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The Epiphone Riviera Goes 12-string

The Riviera model was introduced in 1962 as Epiphone's answer to Gibson 's most celebrated thinline guitar, the ES-335. Body, neck, finish and binding are all identical to the Gibson, as well as the inner body block which increases sustain and decreases feedback. Epi designers added the mini-humbucking pickups, white pickguard, Epi peghead and the legendary Frequensator tailpiece. The slim, solid mahogany neck plays like greased lightning. If you'd like to add shimmering texture and harmonically rich tone to your recordings or your live sound, the 12-string version of the Epiphone Elitist Riviera is the way to go. The Elitist Riviera 12-string Wood At the heart of every great instrument is the wood itself. That's why every piece of wood used in the Elitist Riviera line is hand-selected. It is then slowly and painstakingly dried to perfection in custom kilns until it is at the ideal moisture content. The Elitist Riviera features 5-ply maple back, sides, and top. The Elitist Riviera 12-string Neck All Elitist necks are cut at a 14o grain orientation from one piece of wood for optimum strength, stability and tonal response. As with all great instruments, the necks are then carefully and individually fitted to the body using a hand-glued, dovetail neck joint. The Elitist Riviera has a 22 fret, 1-piece mahogany set neck with a rosewood fingerboard, which imparts a warmer midrange sound. The Elitist Pickups All Elitist instruments are equipped with custom-wound pickups "Made in the USA" exclusively for Epiphone by Gibson Musical Instruments and feature such uncompromising features as: - High Quality Cover Materials - All pickup covers use quality German silver with vintage Nickel or real 24K Gold finish. - Vintage Braided, Shielded Wire - For authentic vintage look and tone with no noise. - Full Wax Potting - Every pickup is potted in a special wax bath to insure that microphonic feedback due to internal vibration is eliminated. All covered models receive a second wax bath to further protect the pickup. - Specially Made Magnets - All magnets are magnetized by Gibson to ensure the total reliability of each magnet's performance. Critical magnetic flux is maintained for the perfect combination of output without sacrificing tonal characteristics. The Elitist Hardware All Elitist instruments feature the finest hardware including precision Grover machine heads for precise tuning accuracy and stability. The Art is in the Elitist Details The Epiphone Elitist Riviera 's appointments are nothing but the finest including real abalone and pearl Inlays, bone nuts and saddles, hand-rubbed finishes, USA strings, and it goes through a meticulous adjustment and set-up. Epiphone Elitist Riviera 12-string Features:

  • Color: Vintage Sunburst
  • Body Wood: 5-ply maple back and sides
  • Top Wood: 5-ply maple
  • Neck Wood: 1-piece mahogany
  • Neck Profile: Joint set, 19th fret, 1-11/16" bone nut
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Position Markers: Parallelogram inlays
  • Scale length: 23 3/4"
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Pickups: Rhythm PU 60NYR (USA NY mini-HB), treble PU 60NYT (USA NY mini-HB
  • Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone
  • Pickup Switching: 3-way selector
  • Hardware: Vintage nickel
  • Machine Heads: Grover
  • Bridge/Tailpiece: Frequensator
  • Case: Hardshell

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