The WildKat has become an instant classic since its release. As such, the design team over at Epiphone decided that it was time to give the Kat a facelift. The Uptown Kat is the result of their efforts and offers plenty of upgrades that you won't find on its predecessors. The Uptown Kat features a pair of mini humbuckers that create a fat, focused tone that's useful for lead and rhythm playing alike. It has a sleek and fast neck that will help you reach new playing heights. Rounded out by a LockTone ABR bridge with a trapeze tailpiece, The Uptown Kat offers players serious value in a good-looking package.
What's not to love about mini humbuckers? Players have loved them ever since their introduction decades ago. They have a tight, beefy tone that's well-behaved through clean amps. Once you kick on your dirt pedal and crank the gain, though, these humbuckers come alive with rip-roaring fury. The Uptown Kat has simple controls that help you customize your sound. There are individual volume knobs for each pickup with a master tone and master volume.
The Epiphone Uptown Kat is a sleek and classy update on Epiphone's Wildkat. The vibrant metallic finish showcases your individuality and looks great in all lighting conditions. The gold hardware really pops against the finish for a nice touch of high-end sophistication. The body is completed by an eye-popping gold back and 5-ply binding. The bound fretboard has block inlays reminiscent of the classic ES guitars. Finally, the headstock is completed by a classic Epiphone logo plate.