NGD: Epiphone Riviera 1995 Sunburst Peerless

Discussion in 'Other Epiphones' started by stilwel, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. stilwel

    stilwel Member

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    Delayed NGD, but better late than never.

    I had one exactly like this for nearly 10 years and stupidly sold it after I bought a Gibson ES-345. I got the itch recently to own one of these skinny-necked Rivs and decided to make it so. I've had this one for just a few weeks and I'm already well on my way to modding it up exactly like the other one that I owned.

    Made in Korean Peerless factory in 1995.

    Changes:
    Black Epi Truss-rod cover
    Gold reflector knobs
    Gotoh Magnum locking keystone tuners
    Custom black 335-style pickguard

    Up next is a nickel Bigsby B7 to complete the transformation and all will be right with the world.


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  2. elephantrider

    elephantrider Senior Member

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    hella nice big body, right there !
     
  3. stilwel

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    So this happened the other day.

    Stumbled onto another '95 Peerless Riviera with upgraded Grover tuners, Gibson '57 Classics and a US Bigsby B7.

    I have a new favorite guitar.

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    The non-Bigsby model is available if anyone is interested.
     
  4. Paul46

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    Sweet! I need to get a Riviera with mini-humbuckers.
     
  5. 61LPSG

    61LPSG Senior Member

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    Sweet Stilwel, :applause:

    I had a '65 Riviera (Kalamazoo made) that I ordered from Epi factory in '65.
    It had the PAF mini-humbuckers. It put in some P 90's... just a personal preference. I too sold mine when I got an ES 335. I wish I had kept it, it was a really nice guitar.
     
  6. mundtjg

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    Any chance this is still available and what would you be looking to get for it? Thanks
     
  7. stilwel

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    Sorry, it's long gone.
     
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    Alright, thanks. Been trying to get one for a long time.
     
  9. stilwel

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    I snagged both of these via national Craigslist search. Got lucky to find 2 sellers willing to do Paypal and ship. There are lots more out there. Best of luck.
     

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