Epiphone Wildkat AN

Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar

  • Wildkat AN
  • Archtop collection
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Flamed Maple
  • Neck: Glued Maple
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Dot fingerboard inlays
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Bigsby Tremolo
  • Pickups: 2 Alnico V P90
  • Length: 628 mm
  • Nut width: 42.6 mm
  • Colour: Antique Natural
  • Optionally available: Gig bag 142777 or case 131827 (both not included)
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  • Rockabilly
  • Indie

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Colour Natural
Body Mahogany
Top Maple
Neck Maple
Fretboard Rosewood
Frets 22
Scale 628 mm
Pickups P90, P90
Tremolo Yes
Incl. Case No
Incl. Bag No
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Epiphone Wildkat - natural colour

Daniel7436, 03.02.2015
Epiphone Wildkat . natural colour. This 24 3/4" scale guitar construction wise and hence tonewise is more like a very heavily chambered Les Paul (although slightly bigger) than an economical Epiphone Casino even though they are both non-solid guitars sporting two dogear P90s. It is not fully hollow like the Casino nor has a central block like a 335 so the P90s are also floating like the Casino although the body is mahogany not maple.

The finish is pleasing to the eye and the controls are like those of a Gretsch (one master volume, two individual volumes and one master tone) with a three way toggle where it would be on a Les Paul. The guitar is well constructed and sports a nice Bigsby B70 and would be perfect if it wasn't for three significant changes that you need to make:
(1) The P90s are too hot for most types of music IMHO. They would need rewinding or replacement for most serious players. The pair does not include a RWRP pickup. Optional.
(2) The Bigsby is set too close to the bridge and so the break angle is too severe making it have a very stiff vibrato action. You will need to raise the front of vibratro with some washers or nuts like I did. Easy fix.
(3) Many owners have reported a very dark or dull sounds with little high end. Tests have shown, and I can vouch to this, that this is caused by the use of too long lengths of cheap shielded wires that add capacitance and therefore losses of high frequencies. This is a must fix but not easy. Enjoy fishing through the f holes and pickup routes for those pots and switches!

Make these changes and you have a guitar worth 3-4 times its crazy low price.

It comes with the reliable Grover tuners, has a nice neck for fast playing, jumbo frets, ebonized rosewood fingerboard, and overall has somewhat of a rockabilly look to it.
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Great Price, Genuine Quality and Great Service,

17.03.2015
Made my second purchase from Thomann and again was not disappointed with the service received.

Ordering
I've been looking for a while for a new guitar and found Thomann's descriptions, pictures and even sound demonstrations clear and concise and gave me confidence that I was choosing the right guitar for me. The process was easy to follow and everything bought and paid for quickly.

Quality
The guitar arrived quickly and was packed Thomann well with protection suitable for international shipping. A first glance the guitar is as good as it looks on the photos and really packs a visual impact, it looks great even sat in the corner of the room. The set up was good and only needed a check and tune up and I was away. I'm relatively new at playing so I can't give the review a professional would but for me it?s easy and comfortable to play and sounds great. Nice clear tones when set up on a clean amp and has a good range for me when I want to distort things slightly. All in all great looking, good sound and a quality feel.

Service
As I found with my first order the quality of service from Thomann is excellent from start to finish. Clear information, good communication throughout the process and fast and efficient service. The price as well I cannot fault as I looked around and could not find anyone within 15% of what I paid.
I know that for future guitar equipment purchases Thomann will be my first port of call.
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Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar Wildkat AN, Archtop collection, Body: Mahogany, Top: Flamed Maple, Neck: Glued Maple, Fingerboard: Rosewood, Dot fingerboard inlays, Hardware: Chrome, Bigsby Tremolo,...

  • Colour: Natural
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: P90, P90
  • Tremolo: Yes
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
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  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: P90, P90
  • Tremolo: Yes
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
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  • Top: Maple
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  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: P90, P90
  • Tremolo: Yes
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
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