Riviera Custom P93 Red Royale Hollowbody Electric Guitar  

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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 favorit... Read More

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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 P93 has the rare distinction of giving players a new sound and a new distinctive look.

The Riviera Custom P-93 uses three 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 Wine Red finish with gold hardware, the Riviera Custom P93 truly becomes of our era's great instruments.

Semi-hollow Design, Solid Craftsmanship
The Riviera Custom P93 is constructed of premium laminated maple with a mahogany center block and a hand-fitted, glued-in mahogany 24.75" scale neck with a SlimTaper "D" profile and 22 medium jumbo frets with a 1.68" nut for great string spacing and intonation. Other details include a rosewood fingerboard with pearloid parallelogram inlays, quality electronic parts including full-size 1" 500kOhm potentiometers, Epiphone's all-metal pickup selector switch, a ‘60s era Epiphone logo on the headstock, and a heavy-duty output jack.

Ground Breaking Electronics
The Riviera Custom P93's fabulous semi-hollowbody sound is voiced by three Epiphone "Dogear" classic P-90 pickups with Alnico V magnets. Controls include three individual Volume pots (for each pickup) and 1 Master Tone. The all-metal toggle works as it would with a two-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.

Stunning Colors
The Riviera Custom P93 comes in Metallic Gold with nickel hardware or Wine Red with gold hardware which even extends to the premium 14:1 ratio Wilkinson machine heads which provide superior tuning stability and accuracy. Also included as standard equipment on the Epiphone Riviera Custom P93 is Epiphone's exclusive LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge plus a legendary Bigsby B70 tremelo.

Features Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Semi-hollow or chambered body
  • Body material: Laminated
  • Top wood: Maple plain
  • Body wood: Maple plain
  • Body finish: Gloss urethane
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Shape: SlimTaper D
  • Wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Finish: Gloss urethane
Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Trapezoid
  • Nut width: 1.68" (42.67mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: SSS
  • Neck: P-90
  • Middle: P-90
  • Bridge: P-90
  • Brand: Epiphone
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Parallel
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: Separate volume controls
Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, volume 3, 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: Wilkinson
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Versatile electronics
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China
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EpiphoneRiviera Custom P93 Red Royale Hollowbody Electric Guitar
 
4.5

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4.0

Crazy Beautiful Guitar

By MikeGhost

from Sacramento, CA

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Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

  • Practicing
  • Recording

Comments about Epiphone Riviera Custom P93 Red Royale Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

Amazing looking guitar. Great sound and great feel. Really good components. My only negative is the painted neck. The first one cracked after tuning it up. I returned (great service at Guitar Center, I might add) it and got my new one within a week or so. New guitar is just as beautiful and no cracks after tuning it up. I've heard about issues with Epiphone's neck bone detail causing cracks. I love the look and feel of this guitar, so it will only stay at home. This one probably won't be going on any road trips.

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5.0

Endless Good Time Jam

By Andrew

from Ridgecrest, CA

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Comments about Epiphone Riviera Custom P93 Red Royale Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

So I bought this Riviera Custom Royale about 6 months ago from GC and am still finding something new every time I pick it up; probably because I am running it through the Spider Line 6. Unbelievable vintage sound in the raw and the quality from the Bigsby to the Wilkinson's there is nothing wrong here folks...did I get lucky? I'm not sure but I couldn't be more happy...and I even turned down the Rickenbacker for this. This Riviera reminds me of the Casino I had back in the late 70's and that's the sound I was looking for, sweet blues yet it kicks into high gear for something bright. GC in Palmdale went through the setup and I haven't touched it since but will be changing out the strings real soon. You will love this instrument if this is your style, and the red pearl is a beautiful finish too.

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