Designed in collaboration with Frank Iero of My Chemical Romance, the Wilshire Phant-O-Matic offers VariTone, with which adjust your tone with a six-way rotary switch, in combination with the the three-way pickup switch. That's 18 possible tones just from the guitar and if you're combining that with an amp there's plenty to get experimenting with!
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This Wilshire Phant-o-matic Electric Guitar Outfit boasts an Antique Ivory finish. This guitar was designed in collaboration with Frank Iero, guitarist for multi-platinum band, My Chemical Romance.
Mahogany Body, Mahogany Neck
This guitar has a double cutaway design with a solid mahogany body. The mahogany hand-set neck has a 1960s SlimTaper profile and on top is the rosewood fingerboard. This is a great guitar for chunking rhythm or cutting leads.
Alnico Classic Humbucker Pickups
Imagine having the possibility of creating dozens of guitar sounds from one guitar. The Phant-o-matic is equipped with two classic Epiphone humbucker pickups, an Alnico Classic Plus humbucker in the bridge position and an Alnico Classic humbucker in the neck position. Also included is a mono VariTone, much like the one used most famously by blues legend B.B. King.
Epiphone VariTone Possiblities
Epiphone VariTone uses a six-way rotary switch which engages 5 pre-set notch filters and a bypass. In position one, the VariTone is completely bypassed. Positions 2 - 6, the center frequency of the notch filter shifts from around 1.9kHz down to 130Hz, giving the player a wide tonal palette to explore. Positions 2 through 4 allow for tonal shaping, while still keeping great clarity. Then go to positions 5 and 6 to shape-shift the Alnico Classic humbuckers into a single-coil style pickup but without the thin quack that's often associated with traditional single coil pickups. With 6 positions to experiment with, along with the guitar's 3-position toggle switch, that's 18 unique tones, and that's just from the guitar itself!
Furthermore, the guitar also features a high quality horn-mounted KillSwitch, providing an infinite range of staccato on/off effects. You can adjust the master volume control easily, which is mounted with easy access to the VariTone rotary switch.
Also, get tuning and intonation accuracy with the LockTone Tune-o-Matic StopBar bridge.
This guitar also comes with a premium padded gigbag.
Body & Bridge