Introduced in 1959, the Epiphone Rivoli was one of a number of models developed by Gibson after they had acquired the Epiphone brand, and was the Epiphone sibling of the companies EB-2 bass guitar. Like the EB-2, the Rivoli was based on the semi hollow body shape used by guitars like the ES-335, and shared an almost identical look and construction with its Gibson equivalent, although with a redesigned Epiphone headstock. This 1967 Epiphone Rivoli is a wonderful example of the model in equally good condition.
Constructed from a laminate Maple body, the Epiphone Rivoli features a 30.5" scale length and hollow body design. This, paired with the Sidewinder neck position humbucker, gives a very full, rounded sound with fewer harmonic overtones and a fatter, more direct sound that made these instruments popular with the British Invasion bands of the era. Other features include a stud tailpiece, open gear Kluson tuners, and a choke switch that allows the player to cut the bass frequencies in the signal.
This guitar is in very good condition, with some minor signs of lacquer checking and play wear commensurate with age. The cherry finish shows only minimal fading. This guitar is internally and externally original, and has been given a full service by our luthiers at the Vintage Instrument Workshop, which includes a 3 year warranty.