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Listening To The Epiphone Wilshire

4 December 2009 One Comment Print This Post Print This Post

wilshire01We know this isn’t exactly breaking news but we’ve just found these sound samples of the Epiphone Wilshire and figured it would make a reasonable excuse to take a look at this guitar.

Not that we really need any excuse to consider a Wilshire here at Guitarless.  We frickin’ love the Wilshire.

Released a couple of months back, Epiphone’s new Wilshire is a reproduction of the original ’66 model.  All mahogany body and neck and a traditional set-neck joint – meeting at the 22nd fret and allowing excellent access to the dusty end of the fingerboard.  A cool, 3-ply (white/black/white) pickguard houses the individual volume and tone controls and the pickup toggle. The pickups themselves are the traditional mini-humbuckers. Splendid.

Hardware all over, including the pickup covers, is nickel and the bat-wing headstock tops things off very, very nicely.

Yes sir, we love the Wilshire.

Here, have a listen:

More at Epiphone.


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Written by: Gerry Hayes
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