Epiphone Wilshire 1960 Cherry

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  • $3,250$4,500

The Wilshire lies between the simple Coronet and higher-end Crestwood in Epiphone's line-up of '60s double cutaway solidbody guitars. The Wilshire was introduced after Gibson bought Epiphone, and featured two P-90 pickups during its first few years of production. Major changes for the Wilshire during its run include a switch to mini-humbucker pickups in mid-1961, as well as a change in body and headstock shape in 1963. 

Years of Production: 1959 - 1970

Unique to this Year: 1960 was the first full year of Wilshire production. The pickups were changed from white to black P-90s.

Design Elements: Two P-90 pickups, two volume and two tone controls, Gibson-style tailpiece and bridge

Finish Specification: Cherry was the standard finish for Wilshire in 1960.

Notable Players: Bruce Springstein, Johnny Winter, Jeff Tweedy


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