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Epiphone Limited Edition Wildkat Studio Electric Guitar Wine Red

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When the Epiphone Wildkat premiered in the early '90s, it introduced a new generation to historic Epiphone archtop style, which the House of Stathopoulo has been perfecting for nearly a century. Now ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

When the Epiphone Wildkat premiered in the early '90s, it introduced a new generation to historic Epiphone archtop style, which the House of Stathopoulo has been perfecting for nearly a century. Now the Ltd. Ed. Wildkat Studio nouveau classic is back with new colors and a streamlined look.

The Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Wildkat Studio features the timeless Wildkat profile made from mahogany with a flame maple top and classic Epiphone styled f-holes. The glued-in hard maple neck is hand-set and has a fast and comfortable 1960s SlimTaper D-profile with a 24.75 scale and a 12 radius.

The neck has a beautiful rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays and 22 medium jumbo frets. The truss rod cover (2-layer black and white) is matched to a classic '60s era œE logo for Epiphone. The Sloped Dovewing headstock, also an iconic style from the early '60s, has a vintage Epiphone metal badge. The body has simple but elegant single-layer Ivory colored binding as does the top, fingerboard and f-holes.

The Ltd. Ed. Wildkat Studio is powered by Epiphone designed Dogear Classic P-90 pickups, a favorite of Epi fans for decades. P-90 pickups are the world's best single coil pickups made from Alnico magnets with precise articulation for leads and rock n' roll growl for power chords and rhythm. Each pickup is activated via an Epiphone 3-way toggle switch for rhythm, lead, and a standard middle position for both pickups. Controls include a handy Master Volume, Master Tone, and individual volume controls for each pickup with Black Top Hat knobs with metal inserts.

Epiphone hardware is just as famous as its electronics and the Ltd. Ed. Wildkat Studio comes with a time-tested Epiphone LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge and Epiphone Stopbar tailpiece combined with Epiphone Premium Die-Cast machine heads. Epiphone Die-Cast machine heads feature a pro-level 14:1 tuning ratio for precise intonation and rock solid tuning. Each Ltd. Ed. Wildkat Studio is set up at the Epiphone factory with the world's finest strings from D'Addario in a 10-46 (light) gauge.

Case sold separately.


Features

Body
Body shape: Single cutaway
Body type: Hollow body
Body material: Laminated
Top wood: Maple Flame
Body wood: Mahogany
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
Neck shape: '60s SlimTaper D
Neck wood: Maple
Joint: Set-in
Scale length: 24.75"
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
Material: Rosewood
Radius: 12"
Fret size: Medium jumbo
Number of frets: 22
Inlays: Dot
Nut width: 1.68" (42.67mm)
Pickups
Configuration: SS
Neck: P-90R Dogear Classics
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: P-90T Dogear Classics
Brand: Epiphone
Active or passive: Passive
Series or parallel: Series
Piezo: No
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: None
Controls
Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, master volume, master tone
Pickup switch: 3-way
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Hardware
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
Tailpiece: Stopbar
Tuning machines: Die-cast
Color: Nickel
Other
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Limited edition
Case: Sold separately
Accessories: None
Country of origin: China
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EpiphoneLimited Edition Wildkat Studio Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (15)
  • Good feel (14)
  • Good tone (14)
  • Good pick up (11)
  • Solid electronics (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (12)
  • Jamming (11)
  • Recording (9)
  • Rock concerts (7)
  • Small venues (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (5), Novice (3)

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(18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great

By Dr.J

from Kansas City, Kansas

About Me Professional Musician

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Wildkat Studio Electric Guitar:

    Okay, so I just have a regular wildcat and the only difference is the studio doesn't have a bigsby. That's the only difference. If you dint like bigsbys or you cant afford $80 for it, then this guitar is perfect. I don't own a studio but, when I played it in store, it felt and sounded the same as my bigsby wildcat back home. Nice warm p-90 tone, but make sure you have a noise gate, because I feel like this baby hums more than a hi-gain telecaster. The flamed antique natural chrome is nice and classy looking and is beautiful on stage. Overall a great guitar and I would definitely recommend it to a beginner who doesn't need or want the bigsby,

    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Terrific value

    By Howard

    from undisclosed

    See all my reviews

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Wildkat Studio Electric Guitar:

    Can't beat it for the price. Frets are smooth on the edge, something sometimes sacrificed at this price point. Lots of tone, lots of fun

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Hardtail Wildkat!

    By Wildkat Matt

    from Paulsboro, NJ

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Wildkat Studio Electric Guitar:

      I own the Standard Wildkat w/Bigsby, but for a few bucks less this thing is a gem. If you don't want or need a vibrato, this is the best P-90 equipped guitar on the market for the money. It kicks. I might pick one up for a backup guitar.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Very nice for the price!

      By Aging guitar player

      from Seattle

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Wildkat Studio Electric Guitar:

        The Wildkat was a bit loose upon arrival: Pick up toggle intermittent, neck needed work. However a trip to my favorite guitar tech and a set of flat wound 11's and she sounds pretty good. I do not expect a factory set up to be adequate and 9's or 10's just don't cut it so I actually plan for the added expense.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Gorgeous Red Electric Acoustic Triumph

        By patrick

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Limited Edition Wildkat Studio Electric Guitar:

        Great guitar for a wonderful price, thank you GC! Perfect guitar to rock loud all day and then unplug to play sweet and low at night without losing any of the pleasure of playing this guitar. Has a great weight and feel and just looks darn pretty! Can't go wrong with this one.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I like it so far.

        By Milton

        from undisclosed

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        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Wildkat Studio Electric Guitar:

        My first guitar and 2 of my friends say I made a great buy. so for everything is good. just starting to learn to play.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great guitar

        By FJM

        from Scranton PA

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Wildkat Studio Electric Guitar:

          Great guitar for the money

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Excellent

          By David

          from Florida

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • Goes Out Of Tune A Bit Quickly

          Best Uses

          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Wildkat Studio Electric Guitar:

          I am very happy with this guitar. I was looking for a good semi-hollow and this seemed to tick all the boxes. I like the sound very much and of course it is a beauty to look at. While I am a fairly inexperienced player I believe this guitar will last a long time. My only concern is that it seems to get out of tune a bit quicker than I would like.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          yes i would

          By Mr. P

          from Pomona CA

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Wildkat Studio Electric Guitar:

          gave as gift to my son he loves it

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Guitar

          By Charles

          from undisclosed

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          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Limited Edition Wildkat Studio Electric Guitar:

          Beautiful. Great Guitar for the MONEY. Great Action, Very Happy with this purchase.

           
          5.0

          Great Value

          By Steve

          from undisclosed

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Wildkat Studio Electric Guitar:

          Great value great guitar.

           
          5.0

          Excellent Vintage Blues Tone

          By James

          from Killeen, TX

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Blues Slide
            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Wildkat Studio Electric Guitar:

            The guitar's tone is remarkable! After raising the action and adding a little overdriven, the Wildkat is a blues slide monster! I personalize the guitar to make it my own. Changing the pickup covers was problematic, but I got it done!

             
            5.0

            Great Guitar

            By Spanks

            from Kansas

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Wildkat Studio Electric Guitar:

                This is a great guitar! I would play the Wildkat everytime I walked into my Guitar Center but I don't like tremolos so I would not buy one. Then one day I saw the Wildkat studio, I knew I had to have one. One day I looked on-line and it was on sale so I bought a Wildkat Studio in Natural. This guitar is beautiful! It sounds great, came well set up, but I always change strings and do my own set up. This guitar sounds amazing, the workmanship and finish are flawless. I would recommend this guitar to anyone. I usually play a Tele so the neck on this guitar feels big to me, but I get use to it fast. This is a must have guitar!

                 
                5.0

                Screamin' beast

                By S6

                from Macon Ga

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Rock Concerts

                  Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Wildkat Studio Electric Guitar:

                  I picked up a natural finish studio model for the lo-lo...needed a bit of neck straightening and new pickup covers (I used ivory plastic covers) and now it's a freakin beast. The chrome covers were muddying up the tone...plastic PU covers resolved that issue to my satisfaction.
                  Superb tone now. Very playable.

                   
                  5.0

                  Great guitar!

                  By James

                  from Killeen, TX

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Pick Up
                  • Good Tone
                  • Solid Electronics

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Rock Concerts
                    • School Bands

                    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Wildkat Studio Electric Guitar:

                    Great action, feel, and tone!

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Wildkat

                    By Waz

                    from new york

                    About Me Novice

                    Pros

                    • Beautiful Sound and Looks
                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Good Tone
                    • Solid Electronics

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Wildkat Studio Electric Guitar:

                      I cannot say enough about the look and sound, unbelievable at this price point. Blown away by the figured maple top, attention to detail in a quality build, P90's sound great, buy this on sale or not.

                       
                      5.0

                      Beautiful Instrument

                      By Daring Dave

                      from Midland, TX

                      About Me Experienced

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fun To Play
                      • Good Feel
                      • Good Tone
                      • Instrument looks great, craftsmanship is perfect

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Playing the blues is fun on this instrument.
                      • Practicing
                      • Recording

                      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Wildkat Studio Electric Guitar:

                      I love the look and sound of this instrument. It came out of the box looking just perfect, and it sounded great. It seemed as though it had to be tuned fairly often the first few days I had it, but that seems to be improving, the longer I play it.

                       
                      5.0

                      Excellent guitar, perfect quality

                      By Daniel San

                      from San Antonio

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      See all my reviews

                      Pros

                      • Excellent quality
                      • Fun To Play
                      • Good Feel
                      • Good Pick Up
                      • Good Tone
                      • Solid Electronics

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Practicing
                        • Recording
                        • Rock Concerts
                        • Small Venues

                        Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Wildkat Studio Electric Guitar:

                        The quality is perfect, it feels great and the neck is robust and feels great to the hand. Its not a heavy guitar and the size is perfect. Tonality is great, and it sounds great (but not so loud) unplugged. This guitar is beautiful and since its not a common choice like a strat /les paul/ telecaster, you stand out. Wine red is on sale, 100 bucks discount, and it happened to be the color i was looking for, so its the best deal ive gotten on a guitar.

                         
                        5.0

                        Very good, I would buy this product again.

                        By JUAN

                        from undisclosed

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Wildkat Studio Electric Guitar:

                        Very good, I would buy this product again.

                         
                        5.0

                        Wonderful, just as good as my Epiphone Les Paul Standard!!

                        By Scott

                        from undisclosed

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Wildkat Studio Electric Guitar:

                        Absolutely love the guitar, out of the box it played well after dropping the action on the bridge. The strings did have a bit of trouble staying in tune, but I think that's just becuase it's new. Overall I think the guitar is excellent, for the money a very great purchase!!

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