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Epiphone Wildkat Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Bigsby Antique Natural Chrome (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

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.

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

FEATURES
Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Semi-hollow or chambered body
  • Body material: Laminated
  • Top wood: Maple
  • Body wood: Maple
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: SlimTaper D
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.68" (42.67mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: SS
  • Neck: P-90R
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: P-90T
  • Brand: Epiphone
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, master volume, master tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Bigsby B70
  • Tuning machines: Grover
  • Color: Nickel
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Body finish
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China

Grab this WildKat. Order today.

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Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
EpiphoneWildkat Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Bigsby
 
4.5

(based on 166 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (111)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (76)
  • Fun to play (69)
  • Good tone (62)
  • Good pick up (51)
  • Solid electronics (45)

Cons

  • Craftsmanship (7)
  • Fret buzz (6)
  • Poor pick up (6)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (58)
  • Jamming (55)
  • Recording (41)
  • Small venues (36)
  • Rock concerts (22)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (51), Professional musician (22), Novice (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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.

Reviewed by 166 customers

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4.0

Its Own Thing

By thBeachBoy

from MD

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Well Made Body & Neck

Cons

  • Bigsby Not The Best

Best Uses

    Comments about Epiphone Wildkat Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

    After adjusting the action and intonation, it's a decent guitar with definitely its own vibe. Love the neck! Totally love the look!
    The tone is rather on the dark side, which is cool if that's what you're looking for. Lots of people on the Web suggesting wiring or pickup changes, but I don't see any problems there except that the pickups are not adjustable and are a bit too far from the strings to get that top-end bite that is normally associated with P90 style pickups.
    The Bigsby requires a lot of force to operate, too much in my opinion, and it usually throws off the tuning.
    Still, despite the Bigsby it's a cool guitar.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    It's a walk on the Widkat side

    By terrygh

    from Kansas

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Beutiful color and finish
    • Bigsby Vibrato
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • P90's
    • Solid Electronics
    • Solid hardware

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Epiphone Wildkat Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

    I purchased the blue royale model and, there is a review for that one. Super Guitar but, the blue just didn't do it for me so I ended up selling it to a guy that loved the blue color and, he was in heaven and, he a got a nice instrument. It wasn't but a short time and, I started missing the whole guitar except the blue color so I got the wine red Wildkat, I guess I'm kind of a red guy because I have several guitars in shades of red. This wine red color is stunning and, all the chrome hardware is a perfect match. I also have a Riviera in wine red but, it has gold hardware and, this guitar is a thing of beauty in looks and sound but, lets get back to the Wildkat.
    The semi hollow with the P90's is what sold me in the first place. The Bigsby vibrato is very cool, in all my years of playing I never touched a Bigsby until this one and, I like it very much. I have not had any problems with tuning. With a new guitar the strings must be stretched and, retuned a few times or there will be tuning problems as the same with restringing. Also lube the string slots in the nut and bridge and, that goes for any guitar with a vibrato. I usually use a No2 lead pencil and, run it in the grooves that's it.
    This is a semi hollow guitar but, it comes very close to being hollow as in the picture I've posted. That's why this guitar has the sound that it does. I've played it through every amp that I have, Fender Twin Reverb to a small practice amp and, it sounds Great through every one. The electronics are a little different but, it doesn't take long to get used to it. I'm always up for a challenge anyway.
    I am very pleased with this guitar as I was with the blue one but, red is my color. I would highly recommend this guitar to anybody looking for that something different in a guitar as I was. I have noticed that P90's are showing up more and, more with artists on TV, videos and, in magazines, must be a reason! Give it a try, you'll be pleasantly surprised.

     
    4.0

    Nice guitar for the money.

    By Johnny Z

    from Oregon

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone Wildkat Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

      I took this guitar in trade, used in VG condition for a small Fender tube amp, Pro Jr.. I already have too many amps and guitars and wasn't planning on keeping the amp but like Epi's so I thought the Wild Cat might be a good trade. In retrospect I think the amp was the better end of the deal. The guitar was nice with the Bigsby but should have a roller bridge installed for better use. I've owned 4 guitars with Bigsby's and none had a roller bridge until I put them on, made a difference! This guitar seems like it's sort of a Gretsch knockoff with with P-90's and Gretsch wiring, who needs 3 volume controls and one tone control? Not me. I guess that's my biggest complaint. I've owned other guitars with P-90's on them and they sounded great, the best was my '56 EPI LP Goldtop, played it for 12 years. If you want a hollow body guitar with a nice tone this is worth checking out, it just wasn't right for me.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      GOOD SOUND AND LIGHT I LIKE VERY MUCH

      By PACHON

      from DALLAS TX

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Epiphone Wildkat Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

        EVERY DAY I PLAY ONE HOUR

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I'm very glad I bought this.

        By Saxman

        from Denver, CO

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone Wildkat Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

          Use this guitar in church band.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          My new favorite guitar!

          By Jimmy

          from Funkstown, Md.

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Epiphone Wildkat Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

            Was worried about going out of tune with bigsby,put lubricant on nut and bridge and hasn't had any tuning problems since, works perfect..

             
            5.0

            Work of art and it sounds beautifully

            By Plas

            from Miami

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Epiphone Wildkat Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

              This guitar is beautiful, i have had it for some time now, and i just have to tell the world how happy i am with this guitar. First off, it's looks are amazing, i love the color, the bigsby and pickups and the head are perfect. Second, the feel of this guitar, i'm not a tall guy, but i wanted to get a semi-hollow body guitar, the epi casino, or es335 style guitars are really big for me, and i never felt really comfortable playing such big guitars, but this one is the perfect fit. Thirdly, the sound of this guitar is wonderful. i love playing it any way i can. if i need to be quiet, i play it without an amp and it still sounds great, i also have a little vox plug to play though so i can add some effects and it sounds like heaven. and when i plug it into my bigger amps it sounds like a dream. no matter what, i can play this guitar and it sounds great. i feel so comfortable playing it, i also own a couple of acoustic guitars and a fender strat, but this beats them all. i love the layout of the knobs and that it has a master volume control, i don't usually use the pickup toggle because i've fallen in love with the pickup volume controls and my ability to mix and match them to get the perfect sound that i want. many people complain about feedback, but as long as im not facing my amp i don't have any problems.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The worlds most perfect and affordable guitar

              By gdaniel1961

              from Arlington,Tn

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Perfect neck , tone ,weight and cool factor
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

              • Needs a roller bridge

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Epiphone Wildkat Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

              You can not beat the tone , ease of playing and the cool factor on this guitar . Solidly built and great for all music styles .

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great guitar no matter what price

              By Ol Dude With An Attitude

              from Northern Calif

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Epiphone Wildkat Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

                I use it in recording and live shows and it does exactly what I want in a semi-hollow body guitar with P90s to do. Sounds and looks great and not heavy on the shoulder. I use it along with my Tele as an alternate sound but still has twang.

                 
                5.0

                LOVE LOVE LOVE

                By Ashe_Cashe

                from New York, NY.

                About Me Novice

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Amazing for beginners
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Perfect Price

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording

                  Comments about Epiphone Wildkat Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

                  I take lesson for the guitar and after awhile I found the need to obtain one for myself, yet it wasn't easy. Several of my turn-offs since my search began was; Price, Built, Color, Manufacturer and Reviews. After getting past all of the harsh reviews, i felt the need to start watching people play these various instruments.
                  Well long story short, after watching several youtube videos this was my final choice.
                  Great feel
                  Perfect all around
                  I couldn't really tell where the cons / bad comments come into play.

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