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The Rivoli was very fashionable in the 1960s, especially in Britain, finding favour with such legendary bassists as Chas Chandler (Animals), Paul Samwell-Smith (Yardbirds), Ronnie Lane (Small Faces), Andy Fraser (Free) and many more.
Just under 2000 Epiphone Rivoli basses were shipped in the 1960s, with 1967 being the peak year (see the Epiphone Rivoli shipping figures). Production ceased in 1968.
In the 1970s the Epiphone (now Japanese manufactured) launched a new bass dubbed Rivoli, however with a model number EA260. This was a double pickup instrument with a similar body shape. but a bolt-on neck, long (34 1/2") scale, and very different hardware.
Epiphone Rivoli basses for sale
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|John Carroll Comment left 11th September 2014 20:08:17|
Hi I have for sale a 1960 Rivoli Bass Guitar. Any interest please contact me by email. Regards John