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    Epiphone 66 Worn Wilshire Electric Guitar

    Today, Epiphone brings back the Wilshire with a faithful reproduction of the 1966 model.

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    Epiphone Worn 66 Wilshire Electric Guitar Product Description

    One of a Kind Sound from Epiphone's Glorious Past!
    In 1957 Gibson purchased New York's Epiphone Guitar Company and moved production to Kalamazoo, Michigan. With plans to expand retail distribution by differentiating Epiphone dealers from Gibson dealers, Gibson began production of a new line of "Kalamazoo-made and designed" Epiphones in 1959. For over a decade, Epiphone solid body guitars and basses were produced right alongside Gibsons. These Epiphone guitars represented some of the highest quality and best sounding instruments of their generation. They provided unique shapes, pickup arrangements, and tonal signatures not seen on comparable Gibson models of the day. Under appreciated at the time of their release, numerous artists through the years have recognized the unique appeal of these guitars. Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter, Paul Gilbert and Steve Marriot are but a few of the artists that have embraced the tone and build quality of these Kalamazoo built Epiphones. One such Epiphone instrument was the Wilshire.

    Today, Epiphone brings back the Wilshire with a faithful reproduction of the 1966 model.
    Like an SG guitar, the Wilshire's double cutaway Mahogany body with a glued-in Mahogany neck that joins the body at the 22nd fret gives you ultimate upper fret access. Lightweight and comfortable, the Wilshire has excellent resonance and natural acoustic tone - even unplugged! Featuring Epiphone's LockTone(tm) tune-o-matic/stopbar combination, the transfer of string vibration is improved even more giving this guitar excellent sustain and clarity. But here's what separates the Wilshire from the SG. Most early Epiphone guitars including the Wilshire were equipped with mini-humbucking pickups and Epiphone carries on this tradition. With its smaller size, narrow magnetic field and unique design combination, the mini-humbucker produces bright and focused output while retaining famous humbucker "hum-free" performance. A replica of the originals, they feature adjustable pole pieces, enamel wire, bar ceramic magnets and rounded nickel plated covers set in an original style black mounting ring with height adjustment screws.

    Cool Retro-Looks!
    Also unique, the Wilshire features Epiphone's 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. And to give it that worn-in look and feel, Epiphone tops it all off with a thin satin finish.

    It could last a lifetime!
    As with all Epiphone's, the Wilshire is backed by Epiphone's Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 Customer Service. Only 398 original 1966 Wilshires were produced and are selling today for $10,000 or more depending upon condition. If you're not fortunate enough to own an original or can't afford that kind of cash, here's your chance to own one with the same classic 1966 Epiphone vibe and tone.

    Same Day Music is an authorized dealer of Epiphone products.

    Epiphone Worn 66 Wilshire Technical Description

    Body Material: Mahogany

    Neck Material: Mahogany

    Neck Shape: 1960's SlimTaper

    Neck Joint: Glued-In

    Truss Rod: Adjustable

    Scale Length: 24.75 in.

    Fingerboard Material: Rosewood with mother-of-pearl Dot inlays

    Bridge Pickup: NY Mini-Humbucker

    Neck Pickup: NY Mini-Humbucker

    - Bridge Volume
    - Neck Volume
    - Bridge Tone

    Neck Tone

    3-way pickup selector (toggle)

    Binding: None

    Fingerboard Radius: 14 in.

    Frets: 22; medium-jumbo

    Bridge: LockTone tune-o-matic/stopbar

    Nut Width: 1-11/16 in.

    Hardware: Nickel

    Machine Heads: Premium Die-Cast, 14:1 ratio

    Colors: Aged Cherry (AC), Worn Cherry (WC), Worn Black (WK)

    Optional: Premium Gigbag (940-EPIGIG)

    Warranty: Epiphone Limited Lifetime

    Same Day Music is an authorized dealer of Epiphone products.

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