Thursday, April 17, 2008

Ask Tone Freq

From Jay in Minnesota:

Tone Freq,

How are you doing this fine spring day? I have an important question for you. I am thinking about getting a semi hollow body guitar and I think I have narrowed it down to the Epiphone Wildkat and the Epiphone Sheraton II. I was hoping you would share your expert opinion on these two guitars and tell me what you think of them.

Tone Freq’s response:


I like them both in their own way. I think about it like this… Do you want the classic styling of the Sheraton II with humbuckers? OR do you like the compact, Bigsby, flame-maple P-90 styling of the Wildcat. If you are a fan of the ES-335 then I think the Sheraton II is more your speed. If you like the sound and feel of a smaller bodied guitar (Les Paul) then maybe the Wildcat is more up your ally. They are both well made. Since I already have a Gibson ES-335 I would lean to the Wildcat since I don’t have a guitar like that – especially one with a REAL Bigsby! If this were my first semi-hollow and had to choose between the two I would go with a Sheraton II. I love the looks, the feel and the humbuckers.

I hope this helps you out. Either way they both rock!!!

Aljon “Tone Freq” Go

Aljon Go is considered to be a “pedal junkie” by his peers often asked for advice when building pedal boards. He toured the world with his award winning band Mink and was the artist relations/marketing pro for a musical accessory company. He currently spends his time bringing new and exciting tones to regional acts Jaux King, JonesWorld and Mister Happy. He is also host of the long running “Local Buzz” radio show in Nashville and product specialist for a leading guitar company. Freq’n out? E-mail Aljon: tonefreq(at)gmail(dot)com.


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