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I'm looking for an Epiphone riviera for myself but I dont know much about it. need some suggestion about the budget on it.

And what's difference between the cheap one on thomann ? I'm looking for about this one on ebay. How much do you think I can find ? please help : ) http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Epiphone-Riviera-Mint-Condition_W0QQitemZ120512341453QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Musical_Instruments_Guitars_CV?hash=item1c0f1865cd I'm kind of confuse why this one is £450 but thomann just £340 sorry if I've asked a stupid question but I really dont know.

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Valensi Rivieras are still current: http://www.epiphone.com/default.asp?ProductID=274&CollectionID=1


Some of them are quite nice: http://forums.epiphone.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=12624


You could always buy a new VR and swap the PUPs out for Gibson or GFS humbuckers.


And Sheraton IIs are really great guitars for the money: http://forums.epiphone.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=12867

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The one on ebay is from the '90s with the humbuckers.

The one from Thomann is from the '00s with the mini humbuckers.


The Euro conversion to Dollars is about $540.

IMHO that is a great price for a mini humbucker Riviera.

I love mine and it is my best player (Electric)

So I say go with the new. It will also come with a warrenty.



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Thank you guys for information :) I saw once like on the ebay's link that I've posted. The seller ask me about £450 inc epiphone hardcase. Do you think the cost is acceptable ?

That's about $781 USD. Not a good deal here in the states, but that price may reflect supply and demand in the UK.


The mini humbucker version that Thomann's selling looks like a good deal, I wish those were available in the US.


And yes, Rivieras have a center block, same as Dots, Sheratons, and Gibby ES-335.

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