Epiphone Worn '66 Wilshire Electric Guitar Aged Cherry 

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This product has been discontinued but may be available as a used item.

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A great playing guitar with looks and sound that rocked back in the day.

Original Wilshire guitars command incredibly high prices in today's collectors markets. Now Epiphone has brought back this highly playable electric guitar in an affordable package without sacrificing quality. The 1966-style Epiphone Wilshire has all the great features and style that made it a standout guitar back in the day and has a cool distressed finish with the look of an instrument that has been there and back again.

The Worn '66 Wilshire has a set slim-tapered mahogany neck on a double-cutaway mahogany body that gives access to the entire 22-fret rosewood fingerboard. The mini-humbucker pickups deliver that warm, gritty vintage sound that defined rock 'n' roll. The LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece add more sustain and make string changing easier. Case sold separately.

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

Features
  • Body type: Solid Double cutaway
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 24-3/4"
  • Neck Joint: Set
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck shape: '60s slim taper
  • Frets: 22 medium jumbo
  • Nut width: 1-11/16"
  • Fretboard radius: 14"
  • Bridge: LockTone Tune-O-Matic and stopbat tailpiece
  • Pickups: NY Mini-humbuckers
  • Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way pickup selector switch
  • Tuners: Premium die-cast 14:1 ratio
  • Hardware color: Nickel
  • Finish: Gloss polyurethane
  • Fingerboard inlays: Rosewood with mother-of-pearl dot inlays
  • Case sold separately

Authentic '60s look and sound for an unbeatable price. What are you waiting for? Order yours today.

 
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5.0

Mine just got here yesterday...

By Mark

from SE Pennsylvania

About Me Professional Musician

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 Worn '66 Wilshire Electric Guitar:

    I own over 30 guitars, but my Epiphones are among my favorites. The Wilshire '66 re issue is one of the best solid body guitars I have, including several Gibson's and Gretsch's...VERY lively, resonant mahogany body and neck -sustains like crazy and has beautiful tone...and a LOT of variety of sounds thanks to the GREAT Epi mini humbucker pickups...I think they are Epi's best pickup, and I am not alone in that. Very fast neck, very good feel, light and easy to play. One of the best current guitars and should cost a lot more...get one while it doesn't.

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    3.0

    Tune In and Drop Out

    By zedthewizard

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Epiphone Worn '66 Wilshire Electric Guitar:

    I'm probably unsure if this guitar deserves a four or a five. Perfection is a tough achievement. But, this guitar lies somewhere in between there; especially considering the price. I heard about this guitar last year sometime, and I always had it in the back of my mind to consider. Recently, I went on a bit of a pedal spree and then, I took a look at some guitars, but I didn't want to spend too much.

    I specifically chose this model in the Worn Cherry due to the mini humbucker pickups. I had a good impression of them because, I believe during the Concert for Bangladesh a guy came out and jammed on I guess a Firebird with them. I also do a lot of research before buying a product, and the NYT mini humbuckers were receiving good reviews as well as the guitar as a whole.

    I had always wanted an SG for reach to the lower frets (Though, I do have guitars with reach). That was another plus, the neck joint at the 22nd fret like an SG.

    I generally like a classic sound and the NYT mini humbuckers didn't disappoint. You can get a bright snappy sound or a bluesy tone or a psychedelic pop 60s sound. I do like the classic sound of Gibson Burstbuckers, but a little more brightness is welcome.

    Finally, there is always the surprise I have something different factor. This guitar has that feature from the body to the fret access to the pickups to the whole guitar.

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    Great Clear Tones

    By Eleven Drive

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    Comments about Epiphone Worn '66 Wilshire Electric Guitar:

    I've had the black worn 66 Wilshire for about a year now which i've used at numerous concerts. Solid tuners never had a problem with it going out of tune. I love the New York Mini Humbuckers, Such a big difference in tone compared to my Gibson Les Paul Studio. I've been using my Wilshire with the Line 6 HD 100 half stack. The Wilshire has a nice mid-range tone so if you play drop D rythem and leads on top of it the leads come out really pronounced.

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    5.0

    Nice Job, EPI !!

    Comments about Epiphone Worn '66 Wilshire Electric Guitar:

    OK, yes, we can see by the pics just how beautifully retro this guitar looks. Even better in person. Faded finish is the icing on the cake. Mini humbuckers SOUND great. Output matches a 335 Epi w/ a Gibson P94T bridge pickup. Very lightweight. Action was slightly high out of the box.... not too bad... not enough to make me lower it. If you're used to LOW action, then you'd probably lower it. Its all personal pref. Stays in tune well. Usually I change strings immediately on a new guitar but these actually arent too bad. But I KNOW when I slap a fresh set of Ernies on there, it'll only get better ! All in all , definately worth the money; not a lower end Epi. Nice quality guitar, cool looks, good sound. I say its the closest I'll get to owning a Strat.... since Epi's smart enough to put the knobs off to the side & out of the way.... Very happy with it.

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