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*NEW* Elitist 1966 Riviera

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Elitist Casinos go for $1999 at Sweetwater and this will probably be in the same range.

 

Maybe with an upcharge for nitro? $2199?

 

Red 333

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Wonderful to see this, let`s hope it`s the first of many (63 El-dorado would be nice!).

 

Just one question, what happened to the "Frequensator" tailpiece?

 

Steve.

 

P.S. I see the "Elitist" Texan is back again too!

 

http://cms.epiphone.com/Products/Acoustic/Ltd-Ed-Elitist-1964-Texan.aspx

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Just one question, what happened to the "Frequensator" tailpiece?

Got so excited, I didn't even notice the stopbar.

 

Would really prefer to see a Frequensator.

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me too CB......this is the worst possible timing...........

 

 

on the bright side, there's usually a lot of time in between when a new model is announced and actually released. start up the financing!!

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I played a Kalamazoo-made Riviera in 1967 that looked just like this upcoming Elitist. I remember that the burst was lighter than Gibson's vintage sunburst. My recollection is that it was very much like an ES 335. It impressed me enough to convince me to buy a Texan.

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A 2-hole Truss Rod Cover, too! Excellent! Historically correct, and (most likely) a

Gibson like Truss Rod (hopefully)! [thumbup]

 

Now, if they'd only do THAT, to the "Elitist" Casino's?!

 

CB

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A 2-hole Truss Rod Cover, too! Excellent! Historically correct, and (most likely) a

Gibson like Truss Rod (hopefully)! [thumbup]

 

Now, if they'd only do THAT, to the "Elitist" Casino's?!

 

CB

 

The Elitists I have owned and still own have the Gibson truss rod.

 

Noticed the saddles too.

 

They finally pulled out all the stops to make the guitars correct.

 

I am buying the Riviera and possibly the Texan too.

 

Just need to wait until they show up.

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Matt at Sweetwater said that he would be getting a few of them.

 

 

Jeffery since you called Sweetwater please let us know the price and available date.

 

Good to know Sweetwater is getting them.

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I almost got my hands on an Elitist 6 string Riviera (1st run) a few months back. I've been kicking myself since for not making the trip. I'd love to get the '66 Elitist to go along with my elitist 12 Riviera.

 

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I almost got my hands on an Elitist 6 string Riviera (1st run) a few months back. I've been kicking myself since for not making the trip. I'd love to get the '66 Elitist to go along with my elitist 12 Riviera.

 

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Sweet!

 

Red 333

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The Elitists I have owned and still own have the Gibson truss rod.

As I recall, the Elitist Casino truss rod is different & requires an Allen wrench.

 

Out of town right now, so I can't check mine.

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