1961 Epiphone Wilshire SB-432

 
1961 Epiphone Wilshire SB-432
 
 

First produced alongside the Coronet and the Crestwood in 1959,
the Wilshire was Epiphone's take on Gibson's Les Paul Special:
mahogany body and two P-90 pickups.
But its combination of a stud tailpiece and a tune-o-matic bridge made it a superior design
and is a feature not seen since the original Les Paul Standards and Customs.
Since only 186 of these instruments were made in 1961, they have rightly become very collectable.

With its sleek and slim symmetrical body and deep Cherry finish,
this all original Wilshire is a great example of this classic instrument.
A truly unique guitar which is still totally underrated.

Comes complete with original grey case and Epiphone pick case.

 
 
The great Jimi Hendrix with his Epiphone Wilshire in 1963.

The great Jimi Hendrix with his Epiphone Wilshire in 1963.

Cherry Finish
P-90 Pick-Ups
Kluson Tuners
Non Wire Tune-O-Matic Bridge
Stud Tailpiece
Reflectors Knobs
Pot Codes - May 1961
Original Grey Hard Case

Modification:
An exact replica pickguard is fitted on the guitar.
The original cellulose pickguard
shows usual signs of deterioration
but is included with the guitar (see pic #11).

Condition - Excellent

Price - £5,500

1961 Epiphone Catalog

1961 Epiphone Catalog