Wednesday, January 13, 2010

ALERT: 1965 Epiphone Wilshire in Southern Illinois for $500

Update: The seller, Dan, sent me several pictures so I am posting them here for the record - of course this guitar sold very quickly - YIPPEE! Turns out one of my readers was able to snag this Wilshire - Congrats to Brandon who got a nice little vintage player for a very good deal. Thanks for the pics, Dan - JC

Yes, you read correctly. This seller didn't originally post any pictures but it sounds like he knows his instrument. Says his father purchased it new in 1965. He kept the original pots and jack and wiring when they were replaced - the only thing you'd need to locate are some original Wilshire control knobs. Not bad if it is as he says it is. Sounds very collectible (and playable) if not a perfect collectors' piece.

true vintage guitar - $500 (chester, il)

Date: 2010-01-12, 11:41AM CST
Reply to: [Errors when replying to ads?]


for sale is a 1965 Epiphone Wilshire. these guitars are going for 4 times the price of this instrument or more. i am the second owner of this guitar, as my father was the first. it is the cherry finish. the only things i don't have that were original are the control knobs. the pots, jack, and switch have been replaced but i still have the originals. on a scale of one to ten this guitar is a 6/7 in appearance and an 8/9 in playability. a gig bag is included. if you are seriously interested i can email you pictures of the guitar.

Location: chester, il


  1. JC - as a pretty loyal follower of this thread, I've gotta thank you on my first buy from the thread. Very happy to say I'm the purchaser of this vintage beauty.

  2. Brandon,

    That is great! I am so happy one of my readers was able to snag this baby up. I contacted Dan right away about the guitar and by the time I'd received the pictures it had already been sold - to you! Great job.

    Thanks for letting us know - good things do happen here on CLVGH. - JC

  3. JC - Just got the guitar yesterday, and she's a beauty. Has some wear and tear from the last 45 years, but is definately the best $400 I've ever spent. Dan was a great guy to deal with - definately one to keep in touch with as he is opening a shop in Southern IL, and a very honest/trustworthy seller.

    Anyways, thanks again!



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