Always had my eyes on the Wilshire as I'm a big fan of the older Epiphone designs. Really happy that these were released and took one home and really feel like Epiphone has stepped up their game.
Very comfortable medium sized neck
P90s sound excellent
Finish pretty much perfect
CTS pots so no need to replace electronics
Sharp fret ends and feel gritty
Poor setup out of the box
After a string change, quick setup and fret polish the guitar plays incredibly well. The fretwork is pretty much what you would expect in this price range. The medium jumbo frets do feel a bit smaller than normal but not sure if that's just me. The scale length is just shy of the regular 24.75 and I'm not sure if that contributes to how easy it makes it feel to play since I'm used to 25.5. I can get the action very low without any buzzing or other issues. The bridge was originally put on with the screws facing the pickups, switching it the other way around I didn't even have to adjust the intonation which was surprising. The finish doesn't feel sticky at all and I'm usually not a fan at all of poly on the neck but feels great to me here. The Epiphone LockTone Stop Bar tailpiece is a neat invention to keep it in place while changing strings.
It's one of those no frills guitars that just plays so well it keeps me wanting to keep playing and that's all I could possibly ask for in a guitar. Overall if you're looking for a lightweight P90 guitar workhorse I'd highly recommend one of these.