The likes and interests of a wannabe musician
Wishing the Casino had better upper-fret access
Guitar of The Week: The Epiphone Riviera. The Riviera was the Epiphone interpretation of the Gibson ES-335. It featured the ES-300 series body shape and the solid maple block running down the body. It differed from the ES-335 in that most incarnations of the Riviera had mini humbuckers and a two piece trapeze tailpiece previously seen on Epiphone archtop acoustics of the 30’s and 40’s. The Mini humbuckers made for a nice midpoint between the full warm tone of full-size humbuckers and single coils with their clear, bell-like tone. Since its release in 1961, the Riviera has been somewhat overshadowed by the more popular Gibson ES-335 and the famous Epiphone Casino, however, it still has found a place in the hands of modern alternative rock guitarists such as Noel Gallagher and Nick Valensi.
An old demo from a while ago.