Epiphone introduce Wilshire Phant-o-matic designed in collaboration with Frank Iero 04-Oct-11
Epiphone has announced the Wilshire Phant-o-matic. Designed in collaboration with Frank Iero guitarist for multi-platinum band My Chemical Romance, the Wilshire Phant-o-matic combines an array of features that Epiphone tell us that only they would dare put in one instrument. They say that the result is one of the smartest and most flexible guitars on the market with all the vintage styling that made Wilshire models a behind-the-scenes favorite of Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter, Paul Gilbert, and Steve Marriot.
Epiphone's PR department told us, "Like our classic SG design, the Wilshire Phant-o-matic features a double cutaway design with a solid Mahogany body. The 24.75" scale Mahogany hand-set neck has a 1960s SlimTaper profile, a rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl block inlays, a 12" radius, and a 1-11/16" nut. The neck profile and double cutaway make the Wilshire Phant-o-matic a perfect guitar for chunking rhythm or cutting leads. The Antique Ivory finish, black single-ply pickguard, and classic form are eye catching to be sure. But what really sets the Wilshire "Phant-o-matic" apart from the pack is how it sounds. Pricing and Availability: