Epiphone Riviera Cherry 1967

The Epiphone Riviera was released as a semi-hollowbody thinline in 1962. The design shared much with the Epiphone Sheraton, especially as the Sheraton evolved throughout the '60s. The Riviera, for example, was introduced with mini-humbuckers while the Sheraton original had New York pickups. Epiphone has reissued a number of import Rivieras in recent years.

Years of Production: 
1962 - 1970

Unique to this Year: Optional vibrato tailpiece introduced. 

Body Style: Semi-hollowbody double cutaway

Design Elements: Dual mini-humbuckers, 24 3/4-inch scale length, white three-ply pickguard, frequensator tailpiece, single-bound top and back, Maple centerblock

Finish Specification: Cherry became a finish option for the Riviera in 1966. 

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