13 Mar 07
My Dear Instruments, pt. 2
Part 2: Principled Cat
Once, when I visited my parents in Vasa, this Epiphone Sheraton stood there in my old room. I asked why, and it turned out that this guitar connoisseur at Vasabladet had lent it to my father. I don't think my father liked it very much, since he thought it was too cumbersome. But since I have to compensate so heavily for my thin body by showing I can handle big musical instruments, I fell in love with it instantly.
In a crucial year in electric guitar history, Gibson bought its rival Epiphone in 1957. The year after, Gibson released the Epiphone Sheraton. This particular instrument is a Sheraton made at the Nashville or Memphis plant in 1985, according to the Guitar Dater Project.
And by through some obscure dealings, which involved me getting rid of my cheapish Epiphone Les Paul, this sturdy instrument is now mine. Creepy? Just wait.
written by Mattias