Epiphone Riviera Custom P93 in Blue Royale
The Epiphone Riviera Custom 93 is a striking variation of the popular Riviera guitar.
It features three Epiphone 'Dog-eared' P90 pickups which are voiced for a punchy tone with more body than a single coil but and yet more bite than a humbucker: the perfect middle ground! The slim taper neck makes this a super comfortable guitar to play in any style and the authentic Bigsby trem system looks classy as hell and keeps you bang in tune whether you're using it to dip or warble
Here's what Epiphone say about the Riviera Custom P93
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 B70 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.
- Body: maple
- Neck: mahogany
- Neck profile: SlimTaper "D" profile
- Fretboard: rosewood with mother-of-pearl 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