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Ltd. Ed. Elitist "1966" Custom Riviera
Ltd. Ed. Elitist "1966" Custom Riviera Outfit
Introducing the new Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Elitist "1966" Custom Riviera Outfit with a Nitrocellulose Lacquer Honeyburst finish, made in Japan at the world famous Elitist factory. The “1966” Custom Riviera merges some of our favorite vintage Riviera mods with the world famous Elitist series for an instrument that might make you fall in love with guitar buying all over again. The Epiphone Riviera is one of Epiphone’s most enduring classics. 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 Robben Ford, 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. The Riviera is the kind of versatile axe that is not only great off-the-shelf but is also a great canvas for modifications. The Riviera has been seen with humbuckers, mini-humbuckers, and P-90s and Stopbar, tremolo, and Trapeze tailpieces.

The new Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Elitist "1966" Custom Riviera Outfit is an exquisite hand-made marvel that recreates one of rock and roll’s most legendary instruments. All Epiphone Elitist acoustic and electric guitars are built at our Epiphone factory in Japan that specializes in hand made, highly accurate reissues made with time honored methods and impeccable attention to vintage detail and quality, including period-correct USA pickups and electronics. Epiphone Elitist instruments also feature traditional hand rubbed nitrocellulose color finishes that enhances a guitar’s look over time with gradual shading and fading patterns that are as unique and personal as your own story. Today, Epiphone’s Elitist Series instruments are some of the most sought after by players of all styles, and the Elitist factory in Japan is considered to be one of the premier instrument factories in the world. The new Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Elitist "1966" Custom Riviera Outfit is part alternative history and part modern classic, all rolled into one incredible—and affordable, instrument. The new Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Elitist "1966" Custom Riviera Outfit features a 3-ply laminated body and Maple Top with a Honeyburst finish in Nitrocellulose Lacquer that will age with the same subtle shading seen on priceless vintage instruments. The stylish white 3-layer pickguard has the classic metal Epiphone “E”, and inside the upper f hole is a reproduction of the Epi classic blue rectangle model-label found in all 60s Epiphone acoustic and electric guitars.

And like all Elitist instruments, the Elitist "1966" Custom Riviera Outfit comes with a 1960s style Hard Case, Epiphone’s hassle-free Lifetime Guarantee, and Gibson 24/7/365 Customer Service. Visit your Authorized Epiphone Dealer today and relive the past with while turning to the future with the Ltd. Ed. Elitist "1966" Custom Riviera Outfit.”
  • Made in Japan with USA pickups and electronics
  • Gibson USA Mini-humbuckers
  • Gotoh® "Deluxe" Machine Heads and Tailpiece
  • Nitrocellulose Lacquer and 60s style Hard Case
Made InJapan
FinishNitrocellulose Lacquer; Gloss
Body Material3-ply Laminated Maple
Top Material3-ply Laminated Maple
Neck MaterialMahogany
Neck Shape1960's SlimTaper™
Neck Joint19th Fret; Glued-In, Dovetail
BindingBody = 1 layer; White
Neck = 1 layer; White
Headstock = None
Scale Length24.75"
Fingerboard Material
Fingerboard InlaysPearloid "Parallelograms"
Fingerboard Radius12"
Nut MaterialBone
Nut Width1.69"
Machine HeadsGotoh® Machine Heads; 14:1 ratio
Neck PickupGibson USA Mini-Humbucker
Bridge PickupGibson USA Mini-Humbucker
Controls2- Volume
2- Tone
PotentiometersCTS® 500K Audio
CapacitorsOrange Drop 473
KnobsVintage-style Gold metal inserts with pointers
Pickup Selector3-way Switchcraft™ toggle
Truss Rod Cover2-ply (Black/White); Vintage "E" in White
BridgeTune-o-matic with Delrin® Saddles
TailpieceGotoh® Stopbar
PickguardWhite 3-Layer with metal "E" logo
Includes1960's-era Hard Case
WarrantyEpiphone Limited Lifetime
Service1-800-4GIBSON (1-800-444-2766) service@gibson.com
StringsD’Addario® 10, 13, 17, 26, 36, 46
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