Epiphone Limited Edition Wilshire Pro Electric Guitar  

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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 e... Read More

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Overview

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.

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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
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4.8

(based on 16 reviews)

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Amazing Guitar!

I was really amazed with the heavy sound from this fairly lightweight guitar. I am used to a Gibson Les Paul -very weighty. The thin neck profile is way fast, stays in tune...Read complete review

I was really amazed with the heavy sound from this fairly lightweight guitar. I am used to a Gibson Les Paul -very weighty. The thin neck profile is way fast, stays in tune very well and the split coils offer many tone combination's. Performing in a cover band, we usually play 4 hour shows. This guitar kept right up with my Gibson. The price is so low you can afford to upgrade it if you like. I installed 496r and 498t humbuckers mainly for a little more volume. But the Epi's sounded great too. Light on the wallet and shoulder... I say definitely try one..I bought it!

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Not at all what i expected

I have had nothing but problems with mine since day one, The G strign refuses to stay in tune, replaced strings and the saddle, GC techs have looked at it and nothing can...Read complete review

I have had nothing but problems with mine since day one, The G strign refuses to stay in tune, replaced strings and the saddle, GC techs have looked at it and nothing can be found out whats wrong it has been nothing but a hassle since day one, I see this guitar has a ton of great reviews i must have just gotten a lemon.

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5.0

Great guitar

By CHRISTOPHER BILES

from Grand Prairie, TX

I've had one of these for about a year now, and I love it. Really great axe.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best sounding guitar I've ever played

By Mike Mattson

from Saint Joseph, Michigan

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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome!

By Beverly Acinapuro

from Garden City, NY

Best guitar! I got it in pelham blue and so far I've been nothing but impressed. The pickups are great especially the coil splits. On single coil, they sound kind of like p-90s while on humbucker you get kind of an sg sound.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Very Nice Guitar.

By Michael David

from Rentn, WA

I have had my Wilshire Pro for over a year. I have had no problems with it what so ever. I enjoy playing it very much. The pickups are very good. I like the punch and sound they deliver. This was a very good investment. I highly reccomend this guitar.

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(1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Not at all what i expected

By Sammuel

from Chicago IL

I have had nothing but problems with mine since day one, The G strign refuses to stay in tune, replaced strings and the saddle, GC techs have looked at it and nothing can be found out whats wrong it has been nothing but a hassle since day one, I see this guitar has a ton of great reviews i must have just gotten a lemon.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

HIdden Gem

By Josh Rondeau

from Pelham, NH

I've had my Wilshire for almost five months now, and it has found it's way to being my most played guitar. I've found that this guitar is one of the most versatile guitars I have ever played. It's natural sound is very clear while it researves the ability to punch out of your amp. The ability to switch the humbuckers to single simply coil by pulling up on the volume nobs has proven to be one of the most usefull tools in songwriting. The clarity of the chords being played is never lost trough this guitar. It's perfect for funk, blues, rythem, rock, and Jazz. It however takes very well to distortions and overdrives to fit many other playing styles. I often play blues with it but I found that it function very well with a garage style of playing. It is truly amazing.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Superb!

By Jonah Krull

from N.Tonawanda

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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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wilshire pro approved by this guy!

By rich smith

from burlington, Iowa

I didn't have time to go up and play it before so I took a chance. When it arrived action and intonation was set great right out of the box. First thing you notice is the color. great looking guitar for any of the selections, i happen to pick the green. Humbuckers are typical epiphone buckers, know matter what people tell you, you can get a great sound from these buckers. Price is fantastic, I would have paid more. Plays like a dream one great guitar. The head stock adds to it's appeal. Solid mahogany body and set mahogany neck, this thing has unbelievable sustain. Tuners are decent grovers. coolest part is the pot for humbucker volume pulls out for single coil use. push it back down humbucker use. totally awesome sound, it makes for a good match with my epiphone les paul standard. plus it weights very little. down fall doesn't sit well with a strap that is it. I run a 150 watt tube head through 4 x cab they notice the look first then the sound. Buy it if you have been looking at it wondering how it sounds.

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(8 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

if you love stratocasters

By Brian S

from massapequa ny

this guitar was made to be compitition for the stratocaster, and i love both more then anyother guitar out there. The wilshire isnt your average Epiphone it is almost the best of both worlds between Fender and Epiphone, it has that nice fender feel, retro look and its almost as easy to play as a strat, but yet has that Epi-Gibson sound to it, with the humbuckers. The neck isnt your average les paul one its more like a stratocaster. With all that the difference between it and a stratocaster mainly is that in the thickness this guitar is as thin as it gets, but yet its just enough to sound great. I have found using it in the store doesnt do it full justice and so dont judge harshly when playing it, it has a lot of potential. *one example of the guitar in action is RATATAT the band (who fts in pursuit of happiness by kid cudi) I bought it with the intentions of they are cool and it looks cool, but found out it is truly an awesome guitar that is unheard of like Airline Guitars

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(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love this guitar!

By Michael

from Sioux Falls SD,

I bought my Wilshire about 2 months ago and it's never had any problems! It'll play anything for death metal and death core to country and sound great! I've used it to preform for shows with my band and it sounds great! The pickups have a really nice sounds to them and the pickup splitting is a really handy feature. It has a nice sharp sound on clean but when you put it on distorion it roars great! I'd recomend this guitar to anyone looking for a GREAT quality guitar at a cheap price. It honestly sounds better than most of the les pauls I've played. It's just a magnificent guitar.

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