Epiphone has brought back one of their flagship solid body electric guitars from the 1960's with a few modern day upgrades. The Wilshire Phant-O-Matic Electric Guitar was designed in collaboration with Frank Iero, guitarist for multi-platinum band My Chemical Romance, and features a double cutaway design with a solid Mahogany body. The "Phant-O-Matic" employs a pair of Epiphone Alnico Classic Plus Humbuckers. In an effort to maximize tonal possibilities, they've included a mono 6 position VariTone switch, an option featured on Gibson ES-345 and ES-355 guitars of the 1960's. You will be able to dial traditional humbucker tones as well as a few single-coil voicings. Add it all up and between the 6-position VariTone circuit and the 3-position toggle switch, you have 18 unique tones available. The Wilshire Phant-O-Matic includes a lower-horn mounted kill switch which provides an infinite range of staccato on/off effects.
The 24.75'' scale Mahogany hand-set neck has a 1960's SlimTaper profile, a rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl block inlays, a 12'' radius, and a 1-11/16'' nut. The Wilshire Phant-o-matic's chrome hardware is rounded out by a LockTone Tune-o-Matic/Stop Bar bridge/tailpiece combo for tuning and intonation stability. Machine heads are nickel Wilkinson vintage style tuners with green keys. A deluxe gig bag is included.
Neck Shape: 1960s SlimTaper
Neck Joint: Glued-in
Truss Rod: Adjustable
Truss Rod Cover: 2-Layer (Black/White) with vintage "Epiphone" logo in gold
Scale Length: 24.75"
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood with pearloid block inlays
Fingerboard Radius: 12''
Frets: 22; medium-jumbo
Nut width: 1.68''
Headstock: Clipped Ear 3-on-a-side with vintage "Epiphone" logo in gold
Neck Pickup: Alnico Classic humbucker
Bridge Pickup: Alnico Classic Plus humbucker
Controls: Master Volume Control, 6-Position Rotary VariTone notch filter. (Position 1: Bypass, Position 2: 5db at 1950hz, Position 3: 12db at 1100hz, Position 4: 16db at 620hz, Position 5: 18.5db at 360hz, Position 6: 21db at 120hz), Momentary KillSwitch 3-way pickup selector with black toggle cap
Binding: 2-Layer (Black/White) with vintage "Epiphone" logo in gold
Bridge: LockTone Tune-o-Matic
Machine heads: Wilkinson vintage style with green keys