Epiphone Wilshire

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  1. raf

    raf Junior Member

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    Hi All,

    I've just modded a 2011 '66 Worn Wilshire re-issue to as close I can get to an original 1960's model.

    I polished the body to a gloss finish, added a set of original 60's Gibson mini humbuckers, a genuine original '65 Wilshire wiring harness, a 60's maestro vibrola tailpiece (minus the arm), original Kluson strip tuners, period correct truss rod cover and a bone nut. I've left the roller bridge that came with it at this stage, as it's probably better than an old ARB-1.

    The tailpiece is a little close to the bridge (I used the centre mounting hole for the tremotone that came with it) but looking at photos of original 60's models this distance varies although I haven't seen one that close.

    These 60's mini humbuckers are very bright.

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  2. SteveGangi

    SteveGangi V.I.P. Member

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    Those Wilshires are pretty good, nice work. :)
     
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    truckermde Senior Member

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    Looks killer!!

    Really nice guitar :cheers2:
     
  4. old mark

    old mark Senior Member

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    I have a Wilshire, a 2010 "Custom Shop" Limited Edition Pro, with the coil split full size humbuckers...very different from the old ones, but in it's own a great guitar. Epiphone should start making these things again...
     
  5. Walt_T

    Walt_T Senior Member

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    I like it!
     

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