Description

Perhaps the most underrated guitar on earth. Folks fall over themselves for 68 Les Paul Goldtops at three times the price and twice the weight. The Epiphone Wilshire, along with the 68/69 LP Standard, are the only guitars made by Gibson in the 60's with P90's and an ABR-1/stoptail configuration. SG Special? Nope. Wraptail. LP Special double cut? Nope. Wraptail again. Those who know me know that I play a 335 or 345 but the truth is the only guitar I own that I won't sell is a 61 Wilshire 6 numbers away from this one (OK, that one is mint). The Wilshire weighs 5 lbs 13 ounces. Compare that to the average 68 goldtop at 10 lbs. Better fret access than the Les Paul, too. So, at half the weight (almost), what else do I need to say? Oh yeah, a third the price. Neck profile is medium slim and wide. This guitar is all original except for the stop tail which is a good lightweight repro. The studs are original (as is the bridge, tuners, all plastic, pickups and harness). It's pretty well faded but is probably 8/10 condition. Plays great and sound wonderful. Case is the "Civil War" grey and blue hard case. It is beat up but it works. It is probably from a mid 60's Wilshire as it's a little longer than it needs to be (to accommodate the longer headstock on the later ones).

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1961
Epiphone
Very Good
Red
Original Hard
10 Years
$6,500
OK Guitars
Charles Gelber
203 858 0098
Kent, CT
10:35 PM
Winter hours Friday Noon-3 PM. Saturday Noon-4PM. Sunday 12-3 PM. Weekdays by appointment.

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