Epiphone Limited Edition Riviera Custom P93 Electric Guitar

Feature: What it does:
Bigsby vibrato tailpiece Classic top-mount vibrato adds resonant mass
Semi-hollow body Enhances sustain, more open tone and feel
P-90 pickups Bright and clear; strong mids, great lows
Wilkinson vintage-style tuners High gear ratio for ultra-stable tuning
- Body: Maple
- Neck: Mahogany
- Neck profile: SlimTaper D profile
- Fretboard: Pau ferro with pearloid parallelogram inlay
- Fretboard Radius: 12
- Frets: 22 medium jumbo
- Nut: 1.68
- Pickups: 3-Epiphone P-90 Dogear
- Controls: 3-Individual Volume controls for each pickup, 1-Master Tone Control
- Bridge: LockTone Tune-o-matic
- Tailpiece: Bigsby B70
- Tuners: Wilkinson 14:1
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Wine Red
Shipping Weight: 11.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 22 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ETR3WRGB3
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Epiphone LTD ED Riviera Custom 93 Guitar

The Epiphone Riviera Custom P93 is modeled after one of Epiphone's most enduring classics, the Riviera. 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 great 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 could produce great tones with any pickup variation. Over the years, the Riviera has been seen with humbuckers, mini-humbuckers, and P-90s. But now the Custom P-93 has the rare distinction of giving players a fresh sound and a distinctive look.

The Riviera Custom P-93 uses 3 Epiphone "Dogear" Alnico-V P-90 pickups for a punch that leaves all other three-single coil pickup guitars in the dust. And when matched with the bell-like tones of the ES-style body, a Bigsby(R) B70 tremolo, plus a stunning Metallic Gold finish with nickel hardware or a Wine Red finish with gold hardware, the Riviera Custom P93 truly becomes one of the era's great instruments.

Semi-Hollow Design, Solid Craftsmanship

The Riviera Custom P-93 is constructed of premium laminated maple with a mahogany center block and a hand-fitted, glued-in mahogany 24.75" scale neck with a SlimTaper(TM) "D" profile and 22 medium jumbo frets with a 1.68" nut for great string spacing and intonation. Other details include a pau ferro fingerboard with pearloid parallelogram inlays, quality electronic parts including full-size 1" 500K Ohm potentiometers, Epiphone's all-metal pickup selector switch, a '60s era Epiphone logo on the headstock, and a heavy-duty output jack.

Ground Breaking Electronics

The Riviera Custom P93's fabulous semi-hollowbody sound is voiced by three Epiphone "Dogear" classic P-90 pickups with Alnico V magnets. Controls include 3 individual Volume pots (for each pickup) and 1 Master Tone. The all-metal toggle works as it would with a 2-pickup guitar with the rhythm position activating the neck pickup and the lead toggle position activating the bridge pickup. The middle pickup can be used in any position by adjusting its volume control.


The Riviera Custom P93 comes in Metallic Gold with nickel hardware or Wine Red with gold hardware which even extends to the premium 14:1 ratio Wilkinson machine heads which provide superior tuning stability and accuracy. Also included as standard equipment on the Epiphone Riviera Custom P93 is Epiphone's exclusive LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge plus a legendary Bigsby B70 tremelo.

The Epiphone Riviera Custom P93 is protected by Epiphone's famous Epiphone Limited Lifetime Warranty featuring Gibson 24/7/365 Customer Service which guarantees the instrument against defects in materials or workmanship.
(28 ratings)
Submitted February 13, 2015 by Alvin M in Hertford, NC
"Riviera Custom 93"
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I performed professionally many years ago with a vocal group during their week-end performances as well as several Sear's Roebuck TV shows. At that time, I was playing a '54 Les Paul Custom which I purchased new and thought it was the best guitar I had ever played. Some years later I decided to give up the music business and sold my guitar for $400.00. Stupid mistake as '54 Les Paul's have gone out of sight in price, even if you can get one. Fast forward many years to 2015 when I decided to play again (not professionally) and try something different in the guitar line. Reading reviews on the Epiphone Riviera Custom 93 peaked my interest and I decided to give one a try. Purchased a blemished model (can't find a blemish) and was totally pleased with it's performance. Definitely compares closely with my previous Les Paul. Great right out of the box but would suggest replacing the strings to possibly enhance it's performance. Great purchase, highly recommended.
Musical Background:
Played professionally - 5 yrs. Total yrs. - 50 yrs. Instruments - Guitar. Now jamb at home.
Musical Style:
Contemporary Gospel
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