What's special about this item?
|What it does:
|Flamed maple top
|Premium wood grain with bright, projecting tone
|Dry and airy tone; clear, present midrange
|Pau Ferro fretboard
|Delivers strong midrange presence and punch
|Alnico P-90T and P-90R dog-ear pickups
|High-output single-coils; biting treble response
One of the most distinctive archtop guitars around, the Epiphone Wildkat truly lives up to its name, with a Bigsby vibrato mounted on its small semi-hollow body. The Wildkat's onboard electronics deliver a tone that is thoroughly vintage, and is sure to re-inspire your playing with a unique feel and sound.
Flamed Maple Top
The mahogany body on the Wildkat is set with a flamed maple top that dazzles the eyes. The semi-hollow body generates a tone with lots of sustain and complex resonance from within. It's a little smaller than some of the other semi-hollowbody instruments on the market, and is likely to feel more comfortable and manageable in your hands, especially in situations of extended playing.
Helpful Proportions for the Modern Player
The maple neck is carved in the classic SlimTaper D-shape profile that provides a comfortable and smooth playing experience. You'll feel the solidity of the glued-in neck-to-body joint right in your hands.
Classic Alnico Pickups
To give you versatile tone that will lend itself to whatever amps and/or effects you might be playing through, the Wildkat has been updated with two Alnico V P-90 pickups -- a P-90R in the neck position, and a P-90T in the bridge position. The sound on these babies is super-vintage, with lots of crisp transients and shimmer. You can control the level and tone on the P-90s with a single Master Volume located just under the neck pickup, and dual pickup Volume knobs under the vibrato bar, right next to the single Tone control.
You Know You Want a Bigsby!
Finally, the Licensed Bigsby Vibrato puts the "Wild" in Wildkat. You can wail on this bar to create crazy bends or tremolo effects, while being assured that the Grover 16:1 tuning machine heads up top are keeping your intonation solid.
- 2 x Alnico-V P-90 Pickups
- Chrome Hardware
- 24.75-inch Scale
- Hand-Glued Set Neck
- Maple Neck
- Pau Ferro Fretboard
- Mahogany Body
- Flame Maple Top
- Bigsby Tailpiece