1 Proteus 2 weeks ago Njdevil asked two days ago in this post: I have never played one but they get rave reviews and from the youtube clips I have heard, have a wonderful full midrange tone with depth.Please share your thoughts as I am very interested in what seems like a good deal. Trying to post a response in that that thread returns a "connection reset" error.Parabar yesterday then tried to help by posting this response in in another thread, which likewise resists response. Something seems haywire with NJDevil's post --- I can't seem to add a reply, so here's my response:I've had mine for over a dozen years, and like it a lot. It's not one of my most frequently played guitars, but it's just right for certain things. To my ears it sounds somewhat like a Telecaster that's been taking vitamin and protein supplements --- beefier with more punch, and it dirties up very nicely. The neck is very comfortable, and it's chambered, so not too heavy. Now I'm curious what's jinxed about the topic. Does Bax disallow mention of Epiphone in a topic title? Is there corrupt, malformed, or otherwise defective code embedded in the actual text of Njdevil's post? (I pasted it in above; we'll see.)At any rate, here's my response to the original question (which I've saved just in case it became possible to continue discussion of the Wildkat Question:I like mine not enough to play it much, but too much to get rid of it. Yes, lots of midrange. Complex, interesting midrange that rewards close listening - but can seem lacking on top and bottom (especially when you move to it when your ears are used to another guitar).Excellent workmanship, fit and and finish. CHEESY electronics. Pickups can squeel like schtuckened pigs. LOTS of down-pressure on the bridge, creaks and rocks with stiff Bigsby use. That needs some solution or another; there are a couple of approaches that work.I think it's great-looking, and I like that it's unique - not a copy of either a Gibson or anything else.Cool spec all the way around. Different P-90s might make it a little more vibrant - but possibly less sonically unique.I guess I like it, but don't quite love it.