Epiphone Ltd Ed Wilshire PRO Electric Guitar Review

The original Epiphone Wilshire guitars have been in quite high demand (and costing major $$) lately. Epiphone has responded to the demand and has re-released this classic electric guitar and made it affordable to the masses without losing any of the quality that made the Wilshire electric guitar so popular.

The Epiphone Ltd Ed Wilshire Pro electric guitar features a double-cutaway mahogany body with a set mahogany neck, joining the body at the 22nd fret. This guitar hardly weighs a thing and is quite comfortable to play.

The Epiphone Wilshire Pro electric guitar uses what is referred to as the “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.

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Epiphone Ltd Ed Wilshire PRO Electric Guitar Features:

  • Solid mahogany body
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 22 medium jumbo frets
  • LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • Dual humbucking pickups
  • Premium Die-Cast tuners
  • Glossy finish
Epiphone Ltd Ed Wilshire PRO Electric Guitar Review, 9.3 out of 10 based on 3 ratings

3 Responses

  1. Berklee Girl says:

    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

  2. SuperDave says:

    Plug it through a jsx channel on a peavy vyper and your on your way.Take it to a guitar tech and have a setup done as the action was high.Jimi Hendrix and Johnny Winter both played these guitars in the early days of their careers.

  3. Jess James says:

    I picked up this guitar in the Aged Pelham finish. The color is beautiful, but it is not perfect. A few small air bubbles here and there, but no big deal. The neck is great! The size is perfect, and the fretboard is very flawless. I changed out the strings and lowered the action a bit. No fret buzz at all! The pickups sound pretty darn good! Nice and thick when using the humbuckers, but very crisp and spanky when using the coil tap. You can get a sound for any type of music out of this guitar. This thing is very light and stays in tune very well. For the money you cant go wrong with the Wilshire….Just change those strings first!

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