Epiphone 1963 Riviera, Royal Tan - Pre-Owned


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Initially introduced in 1962, the Epiphone Riviera was a widely accepted departure from Epiphone’s past, and was the affordable answer to Gibson’s ES-335. This pre-owned 1963 Epiphone Riviera comes from the golden years of Epiphone when they were American made, and built in the heart of New York City. Known as the younger sibling of Epiphone’s Sheraton model, this all Maple semi-hollow utilized minihumbucking pickups that have since been replaced with Seymour Duncan SM-2N and SM-2B pickups in the neck and bridge. These retain classic humbucking qualities while adding a bit more clarity and bite. Though the bridge and tailpiece seem to have been replaced as well, this 1963 Epiphone Riviera still boasts all of the vintage mojo one could ask for.

This guitar has been listed to the best of our knowledge after thorough inspection. Please feel free to call for an in-hand description of this guitar.

  • Construction: Semi-hollow 
  • Top: Maple 
  • Body: Maple w/ solid maple center block 
  • Neck: Mahogany 
  • Neck joint: Set
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood 
  • Fingerboard inlays: Parallelogram 
  • Finish: Royal Tan
  • Binding: 1-Ply
  • Bridge: Tune-o-Matic, non-original
  • Tailpiece: Stoptail, non-original
  • Pickups: Seymour Duncan SM-2N (neck), SM-2B (bridge) 
  • Wiring: 2 Vol, 2 Tone, 3-way Switch 
  • Pots/Caps: Unclear if original 
  • Nut width: 1-11/16” 
  • Scale length: 24.75” 
  • Tuners: Grover, non-original
  • Knobs: Reflector 
  • Truss rod: Adjustable with black 2-ply cover
  • Year: 1963
  • Serial number: 109400


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