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Epiphone Riviera SF - Ref 188

Epiphone Riviera Rare Silver Flake Guitar 1997 Korean

Epiphone Riviera SF VT
Semi Acoustic Guitar
With Bigsby
-Circa 1997-

What a guitar to own...
A guitar from the "Golden Era"
And such a beautiful guitar too.

Serial number R97E 0393.
This amazing guitar was made in 1997
at the renowned Peerless Plant, Korea
Guitars from this factory are highly regarded,
extremely well made and will only increase in value.
Please do not mistake this for the new
lesser quality Chinese models.

Built in 1997 this guitar's wood has 16 years of ageing,
so it now has a sound that literally cannot be replicated.

A real piece of quality....

...thin line hollow maple body with a
ultra rare Silver Flake finish,
that looks absolutely stunning against the
chrome hardware and original white scratchplate,
including vintage gotoh style machine heads,
a factory fitted Epiphone Bigsby tremolo arm
and a body binding that's taken on
a lovely creamy colour with age...
This is a gorgeous guitar!

Two Epiphone Alnico classic full size humbuckers for authentic vintage tone, combined with the aged wood the guitar sounds really, really beautiful.

In preparation for sale the guitar has received the following:-
- Frets polished
- Fretboard cleaned, lemon oiled and conditioned
- Restrung on 24/04/2013 with 10 gauge
Ernie Ball Regular Slinky strings
- String height set at 2.4mm at 17th fret, Bass side
- 2mm at 17th fret, Treble side
- Correct saddle height adjustment
- Correct neck relief adjustment
- all electrics checked
- all hardware including screws have been removed,
cleaned, lightly oiled and reassembled
- Full body and neck cleaned and polished

In my honest opinion, there will not be many of these guitars left in this condition. This guitar must be in what can only be described as in collectors condition.
Everything is original, no modifications, no breaks
or repairs just very, very light playing marks on the scratchplate, so few you could probably count them!
This guitar is an absolute credit to it's one previous owner who had a rather large collection and unfortunately had to downsize due to a house move.

The colour on this guitar is just breathtaking.

The finish goes all the way up the neck
and is even on the sides of the F hole!
I simply could not take a photograph to reflect it's true beauty.
Whilst the finish is Silver Flake, in my opinion
Champagne would be a more accurate description for its colour. As part of the finishing process the flake
has been lacquered over and is as smooth as silk.
The hard case is included with the guitar and is brand new, complete with 2 keys and a RRP of £59.00

 You will not be disappointed with this guitar !!
Any other questions regarding the guitar,
please do not hesitate to ask.

I will endeavour to answer all queries
within 2 hours during working hours or
please feel free to contact Paul on 07977 977937.