If like me you like Guitars which are a bit different then you’ll love the look of this new Epiphone Limited Edition.

Looking like some fort of strat/tele/Gibson hybrid – the Wilshire Pro comes with a funky double cut away humbucker configuration. Personally I love this look (in particular the tone/volume knob placements) it really has that 60/70′s vibe. And so it should! – the Wilshire’s were originally avaialble during the ’60s and shared many features with the Gibson solidbody’s like the SG.

Epiphone Limited Edition Wilshire Pro Electric Guitar Aged Pelham

Epiphone Limited Edition Wilshire Pro Electric Guitar Aged Pelham

Epiphone have tried to remain faithfull to these originals employing many of the features of the original at an affordable price. We think they look great!

Epiphone say:

The Epiphone Wilshire Pro electric guitar has a double-cutaway mahogany body and set mahogany neck, which joins the body at the 22nd fret, giving you the ultimate in upper-fret access. The Wilshire Pro is lightweight and comfortable, with excellent resonance and natural acoustic tone—even unplugged! Featuring Epiphone’s LockTone Tune-O-Matic/stopbar combination, the transfer of string vibration is improved even more, giving this it excellent sustain and clarity.

The neck pickup is Epiphone’s Alnico Classic. It provides warm and subtle tone with a full, even response that doesn’t hold back when you need that classic humbucker crunch. An Alnico Classic Plus is in the bridge, and is over wound for a slightly higher output—without sacrificing its rich, vintage tone. Both feature Alnico II magnets, enamel wire, and are double vacuum waxed. Each volume control on the Epiphone guitar is a push/pull potentiometer that allows you to coil-split each pickup separately for a more twangy single-coil sound, as well as many other tonal combinations.

The Epiphone Wilshire Pro electric guitar features their own “batwing” headstock. A classic design that improves tuning ease and accuracy by offering a straight string-pull design, the headstock is adorned like the original with the vintage Epiphone logo in gold. Other features include a 1960′s SlimTaper neck profile with Rosewood fingerboard, premium 14:1 die-cast tuners, and individual volume and tone controls for each pickup.

Check out this video on Epiphone’s reissue Wilshire from http://www.nevadamusic.co.uk

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