Epiphone Worn '66 Wilshire Electric Guitar Worn Black

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Original Wilshire guitars command incredibly high prices in today's collectors markets. Now Epiphone has brought back this highly playable electric guitar in an affordable package without sacrificing ... Read More

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Original Wilshire guitars command incredibly high prices in today's collectors markets. Now Epiphone has brought back this highly playable electric guitar in an affordable package without sacrificing quality. The 1966-style Epiphone Wilshire has all the great features and style that made it a standout guitar back in the day and has a cool distressed finish with the look of an instrument that has been there and back again. The Worn '66 Wilshire has a set slim-tapered mahogany neck on a double-cutaway mahogany body that gives access to the entire 22-fret rosewood fingerboard. The mini-humbucker pickups deliver that warm, gritty vintage sound that defined rock 'n' roll. The LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece add more sustain and make string changing easier.

Features
  • Body type: Solid Double cutaway
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 24-3/4"
  • Neck Joint: Set
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck shape: '60s slim taper
  • Frets: 22 medium jumbo
  • Nut width: 1-11/16"
  • Fretboard radius: 14"
  • Bridge: LockTone Tune-O-Matic and stopbat tailpiece
  • Pickups: NY Mini-humbuckers
  • Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way pickup selector switch
  • Tuners: Premium die-cast 14:1 ratio
  • Hardware color: Nickel
  • Finish: Gloss polyurethane
  • Fingerboard inlays: Rosewood with mother-of-pearl dot inlays
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EpiphoneWorn '66 Wilshire Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 9 reviews)

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5.0

Its almost the real deal

By Steven Sager

from New York

Comments about Epiphone Worn '66 Wilshire Electric Guitar:

I love it, I have played a real 1966 wilshire and that was an honor. But since I don't have 3,000 and I loved the feel I decided to pickup one of these. I love it it almost feels like the origional ones and I have always loved these over sg's. The mini humbuckers are great fir that thick sound that's not overly bassy. I have the pro version that they came out with like three years ago both are great. Now after owning one I can't do with out it. It's well worth the price and you can be proud to own an epiphone because this ones not a Gibson knock off.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

All Wilshires are not the same.

By Steve

from Levasy,Mo.

Comments about Epiphone Worn '66 Wilshire Electric Guitar:

I was in the process of buying one of the Pro Wilshire Epiphones,when I just happened to read a review talking about the "Pro" version versus the "worn"or LTD. version.The Pro version has a baseball bat neck,even tho they say slim tapered in the ad,the knobs are different,and the pick-ups are VERY different.This explains the price difference. They should be much more clear.Do your homework.Check out the pictures of both and you'll see.I still ordered the worn edition with P90s and a real slim tapered neck.I love the Epiphones.They are good quality and low priced for poor man like me.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent

By Ender Ehalen

from Austin, Texas

Comments about Epiphone Worn '66 Wilshire Electric Guitar:

I was looking for a new guitar to replace the one I got for my 11th birthday, which was worn and deteriorating yet still loved. I found this and i have to say I could not have chosen a better guitar. The price discrepency is odd, however, I bought it for $250 at GC. But either way, a great one to own.

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(0 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

okay guitar

By chris

from Atlanta GA

Comments about Epiphone Worn '66 Wilshire Electric Guitar:

I don't own this particular model but I did own the white version they put out a few years ago. Overall it's a nice guitar mine sounded dark, perfect for stoner rock and thanks to the set neck getting up to the higher frets was a breeze. The only problem I had with it (and the reason I got rid of it) was the neck joint felt very flimsy, some people might not have a problem with this but I tend to play like I'm trying to rip the guitar apart and I didn't want to break the neck off during a show. That being said if epiphone was to beef up the neck joint I would consider giving this guitar another chance, but for now I'll stick with my strat

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Yes

By A.j.

from Wi

Comments about Epiphone Worn '66 Wilshire Electric Guitar:

I recently purchased the worn 66 EpiphoneWlshire and loved it. I can't take my hands off it. It is very light and smooth to play, but still seems durable. The only thing I don't like about it is the cord jack which is has a heavy duty spring, so it's hard to get the cord in and out. Other than that, I totally love this guitar and plan to take it on gigs.

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(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

New Wilshire Import

By Matt

from Gardiner, NY

Comments about Epiphone Worn '66 Wilshire Electric Guitar:

Having had something similar to this in the 70s, a Crestwood Custom, I thought I'd try one of these. The first time I pulled the cord out of it it pulled the whole pickguard off. The screws were too small, and I replaced them. Other than that, the neck is sexy and smooth, the fretwork is decent, and the pickups sound good - a bit compressed, but some may love that. They have more character than the usual Epi units. The finish is smooth and silky, and you want to touch it! The guitar is light also. Quibbles aside, it's well worth it for the money; even the tuners work well as advertised. I still have my old one, and the accuracy of the detail is not 100% (less beveling) but it's still sexy in its own way, and probably stacks up to most imported stuff in its price range, but with a cool quality not typical of its peers. I would have given one more star if not for the pickguard screws, which was probably a fluke.

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(13 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wilshire reborn

By Doug Dash

from Downey, CA

Comments about Epiphone Worn '66 Wilshire Electric Guitar:

My second guitar in 1970 was a red Wilshire with a fretless-wonder neck, and a tremelo in red. I was inspired to buy one after a Johnny Winter concert where he used one as a backup to his Gibson Firebird. It sounded the same. This was a little screamer, light in weight, and a higher pitched tone. A great blues guitar. I can't wait to buy the reborn version.

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(15 of 35 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I wouldn't worry

By Jeff Bourque

from Redford, MI

Comments about Epiphone Worn '66 Wilshire Electric Guitar:

Well, if it is anything like the original, and I owned one in the seventies for several years, the plastic didn't crack at all, even near the jack. It was a great guitar, and I may pick one of these up.

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(22 of 51 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Becareful of this one

By Eric

from NY

Comments about Epiphone Worn '66 Wilshire Electric Guitar:

Only problem I can for see is that the power plug will crack the plastic over time. It was stupid of Epiphone to put the cord jack in the pick guard. How much more money would it have cost to actually put it in the wood.

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