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Epiphone Wildkat Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Bigsby  

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The WildKat Ltd Electric Guitar is a wild guitar with a lot to catch the fancy of all kinds of players: chrome Vibratone tailpiece for vintage detail, flamed maple top for gorgeous looks, and 2 Alnico... Read More

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The WildKat Ltd Electric Guitar is a wild guitar with a lot to catch the fancy of all kinds of players: chrome Vibratone tailpiece for vintage detail, flamed maple top for gorgeous looks, and 2 Alnico V P-90s for hot-rodded tone. Maple neck, rosewood fretboard, mahogany sides and back, and body and neck binding complete the WildKat Electric Guitar. Case sold separately.

Epiphone is a leader in archtop design and has been since the 1930's . An early pioneer in archtops even before they were electrified, Epiphone was never afraid to do something out of the ordinary. With no notable changes in archtop design by anybody in decades, Epiphone took the archtop and practically married it to a solid body guitar. The Wildkat now takes its place among their all-time great designs.

Features Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Semi-hollow or chambered body
  • Body material: Laminated
  • Top wood: Maple
  • Body wood: Maple
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: 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
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: P-90T
  • Brand: Epiphone
  • Active or passive pickups: 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: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Bigsby B70
  • Tuning machines: Grover
  • Color: Nickel
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Body finish
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China
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EpiphoneWildkat Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Bigsby
 
4.4

(based on 55 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (14)
  • Good pick up (12)
  • Good feel (11)
  • Good tone (10)
  • Solid electronics (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (13)
  • Practicing (11)
  • Recording (7)
  • Small venues (4)
  • Rock concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I'm A Believer,

I was first attracted to this guitar by its cool, retro looks but was concerned about the actual quality. After all, it's one of those second rate, Chinese made Epiphones. You know,...Read complete review

I was first attracted to this guitar by its cool, retro looks but was concerned about the actual quality. After all, it's one of those second rate, Chinese made Epiphones. You know, nothing but a cheap, flimsy Gibson wanna-be, right? Well, I'm here to tell you, that after doing some research on the Gibson Qingdao factory that produces nothing but Epiphones to Gibson QA specs and then actually handling this guitar at the store, I decided on the Antique Natural and bought it on the spot because It's absolutely gorgeous!

The fit and finish is second to none. The color of the maple top is a rich, honey blonde. The back is a light, almost orange mahogany. The binding tying them together is perfect in every way and the clear finish IS perfectly clear and flawless. The neck has a great feel. Again, the neck binding is perfect and there are no sharp fret edges. The rosewood fretboard has a consistent, dark, rich color and the D shape neck profile is very comfortable.

The hardware appears to be good quality as well. The licensed Bigsby has no casting flaws and the chrome is bright and smooth. It has a smooth, solid feel with no clicks or rattles. The Grover tuners turn nicely and hold tight. The pickup switch is crisp and the pots have a nice resisted feel to them.

I replaced the strings with Ernie Ball Super Slinky 9's, oiled the fret board and performed a quick setup, making very minor adjustments to the action and neck relief. I stretched the strings, tuned her up and found the intonation to be dead on!

Once plugged in, there is no hum and I experienced no annoying feedback whatsoever. The Epiphone "designed in USA" P90's sound great and are more than adequate, however if I considered any mod's it might be upgraded pup's but that's only because I'm a tinkerer by nature and honestly, I'm in no hurry.

All in all, this is a great guitar and if it had Gibson USA stamped into the headstock I would have paid twice as much and still thought I got a super deal. Bottom line is if you want a great looking, nice playing, affordable guitar, RUN OUT AND BUY A WILDKAT!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great Looking..but has some problems

Pros: Gorgeous to look at, Sweet Tone, Bigsby Tremolo(licensed) Cons: Look too hard at the Trem & its out of tune, feedback when its overdriven. Be prepared to have to...Read complete review

Pros: Gorgeous to look at, Sweet Tone, Bigsby Tremolo(licensed) Cons: Look too hard at the Trem & its out of tune, feedback when its overdriven. Be prepared to have to make some adjustments to it. I have owned two..the first arrived with a crack in the finish between the F hole and the P90..the second arrived with loose connections at the input jack. Epiphone needs to step up their quality control.

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4.0

I Love It!!!

By Micah

from Newnan GA

About Me Novice

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Epiphone Wildkat Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

    I loved it from the moment I got it. After the new wore off I still love it! The neck gets wider as you go down which I wasn't expecting. However, that is the only problem with this guitar for me. Stays in tune really well with the Bigsby (my biggest concern). Tuning it up and down is easy.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great guitar

    By mike

    from davison mi

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Epiphone Wildkat Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

        I bought this guitar a few months ago and waited to review it until the new wore off. This is a fantastic guitar. The build quality is as good as any american guitar I own and the sound it super. The neck feels great, the electronics have given me no problem and the guitar is really stable and stays in tune well. This is one of my go to guitars. It flat out rocks.

         
        5.0

        Excellent guitar! Killer tones!

        By Ken

        from Minneapolis

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Pick Up
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Recording
          • School Bands

          Comments about Epiphone Wildkat Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

          Great guitar. Great value.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Beautiful but disappointing

          By Ken

          from Annandale, VA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Fret Buzz

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Epiphone Wildkat Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

          I always wanted a hollow body, and here was this Epiphone looking irresistible. It was on sale and it looked fantastic, so I jumped.

          It is a very fun guitar. It does have a great feel and tone over all, and it really is visually stunning.

          Mine had horrendous fret buzz on the low E string in a few places, however. One fret in particular was amazing, not only did it buzz like crazy what tone there was almost instantly died. Just a dud. I hadn't even noticed in the store, but after I got it home and started getting into it this was really disappointing.

          You may have to work on this guitar to get the frets behaving, so have that in mind. I decided to return it.

          (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nice guitar

          By Ind

          from N/W Indiana

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Pick Up
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming

            Comments about Epiphone Wildkat Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

            Great guitar for the price

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Happy I Am

            By Fretboy

            from Highland Park, IL

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • A lot to like including the price!
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Epiphone Wildkat Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

              Easy to like: good action, p90 pickups are nice, beautiful looking.

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Infinitely better sounding than an acoustic-electric guitars

              By Steven Page's Little Brother (in spirit)

              from Indianer! Rhymes with: Bananer!

              About Me Novice

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording

                Comments about Epiphone Wildkat Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

                This guitar sounds fantastic. The pictures don't do the beauty of this guitar any justice at all. This is my second guitar, and the first one that I was able to pick out myself. I'd been playing a Les Paul Jr. that I got for Christmas when I was four till now, and this guitar is beautiful compared to my old one in every way shape and form.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                If I had to chose just one guitar

                By Tommy Page

                from Madison, WI.

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Epiphone Wildkat Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

                  I traded in my Schecter Hellraiser on this guitar - what great move that was! I play blues mostly and the tone on this beauty is superb for clean playing. It always a little dirty just fine too! Those P90s are awesome on a hollow body ~ I couldn't be more pleased with the quality, feel and sounds I have now with this Wildkat!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Beautiful Guitar - Packed well for shipping - No defects.

                  By Jerry M

                  from Madison, AL

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Epiphone Wildkat Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

                    I could not be happier. Delivered in perfect condition. No defects. Sounds superb.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Wildkat with bigsby

                    By Poncho

                    from El Paso,TX

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Tone

                    Cons

                    • Fret Buzz

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Epiphone Wildkat Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

                    Loved it for many reasons it's beautiful and sounds great.

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