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.
Neck profile: SlimTaper “D” profile
Fretboard: Pearloid parallelogram inlay
Fretboard Radius: 12”
Frets: 22 medium jumbo
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 B700
Tuners: Wilkinson 14:1
Color: Wine Red (WR)
Typical Weight (+/- 5%): 8.8 lbs