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Epiphone Limited Edition Wilshire Pro Electric Guitar

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A rare Epi design reborn with dazzling finishes and pro features.

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.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

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
  • Finish: Gloss polyurethane

Kick out the jams with your new Epiphone Wilshire guitar...Own it today!

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EpiphoneLimited Edition Wilshire Pro Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 57 reviews)

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82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good pick up (8)
  • Good tone (8)
  • Solid electronics (7)
  • Good feel (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (10)
  • Jamming (9)
  • Recording (7)
  • Small venues (7)
  • School bands (4)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Get to know it, and it's worth the money

Definitely a great value guitar with a pretty unique sound. A little tinkering may be in order (pickups, action adjustments, tone settings), but get to know this guitar, and it all...Read complete review

Definitely a great value guitar with a pretty unique sound. A little tinkering may be in order (pickups, action adjustments, tone settings), but get to know this guitar, and it all just feels very right. Look up some videos of it on YouTube, hear what it sounds like, and decide from there. If you like the tone, like I do, all the rest won't leave you disappointed.
This is the first electric I've ever bought, and I've had it for about a year. Played acoustic for a few years prior, but thought it would be nice to play some louder, and faster music every so often.

Sound-wise, it definitely has its own personality, ranging somewhere between an SG and telecaster depending on your pick-ups and amp settings. It does seem to have an easier time playing the janglier, twangier songs, I'd say. Lots of bright, high tone without much adjusting. That's not to say you can't play black metal on it; it's just a slightly harder effect to achieve.

I think the oddest feature of this guitar is just how resonant it is when not plugged in. You really can sit down with it like it was an acoustic guitar and hear all your chords and notes perfectly. Of course, it isn't loud enough to record any music like that, but if you want to just pick up your guitar and practice, it's a nice feature to have. I use it in my apartment when I just need to walk through a few chord changes while I'm singing a melody. Works far better than headphones in an amp, in my opinion. Less needlessly noisy, yet just as easy to hear.
Quality-wise, for it's price, I can't complain. A few people have mentioned the high-action issue, but it's never really bothered me. Overall, the guitar is thin and light, with a narrow yet comfortable freboard, and that's really what makes it a guitar worth playing, in my opinion.

The pick-ups aren't anything to die for, it's true, but they're not so terrible that you absolutely must replace them, like some would have you believe. Adjust the pickups as you like and screw around for a while (I use neck pickup, mid-gain, and a sparing amount of reverb), and it should sound alright. Of course, if you want the tone of angels, I could see being a bit underwhelmed.

Coil-splitting is excellent, and the push-pull knobs are so intuitive, it feels wrong for guitars not to have them now. With both humbuckers on, there's a very significant lowering of the volume, so that's something to consider. With just one, it shouldn't be a problem, though. Just realize that wherever your volume or gain settings are, you'll be increasing them at least 20% with both humbuckers.

Looks-wise, it's defintiely a great little guitar. Nothing on it feels cheap or loose, the block inlays on mine are perfectly aligned, and the tuning pegs are neither too flimsy or rigid (one of my pet peeves for guitars.) On a personal note, I love the batwing headstock. It adds a nice, original little flourish to the rest of the instrument.
For the price, I really couldn't complain. I bought this and a 20-watt Orange amp for practicing for a little under more than this last December, and I consistently find it a fun guitar to play.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disapointing Purchase

It seems as though Epiphone guitars are really a hit and miss proposition. Some of their guitars are pretty decent instruments, while others should have never made it to the loading dock.
The...Read complete review

It seems as though Epiphone guitars are really a hit and miss proposition. Some of their guitars are pretty decent instruments, while others should have never made it to the loading dock.
The Wilshire-Pro has the feature most guitar players would appreciate however, the overall poor quality of the guitar I received surpassed the positive features of the guitar.
Guitar appeared well made however, upon closer examination it became really apparent that the guitar had slipped through the factory build quality control phase without any real oversight. Example, the neck was really bowed, action was sky high, hardware appeared to have been installed without reguard to it's actual condition - worn. I purchased what I thought was a new guitar, not a pre-owned instrument.
Value is not determined the savings alone the total purchase experience must also include the overall quality of the product as well. In this particular purchase Epiphone did not deliver on their promise of producing an affordable instrument of unmatched quality at it's price point. In reality in was quite the opposite. Which really brings home the old saying "you get what you pay for".

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Get to know it, and it's worth the money

By Niedec

from Seattle

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Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Wilshire Pro Electric Guitar:

Definitely a great value guitar with a pretty unique sound. A little tinkering may be in order (pickups, action adjustments, tone settings), but get to know this guitar, and it all just feels very right. Look up some videos of it on YouTube, hear what it sounds like, and decide from there. If you like the tone, like I do, all the rest won't leave you disappointed.
This is the first electric I've ever bought, and I've had it for about a year. Played acoustic for a few years prior, but thought it would be nice to play some louder, and faster music every so often.

Sound-wise, it definitely has its own personality, ranging somewhere between an SG and telecaster depending on your pick-ups and amp settings. It does seem to have an easier time playing the janglier, twangier songs, I'd say. Lots of bright, high tone without much adjusting. That's not to say you can't play black metal on it; it's just a slightly harder effect to achieve.

I think the oddest feature of this guitar is just how resonant it is when not plugged in. You really can sit down with it like it was an acoustic guitar and hear all your chords and notes perfectly. Of course, it isn't loud enough to record any music like that, but if you want to just pick up your guitar and practice, it's a nice feature to have. I use it in my apartment when I just need to walk through a few chord changes while I'm singing a melody. Works far better than headphones in an amp, in my opinion. Less needlessly noisy, yet just as easy to hear.
Quality-wise, for it's price, I can't complain. A few people have mentioned the high-action issue, but it's never really bothered me. Overall, the guitar is thin and light, with a narrow yet comfortable freboard, and that's really what makes it a guitar worth playing, in my opinion.

The pick-ups aren't anything to die for, it's true, but they're not so terrible that you absolutely must replace them, like some would have you believe. Adjust the pickups as you like and screw around for a while (I use neck pickup, mid-gain, and a sparing amount of reverb), and it should sound alright. Of course, if you want the tone of angels, I could see being a bit underwhelmed.

Coil-splitting is excellent, and the push-pull knobs are so intuitive, it feels wrong for guitars not to have them now. With both humbuckers on, there's a very significant lowering of the volume, so that's something to consider. With just one, it shouldn't be a problem, though. Just realize that wherever your volume or gain settings are, you'll be increasing them at least 20% with both humbuckers.

Looks-wise, it's defintiely a great little guitar. Nothing on it feels cheap or loose, the block inlays on mine are perfectly aligned, and the tuning pegs are neither too flimsy or rigid (one of my pet peeves for guitars.) On a personal note, I love the batwing headstock. It adds a nice, original little flourish to the rest of the instrument.
For the price, I really couldn't complain. I bought this and a 20-watt Orange amp for practicing for a little under more than this last December, and I consistently find it a fun guitar to play.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A well made electric guitar

By chosenfool

from Philadelphia, PA

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Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Wilshire Pro Electric Guitar:

I got a wilshire pro in tobacco sunburst, and the finish is almost glass-like - very even and no blotchy spots.First thing i did was run my hand along the length of the neck- no sharp frets AT ALL! The finish on it was also smooth and even. One thing i noticed was the seeming chunkiness of the neck - its definitely not thin. Its also felt wide near the body. Fine by me, i like it, and i dont shred.Its VERY light - the body is not only small and squat, its also relatively thin. It reminds me of those old teiscos (i have a couple).The body being squat, i find im having to adjust my picking/strumming a bit, since it doesnt extend back for my right arm to rest on. Its a bit uncomfortable when you play sitting down. you HAVE to strap it on and stand - this thing is meant to be played live!The sound is unique - there's an extra bite to the neck's humbucker tone being a bit further from the neck and closer to the bridge. It would be similar, though not the same, as that of an SG neck sound. The humbuckers themselves are hot enough to drive a tube amp with a bit of grit to rock with.I have to take some points off due to the components it used. The pickguard is wafer-thin, the generic pots were cheap no-names, the input jack is flimsy, the wiring looks like a rat's nest. Ive seen better wiring tidiness from less expensive guitars.The one feature that makes this guitar versatile is the coil-tap - it NAILS THAT TRUE VINTAGE SOUND! Those that say its single-coils sound weak expect too much out of it, or are used to too much distortion or hot pickups. Go get something else, or stick to your ibanezes and duncans and dimarzios and EMGs!Back then guitar pickups were NOT wound hot, and compared to todays regular pickups, theyre tame. And thats what makes this reissue great - it has that vintage look, and can provide you that vintage sound. It captured the spirit of a reissue - great job, Epiphone! now stop making Gibson copies and start reissuing more of YOUR own vintage line!

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Disapointing Purchase

By El-Davo

from Long Island, N.Y. - Go Giants!!!!

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Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Wilshire Pro Electric Guitar:

It seems as though Epiphone guitars are really a hit and miss proposition. Some of their guitars are pretty decent instruments, while others should have never made it to the loading dock.
The Wilshire-Pro has the feature most guitar players would appreciate however, the overall poor quality of the guitar I received surpassed the positive features of the guitar.
Guitar appeared well made however, upon closer examination it became really apparent that the guitar had slipped through the factory build quality control phase without any real oversight. Example, the neck was really bowed, action was sky high, hardware appeared to have been installed without reguard to it's actual condition - worn. I purchased what I thought was a new guitar, not a pre-owned instrument.
Value is not determined the savings alone the total purchase experience must also include the overall quality of the product as well. In this particular purchase Epiphone did not deliver on their promise of producing an affordable instrument of unmatched quality at it's price point. In reality in was quite the opposite. Which really brings home the old saying "you get what you pay for".

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

surfer punk....

By sean greenwood

from so cal

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Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Wilshire Pro Electric Guitar:

I have the alpine white and why did you put a white pick guard on this guitar? I pulled mine and painted it black it completely transformed the look..
This guitar rocks... I play everything from the trashmen to subhumans with this miracle... tapped coils rock...action is super fast, its super light...
I beat the crap out of this guitar and it keeps on ticking...
got mine for a good price... Can't beat it

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Deal!

By Mystery Sacks

from San Diego

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Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Wilshire Pro Electric Guitar:

Overall, I am extremely happy with this purchase. It is a well-made, attractive, good-sounding, and nice playing guitar for a great price. What more could I ask for?
I received the guitar (and reset the action - the tune-o-matic was set way too high), I was surprised at how much this little guitar has to offer. The body is quite small and light. The wood is very resonant. The pickups sound better once you remove the Epiphone stickers and raise the bass end while lowering the treble end. The coil tap feature is a real plus. When both coils are tapped in the middle position, they are very quiet, but provide an almost strat-like quack! Untapped, the pickups are much louder and stronger, giving good crunch with a bit of gain. This is a very versatile guitar for not a lot of money.
The guitar is well built. No sharp fret ends, and a beautiful color. Some of the clear coat is a bit rough-feeling. The tuners, while cheap-looking, hold the strings in tune. The strings themselves are those horrible unpolished Chinese strings that turn your fingers black. I am cheap, so I just play them until my blackened fingers shine them up. They seem to last a while once that is done.
For the price I got, this is one fantastic bargain. For the going price, it is still a good deal, considering its features.

(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Epiphone Wilshire pro is ok...

By Craig Rebo

from Texas

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Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Wilshire Pro Electric Guitar:

sleek, paint is nice, not too thick... neck has a nice profile to it. pickups sound pretty good. tuners, pots ans switch seem cheap.
I picked up a blem one for a little less, decent guitar for the money. hardware is pretty bad on this though, pots, switch and tuners feel very cheap. pots seemed to already be crackling and its new! inlay work is not the greatest either, couple of the blocks look to be a hair off and some of the blocks seem to have a spakle to them while others are dead, dry toilet seat looking. also appears to be a small spot of glue left on the fingerboard. guitar is a little neck heavy as well....

My plan is to strip it down and set it up properly, then i think it will be a good guitar. Neck is nice, kind of fat... reminds me of a flying V neck some....

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Wilshire Pro

By J.T.

from Seattle, WA

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Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Wilshire Pro Electric Guitar:

Good unit if you use it for chords and slide.
Everything you would expect from a Wilshire
Part of the guitar was actually not painted. It got the clear coat - but no white paint.
So much for the Quality Sticker on Back

Guitar is also extremely neck heavy. Joe Bonamassa would love the baseball bat thick neck....
Me... not so much.

I bought this guitar to use for slide only. The guitar was shipped with action that was higher than most accoustics out there. Works great for my purposes as a slide instrument. Shredders .. might want to think twice.
Great value for a slide guitar - fretting is a different story.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

good for the price

By supernaught814

from Northwest Pa

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Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Wilshire Pro Electric Guitar:

Your mileage may vary, as quality seems inconsistent on these modern Epiphones.
3 way switch, seperate coil tapping volume and tone for each alnico humbucker. Distinct body style and unique bat-wing headstock... she's pretty loaded.
I had to file the plastic nut on the g string to justifiy it's action with the other 5. Extremely annoying. Also, the neck is mounted slightly askew, with the bass side being raised a bit high, resulting in a rather ugly setup with the bridge being angled more than what I'd consider 'normal' for a tune-o-matic. I own some higher end guitars and frankly, this instrument doesn't compare in fit and finish. Cheap electronics, poorly mounted switch and input jack, and adequate tuners don't inspire confidence. Extremely neck-heavy (much moreso than my SG or PRS Mira, also with slim, light bodies) when you take your hands off it literally assumes a parallel position to the floor when strapped on. The finish is excellent, and the appeance makes it stand out. Pretty great looking guotar. After getting her set up she plays and sounds great, though lacking in sustain compared to my other axes.
For the price she barely gets by. I've played similarly priced axes that have better quality out of the box, but for it's distinctive tone and character, I'd recommend it.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Epiphone is comeing back!

By Blues girl

from Cape Cod

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Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Wilshire Pro Electric Guitar:

Despite the Chinese manufacture and some obvious shortcuts, these Wilshires are phenominal guitars for the money. I have all 3 now, the American made which is by far the best and on a par with any Gibson. I have been a lifelong Epiphone player but only the Kalamazoo and pre Gibson Epiphones I bought as a kid. After the production moved to Japan I began buying Gibsons, as well as Rickenbackers, D Angelico's. Fender Masterbuilts and Gretsch Guitars. I rarely sell my personal guitars although I have a store but it is separate from my collection. I Also bought the Wilshire Ltd Edition and the Ltd Edition Pro. I am happy with all 3 but question whether it is worth double the price for the Pro just to get coil switching, a slightly better bridge and different humbuckers that frankly don't sound as good as the ones on the cheaper model....unless you prefer single coil. All in all any of the 3 Wilshires are great guitars for the money and the American made Historic version is exceptional by any standard. Two of my favorite guitars are the Wilshire USA and the John Lennon Casino, I hope Epiphone keeps releasing more of the old Epiphone line made in the US. As for the new "Epiphone Custom Shop" I have 4 of them now and none has been a dissapointmenr

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A fresh re-did version of a classic epiphone

By TanTan the ManMan

from Holland, MI

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Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Wilshire Pro Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar a few days ago at the Guitar Center in Grand Rapids. I fell in love with it the minute I sat down and plugged it in. It's relatively light and very comfortable to hold sitting down or standing up. I like the neck too, it's not paper-thin, but it's not as thick as George "Corpse-grinder" Fisher's neck either. It's got separate coil-splitting knobs for each pickup, so you can use the neck pickup as a killswitch. When I plug it in through my Fender Princeton Chorus amp on the clean channel, the pickups sound smooth and rich. On the dirty channel, it has a vintage rock/heavy metal sound, kind of a Black Sabbath sound. This is a great sounding and great playing guitar for the price. If you like trebly vintage rock/Sabbath-sounding distortion and smooth bass-y cleans, then look no further fellow guitarist, this is the one for you.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Absolutely Horrible Out of the Box

By Zajdeld

from Greensburg, PA

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Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Wilshire Pro Electric Guitar:

I think the above says it all.
Adequate features. A classic 2 humbucker setup with 3 way toggle. The coil splitting feature on each pickup is nice.
If I were Epiphone (especially inspector 22), I would be embarrassed to send a guitar out that was set up like this one. Besides the action being ridiculously high, the frets and strings were corroded, it was nearly unplayable. Maybe it could have been used for an open tuning slide guitar. Fortunately, I am able to work on this thing. After some serious attention, I got it to play fairly well. If I were a young player, it would have left a terrible impression for the Epiphone name. The sound is also not so great. Even for just blues, or classic rock, it is rather lifeless. The layout of the volume and tone controls is very bad. I will move them around to get something more useful for volume controls.
Thank goodness I got this on the "Stupid Deal of the Day". If I would have paid full price, it would have gone back for sure.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Vintage Vibe Value

By Monty

from North Jersey

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Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Wilshire Pro Electric Guitar:

This Epiphone Wilshire Pro Limited Edition Pelham Blue is a nice addition to my modest collection. It's a guitar that I will play often when jamming with friends because it is versatile, able to go from warm cleans to gritty overdriven without touching the amp. I hope that I can get the intonation closer to perfect and the action a bit further down to the equivalent level of my beloved import Fenders and Epi Dot, if not to the precision of the now obsolete PRS SE Soapbar II, the quintessential Blues/Classic Rock guitar when defining the benchmark of quality playability and sound, right out of the box, in this MSRP range.
Nice value on the Stupid Deal's Pelham Blue. If Adam West's Batman owned a guitar in 1966, this would've been it. I dig the vibe and the versatility of coil splitting dual humbuckers. This baby is thin and light, just over five pounds. The fretboard radius 19" and feels as flat as a pancake. The features are good for this retro/reissue type of guitar. Perhaps a bit too flat on the board and the numerous block pearloid inlays are semi-cheesy and superfluous.
Good quality. Very nice fret quality and fret dressing. Better than average finish. Quality Groveresque tuners. The pickups sound better to me in single coil mode than humbucker, but I like the Tele sound in the neck position. Nice overdriven edge with the humbuckers engaged. They're fine quality for this model. The action, when the guitar arrived, was silly high like a toy guitar. I can't believe this was set up by an American expert after being Q.C.ed in China. I'm concerned about getting near perfect intonation, but this baby shipped amid a heat wave and spent five days in transit just getting from Kanas to me. It's a bit fragile about the neck, and time I adjust it the Wilshire gets closer to comfortable playability. The strings were garbage; corroded 10s. Replaced 'em with nice 10's. Two screws were loose from stripped wood, one on the pickguard and one on the upper horn. I glued in toothpicks. The overall quality was just about what I expected other than the exceptional quality of the frets and fret dressing.
I lucked into a credible Stupid Deal of The Day. I thought those days were long gone. This guitar appeared to be right up my alley and I'm glad that I pulled the trigger on this special offer.

(2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Great sound! Fun and comfortable guitar to play.

By Minor9th

from San Francisco, CA

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Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Wilshire Pro Electric Guitar:

My overall opinion of this guitar is very high. I have 2 Les Pauls, Gibson ES-335, 2 Fender strats, Telecaster. This guitar is so much fun to play. The pickups are very useble either split or in humbucker mode. I play this guitar as much as any of my other guitars and for long periods you can really be comfortable either sitting or standing - its super light. I would definitely get another if something happened to this guitar. I got it thinking I would be able to take it out without worrying about it - well, I love it so much I worry just as much about it as any other guitar!!
Pretty much the same features as a Les Paul - 2 volume - 2 tones - 3-way selector switch with the added bonus of coil-split pickups - 50s style wider neck - unique batwing headstock - a very fun and comfortable and great sounding guitar. Very nice!! The pickups really sound great to me - I use both of them a lot and I use both in coil-split mode and full humbucker. It really has a very nice woody, trebly sound in split mode and of course a little darker in the humbucker mode. It's not quite as heavy sounding as a Les Paul - definietely a unique earthy tone to this guitar - but not nearly as trebly and bright as a Strat - its like the best of both worlds but its something altogether different.
The quality of the body and the neck are fine to me. No issues whatsoever. The finish on my Pelham Blue is perfect - I love how I can see the wood texture through the thin finish. The pickguard is my only gripe so far. It is very thin and flimsy and since it houses the knobs and the input jack, this will become an issue for people over time. I got a new pickguard, which is thicker and I painted it black - the blue guitar with black pickguard, black/silver knobs looks awesome!! I have a feeling the input jack and the 3-way selector switch will need replacing over time. With the exception of these few mods, I feel that the quality of this guitar will make it last for a long time.
This guitar is an excellent value for the money. You get a very unique and comfortable guitar with 2 coil-split humbuckers - a great neck - great neck-through body and the most comfortable and tone-inducing mahogany body ever. Yes, indeed this is one great value. I got mine on SDOTD and I am considering getting a second one since I love this guitar so much.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My First Ephi

By Rodney Wallace

from Earth

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Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Wilshire Pro Electric Guitar:

If you gig or record on a regular basis THIS is the guitar for you.
Lightweight, tonal versatility that will blow your mind and an awesome retro look and feel.
I love his guitar.

Only complaint is the bridge has lil sharp edges that dig into my palm, that just may be my playing style or just a common factor in any Tunamatic type bridge.

Oh and a plastic nut :(
Looks pretty easy to remove and replace...the finish on the neck isnt covering the nut, so removal should be easy and non-damaging to the finish.
I love the coil splitting, great range of tones.
Easy access to the highest fret.
Lightweight
VERY good quality for the price.
Not a blemish or imperfection anywhere on the finish.
Quality hardware, the frets had been nicely worked and the fretboard inlay is almost perfect.
Although the knobs are kinda "cheap feeling" they seem to be rugged enough.
Bang for buck you will not find a better deal.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic offbeat guitar sounds killer

By juicyjones

from Seattle, WA

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Wilshire Pro Electric Guitar:

    The first thing I noticed about this out of the box was the feather weight and insanely high quality of the fit and finish. I am picky and I went all over it multiple times for a while and there wasn't one single flaw in the guitar anywhere -- no place the glue bulged out, no misalignments of anything, no cracks, no color checks, no gaps, no scratches or dings or paint spots or anything. That was pretty surprising to say the least for a super inexpensive Indonesian guitar. Plenty of Gibson Les Paul guitars need more work out of the box than this one did.

    Next, when I plugged it in we were just as shocked again at how great it sounds. It has waxed real alnico humbuckers and they sounded great in all the configurations. Seriously, good job on those Epiphone. The switches and knobs all worked perfectly and I especially love that this guitar has the new style knobs that turn easily!

    The set neck played great. I think I would replace the nut at some point, and the die cast tuners aren't fancy but do the job and don't slip.

    My biggest complaint, and a deal-breaker for me, is that the frets aren't jumbo or even medium. This fretboard is classic style small or small-medium frets. For me that doesn't work, but most people may or may not have a preference.

    To sum up, this guitar was an impulse buy while it was the Stupid Deal of the Day, and I would 100% recommend you run, not walk, and nab one of these if you like the geometry of them. You just absolutely can't do better with any of the other inexpensive brands. Just remember that the frets aren't exactly what are advertised.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great guitar

    By LeisureHippo

    from IOWA

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Wilshire Pro Electric Guitar:

      This guitar was the second electric guitar I have own, and since I bought it 3 years ago I have added a couple more. In that time I haven't had any major problems quality wise. Yes, you may have to set up or tune your guitar when you get it, but that should be expected when shipping an instrument multiple times (factory to store to you), through the mail, from one climate to another, and going from default factory settings to individual personal settings. That's why all the adjustments are easy to make.
      I bought the Green one (aged pehlam) because it was cheaper than the rest, I must say I like the color and get comments on it.
      It has a great clean tone, can get a Buddy Holly, early rock type sound. Coil tapping is a nice feature, especially if you're not sure if you want hb or sc pickups. Distorted I can get a decent punk/pop punk sound. I would say it is more versatile than a squire or epi LP at the same price and has a bit more character. It says "I'm different" instead of "I'm a cheap version of something else".

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Not what I expected

      By harv29

      from Millville, PA

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Flat Sound
        • Poor Pick Up
        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Wilshire Pro Electric Guitar:

        I own a few Epiphone guitars, all great sounding in my opinion...but the wilshire pro is the worst guitar I ever owned! Had a buzzing sound when I first plugged it in right out of the box. The pickups are cheap and lousy, and the whole sound is muddy...would not recommend this guitar to anyone!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great Guitar for the Price

        By dr_jep

        from Walla Walla,WA

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        Pros

        • Price
        • Solid construction
        • Versatility

        Cons

        • Electronics
        • Tone

        Best Uses

        • Beginning
        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Wilshire Pro Electric Guitar:

        First off, my specific model. The new one has some little perks (splittable pickups). I've had this guitar for over 4 years and overall, looking back it was worked amazingly for the price I paid. I've played this almost every weekend at my church since I've owned it. It's been bumped, scuffed, and even dropped. All the issues with it now are some pickup scratches and a broken headstock that's been repaired (but that's another story). I will say, however, this guitar does have faults. Ive repaired the interior pots several times. My main issue with it is the tone. This guitar can get shrill! Use the brige and it will screech away. But, the neck is still mellow so I can blend and work with it. I'd say hands down this beats the Epiphone SG, or many other of their models for that matter. Great for beginners to get a solid start.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Guitar!

        By L.D. Frontman

        from Pittsburgh

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        Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Wilshire Pro Electric Guitar:

        I picked this guitar up because i liked the style and price. The setup and strings are pretty bad. But like any guitar you buy, you are gonna throw a set of you favorite strings on and set the action to your preference. For the money this guitar delivers. It is the lightest guitar i have ever held and feels good in your hands. The pick ups are some of the best i have heard but i think the split coil is very lacking. If you like the style, dont hesitate on buying one. Just get some strings and set your action. This has become my favorite guitar out three much more expensive ones.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excelence!

        By Bluesaficionado.

        from Detroit MI

        Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Wilshire Pro Electric Guitar:

        I got this beauty in Alpine White for my birthday about 2 months ago, boy is she pretty! the coil tapping is also very useful feature! The bridge pickup has a nice bite to it, but cleans up pretty nicely. The neck has a very mellow tone. the pick-ups in this are nicer than your standard epi's, but still get a little muddy while at high volumes. There where very minor flaws in the finish, it really was a lot better than I had expected. be careful, it does dent when dropped. (; All in all, I would recommend this over your Les Paul, or SG copy, it makes you stand out, and has a great vintage vibe to it. (:

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