Epiphone Riviera Semi-Hollowbody Archtop Electric Guitar

Originally released in 1962, the Epiphone Riviera is a thinline, semi-hollow guitar with mini humbuckers and its signature Frequensator tailpiece.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
Epiphone PRO Mini Humbuckers Based on Gibson mini humbuckers; vintage-style
C-shaped neck profile Comfortable, rounded oval shape
Laurel fingerboard Chocolate hue; similar feel and tone to rosewood
LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge Epiphone proprietary lock-in hardware
The Epiphone Riviera, one of Epiphone's original, most enduring classics makes a comeback! First introduced in the early '60s, the Epiphone Riviera's semi-hollow design has been a favorite of players from all genres and generations including blues greats Robben Ford and Otis Rush, Lou Reed of the Velvet Underground, and The Strokes' Nick Valensi, who have all found that the Riviera's legendary ES body shape can produce great tones with any pickup variation. This Riviera features a layered maple top back and sides, a 3-layer pickguard with the classic metal Epiphone "E", and comes equipped with Epiphone's LockTone Tune-O-Mati adjustable bridge and Frequensator tailpiece. Hardshell or EpiLite case sold separately. We stand behind our products with Epiphone's Limited Lifetime Guarantee and Gibson Brands Customer Service.
Body Shape: Riviera
Material Layered: Maple
Back & Sides: Layered Maple
Top: Layered Maple
Binding: Single ply cream - top, back and fretboard
Neck: Mahogany
Neck Profile: Rounded C
Nut width: 1.693" / 43mm
Fingerboard: Indian Laurel
Scale length: 24.724" / 628mm
Number of frets: 22
Nut: Graph Tech NuBone
Inlay: Trapezoid
Bridge: LockTone Tune-O-Matic
Tailpiece: Frequensator
Knobs: Black Top Hat knobs with metal inserts
Tuners: Epiphone Vintage Deluxe metal button with press in bushing
Plating: Nickel
Neck pickup: Epiphone PRO Mini Humbucker R
Bridge pickup: Epiphone PRO Mini Humbucker T
Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, CTS potentiometers
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Royal Tan
Shipping Weight: 11.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 22 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EPI EOR RTNH1
Sparkling Burgundy
Shipping Weight: 12.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 22 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EPI EOR SBUNH1
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
(5 ratings)
Submitted January 9, 2021 by Bryan F in Waveland, MS
"Loving this New Epiphone Riviera, Sparkling Burgundy !!"
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I just got this New 2020 Epiphone Riviera, in Sparkling Burgundy last week and it's a really Great guitar , I have several of the new 2020 Epiphones and this one by far is my favorite. First off the neck plays great just the right profile a comfortable C shape, and this ones Frets are spot on, no high Frets or sprouting , and the fretboard really looks Great like Rosewood , action on mine is perfect 5/64" at the 12th Fret low E, they have the same Pro Mini Humbuckers that the Crestwood Customs have and they sound really good on this semi hollow , got that Jangle to them , the finish is pretty perfect I love the Sparkling Burgundy its different from all those burst finishes and I like to be different lol, there was a little bit of dirt or wood dust in the paint in one f hole but it's really hard to see, the tuners are pretty solid too , although it's not stated on zZounds or Epiphones website the Gear ratio, I'm sure they are 18:1 , they hold tune very well, whoever scraped the binding on this one should be teaching everyone else at the Epiphone factory how to do it right , there is zero paint on any of the binding , pretty perfect, this guitar looks ,feels and sounds Great , and zZounds has always treated me right over the last 12 years , Great customer service and I love the ALL ACCESS PASS I have with 12 pay plans, do yourself a favor and check out the New Epiphone Riviera , at zZounds, a very Cool Guitar from a very cool dealer.
Musical Background:
Guitarist, drummer singer/songwriter since the early 80's
Musical Style:
The Beatles, The Doors, Oasis, 60's and 80's 90's pop and rock
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