Hendrix Epiphone set for re-issue

As you’ll know if you read this post on Jimi Hendrix, the great man, before he migrated to playing a Strat left-handed, once played an Epiphone Wilshire. And now, according to Musician’s Friend, Epiphone is about to launch a special edition of the Wilshire.

MF describes the new Wilshire as ‘Perfect for anyone who wants to stand out or already has an SG and LP’

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It has a Mahogany set neck, Alnico humbuckers, solid mahogany body, and is finished in white. The Wilshire also has a rosewood fretboard with block inlays, chrome hardware, ‘bat wing’ headstock, and inline Grover Mini-Rotomatic tuners.

The chrome bridge and stop tailpiece complete the look and there’s a pick-up selector and volume and tone controls for each of the humbuckers.

The original Wilshire was made between 1959 and 1970 and originally featured two P-90 pick-ups and dot inlays, along with a Tune-o-matic bridge and stop tailpiece. In 1962, the P-90s were replaced with mini-humbuckers.

Checkout the Epiphone Limited Edition Wilshire Pro Electric Guitar Alpine White at Amazon.com.

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