Epiphone Epiphone Riviera Custom P93 Wine Red

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What We Think

Epiphone’s Riviera Custom P93 is the ideal guitar for anyone who loves the authentic look of the classic ES body shape, but looking for a bit more tonal diversity. Featuring 3 dog-ear alnico V P90 pickups, you get a sound that has more warmth and body than a traditional single coil, but more bite than a Humbucker, giving you the best of both worlds. With a maple, semi-hollow body, and a gorgeous wine red finish with gold hardware, the guitar definitely looks the part. As well as having the looks, this guitar plays superbly straight out of the box. The gold finished Bigsby Tremolo adds to the aesthetics, but also gives you a subtle tremolo favoured by guitarists all over the world. The controls also add to the multitude of sounds you can create with this guitar, as you have an individual volume knob for each pickup, with a master tone control. The pickup selector switch gives you the option of either the neck and middle pickups, all 3 pickups, or middle and bridge pickups, and you can use the separate volume controls to blend and shape the sound to your liking. This also gives you the option to use the neck and bridge pickups together, which is often a rarity on guitars with 3 pickups. Overall, it is a great sounding, great playing and outstanding looking guitar, that I would personally recommend to any player.

The Epiphone Riviera is an absolutely gorgeous looking and playing guitar! Based on the traditional Epiphone Casino body style, the Riviera features, not two but three fantastic P90 pickups to deliver that great clean to crunchy sound! P90 pickups are extremely versatile and are great for any style of music making the Epiphone Riviera the perfect option for any guitarist! Also, this particular model features a Licensed Bigsby to replicate that great vintage vibrato sound! Currently in stock here at Rimmers Music in Bolton!

Bolton Store 

The Epiphone Riviera Custom P93, Wine Red is a custom model of the classic 60s Riviera electric guitar. The Riviera features semi-hollow construction with two F-holes, and a double cutaway for a lightweight guitar that provides comfortable play. The body is made from laminated maple and has a solid mahogany centre block which offers an airy and full-rounded electric guitar tone. The SlimTaper 'D' neck is also made from mahogany for warm tones and it is paired with a rosewood fingerboard for enhanced articulation. The Riviera Custom is equipped with a trio of Epiphone P-90 Dogear pickups that deliver powerful and mighty vintage tones with excellent clarity. The Riviera Custom P93 has a deep, Wine Red finish, classy gold hardware and a black pickguard to match its vintage sound.

Epiphone P90 Pickups & Reliable Hardware

The Riviera Custom is loaded with a trio of Epiphone 'Dogear' P90 Pickups that deliver a huge sound, which is powerful yet crisp. The P90's vintage tone matches the Riviera's 60s appearance perfectly, and they deliver clean, tight and rhythmic punch for classic rock tones. The Riviera is equipped with a LockTone Tune-O-Matic Bridge and Wilkinson 14:1 tuners, which work together to provide stable and reliable tuning. A Bigsby B700 Tailpiece Tremolo completes the look by adding a beautiful, gold vintage aspect.

Semi-Hollow Laminated Maple Body

The Epiphone Riviera Custom P93 Guitar is crafted from laminated maple, which offers a lightweight guitar that delivers bright, crisp and twangy tones. The maple is wrapped around a mahogany centre block for enhanced resonance, and with two 'f' holes the Riviera Custom provides a full-rounded and airy chime which allows the guitarist to achieve almost acoustic tones.

Mahogany Neck & Rosewood Fingerboard

The Riviera Custom P93 is also equipped with a smooth mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard, helping to expand the guitar's rich tonal properties with extra focus and warmth. The neck provides an incredibly focused midrange for a thick, meaty mid-section, while the fingerboard enhances the sound with good depth by expanding the lows and highs. The combination of mahogany and rosewood offers a well-balanced tone with a beautifully dynamic range and overtones that stack up to offer a luscious bloom for extra depth.

The Riviera Story

The Riviera was first introduced in the early 60s, and it has since been favoured by a range of music icons including Otis Rush, Lou Reed and Nick Valensi. The Riviera features the iconic ES body shape, with a double cutaway and comfortable contours for ease of play. The Custom P93 model is now equipped with a trio of P-90 Dogear pickups and a Bigsby B700 Tailpiece for the ultimate vintage look that is reminiscent of the 60s.

Specs

Body

  • Body Material: Laminated Maple
  • Centre Block: Mahogany
  • Series: Riviera
  • Construction: Set Neck
  • Finish: Wine Red

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Inlays: Pearloid Parallelogram
  • Nut Width: 1.68"

Electronics & Hardware

  • Bridge Pickup: Epiphone P-90 “Dogear”
  • Middle Pickup Epiphone P-90 “Dogear”
  • Neck Pickup: Epiphone P-90 “Dogear”
  • Controls: Volume x3, Master Tone
  • Tuners: Wilkinson 14:1
  • Strings: D'Addario 10, 13, 17, 26, 36, 46
  • Bridge: LockTone Tune-O-Matic W/StopBar
  • Tailpiece: Bigsby B700

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