depending on how you amplify it (not to mention effects), you can get a lot of mileage out of just about any guitar.

So if you can (and I understand it may not be possible where you live), try to get a feel for each guitar you can. We're all different and we all have different things we want to feel in a guitar, different comfort zones. So, as an example, even though my Dot plays wonderfully, to my hands at least, you might not like the feel of the neck. Remember, too, that some of our comfort zone is psychological, owing to having played a certain guitar more than others. So what might be an initial discomfort could become something you appreciate in your new guitar as the two of you learn more about each other.

Again, hope this helps even though it's tilting dangerously toward a cliched stock answer!

Peace

I can try the Sheraton and the Dot. The store doesn't bring in Lucille, which is all right because I'm leaning towards the Sheraton now.

Ewan McGregor: I said, "Eve, I want you to look after my wedding ring while I'm away," and she started to cry and I said, "Eve. Eve, I can't wear my ring or I won't get laid on the trip!"


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Look for Gerry's posts in "Hear Here"; he uses a Sheraton through a Vox modeler. Most excellent sounds.

I checked-Sounds awesome :D Thanks.

Ewan McGregor: I said, "Eve, I want you to look after my wedding ring while I'm away," and she started to cry and I said, "Eve. Eve, I can't wear my ring or I won't get laid on the trip!"


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The Sheraton looks great!!!


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The Sheraton looks great!!!

It is a gorgeous guitar. Unless the Dot plays an insane amount better it's gonna be the Sheraton, I think. Back to back testing tomorrow :D

Ewan McGregor: I said, "Eve, I want you to look after my wedding ring while I'm away," and she started to cry and I said, "Eve. Eve, I can't wear my ring or I won't get laid on the trip!"


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I, too, am tossing up between a Dot and a Sheraton.

On the Epiphone website, the only difference between the Dot and the Sheraton appears to be inlays and gold hardware: all other specs are exactly the same.

As the Sheraton is AU$400 dearer here than the Dot, what really am I getting for the extra money?

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Got a price on a Sheraton today-$750 with case as opposed to $899 MSRP :D

My music shop is great. This will be my fourth guitar from them, along with my dad's guitar, the Yamaha digital drumset, all three amps, a studio-level mic, and everything else musical in the house aside from the upright piano. It pays to find a good shop and stick with them 8)

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Apparently that wasn't a Sheraton I got that price on. It's a Casino VS with a Bigsby. Gorgeous and it plays great. Put a down payment on it today :D

$699 plus tax with a case as opposed to $899 plus tax MSRP.

Ewan McGregor: I said, "Eve, I want you to look after my wedding ring while I'm away," and she started to cry and I said, "Eve. Eve, I can't wear my ring or I won't get laid on the trip!"


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You're lucky !

Enjoy your new guitar.

8)

Rahul


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I have a Lucille and it's great too!


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Oh man. I just played one at guitar center tonight to check it out. I was thinking about getting a second guitar to have a different sound than the mexi strat with the texas specials. Man I totally want this guitar. It sounded so rich and warm and I figured it'd be great to have for a different blues sound than the in your face sound of the texas specials. I gotta gotta gotta get one now.

"I use heavy strings, tune low, play hard and floor it. Floor it, that's a technical term." - SRV


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