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 new sound and a new 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® B700 tremelo, plus a stunning Metallic Gold finish with nickel hardware or a Wine Red finish with gold hardware, the Riviera Custom P93 truly becomes of our era’s great instruments.
This guitar is in great playing and sounding condition, and bears very minimal signs of wear and tear if any. At most whart can be found are a few light belt scuffs along the backside which is very common, and one on the front bottom side too light to picture. Otherwise this guitar is about as clean as can be, and will include a gig bag as well as a free setup from our certified Epiphone service center.