Epiphone Riviera 1982 Antique Sunburst

Reverb Estimated Used Price Range

  • $755$990

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.

The Rivieras from the early 1980s were all made by the Japanese manufacturer Matsumoku. 

Years of Production: 
1962 - 1970, 1975 - 1979 (Japanese market only), 1980 - 1984 (worldwide by Matsumoku)

Unique to this Year: Stopbar tailpiece introduced instead of Frequensator tailpiece.

Body Style: Semi-hollowbody double cutaway

Wood Composition: Laminated Maple top, back and sides

Design Elements: Set neckMMK-61 humbuckers, 24 3/4-inch scale length, white three-ply pickguard, stopbar tailpiece, single-bound top and back, Maple centerblock

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