Epiphone Wilshire PRO – Black

Price: $399

In 1957 Gibson purchased New York’s Epiphone Guitar Company and moved production to Kalamazoo, Michigan. With plans to expand retail distribution by differentiating Epiphone dealers from Gibson dealers, Gibson began production of a new line of “Kalamazoo-made and designed” Epiphones in 1959. For over a decade, Epiphone solid body guitars and basses were produced right alongside Gibsons. These Epiphone guitars represented some of the highest quality and best sounding instruments of their generation. They provided unique shapes, pickup arrangements, and tonal signatures not seen on comparable Gibson models of the day. Under appreciated at the time of their release, numerous artists through the years have recognized the unique appeal of these guitars. Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter, Paul Gilbert and Steve Marriot are but a few of the artists that have embraced the tone and build quality of these Kalamazoo built Epiphones. One such Epiphone instrument was the Wilshire.

As with all Epiphone’s, the Wilshire PRO is backed by Epiphone’s Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 Customer Service. Original Wilshires are selling today for $10,000 or more depending upon condition. Pickup up the new Wilshire PRO today and who knows? Maybe it will be worth that much in 40 years too!

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Body Material mahogany
Neck Material mahogany
Neck Shape 1960’s SlimTaper™
Neck Joint Glued-In
Truss Rod Adjustable
Scale Length 24.75″
Fingerboard Material rosewood with pearloid BLOCK inlays
Bridge Pickup Alnico Classic Plus™ Humbucker
Neck Pickup Alnico Classic™ Humbucker
Controls Bridge Volume with Push/Pull coil-splitting
Neck Volume with Push/Pull coil-splitting
Bridge Tone
Neck Tone
3-way pickup selector (toggle)
Binding None
Fingerboard Radius 14″
Frets 22; medium-jumbo
Bridge LockTone™ tune-o-matic/stopbar
Nut Width 1-11/16″
Hardware Nickel
Machine Heads Premium Die-Cast, 14:1 ratio
Colors Alpine White (AW), Pelham (PE), Aged Pelham (AP), ebony (EB), Vintage Sunburst (VS)
Options Hard Case (940-EGCS)
Case UPC = 711106261447
Premium Gigbag (940-EPIGIG)
Case UPC = 711106261614
Warranty Epiphone Limited Lifetime
Website www.Epiphone.com

Additional information

Weight 4 kg
Dimensions 9 × 40 × 140 cm


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