Jimmy Vivino talks about his take on the Epiphone Riviera Custom P-93 in this video. He says, "The fact that had P90s on a riviera body basically was really weird. I had never seen anything like it... I had never seen a production model Sheraton, or actually it's a riviera actually, riviera with P90s and then this guy came along. And to have three of them! I'm personally going to have this pickup a reverse wound so that i can do the T-Bone Walker thing. Right now they're all wound the same and it gets humbucked in the middle, so it's quiet but i'm going to go for the old ES-5 thing, which is reverse wound middle pickup and just do a little work on it. But it just came out of the box beautiful, playable, and sounds great. There's certain features I really love, like the small buttons in gold, which you'd never see. For me, Epiphone really went all out on making this a beautiful instrument. It feels great and I'm proud to play it."more
I love this guitar for all its worth. I love the triple P-90s because they have that attack I've always been looking for. This guitar wasn't my main guitar but it became my new number one very soon after I got used to playing a semi-hollow electric. I can't explain what happens when I play it, my hands + this guitar are just magic together. I play hard and this guitar is just tough and right for me, I guess.
This guitar is probably the most versatile. I love the triple pickup design and the fact they are all P-90s makes it even better. Semi-Hollow, so I can get feedback when I want it and its not impossible to control. I really can't explain how much I love this guitar but I pick it up at least every single time I sit down to play guitar and is my go-to for writing (besides my acoustic).
It sounds amazing, there's just something about P90s that draws me to them. They're bright and just suit so many styles of music. I personally like the bigsby, I think it's much more tasteful than a regular trem system, but that's personal preference. It's also beautiful, every time someone new sees this, they comment on how stunning it is. Personally, I find it super comfortable and it makes me look much cooler than I actually am. Would definitely reccomend this for versatility and a classic sound.
The pickups aren't the hottest, and from my experience, the factory setup isn't always the best, but this guitar is a lot of tone and versatility for the dollar. Fun to play, sounds as good as it looks, awesome investment if you can't afford "pro" gear