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EPIPHONE | CATALOGS | 1982 | EPIPHONE RIVIERA

Epiphone Riviera

1982 promotional card

In the early 1980s, a number of Epiphone's older models were reissued, using the original names, and (broadly) the original specifications. The Riviera of 1982 was produced by Aria at the Japanese Matsumoku facilities and looked quite like the 1960s Gibson Kalamazoo-made Riviera: it had the same body style, Frequensator tailpiece, parallelogram neck markers, and late sixties-style Epiphone headstock. The pickups, however, had no covers, just exposed cream bobbins.

One significant difference between this guitar and the other electric acoustic guitars in this series (see the 1982 Casino, Sheraton and Emperor guitars) is the neck; whilst those other models had a three-piece maple neck, the Riviera, uniquely, had three-piece mahogany - more like a late sixties Gibson... and whats more, the center block within the body itself was mahogany too - not the usual maple.

In September 1982, the list price was $629.95.

1982 Epiphone Riviera promotional card - side 1
1982 Epiphone Riviera promotional card - side 2
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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

$595

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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

$589

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EPIPHONE E360TD-12, 1965 OR 1967, VINTAGE RIVIERA, SUNBURST, HSC, ONE OWNER

EPIPHONE E360TD-12, 1965 OR 1967, VINTAGE RIVIERA, SUNBURST, HSC, ONE OWNER

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

$4299

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.
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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

$3800

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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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

$3250

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,

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

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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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1967 Epiphone Riviera XII 12 String Thinline

1967 Epiphone Riviera XII 12 String Thinline

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

$4500


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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1966 Epiphone - Riviera - Player 335 Style - ID 3245

1966 Epiphone - Riviera - Player 335 Style - ID 3245

Emmering, 82***, GERMANY

€3065

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
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Noel Gallagher Epiphone Riviera Matsumoku Japan MIJ 1981 - 82 Wine Red

Noel Gallagher Epiphone Riviera Matsumoku Japan MIJ 1981 - 82 Wine Red

Poulton-le-Fylde, FY6***, UNITED KINGDOM

£1750

Epiphone Riviera Matsumoku Japan MIJ 1981 - 82 Wine Red.
Super rare 80's Epi (Matsumoku) Riviera
Made in Japan in 1980 or 1981 at the Matsumoko plant, this model, with Frequensator tailpiece and open coils Maxon MMK-61 humbuckers, was only produced for two years
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1981 Epiphone Riviera Cherry, Made in Japan Matsumoku Factory, Blue Label, MIJ

1981 Epiphone Riviera Cherry, Made in Japan Matsumoku Factory, Blue Label, MIJ

Leeds, LS11***, UNITED KINGDOM

£2095

1981 Epiphone Riviera Cherry, Made in Japan Matsumoku Factory, Blue Label, MIJ, Oasis, Gallagher
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