hatfullofhollow
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Join date: Mar 2006
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#1
I've looked all over the place for a riviera with a natural finish, but i can't seem to find one anywhere! Any help with where i could find one, like a website or something would be much appreciated.
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Harris Y
The Killa
Join date: Mar 2005
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#2
This is kind of irrelevant, but I'm guessing you want one because you're a Nick Valensi fan? I see the Strokes avatar, so it's an assumption.

They're hard to find. Especially with Humbuckers. I ended up buying a Casino instead. Look on eBay for Rivieras. How much are you willing to spend? You can just get his signature Riviera if you're willing to spend over $1000.
lieutfunaki
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Join date: May 2006
254 IQ
#3
well here is my suggestion. I have this:




AND NO SHE ISN'T FOR SALE. But I got it off ebay for $400ish including shipping. It is a 92 I think ( I can't remember). You could get one of these and strip it and clear coat it for pretty cheap. And you'd have a Riviera in blonde. If not, keep it red, it sounds just as good. I LOVE this guitar.


Oh, and consider putting a 490R/498T combo pickup on it.

I formerly owned two casinos, and while they are fun guitars, and much lighter, they sound NOTHING like the Riviera.
-Epiphone Riviera w/ Bigsby and Gibson 490r/498t combo
-Epiphone Es-333 Delonge Edition
-Fender Twin Reverb '65
poochy
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Join date: Apr 2005
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#4
Yeah, they sell Nick Valensi Rivieras. It's not easy to find a Riviera under $1000 unless you go the ebay route.
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Harris Y
The Killa
Join date: Mar 2005
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#5
lieutfunaki has another one Nick uses, except Nick has the Frequensator tailpiece and Gibson p94's instead of the Bigsby and humbuckers. There's a decent amount of cherry Rivieras with mini-hb's on eBay.
R_H_C_P
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Join date: Feb 2004
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#6
Why not just buy a Riviera, and then sand it down, then put a clear coat finish on it, and bam, you've got a natural Riviera.
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lieutfunaki
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Join date: May 2006
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#7
Personally I think the Epi mini hb's are aweful, but RHCP agrees with me on this one. Get a red riviera and have it stripped of its finish.
-Epiphone Riviera w/ Bigsby and Gibson 490r/498t combo
-Epiphone Es-333 Delonge Edition
-Fender Twin Reverb '65
fronkpies
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Join date: Nov 2004
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#8
I havent seen many natural Rivieras.

I have an epi sheraton II for sale (link in sig)
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R_H_C_P
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#9
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fronkpies
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#10
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lieutfunaki
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#11
I'll be selling a Jorma Kaukonen Riviera in the near future if you are interested...but it will be red and with gold hardware.
-Epiphone Riviera w/ Bigsby and Gibson 490r/498t combo
-Epiphone Es-333 Delonge Edition
-Fender Twin Reverb '65
riv92
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Join date: Nov 2006
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#12
i just ordered a riviera today...............im stuck with a red one, i live in australia and you cant buy nicks signature series here, im going to eventually put p-94's in it...........................i wanted a natural or antique natural on it o but i doeant exist, i mean everything exists but on all my time ive spent trying to find a perfect one, all i can find is a normal riv with p-94's in it
well see you later innovater
R_H_C_P
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Join date: Feb 2004
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#13
^Do what I said before, sand down the finish, then apply a clear coat of laquer to it and you've got one.
"Breathe, breathe in the air
Don't be afraid to care"

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OneShowmaster
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Join date: Aug 2006
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#14
I have a 1970's epi riviera in Red with humbuckers and trapazoid inlays. Only made a couple of years. Let me know, I may part with her.
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