Friday, December 2, 2011

1964 Epiphone Wilshire in Los Angeles for $875

Original condition Epiphone Wilshire regularly sell for $2K and higher. This one has been refinished and had the tuners and tailpiece replaced however it has all the original electronics and the refin appears to be a very nice job indeed. All that said you'd be hard pressed to find a guitar like this one for a better price. These are certainly cool alt rock guitars with a lot of built in prestige and mojo.

BTW - this one does not have the "cheap amp" volume and tone knobs that appear on some old Wilshires, displaying instead for the nicer original Gibson style flush concave knobs.

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EPIPHONE WILSHIRE 1964 VINTAGE TONE MACHINE - $875 (WESTMINSTER)

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Date: 2011-12-01, 10:16AM PST
Reply to: sale-rwtgn-2730465196@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
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Contact: 818-***-****

For sale a beautiful vintage 1964 Epiphone Wilshire serial # 221595 made at the Gibson Kalamazoo Plant, USA. It has the original Gibson mini humbuckers that just sound amazing. In the 1990's it had the neck reset by Toru Nittono. Toru is a luthier who has built guitars for Carlos Santana, Coco Montoya as well as repairs and setups for Tom Petty, Robben Ford among others.
He also replaced the bridge with a Gotoh bridge and stop tail piece and the tuners with locking tuners. It was then refinished by Wilkens Guitar Finishes.
The neck is straight as an arrow and plays great. This guitar has a real cool creamy, fat tone and lots of sustain. All the electronics work perfectly and the guitar is ready to gig. Some of the screws are not original, the strap pegs and the truss rod cover have been replaced. There is a crack on the pickguard by neck pickup (see pic) but it effects nothing. There is no case.
So as you can see the guitar has been through some changes in it's nearly 50 years in existence. It's strong points are its playability, tone and the finish. If your looking for vintage tone and guitar you can play now this is it. Thanks for looking.

Contact: 818-***-****

•Location: WESTMINSTER

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