Jump to content
Gibson Brands Forums

Jorma Kaukonen signature Riviera


clarkuss

Recommended Posts

Has this got the slim neck like the Casino? Nice that it comes with the E Bigsby and the 57 pups as well as the Gold hardware (if you're into that). Not much of a Riviera though when you take away the mini humbuckers, the tailpiece and the white PG and TRC....

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Has this got the slim neck like the Casino? Nice that it comes with the E Bigsby and the 57 pups as well as the Gold hardware (if you're into that). Not much of a Riviera though when you take away the mini humbuckers' date=' the tailpiece and the white PG and TRC....[/quote']

 

More importantly... Where did you get that avatar picture? DAMN!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Has this got the slim neck like the Casino? Nice that it comes with the E Bigsby and the 57 pups as well as the Gold hardware (if you're into that). Not much of a Riviera though when you take away the mini humbuckers' date=' the tailpiece and the white PG and TRC....[/quote']

 

No it has the neck of a 335.

 

I own one and I don't know why they call it a Riviera. It is a 335 (or Dot) style guitar with a Bigsby.

 

That being said it is a really nice guitar. I have owned Gibson 335s and this guitar is as close as you can get without it saying Gibson or Elitists on the headstock.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

A little late to the party...but I have had one for some time and it is a very versatile guitar. I would compare it more (as already stated) to the 335. The tuners stay in tune and the 57's are sweet. I had it before I got a 335, but the 335 did not sound that appreciably better and the neck was thinner than the Jorma. The JK has a nice comfortable middle plus size neck.

 

Here is a pic of mine.

 

P2080001.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

A little late to the party...but I have had one for some time and it is a very versatile guitar. I would compare it more (as already stated) to the 335. The tuners stay in tune and the 57's are sweet. I had it before I got a 335' date=' but the 335 did not sound that appreciably better and the neck was thinner than the Jorma. The JK has a nice comfortable middle plus size neck.

 

Here is a pic of mine.

 

[img']http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j84/jam382w/P2080001.jpg[/img]

 

Mark your's looks to be the same as mine. Mine is a Peerless 2005 and mine says Bigsby too.

 

I scored mine to replace my 68 Gibson 335 with the rectangle inlays and a factory Bigsby I sold off for cash to buy an amp in the late 80s early 90s.

 

I owned a Dot when I bought the Jorma and there was no comparison, so I sold the Dot off. I also had this guitar at the same time as I owned my faded/satin red Gibson 335 I had to sell recently.

 

There was just not much tone or sustain difference between the 2. Plus the Jorma feels like my old 68.

 

I also own a Supernova, Peerless plant, and they are both better than the stock Dots, and I have owned and modified several through the years. The Jorma of the 2 though is my favorite.

 

Vintage Guitar Magazine did a review several years back. I would have to go find the issue in my stacks somewhere. I remember it being pretty positive though.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

×
×
  • Create New...