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Epiphone Wildkat 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...Read More

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Kat kosmetics on a small semi-hollowbody.

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. Epiphone gives you a limited lifetime warranty with your WildKat Ltd.


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EpiphoneWildkat Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Bigsby
 
4.5

(based on 148 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (100)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (61)
  • Fun to play (55)
  • Good tone (50)
  • Good pick up (40)
  • Solid electronics (35)

Cons

  • Craftsmanship (5)
  • Fret buzz (5)
  • Poor pick up (5)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (45)
  • Jamming (43)
  • Recording (31)
  • Small venues (27)
  • Rock concerts (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (40), Professional musician (17), Novice (10)

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Outstanding Craftsmanship

Having played with Bigsby trems before, the first thing I did was replace the bridge with a Schaller Roller bridge. My Wildkat stays in tune even with alot of tremolo use. I found...Read complete review

Having played with Bigsby trems before, the first thing I did was replace the bridge with a Schaller Roller bridge. My Wildkat stays in tune even with alot of tremolo use. I found that to be the norm for Bigsby fitted guitars. Also the spring tension has to be adjusted by someone familiar with Bigsby trems. I have played Gibsons with the same problem.

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Kustom Kat

Changed bridge to a Schaller roller bridge. Installed humbucking pick ups and all new electronics. Tightened loose screws, a bit of fret work and set up. Now I love it. The bones...Read complete review

Changed bridge to a Schaller roller bridge. Installed humbucking pick ups and all new electronics. Tightened loose screws, a bit of fret work and set up. Now I love it. The bones of the guitar are very good. It is a beutifull guitar. (mine is 2011 natural finish). I am considering buying a wine red now. Likely will need the same mods.

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5.0

Now I love it

By Scott

from Pennsylvania

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Original Pickups
  • Poor Pick Up

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Rock Concerts
  • Small Venues

Comments about Epiphone Wildkat Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

Beautiful guitar but hated p90 sound. Not my taste. Some love em, I dont. Too dark and hot. Installed GFS fat mini's. Required new ring. That's hard part to find. Found what I needed at tvjones.com. Put on graph tech nut. Now she sounds sweet.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Bigsby is way too stiff

By Blue Jack

from N. Ft. Myers, FL

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Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

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

Comments about Epiphone Wildkat Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

Bigsby is way too stiff.... also this guitar needs a roller bridge...

beautiful finish.....

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3.0

Sweet Look - Poor quality control.

By Scott

from Pennsylvania

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Epiphone Wildkat Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

      Opened box and was immediately blown away by looks. Sweet. Time to try it. Keep in mind back of headstock has sticker that says inspected and set up in USA. Action extremely high. No problem but cant consider this "set up". Next, I went to plug in cable and what the heck, no input jack. Jack was insid guitar. No nut to hold it in place. Not a problem, right? Try fishing jack out of hollow body. I have extra parts but no jack nuts I had would fit it. I could fix no big deal but it's new I need to call MF. I told problem and asked them to send me a jack. They figure it would be best if they rushed me a new guitar and sent first one back?.....??? Probably many $$ in shipping costs instead of sending me jack. OK. If that's what they want to do. We will see what new one brings. Otherwise beautiful guitar. Wine red. Nice flame. Chunky neck. I'll tell about sound when I get one with input jack. Remember set up and inspected in USA.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      worth every penny

      By grandpa

      from schaumburg, Il

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Beautiful Looks
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Song Writing

        Comments about Epiphone Wildkat Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

        beautiful guitar. the price was the lowest anywhere. well built quality guitar and for those of you who complain that it's not in tune when it comes out of the box or you have to do a little set-up, then this guitar is not for you. it plays very nice but you have to know how to play for it to make music. great tone. you gotta play around with it till you get it to do what you want it to do. will be a collectable some day!!!

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Classy, but Noisy

        By WholeTone

        from Raleigh, NC

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone
        • Slim Build
        • Solid Electronics
        • Unique
        • Unique Look

        Cons

        • Noisy Pickups
        • Wide Fretboard

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Epiphone Wildkat Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

        This guitar is a great value. Looks amazing. I got one in the natural/chrome finish. Tone is very warm and round, but also versatile too. It can handle searing Smashing Pumpkins songs as well as chill, mellow Radiohead. My biggest complaint is how noisy the P90 pickups are. This is my first experience with P90's, and I don't think the tone is worth the low hum that is always present. It's also very tempermental feedback-wise. Think twice about stomping on your high-gain overdrive pedal, because this thing will shriek like a hellhound, and not in a good way. It's not a serious dealbreaker, but it will make you think about purchasing a noise gate. Still, for such a low price tag, you get a great guitar that will turn heads. I say go for it!

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        SWEET, QUALITY, VALUE, ITS ALL THERE.

        By JJB

        from TAMPA FL

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Good Feel

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about Epiphone Wildkat Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

        ITS BEAUTIFUL TO LOOK AT AND LISTEN TO, EASY PLAY...

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Red Wildkat Sizzles

        By Bilsdragon

        from Levittown, Pa

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Amazing Tone Ds1 Tubes
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Great Neck Feel
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Finish Is Not Top Notch

        Best Uses

          Comments about Epiphone Wildkat Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

          What a wonderful instrument!! It is of really solid construction. With some minor set-up adjustments this guitar is so playable and really comfortable. Many tone choices thru volume, tone, and pick-up combinations. For the price this kat cannot be beat.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Fan-freakin-tastic!

          By Sizzler629

          from Atlanta

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Bigsby Use Untunes Guitar
          • Knobs Are A Little Sketch

          Best Uses

          • Clean And Blues

          Comments about Epiphone Wildkat Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

          Fan-freakin-tastic. Totally worth every penny. Great looks and sound. Classic rock and blues is the way to go with this one. Minimal distortion or clean sounds amazing. Exactly what I was looking for

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Looks, sounds great - Needs Mods

          By gcdude

          from South Carolina

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Epiphone Wildkat Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

          Beautiful Guitar. Wish the quality matched the beauty. Master volume control is scratchy, chrome finish is already coming off of the bridge pickup and I've only had the guitar for five days. It does not stay in tune with the Bigsby. I kind of expected that. It should have been equipped with a roller bridge. It was playable out of the box, but I did lower the action to make it more playable. I do like the sound of the P90's but there's way too much feedback. I'm going to change out the bridge to a roller bridge and maybe get some black or cream colored P90 covers. Maybe just let the Chrome covers stay on it and develop a road worn look. It is a cool looking instrument though.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          My New Number 2!

          By MattS

          from Shirley, Massachusetts

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Epiphone Wildkat Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

            Just got this guitar for christmas. After raising the action a hair, putting some wax in the nut, and putting a set of elixer 11's on it, it plays like a champ. It's so comfortable to play and the semi hollow body is quite resonant and combines well with the p90's. I love this guitar!

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