Epiphone Innovation Again
The Wildkat Royale’s innovative design starts with a solid piece of warm, sustain-rich mahogany that is computer-routed to create an acoustic guitar-like body except with a “center block” area like an ES-335. The body is then covered with a beautiful pearl white finish with gold sparkle binding and gold hardware to create a semi-hollow body masterpiece. The Epiphone Wildkat Royale mahogany body is matched with a hand-fitted, glued-in solid maple neck for maximum tone and sustain. The Wildkat Royale comes with an authentic gold B70 licensed Bigsby® vibrato for even more sonic versatility. The vintage voice of this ‘Kat comes from a pair of Epiphone gold “dog ear” P- 90 Classic pickups specifically designed by Epiphone.
Other appointments include the historic metal Epiphone name “badge” on the headstock as well as a unique control configuration of 1-bridge volume, 1-neck volume, 1-master tone and 1-master volume. These controls are powered by Epiphone’s full-size 1” 500K ? potentiometers and matched with Epiphone’s superior all-metal toggle switch and heavy-duty output jack.
Epiphone Wildkat Royale Hardware
The Wildkat Royale also features premium 18:1 Grover® machine heads for superior tuning stability. All of this great design comes together with fabulous vintage semi-hollow tone and great sustain plus, being slightly larger than a Les Paul and smaller than an ES-335 size, it’s lightweight and really comfortable to play!
For more information, please visit the manufacturer’s website.
|Neck||maple, Slim Taper “D” Profile, Glued-in;|
|Fingerboard||pearloid dot inlays|
|Neck Pickup||P-90R Dogear Classics|
|Bridge Pickup||P-90T Dogear Classics|
|Controls||1 Master Volume, 2 Pickup Volume, 1-Tone|
|Headstock||Gold vintage-style Epiphone badge|
|Binding||Gold sparkle on body and fingerboard|
|Frets||22 medium jumbo|
|Tailpiece||Bigsby™ B70 Vibrato|
|Machine Heads||Grover® 18:1|
|Typical Weight (+/- 5%)||8.1 lbs|
|Strings||D’Addario® 10, 13, 17, 26, 36, 46|