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Epiphone Elitist 1966 Custom Riviera

#1 User is offline   paradigm 

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 07:32 AM

Hi all,

Seeing as though I have now decided to keep my new guitar despite its complimentary delivery chip in the headstock, I thought I might as well post up some better pics of it!

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After seeing so many great guitars on this forum, and coveting Charlie Brown's beautiful Sheraton for so long (and many others!), I am super happy to have this wonderful guitar!

Cheers to all the Epiphone fans out there!

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#2 User is offline   charlie brown 

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 08:26 AM

[wub] That's Awesome!! Congratulations!! (Head-stock chips are an easy fix...or, just leave it as "Mojo!" [biggrin] )

Have Fun, with that beauty!! [thumbup]


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 07:02 AM

Man! That looks awesome! Love that burst!
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 01:11 PM

Looks great, ding or not. The Elitists are terrific instruments. I hope you enjoy yours for years.

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#5 User is offline   paradigm 

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 06:32 AM

Cougar, Charlie Brown and Red 333,

Thanks guys! I really love it!
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Posted 18 May 2017 - 01:33 PM

View Postparadigm, on 18 May 2017 - 06:32 AM, said:

Cougar, Charlie Brown and Red 333,

Thanks guys! I really love it!


It's a great guitar! I love the fact that it's "spec correct" to the original "Kalamazoo" era! The finish, the 2 hole
truss rod cover, and Gibson style truss rod, as well as body outline and mini-humbuckers. Would love to see
ALL Epiphone models, that are re-creations of those originals, have the same correct spec's (to their model).
"The Devil's in the Details," as they say! [biggrin] Now, if they'd only offer a vintage "cherry" finish!! [biggrin]

Enjoy!

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 06:33 PM

[thumbup] Absolutely stunning color on that burst. I thought the Riviera came with a Frequensator tailpiece.
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 04:15 AM

View PostSleeko, on 18 May 2017 - 06:33 PM, said:

[thumbup] Absolutely stunning color on that burst. I thought the Riviera came with a Frequensator tailpiece.


Thanks Sleeko!
Yeah normally Sheratons and Rivieras have the frequensator, but this model is a '66 Custom with a stop tail piece.
I think it is modelled after Robben Ford's Riviera (loosely).
I previously had 1962 Reissue Sheraton with the frequensator, it was great! The bass notes on that thing were crazy good, but I like this one more.
It's an early 40th present from my wonderful girlfriend (hence why I was so disappointed with the chip in the head stock).
I'm a very lucky guy!
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Posted 03 June 2017 - 01:16 AM

Stunningly beautiful color & overall guitar!

Terada sure knows how to make a fine instrument. I'm fortunate enough to have three made by them, including an AIUSA-JLH Sheraton similar to CB's (but with the Frequensator), a McCartney '64 Texan, and an Elitist Casino.

Build quality that can match anyone.
>Gibsons: '22 "A" Mandolin / '66 ES 125T / '90 Tennessean / '00 J-100 Xtra
'02 J-45 Rosewood / '02 SG Faded-moon / '06 ES 335 / '09 ES 339
'10 ES 330L / '11 ES 335-P90s / '12 ES 330 VOS / '12 LP Special
'12 J-185 / '13 LG2-AE / '13 Midtown Kalamazoo / '14 J-15
>Epis: '66 FT45n Cortez / '00 AIUSA-John Lee Hooker 1964 Sheraton
'05 McCartney-Elitist 1964 Texan / '09 Elitist Casino / '13 EL-00 Pro
>Guilds: '73 F-30R / '74 F-40 / '76 G-37 / '92 D-6 / '94 JF-30 / '14 A-150b
>Martins: '01 Custom Rosewood Dread / '09 OM-1 / >Ibanez: '81 M-340
>Breedlove: '10 American Series OO Mandolin
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Posted 05 June 2017 - 07:02 AM

Thanks bobouz! I agree, the MIJ stuff has really won me over in terms of quality. In fact, I am planning a trip to Japan next year to go guitar shopping :)
Your guitars sound great, I would love to see some pics of them!
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Posted 05 June 2017 - 12:58 PM

View Postparadigm, on 05 June 2017 - 07:02 AM, said:

Your guitars sound great, I would love to see some pics of them!

I've never learned how to do the pic thing on forums (too old & lazy), but can email photos.

PM me if there's something in particular you'd like to take a look at :-)
>Gibsons: '22 "A" Mandolin / '66 ES 125T / '90 Tennessean / '00 J-100 Xtra
'02 J-45 Rosewood / '02 SG Faded-moon / '06 ES 335 / '09 ES 339
'10 ES 330L / '11 ES 335-P90s / '12 ES 330 VOS / '12 LP Special
'12 J-185 / '13 LG2-AE / '13 Midtown Kalamazoo / '14 J-15
>Epis: '66 FT45n Cortez / '00 AIUSA-John Lee Hooker 1964 Sheraton
'05 McCartney-Elitist 1964 Texan / '09 Elitist Casino / '13 EL-00 Pro
>Guilds: '73 F-30R / '74 F-40 / '76 G-37 / '92 D-6 / '94 JF-30 / '14 A-150b
>Martins: '01 Custom Rosewood Dread / '09 OM-1 / >Ibanez: '81 M-340
>Breedlove: '10 American Series OO Mandolin
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Posted 22 June 2017 - 10:58 PM

Beautiful Guitar!


Carl would be proud
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#13 User is offline   luke21 

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 10:23 PM

Gorgeous guitar!
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#14 User is offline   paradigm 

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Posted Yesterday, 05:20 AM

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Thanks!! I love it!
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