Here is a vintage 1966 Epiphone Riviera “ES-360TDC” semi-hollowbody electric guitar. This 100% original example, serial number 851225, is Epiphone’s equivalent to a Gibson ES-335, however, it features mini-humbucking pickups, as opposed to the more common traditional size humbuckers. This example is in absolutely pristine N.O.S. time capsule-esque perfectly preserved condition, and features a factory Bigsby and the original hang tags.
The Epiphone Riviera has been widely used and appreciated for almost 50 years. Essentially a Gibson ES-335, this Rivieraâs semi-hollow maple body construction features a solid maple block. Though the mahogany neck sports a post-’65 (1 9/16″) nut width, the neck profile is fairly deep, and it comfortably fits in your hand without feeling small. The neck is perfectly straight, and the original frets do not exhibit any playing wear. Both pickups sound incredible: with more clarity and a more robust tone than a P-90, the mini-humbuckers combined with the solid block create a fanstastic long-sustaining bark, which is completely unattainable with an Epi Casino or Gibson ES-330. The original factory Bigsby vibrato is setup extremely well: sensitive, yet easily controlled.
ES360, ES 360, E360