Be sure to pick up a copy of the September 2014 issue of Guitar World. Both the Epiphone Casino Coupe and the Epiphone Riviera Custom P-93 are awarded the coveted Guitar World Platinum Award of Excellence. Reviewer Chris Gill has a lot of good things to say and here's just a sampling:
"These new Epiphone models are so outrageously affordable and appealing that they deserve a closer look from anyone who wants to add a thinline guitar to his or her arsenal."
"Both of my examples displayed impressive attention to detail. When I looked up the street price for both, I was shocked to discover how affordable they are-- I was expecting each model to sell for more than $1,000, just judging by the workmanship, playability and tonal performance."
"On appearance alone, the Riviera P-93 far out-classes other contenders in its price range, and both models were ready to gig right out of the box, without needing any hardware or electronics upgrades."
"If you've always wanted to add a thinline electric to your collection or you're looking for a versatile first ax, these Epiphone models deliver outstanding performance for outrageously low prices."