This is a Wildkat like no other, a Limited Edition Epiphone Wildkat with a luxurious Koa body top. In keeping with tradition, Epiphone have retained the classic Wildkat body shape, an Epiphone legend when it comes to the Archtop guitar. First designed in the 1930s, this limited edition model brings the Wildkat right back into the fold, with some new and updated features to enhance a classic guitar.
The Epiphone Wildkat is known for its smaller body dimensions and semi-hollow body features, and this is still the case in the Koa version, ensuring an incredible playing feel and reduced fatigue. However this Limited Edition Wildkat is like no other, thanks to its elegant Koa body top. The rich sound of the guitar resonates freely through the "F" style cutaway holes carved into the top.
The body is constructed from mahogany and is computer-routed for an acoustic feel however it also features a centre-block, similar to other Epiphone thinline semi-hollow models.
The Limited Edition Wildkat is fitted with a smooth mahogany neck via a durable glued-in joint. The neck is shaped to the 1960s SlimTaper D-profile for optimal playing comfort. The 24.75 inch scale length neck is topped with a 12 inch radius rosewood fingerboard. To make fret transitions even more effortless, Epiphone have decorated the 22 medium jumbo frets with pearloid dot inlays.
Providing a superb semi-hollowbody sound for this Wildkat are a duo of Epiphone P-90 Dogear Classic pickups placed in the neck and bridge positions. The P-90 Dogear Classics are some of the best single-coil pickups around used by many a famous artist. The sound output can be easily controlled using the Master Volume, Volume and Tone (with 500k potentiometers) controls, as well as the 3-way pickup toggle switch.
The sloped dovewing headstock is equipped with the highly accurate Grover Rotomatic tuners, set to an 18:1 gear ratio. The headstock also has the vintage Epiphone logo in white and gold on metal.
A unique feature of the Wildkat Koa is the addition of a Bigsby B70 to accompany the LockTone Tune-o-Matic bridge. In its golden glory, the Bigsby B70 vibrato enables you to dive and wail as you please. More gold hardware is included in the form of the tuners and inserts on the black top hat controls knobs, giving the natural Koa an excellent all-round visual aesthetic.
Manufacturer Epiphone Model Limited Edition Wildkat Koa Archtop Guitar With Bigsby Top Material Figured Koa Body Material Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material Rosewood Pickup Configuration HSH Neck Profile 1960s SlimTaper D No. of Frets 22 Position Inlays Pearloid Dot Active/Passive Passive Bridge/Tailpiece Epiphone LockTone Tune-o-Matic / Bigsby B70 Pickups Neck: Epiphone P90R Dogear Classic Bridge: Epiphone P90T Dogear Classic Controls Master Volume Volume Tone Pickup Switching 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Neck Pickup Position 2. Neck and Bridge Pickup Position 3. Bridge Pickup Finish Koa
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