Epiphone Wilshire Owners/Fans UNITE!!

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  1. Tanner

    Tanner Senior Member

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    I'm eagerly awaiting the release of the Frank Iero signature model, it looks AMAZING!

    Also, I've been considering getting a cracked-mirror thing done on mine, and have it rear-routed so the whole top can be cracked mirror. I originally wanted to do it after seeing it on Paul Stanley's Iceman but the Zacky Vengeance ZV Mirror is what sealed the deal for me, lol.

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  2. AccustomedtoStandards

    AccustomedtoStandards Senior Member

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    For anyone who might be interested, Wilshire Pro in Pelham Blue is the MF stupid deal at $249 today.

    That's a pretty good price, but I'm still waiting for the Iero! NAMM starts July 23. I'm hoping for an announcement then.
     
  3. groovedoggie1

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    I bought the Wilshire (not the 2-grand reissue) when they first came out. $249.00 with HSC and free shipping from MF - not a bad deal at all. I really liked the guitar. Except for the cheap-feeling knobs and so-so pickups, I thought it was a well-made guitar for the money. My niece has it now and is learning "Smoke on the Water"...
     
  4. Tanner

    Tanner Senior Member

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    I replaced the bridge pickup with a GFS Crunchy Rails and pulled the reflectors off my G400, under $50 to fix it up but well worth it

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    Tanner Senior Member

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    Small show in a carport last night, got noise complaints. OH YEAH pictures of the Wilshire in action

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    CRABCORE IN ACTION

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    I also sanded down the neck a bit to give it a nice satin/matte finish... feels a LOT better to play now!
     
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    You guys are crazy for these things, I'll take two! :thumb:
     
  8. Tanner

    Tanner Senior Member

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    I'm crazy for mine :wow: I should have some video up soon
     
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    Here comes the gig envy ....
     
  10. BakedxZombie

    BakedxZombie Junior Member

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    Just got my new Wilshire in yesterday. It's my first Epiphone/Gibson guitar and so far I love it.

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    The actions pretty low; I have some fret buzz on the low E string and I'll take it to my local store to get it set-up. I may put some P90s if I can find a good pair that provide some crunch as well as some good cleans. I'd easily take this over my Strat; and for the $380 price tag, how can you go wrong?
     
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    Congrats, and welcome to MLP.
     
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    Thanks, it seems like a really cool site.
     
  13. Tanner

    Tanner Senior Member

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    Decided to paint the pickguard black out of boredom... looks SO much better

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    Now I just need new knobs... the amber knobs are fugly
     
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    Do you pronounce "Wilshire" like "will-sure"?
     
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    Tanner Senior Member

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    That's how I've always pronounced it
     
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    I want a white hard tail. I've wanted one for some time. When I saw one in the store a while back, I passed it up. Mistake!
     
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    How do the stock pickups sound in these?
     
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    Good question. :hmm:
    Not that I would have crazy demands in the price these axes are selling for...
     
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    Here's my Wilshire before I modded it into a Single P-90mod Guitar. I'll get picks of it, post mod some other time.
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    Old post but I was playing my old Epiphone today.. Its has amazing tone.. Great smooth pickups that crank when pushed. I broke the high E on the old strings today.
    I have had it for about 10-12 years. I got it from my older sister.
    It's rough, but it has fantastic low action, straight neck, nice flaming mahogany, and a unique mirror pickguard.. I love this guitar and its super skinny slim neck..
    I didn't notice I left the knobs off as I was getting ready to clean it and restring it..
    [​IMG]James's Epiphone by James, on Flickr

    [​IMG]James's Epiphone by James
     

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