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Anyone have a 2020 Epiphone Wilshire 2 P90?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by sloppychops, Apr 18, 2021.

  1. sloppychops

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    I'm interested in this guitar. Looking for opinions from anyone who has one, particularly in regard to the neck size.

    Thanks.
     
  2. bgmacaw

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    I've been interested in these too. Unfortunately, finding one to try in person is going to be tough I suspect.

    This article, https://www.guitarworld.com/reviews/epiphone-coronet-wilshire-and-crestwood-custom-review , has a pretty good description of the neck...

    All three necks are exactly the same medium C profile, thickening slightly from approximately 21mm at the 1st fret up to 23mm at the 12th. Scale length is a uniform 628mm (24.72 inches) and nut width is a ubiquitous 43mm (1.69 inches).

    Frets are medium jumbo – pretty much par for the course these days and likely to provide a fuss-free playing experience on the 305mm (12-inch) radius fingerboard. The necks join the body at the last of their 22 frets, leaving the entire fingerboard available for your explorations.


    My guess is that the neck will feel a lot like Epiphone SG necks.
     
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    I want one! Love the black w/ tort pickguard. Sigh....
     
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    Thay look sweet! - pity no batwing headstocks :eek:(
     
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    OK, so .82" to .90" That's not as thick as I was hoping for, based on one youtuber's comment that it felt fairly chunky. I'd have to try one in person and, as we know, that's a problem.
     
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    I've got a 2008 reissue with dual humbuckers and the batwing headstock. I put a Bigsby B5 on it and I love it dearly. It's one of the guitars that "clicked" with me and I'll never sell it. It's my shoegaze guitar.
     
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    I'd like to see a photo of that!
     
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    Here you go! Pardon my terrible camera resolution...

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    My daughter made the competition stripe for me on her Cricut machine. It's weird on an Epiphone, I know, but I like it anyway.
     
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    Back in college, around 1972, I owned an original P90 Kalamazoo Epi Wilshire. It's neck was a wide oval. Excellent guitar. I sold it a couple years later to buy a Norlin LP Deluxe. (Big mistake.)

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    In 2012, I bought a limited edition reissue Crestwood.

    The Good

    The neck profile was exactly as I rememebered my vintage Wilshire. Headstock shape and angle were correct as well. The vibrato worked great and held tune. Reissue HSC was excellent.

    The Bad

    The body was multi piece mahogany with a top and back venier. I think it was a six piece body but I sold it. It did not resonate at all. Pickups were overwound and sounded nothing like a Gibson mini hum. Neck ~9.1K, Bridge ~13K. The vibrato got in the way of the cramped controls. Needed upper fret dots. Poly finish looked good but made the guitar feel cheap.

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    I want to play the new Wishire and Coronet Epiphones in a store. I might grab one. But if they don't equal or out perform my current Gibsons with P90 pickups, I will pass.
     
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    Woe woe woe!

    I didn’t know the ones with mini humbuckers were coming back out!

    I missed out on them a couple years ago, I think these are awesome!
     
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    I love the Coronet/Wilshire body style and am lusting after the new ones. In the meantime though, I'll rock my TV Silver with Les Trem and recently upgraded pickups/harness (Bootstrap vintage buckers)
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    Awesome - that is a hell of a guitar! There's a lot going on visually, but it all seems to work. Stripes are cool! I am not a Bigsby fan, but on this it looks great...
     
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    Here's the Hives with a Tele and an Epiphone - great sound, but I don't know which model that one is - 3 pickups!
     
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    I wonder if "proprietry Mini Humbuckers" are real minis?
     
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    I had one of the faded cherry batwing ones (2006?7?) and the mini humbuckers screamed! Played great wish I still had it. I am a P90 convert these days. Scared to just order one. Local GC take it back if it’s a lemon (even if I order online?)?
     
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    Dogear P90 bridge and a Firebird neck would be wonderful.
     
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    I've changed direction a little. Thinking now to get the Coronet.
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    One reviewer pointed out how busy it is with the trem bar, tone knobs, and input jack all crowded together. The Crestwood appealed to me at first, but there's just too much going on in too small a space there.
     
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