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The WildKat Ltd Electric Guitar is a wild guitar with a lot to catch the fancy of all kinds of players: flamed maple top for gorgeous looks, and 2 Alnico V P-90s for hot-rodded tone. Maple neck, rosewood fretboard, mahogany sides and back,body and neck binding and a Bigsby trem.

FEATURES:
Pickups: 2-Alnico-V P-90's
Hardware: Chrome
Scale: 24.75 in.
Nut Width: 1.68 in.
Neck: Set
Neck Mat: Maple
Fretboard/Inlay: Rosewood/Block
Body Mat: Mahogany
Top: Flame Maple
Tailpiece: Bigsby

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Closest StoreSt. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Absolutely amazing guitar for this price point. Nice feeling large neck profile, decent workmanship, & very good sounding P-90 pickups. The Bigsby tremolo also seems to be good quality. I did initially have some tuning stability issues, however, when I changed the strings, I noticed that the bridge was slightly loose. I fixed that issue by locking down the bridge with a couple of thin hex nuts. Now the tuning is much more stable. These guitars sound a little dark, which, depending on your style, may or may not be a good thing. Apparently, this is mostly caused by the lengthy high capacitance wiring harness. With some work, and a few inexpensive tweaks, these already good guitars can be made excellent.
Posted by Blair Penney on May 29, 2019
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Closest StoreEdmonton North, Alberta
I ordered this Wildkat from L&M Edmonton North, and after a week and a half at home, I packed it up and returned it. Great customer service at my L&M store. No questions or hassle. This individual guitar had it's problems. It seemed like the fret spacing was off. Could be tuned perfectly, but playing a single note on any string up the neck would result in a slight # to a full #. Without even touching the bigsby. All the mounting screws on the bigsby were loose. I tightened them, lubed the bushings but it would never return to proper tune after use. It would stay # or stay b, whichever way you used it. Control knobs were installed horribly. Pushed on half way and crooked. Could not repair, needed new. The inside of the guitar had a rough, sprayed in coating. Almost like undercoating on a vehicle, no clear wood to be seen. Very weird??? There were some rub marks on the finish right out of the box. ( I never take display models). This guitar model has great potential. Perfect size, visually stunning, nice pickups, very good sound, good controls with the master volume, actually good quality on the body assembly. But this one fell short for many reasons and it may be just this unit. I know they are all made in China, but probably different areas or plants. The LP's are pristine and also inspected by the US before distribution, at least that's what the sticker on the headstock says. The Wildkat's are not. They are shipped direct from China. Maybe that's the problem. Poor QC management. Epiphone has a great product with this Wildkat, it maybe should be sent down the same path as the topend LP's. I would not pay more for the Royal colours but I would pay more for better quality. Again, my local L&M was very accommodating with my dilemma and will have my business for ever. My 1960 LP Plus Tribute has been ordered.
Posted by Bob Kautz on Apr 28, 2016
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Closest StoreToronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
Just bought this yesterday at Bloor L&M.Blown away by the many different tones.Actually does allow me to play and sound better.Perfect fret height, feels smooth and plays like a thousand dollar guitar.A couple of things though, one vol. pot wobbles when turned, and the bridge pup was put in slightly askew and is noticeable.Other than that this is one sweet Kat. Played cold shot by SRV with a few different tones, amazing. Well worth the price.Also I've read that it's P90s were noisey, thats simply not true.I always buy humbuckers but these babies have changed my opinion on single coils pups.It does have tunning issues due to the Bigsby but I'll have to get some nut sauce or some lube.Love this Kat.
Posted by Andre Duchesne on Mar 22, 2015
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Great guitar!2 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton Downtown, Alberta
I was looking for a vintage P90 sound in an affordable archtop that felt good to play. I have a few G&L's, old Strats, some vintage Kays, and a custom shop tele, and this is my favourite guitar right now. Great sounding guitar with a fast easy neck. Looks fantastic too. Unbelievable value. Made in China - and top quality! Thanks to my friends at L&M downtown (107 ave)!
Posted by Jim on Feb 19, 2015
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Closest StoreWindsor, Ontario
I was going to get a 335 or a 339 and there was a wildkat hanging on the wall so I thought meh what the heck I'll try it. I'm really glad I did. I bought it that day and have no regrets. Sounds gnarly and fat and you can get a great clean sound too. The bigsby is awesome and it sounds great with a slide. Since I've been playing this axe my picking has improved so much. Love it.
Posted by Sean on Oct 21, 2014
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Closest StoreGuelph, Ontario
I bought this guitar back in January, after really liking the fact that I played differently on this guitar than any of my other guitars. Since then, I've fallen in love with the instrument. It plays like a dream and is FAR better appointed than its price tag would lead one to believe.
Posted by Paul on Aug 5, 2014
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Closest StoreBrampton, Ontario
This is my second Epiphone guitar. I was blown away by my Epi LP Studio and am even happier with Wildkat. First of all it is beautful to look at but more importantly it plays like a dream. If you are on the fence as the whether or not to get one, jump off and get over to L&M and buy one.
Posted by Evan on Jun 16, 2014
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Closest StoreNorth Vancouver, British Columbia
I love this wildkat, great feel, super tone from the P90s. Quality is first rate, really easy to play. I would not change a thing.
Posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2013
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Closest StoreLethbridge, Alberta
This guitar has great fit and finish and plays like a dream. It looks, feels, and plays like it should cost much more. However the electronics are kind of cheap and I don't care much for the hum of the P-90's (personal preference). I plan to install some TV Jones humbuckers and some CTS pots.
Posted by Mat on Jun 7, 2012
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Closest StoreSt. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Fantastic feel, great tone, endless sustain and variety of uses, from Smooth Jazz to Rockabilly. Who knew? Made me fall in love with 6 strings all over again. And the gang ant L&M are top notch all the way!!!!!
Posted by Regi on Apr 25, 2012
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Closest StoreEdmonton South, Alberta
This is one of the nicest guitars I had the pleasure of playing easily feels and plays like a $2000 guitar. It has a very aggressive gnarly sound to crisp chicken plucking. To be honest I had no idea I played this well until I purchased this. I played some Dots and ES guitars beyond my price range and got a tip on a good guitar comparable to some of those. This guitar has more of the sound I was after and by total fluke it is in my hands now. Thank you Long McQuade South Edmonton and thank you Kleigh for getting my order lined up for me flawlessly!
Posted by Mark H. on Jan 31, 2011
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