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Epiphone Wilshire Electric Guitar - Cherry

Stylishly capturing the charm of the earliest Wilshire design.

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Special Price £339.00 Regular Price £385.00
 
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This Epiphone Wilshire is a brilliant recreation of its very earliest incarnations from the late ‘50s. It's a humble, stripped-down design but boy, does it have a huge amount of personality. This modern iteration captures all of the original's charm and understated style, and, true to Epiphone form, is presented to you in an incredibly affordable format.

Visually, this Epiphone Wilshire Electric Guitar takes the form of the very earliest designs. The original Wilshire boasted a perfectly symmetrical double-cut body shape and “starfish” pickguard but was changed to an asymmetrical shape in the early ‘60s. This symmetrical look evokes the bold sleek curves of 1950’s hotrods and its reduced-sized Kalamazoo headstock and vintage-style Epiphone Bikini badge emblem are reminiscent of a hood ornament. This guitar is dripping with 1950’s charisma, and all of its hardware has a vintage flair. The Wilshire's nostalgia-inducing components, such as its Locktone Tune O'Matic bridge, ivory-button tuning machines and imitation tortoiseshell pickguard with foil "E" logo form a cohesive, natural, period-correct vibe while delivering a first-class performance that holds up to modern standards.

Structurally, the Wilshire features a tonally-rich all-Mahogany construction - bar its Indian Laurel fingerboard. The body produces a full-bodied fundamental tone and the traditional glued-in neck joint ensures a lengthy, clear sustain. The medium "C"-shaped Mahogany neck provides a comfortable, controlled playing experience for players of all styles, while a smooth Indian Laurel fingerboard houses 22 'Medium Jumbo' frets that allow the fingers to explore the fingerboard unhindered.

The Epiphone Wilshire is a simple, streamlined guitar right down to its bones, and although it may not generate as broad a range of tones, its duo of Epiphone Pro P-90 pickups are perfectly voiced for the style of music you would associate this guitar with - namely rock, punk and blues. It is served by a master volume and tone control that provide just the right amount of options required to get the best from this fantastic guitar. 

FEATURES:

  • Re-creation of a pre-1963 Epiphone Wilshire
  • Symmetrical double-cutaway Mahogany  body
  • Glued-in Mahogany neck 
  • Medium "C"-shaped neck with a 12”-radius
  • 22-fret Indian Laurel fingerboard
  • PRO P-90 single-coil pickups
  • CTS potentiometers
  • LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge
  • Pickguard with eye-catching stylized “E” logo
  • Reduced-size Kalamazoo headstock with Epiphone Bikini badge
  • Period-correct top hat knobs and ivory tuning buttons
Specification
Brand Epiphone
Colour Family Red
Specification
  • Body Shape: Symmetrical Epiphone Wilshire
  • Body Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Profile: Medium C
  • Scale Length: 24.724"
  • Fingerboard Material: Indian Laurel
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12.01"
  • Number Of Frets: 22
  • Frets: Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Material: Graph Tech NuBone
  • Nut Width: 1.693"
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Joint: Glued in
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel
  • Tuner Plating: Nickel
  • Bridge: LockTone Tune-O-Matic
  • Tailpiece: LockTone Stop Bar
  • Tuning Machines: Epiphone Deluxe with Ivory buttons
  • Pickguard: Imitation Tortoise with foil "E"
  • TrussRod: Dual Action
  • Truss Rod Cover: 3-Ply Epiphone Bullet
  • Control Knobs: Black Top Hats with nickel inserts
  • Switch Tip: Cream
  • Switchwasher: Black with Gold text
  • Control Covers: Black; PVC
  • Strap Buttons: 2 - bottom and below heel on body
  • Pickup Covers: Black Soapbar P-90
  • Neck Pickup: Epiphone PRO P-90 Soapbar
  • Bridge Pickup: Epiphone PRO P-90 Soapbar
  • Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, CTS potentiometers
  • Pickup Selector:  3 way toggle
  • Output Jack: 1/4" Epiphone
  • Strings Gauge: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
  • Case: None
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