Though many Epiphone models were under-appreciated at the time of their release, numerous artists through the years have recognized the unique appeal of these guitars. Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter, Kurt Cobain, Paul Gilbert and Steve Marriot are a few of the artists that embraced the tone and build quality of Kalamazoo built Epiphones. The Wilshire is perhaps the rarest of these guitars and ironically, one of the best!more
I LOVE this guitar. This is one of my favorites in my entire collection and what's hilarious is that it was built with all the parts Gibson/Epiphone either didn't want or had too much of so they threw together using said parts and presto! While it didn't sell very well at all upon it's initial release, people quickly caught on once they heard one or better yet, played one. This is a VERY unique sounding, feeling, etc guitar.
I bought this guitar in 2012 as far I can remember. I bought it off Van McCann from Catfish and the Bottlemen. The guitar itself has a thick tone, it's very light and it's really easy to get to the highest frets