Lt Ed Riviera Custom P93 Semi-hollow Design, Solid Craftsmanship
Lt Ed Riviera Custom P93
The Epiphone Riviera Custom P93 is modeled after one of Epiphone’s most enduring classics, the Riviera. 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 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 not two but 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 Metallic Gold finish with nickel hardware or 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 Mother-of-Pearl parallelogram Inlays, quality electronic parts including full-size 1” 500K Ohm 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 P90 pickups with Alnico™ V magnets. Controls include 3 individual Volume pots (for each pickup) and 1 Master Tone. 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.
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™ locking Tune-o-matic bridge plus a legendary Bigsby® B70 tremelo.
Backed By Names You Trust: The Epiphone Riviera Custom P93 is protected by our famous Epiphone Lifetime Limited Warranty featuring Gibson 24/7/365 Customer Service which guarantees the instrument against defects in materials or workmanship. Experience an Epiphone Riviera Custom P93 soon at your favorite Authorized Epiphone Dealer.