(SOLD) Epiphone Wilshire Pro Cherry Red 2007
Epiphone Wilshire Pro, cherry red, made in China 2007. The Wilshire is a cool little oddity. The original models were made from 1959 to 1970 and now fetch a minor fortune, but depsite their increasing popularity, getting a reissue model isn't always that easy either. There's a lot to love. Firstly, it's super lightweight, weighing in under 3kg, and has a certain compact feel that lends it an ease of play. It doesn't suffer from neck dive but sits nicely either on your lap or on a strap, and the double-cut body and set neck make for easy access all the way to the upper frets. The neck is in the same genre as a '61 style SG, although maybe a tad slimmer. It's easy to get along with and while it's not exactly a super slim shred machine, it does rhythm and riff stuff really nicely. The tone sits somewhere between the growly immediacy of an SG and the plonky, dark juiciness of a Mustang or Jag. It's really great for rhythm stuff as there's a very fast, clear attack with enough midrange heft to fill the right amount of space in a mix. Now, it hardly needs to be said, but: it looks exceptionally cool. The quirky 60s curves, odd knob placement, block inlays... so cool. Lots of fun to be had!|
Model: Epiphone Wilshire Pro
Made: 2007, China, (serial DW07023495)
Finish: cherry red, gloss poly, 4-ply white guard
Neck: mahogany, rosewood board, 24.75 scale, moderate '61 profile, 43mm nut
Pickup: Epiphone alnico humbucker x2
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has some marks on the end and scuffs on the bottom edge. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor scuffs on the back only. The back has widespread light surface scratches but no major marks. The sides have some light scuffs near the jack and in the elbow area. The front has a bit of rub wear in the elbow area, some scuffs behind the bridge and some standard play wear on the guard and horns. Overall: very good condition (8/10).
Playing condition notes: Neck is straight, action is low, intonation is good. Frets have very little wear, 9/10 for life left. All electronics tested and working properly. Setup with fresh 10/52 Moonshiners strings.