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The warm, clear tone of the Riviera electric guitar makes it a perfect instrument for jazz, blues, or country. Its semi-hollow body is crafted of laminated maple. A set mahogany C-shaped neck provides... Read More

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The warm, clear tone of the Riviera electric guitar makes it a perfect instrument for jazz, blues, or country. Its semi-hollow body is crafted of laminated maple. A set mahogany C-shaped neck provides sustain and playing comfort. The 3 Alnico V P-90s produce a fatter, warmer single-coil tone for extra sass while a Bigsby vibrato tailpiece delivers the twang that has been a favorite for decades.
Pickup switching
Up: neck-middle
Center: neck-middle-bridge
Down: middle-bridge
Individual volume controls let you isolate each P-90.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

Features
  • Body Wood: Laminated Maple
  • Top wood: Laminated Maple
  • Scale Length: 24-3/4"
  • Neck Joint: Glued In
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Shape: C
  • Frets: 22
  • Nut Width: 1.68"
  • Fretboard Radius: 12"
  • Bridge: LockTone Tune-O-Matic
  • Tailpiece: Bigsby
  • Pickups: 3 Alnico-V P-90 dog-ear single-coil
  • Controls: Bridge Volume, Middle Volume, Neck Volume , Master Tone
  • Pickup selector: 3-way Toggle
  • Tuners: Wilkinson 14:1
  • Hardware: Gold (wine red) or nickel (goldtop)
Specifications
  • Pickup switching
    Up: neck-middle
    Center: neck-middle-bridge
    Donw: middle-bridge
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EpiphoneLimited Edition Riviera Custom P93 Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 39 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Wow...

This guitar is AMAZING for the price! My brother just got it yesterday and I never thought epiphone would make such a nice guitar. This guitar has a thick warm tone on clean,...Read complete review

This guitar is AMAZING for the price! My brother just got it yesterday and I never thought epiphone would make such a nice guitar. This guitar has a thick warm tone on clean, great for blues. But when distorted, it can play from classic rock to punk. For me, this guitar looks really nice, but it's not comfortable to hold on the lap (remember this is my opinion). I have a gibson SG and that feels way better. But, the sound that comes from this guitar is ALOT better than my SG. Sadly, after playing this guitar, my SG sounds thin and whimpy...but it's all in those P-90s! I think I'm going to have to modify my guitar to put in P-90's or at least Duncan P-rails cuz the sound it produces is what I'd LOVE to have. Now as for the bigsby...If you move it just a little bit, the whole guitar would get out of tune. I'd recommend a roller bridge and trem-nut and possibly locking tuners if it continues to get out of tune. But all in all, this guitar is worth the money!

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Good but lacks quality

Looks wise this guitar kills, the Bigsby is an excellent touch also. Tonally this guitar isn't very good though. It lacks versatility because of the way the selector switch works. It also lacks...Read complete review

Looks wise this guitar kills, the Bigsby is an excellent touch also. Tonally this guitar isn't very good though. It lacks versatility because of the way the selector switch works. It also lacks a lot of treble so unless you want your sound to be really muddied, expect to play it on the bridge pickup all the time. My other complaint about this guitar is the workmanship. It's really fragile so it's definitely not a good gigging guitar. On the one that i owned, the jack kept falling inside the body and after this happened four times in two days and having to spend at least 30 minutes digging it out every time, i decided it wasn't worth it anymore and took it back. FINAL OPINION: Don't be tempted by the looks of this guitar, even though it's sort of low on the price scale as guitars go, it's not even worth what you'd be paying. Save $100 more and get something that'll satisfy and is built to last.

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5.0

A Work of Art!

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from Dearborn Heights, MI

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Riviera Custom P93 Electric Guitar:

    Guitarist and Guitar Center associate Dan Wall recommended the Riviera. As I'm still learning how to play Dan demonstrated the beautiful sounds and I was hooked. When I took it home and began practicing my lessons from my instructor Cosmo Wong I was finally able to do bar chords! Something I wasn't able to do with two other guitars in my collection. The red finish, and gold accents really make it a work of art. My first hollow body which I really enjoy playing.

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    5.0

    go try one out or you'll regret it!

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    from owatonna, mn

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Flawless Look
    • Fun To Play
    • Great feel
    • Makes You Wanna
    • Slap Yo Mama
    • Sounds So Good It

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Impressing Friends
    • Jamming
    • Making Them Jealous Lol

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Riviera Custom P93 Electric Guitar:

    First and foremost it was not by coincidence or spur of the moment that I bought guitar. I looked for months after staring at it online to find one that I could try out. I'm not a fan of buying a guitar online because you can't feel it or play it but you have to solely base it on it's looks. So after finding one in a store 100 miles away I went to take a look. The guy that helped me was awesome, he took me back to the sound room were they had the expensive tube combo amps and let me jam away and even grabbed another guitar and jammed along with me. The guitar was amazing, it played well had nice action and was suprisingly set up well as I've heard most of them are not. By the way the pictures online do not do this guitar justice. The way this thing changes in the light is just insane, It can go from this dark red that almost looks black to a vibrant red. A great thing about this guitar as well is that you can play it acoustically, hear it well enough in one room but not so loud that you would wake everyone up when your family is asleep, Then plug it in and get a wide variety of amazing sounds. I personally use a 30w marshall combo and the riviera p93 sounds amazing pared with it. Epiphone hit a home run with this guitar the only thing that Im going to change in the future is the bridge from the tune-o-matic to a roller bridge which will help keep it in tune when using the bigby.

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    4.0

    A Classic Looker

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    from Phoenix

    Site Member

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Riviera Custom P93 Electric Guitar:

    I purchased mine used after an intense search finally found my Pearl White at G/C in another state. When it arrived I was in awe. It showed up in a beautiful TKL case for starters and the guitar was in mint condition. Sounded beautiful. Yes, the p/ups are not humbuckers but I knew that when I bought it so I was expecting a different sound than my LP and my Strats. I was very pleased with the sound the P90 puts forth. Rock, Blues or Jazz. The only negative I will say is that because they are P90 P/ups you can only lower the action so much. That is what took me some getting used to. Overall I am very pleased with the guitar and may just have to purchase this Burgundy and gold because it's just a perfect set of colors and sure to be on Epiphones out of production list soon as is my Pearl White and the Black and Gold. Great Guitar

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    5.0

    Has A Niche

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    from Los Angeles, Californiorniornia

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Riviera Custom P93 Electric Guitar:

    While looking for another Epi Semi-Hollow, which my GC didn't have in stock, I found this guitar on sale. First that struck me about this guitar was it's subtly toned looks. The finish was amazing, and the golden Bigsby just drew me in. When I toyed around with it on an amp the first thing I noticed was the complicated pickups. There were 3 volume controls and one tone, and if you left the middle tone on it would sort of dominate the other two. At first this was somewhat discouraging, but I found that the neck and bridge pickups by themselves and with each other really appealed to me. Seriously: if you play with this guitar, turn off the middle pickup and enjoy the other two! It is definitely NOT the brightest guitar, but running through my Mustang III has done worlds to bring out the best in this guitar. It has a very nice growl to it, loads of low to mid end kick. On the bridge pickup with the tone at ten is the brightest setting, which I've hear nightmare stories about them having poor workmanship, so I think I must have struck gold in finding one with no mistakes as far as I can tell. There were no cracks, chips, imperfections, nada. The finish is amazing, the neck is thick but comfortable with plenty of finger room. The Bigsby holds its tune pretty well once the strings are broken in, and it's become somewhat of an addiction for me to use this. The biggest turnoffs to this guitar for many players are the weight (this sucker packs some pounds) and the pickup system. But under the right setting, the richness of this guitar's tone can't be missed. It is a very reliable guitar and, at the very least for cynics, is a marvelous bit of wall-candy in wind red. It's just about to become some album art in my bands EP, and I dared not record a single song on it without this guitar!

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    4.0

    How to Fix Your Riviera knobs..

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    from Virginia

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Riviera Custom P93 Electric Guitar:

    The Riviera is an awesome guitar, the neck is a little thicker than what I'm used to on my Epi LP, but I still think it's a great deal and a good buy! And like all Epiphones (with the exception of the new probuckers), great guitars with mediocre pickups just begging to be replaced.

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    4.0

    My first epiphone

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    from Ridgecrest, CA

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Riviera Custom P93 Electric Guitar:

    I ordered the gold finish because you don't see very many people weilding a gold top riviera. The picture doesn't do this guitar any justice so I was very surprised. The three p90s can get somewhat aggressive sounds out of the bridge pickup and also nice jazz tones from the neck pickup and if you throw in the middle pickup it sounds even better. Its not the best guitar for rock stuff but it does alright. I've had this guitar for about 8 months and so far it still sounds and looks amazing, with the exception of a few scratches that were my fault. This guitar is very bulky and a little on the heavy side but all semi-hollows are like that.the neck is awesome, nice and smooth, and the frets were not sharp at all. Bottom line: this is an awesome guitar for all music genres (except metal).

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    5.0

    Excellent Value, Well Built

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    from Florence, Kentucky

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Riviera Custom P93 Electric Guitar:

    For the price, I am pretty impressed with my particular guitar's set-up and sound/quality. Yes one or more of your knobs may be a bit crooked, and the input jack should be treated with instrument glue (a 30 second process), but the result of this model is a guitar that sounds like anything twice it's price. Great retro sound from the Alnico P-90's, works well with fuzz and has a great clean sound, the Bigsby is fantastic. Comfortable neck, sounds great unplugged or amp'd up. No fret buzz on mine, no dead spots, nice set-up by the American employees. That said, I strongly recommend trying out one in person first, there are lemons out there, find a good one or have GC set it up and glue the input jack for you, this model is so worth it. Finally, the P-90's are not very "bright," and stay on the low end, but, I get no feedback or noise from them at all, they are QUALITY pick-ups. Very nice clean sound and a great retro-fuzz and overdrive tone. The sound is very warm and smooth, which works great for me as a compliment to my Les Paul. Really impressed with this one, it's a lot of fun to play, and is definitely "gig and recording worthy."

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    5.0

    Excelent Semi-Hollow Guitar

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    from Guadalajara, Jal, Mex

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Riviera Custom P93 Electric Guitar:

    It has impressive sound, the neck is very comfortable, perfect for rock and its variants, I have an SG and it's amazing the difference in sound between the two, widely recommended for the community! Definitely 5 Stars!!!

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    5.0

    Awesome.

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    from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Riviera Custom P93 Electric Guitar:

    I have been playing guitar for about a year and a half and have had this guitar for about a month or so now and I tell you it is amazing.Great for playing blues,classic rock, and even pop and down and drop tunings. The Bigsby just makes the guitar even better.You can play an entire song using it and it will barely come out of tune.I got the gold one and bought it used so it came with a case and without a pick guard,but it actually looks better in my opinion without one. Plus looks more like Dave Grohls' guitar from the Foo Fighters without it. And of course I am a Foo Fighters fan. So to sum it up Amazing guitar for the money. So hope this review helps.

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    5.0

    The Red Rocket

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    from Littleton, CO

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Riviera Custom P93 Electric Guitar:

    It took me a while to decide on this guitar. It was either the Riviera or the Sheraton II, but in the end it was the Bigsby that sold me. I'm a sucker for sustain, what can I say. The P-90 pickups are extremely powerful, so I hardly have to turn up the volume on my amp at all. The selector switch is a bit of tricky of business because no matter what position it's in you will always get the center pick-up. It's volume nob is the only thing that will shut off the center pick-up. The quality of the craftsmanship is exquisite. I've had this baby almost 3 months now and it hardly ever has to be tuned. Mind you I have long practice sessions,so I check daily. Also, the original strings are not bad either especially I pick this up as a floor model. Though I'll be changing to some flat wound 11-47 Jazz strings. It has sustain you can feel and good action across the fret board. Just amazing playability. No scratches yet, TG! Beautiful Wine Red finish you wouldn't know that it's not lacquer. I have to say I expected the machine heads to be in better condition. But that makes no difference seeing as I'm gonna change those out for some Schaller "Da Vinci" tuners, regardless. The guitar is pretty light weight for it's size. And the neck fits well into my small hands. I just can't stop loving the fact the natural acoustics are much louder than I ever expected. Sometimes I don't even need my amp which is nice at night when I don't want to wake anybody. All in all it's a best buy and a must have. If you see one get it you won't be disappointed.

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