Epiphone Pro Hardware
The VariTone™ uses a six-way rotary switch that engages 5 pre-set notch filters and a bypass. In position 1, the VariTone™ is completely bypassed. As you rotate the rotary switch into positions 2-6, the center frequency of the notch filter shifts from around 1.9kHz down to 130Hz, providing a player with a wide tonal palette unavailable on most other instruments. Positions 2 through 4 offer tonal shaping while still maintaining great clarity. But keep turning and you’ll find Positions 5 and 6 shape-shift the Alnico Classic™ Humbuckers into a single-coil style pickup but without the thin quack usually associated with traditional single coil pickups. Add it all up and between the 6-position VariTone™ circuit and the 3-position toggle switch, you have 18 unique tones available. And if that wasn’t enough, Epiphone has included a high quality horn-mounted Killswitch, which provides an infinite range of staccato on/off effects. A master volume control is mounted with easy access to the VariTone™ rotary switch for quick adjustments.
Like many of our classic solid body electrics, the Wilshire Phant-o-matic uses our LockTone™ Tune-o-Matic™ StopBar bridge for tuning and intonation accuracy. Machine heads are nickel Wilkinson™ vintage style tuners with green keys. And to protect it, Epiphone has included a premium, padded gigbag.