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I'm going to Hoston for a week for work and was thinking of picking up either a P-93 riviera or a WildKat if I could get my hands on one. I'm looking for something that sounds different than my Dot, but probably still a semi or hollowbody.

 

any suggestions?

 

thanks

Cal

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I'm going to Hoston for a week for work and was thinking of picking up either a P-93 riviera or a WildKat if I could get my hands on one. I'm looking for something that sounds different than my Dot' date=' but probably still a semi or hollowbody.

 

any suggestions?

 

thanks

Cal

[/quote'] I'd take either :- but first choice would be Wildkat .... demo'ed one, quite nice - have not tried a Riv, yet.

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Riv Riv Riv, I am personally a 335 body style fan, i just really like the double cutaway, and you get 3 P90's as compared to 2, thats rightous, Plus once you spend some time with the pup combinations you can get some really killer tones, from gretsch , to even fenderish, to the classic gibby P90's, Id say the Riv, I also feel ( not that i really know anything about the guitar resale market) that the P93 will pull more cash if you ever want to sell it

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Riv Riv Riv' date=' I am personally a 335 body style fan, i just really like the double cutaway, and you get 3 P90's as compared to 2, thats rightous, Plus once you spend some time with the pup combinations you can get some really killer tones, from gretsch , to even fenderish, to the classic gibby P90's, Id say the Riv, I also feel ( not that i really know anything about the guitar resale market) that the P93 will pull more cash if you ever want to sell it[/quote']

 

If the Wildkat had 3 P90s and a dark cherry finish, I'd go with it. But I will have to recommend the guitar that already has 3 P90s and a dark cherry finish.

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If you're interested in both, I'd suggest the P-93 Riviera. Wildkats are still in production and readily available used (at fairly consistent prices), so I think you'd have an easier time scoring a Wildkat at some point in the future. If you buy the 'kat now, finding a 93 Riv later might be more iffy.

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wildkat hands down.

 

stands out, and will sound great. its smaller stature body is killer sounding with a comfort no other semihollow can offer.plus the bigsby and the fact you get to pick a color instead of only having 1 color. plus it aint sporting the 335ish look... dares to be different.. in a good way.

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wildkat hands down.

 

stands out' date=' and will sound great. its smaller stature body is killer sounding with a comfort no other semihollow can offer.plus the bigsby and the fact you get to pick a color instead of only having 1 color. plus it aint sporting the 335ish look... dares to be different.. in a good way.[/quote']

 

+1. The Wildkat is a beautiful looking guitar having (dare I say it) a more youthful vibe to it.

 

Do these tempt you at all?

 

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Well it tempts me, and I have a P93 and I like it a LOT.

 

The stock Epi photos of the Wildkat make it look pretty cheesey but your pics make it look a LOT more tempting Alan, even with the diesel headstock.

 

PS: I have no use for the middle P-90 in the Riviera, I just turn it down and use it like a 2-PUP guitar...

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Well it tempts me' date=' and I have a P93 and I like it a LOT.

 

The stock Epi photos of the Wildkat make it look pretty cheesey but your pics make it look a LOT more tempting Alan, even with the diesel headstock.[/quote']

 

And it's much much better in the flesh too Brian.

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