Epiphone Riviera Custom P93 Electric Guitar

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Featuring three P-90 "dog-ear" single-coil pickups and a Bigsby tailpiece.

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 P93 has the rare distinction of giving players a new sound and a new distinctive look.

The Epiphone Riviera Custom P93 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 B70 tremelo plus a stunning Wine Red finish with gold hardware, the Riviera Custom P93 truly becomes of our era’s great instruments.

The Epiphone Riviera Custom P93 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 “D” profile and 22 medium jumbo frets with a 1.68” nut for great string spacing and intonation. Other details include a rosewood 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.

The Epiphone 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 Epiphone Riviera Custom P93 features 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 vibrato. Case not included.

Features:

  • Body: Maple
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck profile: SlimTaper “D” profile
  • Fretboard: Rosewood 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
  • Case: Not included


Order your Epiphone Riviera Custom P93 from Sam Ash Direct today with the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy and be sure to take advantage of our fast, free shipping.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
Series Archtop
Other Features 3-Epiphone P-90 “Dogear” pickups
Model ETR3WRGB3

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5.0

My Final Electric Guitar Purchase

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from Ridgecrest, CA

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Keeps You Thinking
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Epiphone Riviera Custom P93 Electric Guitar:

    First of all, hats off to Alan Thomas for taking the time to work with me on my Riviera purchase that also included the Line 6 Spider IV 75 and the lovely Epi case. I owned an Epiphone Casino or Sheriton back in the late 70's but sold it prior to entering the service. Since then I've played acoustics (Love my Takamine too). This Riviera will be the last electric I buy in my life, I always enjoyed playing the old one and have missed the action and feel of the neck plus the sound was always crisp and clear...never a problem one. I cannot wait to do a little experimenting with the line 6 either. I could have gone for the Gretsch***but I couldn't pass this deal up. If you folks at Sam Ash really read these comments, Alan Thomas needs a serious raise or an on the spot $$ award because he did your company right. Thank you again Alan

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    5.0

    things are better than it looks

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    from coral springs, FL

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good jazz sound
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Epiphone Riviera Custom P93 Electric Guitar:

      you can use it anywhere, anytime, its the best guitar. As long as you play jazz.

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      Riviera Custom P93 Electric Guitar

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