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NGD soon...used Epiphone Wilshire Worn '66...

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I had one of these in "Aged Cherry" a few years ago, and sold it...and soon wished I had kept it.

Just saw one for sale, in Ebony, last night online and bought it immediately...should have it late this week. Comes with a hard case, too, $225...

They are really good playing guitars with lots of sound and the Epi mini humbuckers are the best.

 

http://www.epiphone.com/Products/Designer/1966-Worn-Wilshire.aspx

 

 

More when I get it...

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Just saw one for sale, in Ebony, last night online and bought it immediately....

 

Very cool looking guitar, and mini-pups! Congrats!

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Just found from the seller - it's NOT a worn finish version, but a Wilshire Limited Edition Custom Shop, which probably makes it an older version, with the Alnico Classic and Alnico Classic Plus full size humbuckers... I have no experience with that model, but I'm really anxious to get it now...

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Just found from the seller - it's NOT a worn finish version, but a Wilshire Limited Edition Custom Shop, which probably makes it an older version, with the Alnico Classic and Alnico Classic Plus full size humbuckers... I have no experience with that model, but I'm really anxious to get it now...

Nice find, I have a '66 wilshire in the worn cherry, they really are a fun instrument.

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Probably the Wilshire Pro.

 

WilshirePRO_EB_Splash.jpg

 

They're cool guitars - kind of like a less edgy SG, with a somewhat thinner neck and better tuning stability.

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Yeah, that's it...Full size Alnico humbuckers....had a communication problem with the seller, but we are good now...but it won't be here til Wednesday or so...IMO, this is a better guitar than I thought it was...

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Dear Epiphone...you did it again - designed built and sold us a GREAT guitar...then stopped making it. This 2010 Wilshire is an incredible, versatile and great playing guitar...I guess that wasn't enough...Well, I'm keeping mine, anyway.

 

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Hi All,

 

First post in the forum [smile]

 

I've recently purchased a 2011 "1966" Worn Wilshire with Trem-o-Tone in Worn Cherry, don't really know why they tried to tie to '66 as a '66 Wilshire didn't have a Trem-o-Tone vibrato, it had 6 inline strip tuners and a blank pointy truss rod cover, would have made more sense calling it a '66 Crestwood as it had a Trem-o-Tone.

 

I've since made a few modification, firstly I polished the body to a gloss (doesn't show up well in the photo) but came up really nice, added a set of 60's Kluson strip tuners, a period correct truss rod cover, a set of genuine Gibson 60's mini humbuckers, the wiring harness from a '65 Wilshire and replaced the modern Trem-o-Tone with a 60's maestro vibrola tailpiece (minus the handle) and added a set of original 60's knob pointers, left the roller bridge that came with it, it's probably better than an old ABR-1, same pickguard and modified the knobs to fit the 60's pots shafts.

 

I mounted the maestro using the same centre hole that the Trem-o-Tone used and it's a bit closer to the bridge than any photos I've seen of genuine 60's models but there doesn't seem to be a set distance as they vary a lot in the photos. So I essentially have a 1960's Wilshire.

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