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      Epiphone Limited Edition Wilshire Pro Electric Guitar (423558)
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A rare Epi design reborn with dazzling finishes and pro features.

Original Wilshire guitars are commanding high prices in today's collectors markets. Epiphone worked hard to bring it back in an affordable guitar that doesn't sacrifice quality, and now this limited edition electric guitar has been further updated with even more pro-features.

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 the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

Epiphone Limited Edition Wilshire Pro Electric Guitar Features:

  • Body type: Solid
    Body wood: Mahogany
    Scale length: 24-3/4"
    Neck Joint: Set
    Neck wood: Mahogany
    Fretboard: Rosewood
    Neck shape: Slim-tapered "D" shape
    Frets: 22 medium jumbo
    Nut width: 1-11/16"
    Fretboard radius: 12"
    Bridge: LockTone Tune-O-Matic
    Bridge pickup: Alnico Classic Plus 4 humbucker
    Neck pickup: Alnico Classic 4 humbucker
    Coil-splittable pickups
    Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way pickup selector switch
    Tuners: Premium Die-cast
    Hardware color: Chrome
    Finish: Gloss polyurethane




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  • Best sounding guitar I've ever played

    As reviewed by Mike Mattson on 7/23/2012

    I love this thing. The looks, the sound and the endless variety of tone. I love how you can split the humbuckers to single coils, makes for endless amounts of tone. The neck is so comfortable and easy to play, no hand cramping, even after 3 hour long sets. I recommend this to everyone, beginners and seasoned professionals.

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  • A great guitar for anyone!

    As reviewed by Brandon on 6/27/2011

    I've been playing casually for 15 years now. My current collection consists of a Gibson Les Paul Studio, Fender American Standard Telecaster, G.E. Smith Telecaster, Danelectro 1956 Single Cutaway, a Martin acoustic, and now an Epiphone Wilshire Pro. For such an affordable, Chinese manufactured electric, the Wilshire Pro delivers. I chose the Limited Edition Pro over the other models because of it's coil splitting ability and slightly fatter neck. Because I'm currently deployed to Afghanistan, I can't comment too much about this guitar's sound. All I have to play through out here is a tiny VOX headphone amplifier, which does the job, but pales in comparison to a quality tube amp. Still, the Wilshire Pro offers a wide range of tones, from thick to thin, by simply pulling/pushing the volume knobs. The tone and volume knobs have a "budget" feel, offering minimal resistance when turned. Because of it's location, the pickup selector switch can be accidentally bumped while playing if you're not careful. It's not in the way or anything, but Pete Townshend windmills might test that statement. The neck of the guitar is quite comfortable for my tastes. It's not too thin or too narrow. If you can't tell, I prefer fat necks. The fret edges are smooth and the neck inlays are a nice touch. Action wise, nothing buzzes under normal/easy playing. Mine is set a "tad" high from the factory, but adjustments can be made to suit your tastes. Personally, I like the current setup. Though the tuners are also have a budget feel, the guitar stays in tune well and the intonation was properly set from the factory. For the money, this is a very nice guitar. Yes, it has some cheap hardware and lacks the perfection/attention to detail of say, an American Fender or Gibson, but I can't find anything to complain about. It does what it's supposed to do and quite nicely at that. Mine has a tiny imperfection near the upper horn, where the strap peg is. It looks like a couple VERY small shavings of wood (most likely) got sealed into the finish during the painting process. Mine is Ebony by the way... Had I spent a small fortune on this guitar, then I might care. Bottom line: It's a fine electric guitar!

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  • Superb!

    As reviewed by Jonah Krull on 4/9/2011

    This guitar is over-all great! #1 Epiphone for that much! Block inlays are a nice touch with the nitrocellulose finish (the sunburst is my personal favorite) and if your talkin tone, these things will knock you out with a black eye! (results may vary! haha) Great control, great tone, great playability, great pri$e!

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