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Epiphone Limited Edition Wildkat KOA with P90s Electric Guitar

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Product Description

Innovative design and a stunning solid Koa top, the Wildkat Koa features P-90 pickups for that boutique sound. Epiphone’s Ltd. Ed. Wildkat KOA brings a new twist to a true Epiphone original with a tone rich KOA top, mahogany body with f-holes, Epiphone P-90 Dogear Classic pickups, and Grover® Rotomatic™ 18:1 ratio machine heads.

The Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Wildkat KOA’s has a similar profile to renowned Epiphone archtops but is made smaller for easier travel. The Wildkat KOA features a solid KOA top and a mahogany body in a beautiful natural finish that’s computer-routed to create a perfectly tuned acoustic guitar-like body but with a center block just like the Sheraton II PRO and ES-335. The combination gives the Wildkat KOA that round archtop tone but with the incredible sustain of a solid body guitar.

The hand-fitted, glued-in solid mahogany neck has dot inlays, a 24.75” scale, and a 1960s style SlimTaperTM profile that’s easy on the hands for long hours of performing and rehearsing. The classic Pau Ferro fingerboard has a 12” radius and a standard 1.68” nut. The Wildkat’s headstock features Epiphone’s early 60’s bullet badge, seen on rare models from the early 60s including the very first Casino in 1961. And it also comes with world famous Grover Rotomatic machine heads with an 18:1 ratio for fast and accurate tuning. An optional hard case is available.

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Product Specifications

Epiphone LE Wildkat KOA with P90s Guitar Specifications
  • Top Material: Figured KOA
  • Body Material: Mahogany (computer-routed)
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: "1960's" SlimTaper™; D-Profile
  • Neck Joint: Glued-In, Set Neck
  • Scale Length: 24.75" 
  • Fingerboard Material: Pau Ferro with pearloid "Dot" inlays
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12"
  • Truss Rod: Yes; Adjustable
  • Truss Rod Cover: 2-Layer (Black/White) with "E" 
  • Frets: 22; Medium-Jumbo
  • Headstock: Sloped Dovewing with vintage "Epiphone" metal badge
  • Binding:
    • Body (top) = 1-Layer; Pure White
    • Fingerboard = 1-Layer; Pure White
    • F Holes = 1-Layer; Pure White
    • Headstock = None
  • Nut Width: 1.68"
  • Hardware: Gold
  • Machine Heads: Grover Rotomatic; 18:1 ratio
  • Neck Pickup: Epiphone P-90R Dogear Classic
  • Bridge Pickup: Epiphone P-90T Dogear Classic
  • Controls: 
    • Master Volume
    • Volume
    • 1 - Tone
  • Pickup Selector: 3-way Epiphone toggle
  • Bridge Tailpiece: LockTone Tune-o-matic / LockTone Stopbar
  • Knobs: Black "Top Hat" knobs with gold metal inserts
  • Strings: D'Addario 10-46
  • Optional Hard Case: (940-EHLCS)

Customer Reviews

Review: ChiefDocJoe Submitted: 2/28/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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A Great Deal
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I wanted a KOA guitar to add to my collection. After much looking i settled on this guitar. It's a great guitar and a great deal for the money. Beautiful koa and the gold finish really sets it off. The pickups are good, but I'm in the process of replacing mine with a set of Seymore Duncan pickups, but that is certainly not required, just my preference. The pickups on it are fine for normal use.

Review: phil Submitted: 11/27/2018

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.

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overall good

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the guitar sounds great. the pickups are very full, but quiet for p90s. almost like the halfwat point between a p90, and a humbucker. the finish is lighter than the picture, and while the top is not wildly figured, it does have slightly more flame than the photo.my only complaint, is a scuff in the wood on the sidw, under the clearcoat. it is small, but visible. it has no effect on the sound, playability, or sturdiness of the instrument. it does make me question epiphones qc. other than that small issue, it is a superb guitar.

Review: Ronald Henry Submitted: 11/7/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Nothing like koa

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Nothing like koa for sound quality and beauty of workmanship, so I bought two. Unfortunately they lacked one thing. A gold plated bigsby. So I had them installed on both guitars and the results are nothing shy of Gear porn ??if I could submit a picture you would know what I mean.

Review: SC in Hawaii Submitted: 10/23/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Great Guitar a steal at the price.....

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this has to be one of the best deals available.... Great looking guitar (the Koa really sets it apart)... plays well out of the box (it will be amazing with a pro setup).... has that great P90's semi-hollow sound and all my guitar guys, want it..... you can't go wrong with a Koa Wildkat..... ENJOY!!

Review: George Parrish Submitted: 10/9/2017

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Smooth

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After tweaking the neck and string height it plays very smooth.

Review: Steve Submitted: 9/24/2017

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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It's was nearly in perfect tune out of the box

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Wonderful guitar ,no adjustments needed best guitar I've bought from AMS

Review: Paul Cutrona Submitted: 7/19/2017

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Well done!

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I've seen a lot of reviews of this on different sites, and of bigsby guitars in general. This particular guitar plays incredibly well, and the bigsby stays in tune no matter how I wail on it. But let me say this - you actually have to know how to set up a guitar first. When i got it, the first thing I did was a slight fret-level, truss adjustment, and polishing of the frets. I always do that. Next, I restrung with better strings. Hybrid-slinky .009's to be exact. Then, I put a tiny bit of lithium grease on the nut - I've been using for years; you get it at Lowes and it's called garage-door grease. Then I stretch the strings out a few times. Now, it does everything it should - low action, all the way up the frets, and whammy antics do not put it out of tune. You may not be able to do all that stuff yourself, and indeed I wouldn't recommend it if you aren't experienced - get a pro setup somewhere. At that point, this guitar feels SOOO good, and plays and sounds phenomenally. However, for MY music, the pickups don't do what I want. I use loud high gain marshall. Dogear pickups tend to howl with that. For clasic rock or anything other, it's fine. But for me, I am ordering the tv-jones dogear-cover spacer (to retain the current look), and a pair of gold gfs pickups. But that's me. I would really recommend this guitar for about any playing style. If you think a semi-hollow can't gut high gain, my other main guitar is an epiphone sheraton-II, and I play in a weekend bar cover band doing stuff like priest, megadeth, kiss, and the like. I love semi hollow's, as once you get the feel, you can use controlled feedback really well. I have no doubt after this setup, this guitar will scream just perfectly. As for "Epiphone" - don't hate - they have become one of the most stable and consistent brands around, and I've played about everything in my 4 decades of playing. I love Epi now. And for the money, you just so cannot beat their guitars. They just need some initial love and attention in the setup department. After that, they compare against anything and about everything I've ever played. This guitar is a player AND a real looker. The koa wood looks amazing, the upper fret access is bettert than a les paul, and the bigsby rocks. Worth getting this guitar.
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Review: Gary S. Submitted: 4/23/2017

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Beautiful guitar,looks alone make it a must have for me.

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Other than the looks it`s action and sound are similar to my Epiphone Les Paul Standard Pro.
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Review: Steve Dowell Submitted: 12/27/2016

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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I bought this and not knowing what to expect I was total stoked after playing it!

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worth several times the cost! came out of the box ready to rock!

Review: Seth Submitted: 12/23/2016

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.

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So far, so good.

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I just received this guitar, but so far I am very impressed. The build quality is well done and the sound is well balanced. It's definitely a beautiful looking guitar and I am very happy with this purchase.
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