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The Review of th Eipi. Willshire


mcwhit

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I have seen the Eipiphone Willshire guitar for sale in MF. catlog for $299. The custom shop model u reviewed was over $2000 . Lets compare what you get for $300 agaisnt the $2000 dollar model and see the difference. Is their $1700 worth of difference? Not all players can spend just to add to their collection if a guitar plays good and can be setup to play great give it a chance
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Hey, welcome to the Guitar Player Forum, mcwhit!

 

I'm guessing that you meant to address this to Guitar Player magazine's Feedback-column; messages so intended can be sent via e-mail to guitplyr@musicplayer.com.

 

This is a bb-style forum casually focused on general guitar/music-related discussion. Please, feel free to stick around and post here as often as you like! We like to talk guitars 'n' amps 'n' stuff here. A lot. Too much. :D

 

As for the Epi Wilshire guitar you cite, was the model that was reviewed in GP an Epiphone, or a Gibson Custom Shop model? There would be a big difference in price between the two; their relative value, however, would depend quite a bit on the player and their wants and needs. I'm not getting in line to buy either one, myself!

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The new Wilshire reissue is an Epiphone, but made by the Gibson Custom Shop in Nashville. So technically it is a Gibson, but they have put the Epi name on it to keep it a true reissue.

 

Oh- OK; gotcha. I should have realized that to begin with! D'OH! :freak::D

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I've edited my first post above; I had mixed up their e-mail address for a url...

 

You might also try hopping over to the Guitar Player Editors' Office to post things addressed to the Editors.

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I have seen the Eipiphone Willshire guitar for sale in MF. catlog for $299. The custom shop model u reviewed was over $2000 . Lets compare what you get for $300 agaisnt the $2000 dollar model and see the difference. Is their $1700 worth of difference? Not all players can spend just to add to their collection if a guitar plays good and can be setup to play great give it a chance

 

These are totally different animals. The custom shop model is manufactured by the Gibson custom shop in Nashville, is equipped with P90s and is a limited run "collectible" type guitar (although some folks may want to use it as a player). The standard Epiphone Wishire is made in China and equipped with Epiphone humbuckers. It's much more of a "player" instrument. I haven't played one but would probably consider it an inexpensive alternative to an SG.

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