#1
How sick is this guitar? I was looking into getting a Casino, but this has P-94's, which I am guessing are a bit hotter than 90's, and produce less feedback. Am I right? I love the strokes, and Noel Gallagher used to use Riviera's on Definately Maybe, which is my favorite album, and I have a JCM900. Seems to me like it's perfect for the style I want - Rock, Brit rock, and blues rock.

What does UG think? Riviera's are discontinued, but the Valensi is still for sale at Sweetwater.com.



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#4
I say get it, it's a well made guitar, sounds quite good, their signature models tend to be quite higher in quality and consistency than their standard models.
#5
Looks like a really sweet guitar.
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#6
That, sir, is one FUGLY guitar...gods i hate smei-hollow...and F holes??? WHYYYYY????
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#7
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That, sir, is one FUGLY guitar...gods i hate smei-hollow...and F holes??? WHYYYYY????
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#8
Semi-hollows are not for everyone I suppose. I like the look of them, especially since I am 6' 3". But I am more wondering how it sounds and plays, and if anyone has experience with Riviera's or P-94's.
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#9
Personally I find the pick-ups on the Corsairs to leave much to be desired (pup-swaps are just needed for those). With the Riviera it'll be an acquired taste. The p-94s should be plenty hot for what you want to play so I'd say it's a good buy.
#10
Alright so the 94's are hotter than the 90's as I have read? What exactly is the difference?
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#12
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Alright so the 94's are hotter than the 90's as I have read? What exactly is the difference?


To my understanding, the P94's aren't any hotter than P90's, but just humbucker sized.

The Epiphone Riviera is a personal favourite of mine, but I think the Valensi model is pretty sweet too. I do hate when companies stop making the stock model and only make the signature model though. Gibson did it with the Les Paul Junior too.

Anyways, the Riviera is more suited to your style than the Casino. The Casino is a full hollow rather than a semi hollow if I remember rightly, but either way, is more prone to feedback than the Riviera.
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#13
That's a sweet looking guitar

What can you tell me about the bridge though? haven't seen that before
#14
I am going to Guitar Center after school today to see if they can in any way order either a Riviera or the Nick Valensi for me, and I will also play the Casino again I guess to make sure I am still not prone to it. I don't like the feedback, as I do play with some OD for stuff.
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#15
Quote by Revhain
That's a sweet looking guitar

What can you tell me about the bridge though? haven't seen that before


Ah, that's called a Frequensator. I'm not entirely sure if it makes much difference, but it sure looks cool as hell.
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#16
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Ah, that's called a Frequensator. I'm not entirely sure if it makes much difference, but it sure looks cool as hell.


I'll say

I think I have to see if I can get my hands on one of these in the netherlands, I have a thing for natural finishes and I've been looking for something with these kind of pickups for a long time.
#17
Revhain, where abouts are you in NL? I used to live there and go back every summer. Dad works in Laren and used to live in Soest.
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#18
I'm way down south near Maastricht, a good few hours from Soest I think. You say you come back here during summer? I'm going over to the states this summer :P different state though
#19
I'm also thinking of getting one of these, so opinions interest me too

About the pickups, I tried an SG Standard with P-94's and I have to say it's the best sounding SG I've ever played. I'm not sure, but I'm told that appart from being humbucker-sized P-90's, they're slightly hotter than the standard ones.
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#21
i have P-94's in a telecaster... the P-94s are a little hotter than standard P90s. It really drives the amp a lot easier... I've also had a corsair which is a nice guitar as well.