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The Epiphone Wildkat Royale Goes Uptown! Wildkat Royale
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Wildkat Royale
The Epiphone Wildkat Royale Goes Uptown!
The Epiphone Wildkat is true Epiphone original–an innovative design that merges solid body sustain with classic archtop profile of Epiphone's heritage, and all for a price that pros and pros at heart can afford. Now, the Wildkat strikes again with a Pearl White finish, gold sparkle binding, and gold hardware for a rockabilly machine unlike anything Epiphone has offered before.

Not Like Other Archtops
Epiphone has been a leader in archtop design since the 1930s. And thanks to our founder Epi Stathopoulos's belief in constant innovation, Epiphone also was a pioneer in electric pickup design. For decades, designers have been riffing on our archtop models without offering anything new. Now it's our turn! With the Wildkat Royale, Epiphone takes a leap forward by combining the best of our own classic archtop designs with the sustain of the our solidbody guitars for a totally new instrument, the Wildkat Royale.

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 with a "center block" much like our classic ES-style archtops. The body is then covered with a beautiful Pearl White finish with gold sparkle binding to create a semi-hollowbody masterpiece. The Wildkat Royale's body is matched with a hand-fitted 24.75" scale mahogany neck with a SlimTaper™ "D" Profile that is glued-in for maximum tone and sustain. The rosewood fingerboard has a 12" radius and features mother-of-pearl dot inlays and a 1.68" nut.

Wildkat sound
The heart of the Wildkat Royale's can be found in our Epiphone P-90R dogear classic in the neck position and a P-90T dogear classic in the bridge position. Both were chosen to get the most of the mahogany body and solid center block. The unique pickup controls include 1-bridge volume, 1-neck volume, 1-master tone and 1-master volume, all powered by Epiphone's full-size 1" 500K Ω potentiometers.

Epiphone Hardware
Epiphone's hardware is built to last a lifetime and the Wildkat Royale features our famous Locktone™ Tune-o-matic bridge, a B-70 licensed Bigsby® vibrato, premium Grover® machine heads with a 16:1 ratio for superior tuning stability, the historic metal Epiphone name "badge" on the headstock, Epiphone's superior all-metal toggle switch and an Epiphone heavy-duty output jack.

Wild For Years to Come
The Epiphone Wildkat Royale is covered Epiphone's Lifetime Limited Warranty and Gibson 24/7/365 Customer Service that guarantees the instrument against defects in materials or workmanship. Turn this Kat loose at your favorite Authorized Epiphone Dealer!
 
Pricing & Finish
  • Pearl White
    $748msrp
Product Features
  • Classic archtop Mahogany body with Maple top
  • Mahogany neck with 1960s SlimTaper™ "D" profile
  • Equipped with a pair of P-90R Dogear Classics in the neck and bridge
  • B-70 licensed Bigsby® vibrato and LockTone™ Tune-o-matic bridge
  • Grover® tuners with 16:1 tuning ratio
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