The Epiphone Riviera P93, which was discontinued last year will be back in stores from 8 May.
If demand is anything like it was last year, however, it won’t be available for long, so better get those orders in now. The Riviera P93 has three ‘dog-ear’ single coil P-90 pick-ups and a Bigsby trem and tailpiece. The Bigsby, along with the polyurethane finish and gold hardware make this one good-looking guitar.
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The laminated maple body and top, glued-in mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard and trapezoid inlays mean that the Riviera P93 sounds and plays wonderfully, too. The Tune-O-Matic bridge complements the Bigsby perfectly.
On the head there are Grover tuners and on the body, a 3-way pick-up selector and tone and volume controls for the neck and bridge pick-ups. The three P-90s give that extra crunch for rockabilly and blues, but the Riviera P93 is also very well-suited to jazz, and the Bigsby makes it perfect for country playing.
Reviews of last year’s Epiphone Riviera P93 were great. On Guitar Center, cguitarist929 said ‘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.’
And on the Musicians Friend, Sgtpeppere64 said ‘It’s got that woody tone that threatens to retire my Fender 72 deluxe, American Mahogany HSS,Variax 700 and Nashville Tele. I road tested it for days, on a Vox DA5 practice amp, and was mesmerized!! I don’t know how to describe the experience thru my Mesa Boogie!’
Shop for the Epiphone Riviera P93 on Amazon.