The original Wild kat, known for being comfortable play (due to its small, semi-hollow body), its vintage tone and great sustain has been given the Royale treatment. The Epiphone Wildkat Royale has been suited and booted with all gold hardware, gold sparkle binding and a pearl white finish, making this standout guitar fit for a king.
The body of the Epiphone Wildkat Royale’s is made from a single piece of mahogany giving it warmth and a rich sustain. This has been forged to replicate an acoustic guitar body but with an ES335-like center block. In terms of size the body is actually smaller than the ES335 but a little bigger than a Les Paul. It’s this difference in size that gives the guitar its comfortable playability and lightweight feel.
The body has been paired with a solid mahogany glued-in neck to extended the guitars tone and sustain. A rosewood fingerboard to complement the guitar’s striking aesthetics covers the neck. A B70 licensed Bigsby vibrato features on the Epiphone Wildkat Royale for sonic ambidexterity and a pair of P90 Classic pickups for the vintage tone the Wildkat is famed for.
More royal appointments on the Epiphone Wildkat Royale include neck, bridge and master volume and master tone controls, 16:1 Grover machine heads and of course the metal Epiphone name plate brandishing the headstock.
Manufacturer Epiphone Model Name Limited Editon Wildkat Royale With Bigsby Top Material Maple Body Material Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material Rosewood Pickup Configuration SS Bridge Bridge Neck Profile SlimTaper “D” No. of Frets 22 Position Inlays Pearloid Dot Tailpiece Bigsby B70 Vibrato Active/Passive Passive Tuners Grover Controls 1 Master Volume, 2 Pickup Volume, 1-Tone Finish Pearl White
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