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Epiphone Sheraton Matsumoku - Ref 242 - SOLD

Matsumoku Epiphone Sheraton 1983
Wine Red with Hardcase

Matsumoku Epiphone Sheraton
Semi Acoustic Guitar
With Hardcase
-Circa 1983-
What a guitar to own...

This is the real deal when it comes to guitars,
an Epiphone Sheraton, aged and played in...

Serial number 3105263
This beautiful guitar was made in 1983 at the
famous Matsumoku Plant, Japan.
Guitars from this factory are highly regarded,
extremely well made and will only increase in value.

Built in 1983 this guitar's wood has 33 years of ageing, making it officially vintage,
and now has a sound that literally cannot be replicated.

A real piece of quality....

...thin line hollow body with a deep wine red finish,
that looks absolutely stunning against the gold hardware that has worn in all the right places and has given it
that lovely naturally aged patina and
original black scratchplate, including vintage gotoh style machine heads showing the all
important E logo and a body binding that's taken on a
lovely creamy colour with age...
This is a gorgeous guitar!

Two classic full size humbuckers for authentic vintage tone, correctly marked on the back MMK75, combined with the aged wood the guitar sounds really, really beautiful.

In preparation for sale the guitar has received the following:-
- Frets polished
- Fretboard cleaned, lemon oiled and conditioned
- Restrung on 09/06/2016 with
Gibson Brite Wire 10 gauge strings
- String height set at 2.4mm at 17th fret, Bass side
- 2mm at 17th fret, Treble side
- Correct saddle height adjustment
- Correct neck relief adjustment
- all electrics checked
- all hardware including screws have been removed, cleaned, lightly oiled and reassembled
- Full body and neck cleaned and polished

This guitar is in very good condition considering
it is 33 years old. There is nothing that detracts
from the overall appearance of the guitar and
definitely nothing that affects it's playability.
Everything works as it should and there is
nothing you wouldn't expect from a guitar of this age.
The guitar has been used but definitely not abused and there is nothing that would put you off buying the guitar. There is some small marks on the back of the guitar consistent with the guitar being played whilst stood up and the bridge, whilst correct, does look slightly newer than the stop bar. I only mention these things,
in the interest of being honest.
 The Gator hard case is included with the guitar
and has normal signs of use.

 In summary, I would say this is a good, honest guitar and
is well above the kind of condition you would expect from a 33 year old guitar. Not a museum piece but would serve someone well for years and years to come.
Not only that but Matsumoku Sheraton's are
as rare as the proverbial hen's teeth.
So much so that this is the first one that I have had
the pleasure of offering for sale. The guitar has been a pleasure to work on and needless to say,
if it was a left handed model it wouldn't be for sale.
You will not be disappointed with this guitar !!

Any other questions regarding the guitar,
please do not hesitate to ask.
I will endeavour to answer all queries within
2 hours during working hours or please feel free to
contact Paul on 07977 977937.