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Epiphone Limited Edition Riviera Custom P93 Blue Royale Electric Guitar

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Epiphone presents the Ltd. Ed. Riviera Custom P93 Blue Royale with Bigsby B70 tailpiece in a beautiful exclusive Chicago Blue Pearl color finish along with the distinctive œRoyale-style Silver Sparkl... Click To Read More About This Product

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Epiphone presents the Ltd. Ed. Riviera Custom P93 Blue Royale with Bigsby B70 tailpiece in a beautiful exclusive Chicago Blue Pearl color finish along with the distinctive œRoyale-style Silver Sparkle binding. It features superb Epiphone pickups and electronics along with the rock solid hardware you™ve come to expect from Epiphone.

Ltd. Ed. Riviera Custom P93 Blue Royale
The Epiphone Riviera Custom P93 is modeled after one of Epiphone' most enduring classics, the Riviera. First introduced in the early ˜60s, the Epiphone Riviera' 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' 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 Ltd. Ed. Riviera Custom P93 Blue Royale has the rare distinction of giving players a new sound and a striking new look.The Riviera Custom P93 Blue Royale has three Epiphone œDogear Alnico-V P-90 pickups for a sonic 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 tailpiece, plus a stunning Chicago Blue Pearl color finish and Silver Sparkle binding, the Ltd. Ed. Riviera Custom P93 Blue Royale instantly becomes a modern classic.

Semi-hollow Design, Solid Craftsmanship
The new Ltd. Ed. Riviera Custom P93 Blue Royale is constructed of premium laminated maple with a mahogany center block and is finished in beautiful Chicago Blue Pearl with a Metallic Silver pickguard with a famous 60s era œE. The glued-in mahogany neck is hand-set and has a 24.75 scale with a SlimTaper œD profile, 22 medium jumbo frets, and a 1.68 nut for great string spacing and intonation. The rosewood fingerboard has a standard 12" radius and pearloid parallelogram inlays and is topped off with a ˜60s era Epiphone logo in script and œCrown inlay on a Sloped Dovewing headstock.

Ground Breaking Electronics
The Ltd. Ed. Riviera Custom P93 Blue Royale' fabulous semi-hollowbody sound is powered by three Epiphone œDogear P-90 pickups with Alnico V magnets. Controls include 3 individual Volume pots (for each pickup) and 1 Master Tone topped with Epi Black œTop Hat knobs with metal inserts. 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.

Like all Epiphones, the Custom P93 Blue Royale features quality electronic parts including full-size 1 500K Ohm potentiometers, Epiphone's all-metal pickup selector switch, and a heavy-duty output jack.

Royale Hardware
The Ltd. Ed. Riviera Custom P93 Blue Royale comes standard with solid nickel hardware. Epiphone vintage-style machine heads provide superior tuning stability and accuracy with 14:1 tuning ratio. Intonation is easy to set thanks to Epiphone' LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge plus a legendary Bigsby B70 tremelo. And the P93 Custom Blue Royale is strung at the Epiphone factory with world famous D™Addario 10-46 strings.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES

Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Semi-hollow or chambered body
  • Body material: Laminated
  • Top wood: Maple
  • Body wood: Maple
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: SlimTaper D
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Parallelogram
  • Nut width: 1.68" (42.67mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: SS
  • Neck: P-90R
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: P-90T
  • Brand: Epiphone
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, master volume, master tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Bigsby B70
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style
  • Color: Nickel
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Limited edition
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China
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EpiphoneLimited Edition Riviera Custom P93 Blue Royale Electric Guitar
 
4.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Good tone (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Small venues (3)

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4.0

It's nice on sale

By DENNIS

from undisclosed

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Weighted heavy on the body side. Strap it.

Best Uses

  • General Use.
  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Small Venues

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Riviera Custom P93 Blue Royale Electric Guitar:

Well, for me the "sparkle" bindings are a bit over the top, but I gotta tell ya it's an awesome guitar. A little on the heavy side but is SO playable! I have to admit, getting bindings on a guitar and fretboard in this price range is rare. The guitar arrived in flawless condition, inspected by Gibson, I don't care where it was built. Action was set perfectly, and the bigsby (I was concerned no roller bridge) doesn't knock it out of tune although I will say that for me, the tuners would have been improved if the ratio was a little higher, just a little on the course side for me, but certainly not a problem.

3 single coil pickups, I will have to see if there are any feedback issues when I have a chance to really ramp up the amp, but they certainly sound decent.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Beautiful guitar

By James

from undisclosed

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Comments about Limited Edition Riviera Custom P93 Blue Royale Electric Guitar:

This is a great looking guitar, the glitter binding around the perimeter of the guitar is a bit cheesy, the set up from the factory was less than perfect. Considerable fret buzz up and down the neck, not great sound, not sure if it's the electronics/pickups or what. I'm going to need to give this one some time to grow on me a little bit, I will have it set up by a quality shop and see how I feel about it after that.

 
5.0

Phenomenal guitar...

By Kevin

from Murrieta, Ca

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Riviera Custom P93 Blue Royale Electric Guitar:

    Just a great sounding and fun guitar to play... coming from playing a strat, the warmth of Riviera is a welcome addition.

     
    4.0

    Amazing Ax and value

    By Braumeister Blake

    from Chicago

    About Me Novice

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Riviera Custom P93 Blue Royale Electric Guitar:

      Great guitar! Tons of power. Tons of options! Great build. If other reviews complain about the pickups, ignore them. You have to think about a two guitar rig with a middle reverse pickup. Great bell hollow sound Clem and the p90s rip on overdrive. Well made, steal of a deal

       
      5.0

      I would recommend this guitar without reservations!

      By Robert

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Limited Edition Riviera Custom P93 Blue Royale Electric Guitar:

      A great purchase with excellent workmanship for the money! Played well out of the box

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