Submitted July 21, 2013 by Graham H in Old Town, FL
"All that I expected...."
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and more! I ordered my Riviera when it was out of stock, and received it 3 weeks earlier than expected, I was very impressed. What a beauty, I checked it over straight out of the box and it was perfect! I had to due some minor set-up, but that was no problem, I am very particular about my action and intonation, but the adjustment was a minor saddle action setting, no problem.
This guitar's sound is out of this world, I am so impressed, good clear crisp high freqs and great bottom, perfect for any style from country to blues to rock!!!
The 3 pick-ups and 3 way switch are well made, perform well, and easy to use, the 1/4 inch cord plug had none of the previous problems that were reported, everything is fine !!!
Ease of Use
Like I said, great sound, the single tone control is easy to adjust while playing, so depending on you amplifier's settings you can have a lot of versatility to your sound with minimal adjustment. The neck and fret board are first class, I did have to oil(linseed oil) the fret board, it seemed a little dry, but once done this neck is first class!
I checked the guitar over from top to bottom, the finish is beautiful, the hardware is beautiful, there was no blemished that I could find anywhere, the Wine Red is really set off by the gold hardware, and it just sparkles I can't wait to gig with it for the public reaction, it truly is beautiful !
The value for your dollar is far beyond what you would expect for the price, I am blown away by the quality, I have seen other guitars that my friends have bought that didn't compare to this, and so I am extremely happy with my purchase.
I had one small issue with the truss rod cover, so I called Epiphone and told them about it, and they were super, they sent me a replacement plastic truss rod cover at no charge, they were super.
The Wow Factor
It's a 10 ! The Wine Red finish w/Gold hardware appearance just catches the eye, it's stunning, that, along with the quality of hand crafted assembly makes this guitar top shelf !!! Even if I couldn't play it, I wouldn't mind having it to just hold, feel, and Look at !!!
Guitar, and Vocals since I was a baby ! Professionally, and at home. I havn't been performing for quite some time.
rock, country, and blues.
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