The Wilshire P-90 is a forgotten vintage guitar gem, but Epiphone has brought this no-nonsense rocker back to life with all of its old-school charm still intact! First introduced in 1959 and regarded as one of Epiphone's first solid-body electric guitars, the bang-for-your-buck brand has reintroduced this no-frills instrument for 2020 and beyond.
Key features include two Epiphone PRO P-90 Soapbar pickups, CTS pots, a high-quality Graph Tech NuBone nut and a reduced-sized Kalamazoo headstock with striking "Bikini" badge detail.
Boasting an all-Mahogany construction, the Epiphone Wilshire P-90 projects a potent voice that's rich in lows and sizzling with mid-range, while the glued-in neck joint guarantees long, piano-like sustain. The medium "C"-shaped Mahogany neck is comfortable for contemporary and traditional players alike, with a smooth Indian Laurel fingerboard and 22 'Medium Jumbo' frets offering a controllable feel under the fingers.
Epiphone PRO P-90 Soapbar Pickups
The Epiphone Wilshire P-90, as its name suggests, is highly-distinctive for its powerful P-90 pairing. Delivering super-punchy tones that are perfect for punk, classic rock and even blues styles; these pickups possess all of the aggressive mid-range and subtle compression that decent P-90s should have!
Genuine CTS Pots
Independent volume and tone controls for each pickup make on-the-fly sonic adjustments easy, and allow you to attain a wide range of sounds. The potentiometers are made by industry-leading electronics company CTS to ensure a lifetime of reliable use. They'll never let you down onstage!
Epiphone could have easily fitted its reimagined Wilshire P-90 with modern appointments, but they wanted to retain the spirit of the original by installing vintage-style hardware; for that truly nostalgic look. Sporting ivory-button Epiphone Deluxe tuners and a butterfly tortoiseshell pickguard with foil "E" logo - this 21st Century Wilshire P-90 doesn't forget any of its essential late '50s roots.
The LockTone bridge and tailpiece components are perhaps the only contemporary enhancements. With these high-quality pieces of hardware, you can expect rock-solid tuning stability and fast, stress-free string changes thanks to their practical locking design.
- Body Shape: Symmetrical Epiphone Wilshire
- Body Material: Mahogany
- Finish: Gloss
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Neck Profile: Medium "C"
- Scale Length: 24.724"
- Fingerboard Material: Indian Laurel
- Fingerboard Radius: 12.01"
- Number Of Frets: 22
- Frets: Medium Jumbo
- Nut Material: Graph Tech NuBone
- Nut Width: 1.693"
- Inlays: Dot
- Joint: Glued-In
- Bridge: LockTone Tune-O-Matic
- Tailpiece: LockTone Stop Bar
- Knobs: Black Top Hats with Nickel Inserts
- Tuners: Epiphone Deluxe with Ivory Buttons
- Plating: Nickel
- Strings: 10-46
- Bridge Pickup: Epiphone PRO P-90 Soapbar
- Neck Pickup: Epiphone PRO P-90 Soapbar
- Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, CTS Potentiometers
- Pickup Selector: 3-Way Toggle