The Epiphone Wilshire was introduced in 1959 as medium grade professional electric guitar. The Wilshire was a double cutaway, thin solid body electric guitar that initially featured Epiphone’s New York made pickups, then Gibson made P-90s in 1961, then mini-humbucker pickups in 1962 until its retirement in 1969. The thin, solid Mahogany body was reminiscent of the Les Paul Special/SG Special but the styling, tail piece and pickups set the Wilshire apart from being just an Epiphone version of that guitar.
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