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NGD _ Wilshire Pro - UPDATED WITH PICS!

#1 User is offline   Aoresteen 

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:35 PM

I just recieved my used white Wilshire pro guitar. I'm liking it! :)

Question: What year was it made? Here's the serial number: 1003123xxx. I'm guessing March 2010.

There's no country of origin marked on the body - I assume China, right?

It has StewMac replacement pickups: Goldenage Alnico 5. Neck 5402, Bridge 5403. The vol pot for the bridge is wired backwards. No biggie.

Yes I'm gonna mod it. Plans are new pickguard, single vol single tone, maybe a side output jack, coil taps & phase switch.

Best of all I got it for $128 plus shipping.


Thoughts?
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#2 User is offline   Whitmore Willy 

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:44 PM

Aoresteen,

Yes, 2010....Congrats!
Great deal!!!
Sounds like a lot of fun. Keep us up to date along the way.

Still...after 33 posts, you know the drill....
PICS or it didn't happen.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:52 PM

Sounds like pretty good value, and some tasty mods in store, almost needless to say, have fun with it, HNGD.
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:59 PM

HNGD! I love mine!

For $128, you stole that, especially with the mods... [thumbup][biggrin]
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 10:05 PM

View PostWhitmore Willy, on 09 February 2012 - 08:44 PM, said:

Aoresteen,

...Still...after 33 posts, you know the drill....
PICS or it didn't happen.

Willy



Yeh I know..

In the morning when there is light out, pics will come. My flash isn't so good :)
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 02:34 PM

OK, here are the photos!


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And the Golden Age pickups:

Neck:
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Bridge:
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:38 PM

Those are interesting tuners...
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'07 Epi EM-1 R.I.P

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:42 PM

Very nice guitar! Ah dangit, you went and gave me GAS. I think I want one of those but I'd better wait a while. Might get hurt.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:48 PM

Man, that's a smokin' deal and for a really sharp looking guitar... well done!

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 12:04 PM

New pickguard is in. But I won't be back home until 1 April to work on it. Reserve duty. Stay tuned! :)
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Posted 03 March 2012 - 01:09 PM

HNGD! I've tried Golden Age pups myself with good results. I put a set of Parsons Street Humbuckers in an older Ibanez LP a couple of years ago. It was a huge improvement over the stock ones. That's a heck of a deal, the pups alone probably were around $100. Beautiful guitar, congrats! [thumbup]
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Posted 03 March 2012 - 03:22 PM

HNGD my friend, nice photo's, show the guit off a treat. Tried one at a recent guitar show, very comfy, but I couldn't take to the all white appearence.

Enjoy.
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Posted 10 March 2012 - 07:12 PM

View PostDADDEO, on 03 March 2012 - 03:22 PM, said:

HNGD my friend, nice photo's, show the guit off a treat. Tried one at a recent guitar show, very comfy, but I couldn't take to the all white appearence.

Enjoy.



Thanks! I didn't like the all white look as well. Wait till you see the new pickguard :)
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Posted 10 March 2012 - 08:23 PM

Congrats, I've liked every Wilshire I have played.... Enjoy your new Epi !!
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 02:44 PM

Well, the mods are DONE!! Here's what she looks like now.

I had Terrapin Guitars make a new pick guard for her:

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I simplified the controls - one vol and one tone.

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The top was too busy so I moved the output jack to the side:

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I added a custom truss rod cover as well from Terrapin Guitars:

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A bone nut was added for better tone.


Man, I love this guitar!
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 04:47 PM

Very unique looking! Nice upgrade! Enjoy! [thumbup]
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:05 PM

Nice mods on a great guitar - HNGD.
Really like the new scratch plate colour and the simplified controls.
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:51 PM

Nice upgrades, nothing like making a guitar your own, grats.
Only the mediocre are always at their best.

GUITARS: ........... 60 odd lumps of Wood, Aluminium and Plastic with many and varied electric bits attached.
PEDALS: ............
Dunlop Cry Baby Wah, Crowther Double Hotcake, Digitech Bad Monkey Tube Overdrive, Korg Pitch Black Tuner.
AMPS & CABS: .
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:58 PM

Nice!

I think I'm gonna have to get my pickguard made like that when I finally get around to having it done, not exactly the same, of course.

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'12 Fender Newporter Traveler Acoustic
'10 Epi Wilshire Pro (Alpine White) Made in China (Bridge Pup Only)
'10 Epi Les Paul Junior Special Limited Edition (Cherry) Made in Indonesia (Mods: Grover Tuners, EMG 81-X,)
'07 Epi EM-1 R.I.P

Amps:
Vox VT30
Marshall MS-4 Micro Stack (Cab out mod)

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 12:13 AM

Really nice job you've done there, and like RaSTuS said, there's nothing like making a guitar your own.

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