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Epiphone Riviera and Professional

1962 Guitars Basses Amplifiers catalog page 5

Epiphone 1962 'guitars, basses, amplifiers' catalog, page 5. Details of the Epiphone Riviera (E360TD) and Professional (EA7P).

These guitars were two of the later additions to the (Kalamazoo-built) Epiphone line, and this was their first US catalog appearance. The Riviera was the Epiphone equivalent to the Gibson ES-335. The professional outfit was an amp with all controls built into the guitar. Only 396 Professional guitars were shipped, the last in 1966.

Both guitars shown have the 1962-63 headstock shape - as used on Epiphone guitars prior to their acquisition by Gibson - by the next 1964 catalogue both would have the new 'widened top' or 'cola bottle' style headstock.

1962 launch prices for these instruments were $325 for the Riviera and $495 for the Professional outfit. The Riviera was only listed in Royal Tan at this stage. Royal Tan was a simple two colour red-yellow sunburst, often described today as 'ice tea' burst.

1962 Epiphone "Guitars, Basses, Amplifiers" catalog, page 5: Epiphone Riviera and Professional
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Vintage 1960s Epiphone Vibrola Tailpiece GOLD Sheraton Riviera Crestwood 1964

Vintage 1960's Epiphone Vibrola Tailpiece GOLD Sheraton Riviera Crestwood 1964

Chicago, Illinois, 606**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


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Epiphone EA-250 Riviera 1972 - 1974 Cherry  /  Rare Cherry neck

Epiphone EA-250 Riviera 1972 - 1974 Cherry / Rare Cherry neck

Estes Park, Colorado, 805**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


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Fernandina Beach, Florida, 320**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Epiphone E360TD-12 Riviera Model 12String Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1965 or1967 - even Epiphone can't determine the exact year because of s / n overlap between the 2 years). This guitar was made by Gibson in their Kalamazoo, Michigan plant during the time that Gibson purchased Epiphone and designed and manufactured both product lines.
This semi-hollow body guitar features a sunburst lacquer finish, laminated maple body, mahogany neckwith rosewood fingerboard, and a newer Gator hard... more
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1967 Epiphone Riviera E360TD 12 String XII Sunburst with Hardshell Case

1967 Epiphone Riviera E360TD 12 String XII Sunburst with Hardshell Case

El Cajon, California, 920**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1967 Epiphone E360TD 12 Riviera XII
The serial number is 102064 which dates it to 1967. The body is in very good condition overall, but has some small dings, scratches, scuffs and finish checking. Someone decided to install a master volume pot on the pickguard and cut a small hole on the lower f-hole. It's pretty crazy what people did back in the day, but the hole is covered up completely by the pickguard. The pot was sticking up quite a bit and didn't really fit in the hole, so I replaced it... more
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1967 Epiphone Riviera XII 12 String Thinline

1967 Epiphone Riviera XII 12 String Thinline

Brooklyn, New York, 112**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


This Epiphone Riviera XII was made by Gibson in the USA in 1967. This guitar shows only light play wear with no structural damage. It is all original. It has been pro-setup and plays great. It weighs 8 pounds 5 6 ounces and comes with a non-original hard shell case
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Early 80s Epiphone Riviera Wine Red Japan Matsumoku Noel Gallagher Oasis

Early 80's Epiphone Riviera Wine Red Japan Matsumoku Noel Gallagher Oasis

Englewood, New Jersey, 076**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


If you're looking at this you probably know what this is. It's the real deal not some cheap Chinese reissue. I purchased this guitar from Ebay Uk about 8 years ago. It was very hard to find and I had to pay an arm and a leg to have it shipped here. The seller lied to me about this guitar but I'm actually going to be honest about it because that's just the way I am. I asked the seller if the frets were ok and he said they were fine. When I received the guitar the first 3 or 4 frets were worn down... more
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1966 Epiphone Riviera Cherry Sunburst - Gibson-USA Made Vintage Guitar! es-335,

1966 Epiphone Riviera Cherry Sunburst - Gibson-USA Made Vintage Guitar! es-335,

Lee's Summit, Missouri, 640**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1966 Epiphone Riviera Cherry Sunburst - Gibson-USA Made Vintage Guitar!
Great vibe on this beautiful 1966 Epiphone USA Riviera. Made in the old Gibson Kalamazoo factory right next to ES-335's, 355's etc! These Epiphone's have a slightly different flavor than their Gibson counterparts like slightly longer scale, mini-humbuckers and different branding of course, but the build quality is identical. The mini-humbuckers sound amazing as usual. This guitar is a great ... more
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Extr Rare Epiphone Riviera MIJ, 1980, Split Parallelograms, Cherry red, StopBar

Extr Rare Epiphone Riviera MIJ, 1980, Split Parallelograms, Cherry red, StopBar

Pottersville, New Jersey, 079**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


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Truly an extremely rare version of this model, perhaps a one-of-a-kind Matsumoku-made Epiphone Riviera in Cherry Red, made exclusively for the Japanese domestic market. It features beautiful, very hard to find split parallelogram fretboard inlays, similar to those found in higher-end Gibsons. Few of these ever left Japan, and I'm yet to find one similar in this color combination and these type of inlays ever sold commercially in the US. Hard to ... more
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1966 Epiphone - Riviera - Player 335 Style - ID 3245

1966 Epiphone - Riviera - Player 335 Style - ID 3245

Emmering, 82***, GERMANY


Vintage 60' Riviera
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Parallel zur Gibson ES-335 gabs die Riviera von Epiphone, wie die 335 hat auch die Riviera einen Centerblock, was ein Aufschwingen bei grosser Lautstärke minimiert
Die Riviera wurde auf Stoptail umgestrickt und neu lackiert
Am Hals wurde ein 1972 Gibson Humbucker eingesetzt, der Bridge Mini Humbucker ist original
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Epiphone Riviera 12 strings, E360TDC, Bj. 1968

Epiphone Riviera 12 strings, E360TDC, Bj. 1968

Bad Schwartau, 23***, GERMANY


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1975 Epiphone Riviera Cherry, Made in Japan Matsumoku Factory, Blue Label, MIJ

1975 Epiphone Riviera Cherry, Made in Japan Matsumoku Factory, Blue Label, MIJ



1975 Epiphone Riviera Cherry, Made in Japan Matsumoku Factory, Blue Label, MIJ, Oasis, Gallagher
Available now is a rare and completely stock 1975 Epiphone Riviera from the esteemed Matsumoku Factory in Japan. This Blue Label example boasts a vibrant Cherry stain, accentuated by a stunning rosewood fretboard with intricate grain patterns. It comes complete with a custom-shaped hardcase
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Epiphone Early 1970s EA-250 Riviera - Made in Japan - Redburst - 2nd Hand

Epiphone Early 1970s EA-250 Riviera - Made in Japan - Redburst - 2nd Hand

Sheffield, Yorkshire, S8***, UNITED KINGDOM


Great chance to pick up a nice 2nd Hand Epiphone Early 1970s EA-250 Riviera - Made in Japan - Redburst
Epiphone Early 1970s EA-250 Riviera - Made in Japan - Redburst - 2nd Hand Details:
Case / Box: None Overall Condition: Good Weight: 6LB 3oz This is a previously loved item and as such may have signs of use. Please note that whilst we do our best to picture our 2nd hand and Ex demo items in detail it is not always possible to picture all marks, scratches, and ... more
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1977 Epiphone Riviera Walnut, Made in Japan Matsumoku Factory, Blue Label, MIJ

1977 Epiphone Riviera Walnut, Made in Japan Matsumoku Factory, Blue Label, MIJ



1977 Epiphone Riviera Walnut, Made in Japan Matsumoku Factory, Blue Label, MIJ
Available now is a rare and completely original 1977 Epiphone Riviera from the esteemed Matsumoku Factory in Japan. This Blue Label example boasts a vibrant Walnut stain finish, with a tasteful vintage patina, accentuated by a stunning rosewood fretboard with split parallelogram inlays. It comes complete with a Japanese ES-shaped hardcase with orange fur interior.
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Guitar Repair: fixing fret buzz and sharp fret ends

Guitar Repair: fixing fret buzz and sharp fret endsLoose frets are especially problematic in certain old guitars, but are generally very easy to fix. You'll be amazed at the difference you can make with just a few tools, a bit of knowledge, and a little time. Fixing loose frets can eliminate fret buzz, remove sharp fret ends, and greatly improve the tone of any guitar. If your luthier bill will be greater than the value of your guitar, definitely time to have a go yourself!

1966 Hagstrom 'worlds fastest playing neck' catalog (Merson USA)

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1965 Hofner President

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1963 1964 Fender catalog

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