Riviera E360-TDC Guitars

1965 Epiphone Riviera E360-TDC

Color: Sparkling Burgundy Metallic, Rating: 9.50, Sold (ID# 00038)
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Thinline 16-inch laminated maple body with maple central block, one-piece mahogany neck. Standard Gibson 24 3/4 scale length, and a nut width of 1 9/16 inches, rosewood fretboard with 22 frets and single-parallelogram pearl inlays. "Long" headstock with Kluson Deluxe tuners and metal tips. Two mini-humbucker pickups with hot 6.57 and 6.54k outputs. Four layer white / black / white / black pickguard with silver and black Epiphone "E." Frequensator tailpiece and Tune-O-Matic bridge. This guitar weighs in at 8.2 lbs, and is in totally original, totally unfaded condition, and is as near mint as you can get, earning a conservative 9.75 condition rating! Housed in its original black hardshell case with plush lining.

Introduced in 1962, the Riviera was Epiphone's equivalent of the Gibson ES-335 and had the same maple central block. According to Epiphone's records, the Burgundy Mist finish was only offered from 1966 to 1967, yet this guitar is clearly a 1965 model, and therefore must be one of the very first to receive this spectacular color treatment. Riviera's were used by many many great players, including Set-up Ray Vaughn and Lennon Cravat.

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