Epiphone Riviera Custom P93 Electric Guitar - Wine RedStock code: 68102
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- 3 “Dogear” Alnico-V P-90 pickups
- Gold hardware
- Bigsby B70 tremelo
- LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge
- Premium 14:1 ratio Wilkinson machine heads
Since its inception in the ‘60s the Riviera has retained its classic ES, semi-hollow body design, but seen sporting many different pickups, such as humbuckers, mini-humbuckers and P-90s. It has also been used in many different genres, gracing the hands of Otis Rush, Lou Reed (Velvet Underground) and Nick Valensi (The Strokes).
The most recent iteration of the Riviera, the Epiphone Riviera Custom P93 shows off the guitar to its full capacity, musically and aesthetically, with three “Dogear” Alnico-V P-90 pickups, a Bigsby B70 tremelo and a beautiful wine red finish with gold hardware.
The body of the Epiphone Riviera Custom P93 Electric Guitar is made from premium-laminated maple with a mahogany centre block. The guitar’s neck is constructed from mahogany and sports a 24.75” scale length and is carved to the popular SlimTaper “D” profile. Atop this is a rosewood fingerboard, measuring 1.68” at the nut, with 22 medium jumbo frets and pearloid parallelogram inlays. A period-correct ‘60s Epiphone logo adorns the headstock.
Giving voice to its beautiful body are three Epiphone Dog-ear classic P-90 pickups with Alnico V magnets. Finite control is available with a volume knob per pickup, a master tone control and a two-way pickup selector switch. The selector switch allows you to alternate between the neck and bridge, while the middle can be blended in as much or as little as you want with its volume control knob.
The hardware fitted on the Epiphone Riviera Custom P93 Electric Guitar is definitely worth a mention as it comes supplied with a LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge, Bigsby B70 tremelo and premium 14:1 ratio Wilkinson machine heads. In addition all hardware is bedecked in gold.
|Country Of Origin||No|
|Pickups||P90 Single Coils|
|Active / Passive||Passive|
|Key Stage||Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4|
|Manufacturers Link||Epiphone Riviera Custom P93 Electric Guitar - Wine Red|
|Body Material||Laminated Maple|
|Finish||Wine Red (WR)|
Posted on 29/05/2012 by Mike
I bought one of these and love it, the range of sounds you can get from it is all you can ask for. Looks cool and sounds cool.