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).
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
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.