Epiphone Jorma Kaukonen Riviera Deluxe
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Epiphone Jorma Kaukonen Riviera Deluxe

Jorma Kaukonen Riviera Deluxe, Hollow Body/Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitar from Epiphone in the Riviera series.

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fuzzstone 08/07/2008

Epiphone Jorma Kaukonen Riviera Deluxe : fuzzstone's user review

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Made in Korea it seems
2 Alnico humbucker pickups US 57
Bigsby vibrato (like gretsch)
volume + tone by micro switch 3 positions
Grover
set neck
Very nice production, not at all related to the asking price and what look!

SHIFT 8.8

small update and some clarification. Actually manufactured in Korea by Peerless. micro origins are epiphone 57 (verified during their disassembly and change). it is currently equipped with two Gibson 57 Classic from a 335. 3 years crachottent the knobs do not work, the selector works like new. only the jack had a tendency to unscrew from the use of angled jack. the acastillage has hardly tarnished, gold is still doré.Je confirms the high quality manufacturing announced at the time.

small photo much more fun than the header:


UTILIZATION

Very nice to play
handle the guitar is comfortable but still quite impressive, nothing to do with a Les Paul or any other solid body, against the weight is more than reasonable.
the microphone is serious round, as a treble, he has an excellent bite mainly connected to the knobs have a marshall 11 ...

MAJ 08 / 08

if the micro origins are very reputable and can suit most of the use, upgrade by micro superior quality improves even the guitar. Grain 57 classic is superb, fully in line with the guitar. no need for multi-purpose, modeling or other device, it sounds good bluesy.

SOUNDS

The sound is simply terrible for those who want to play blues, rock trend stones / New York Dolls or 60's garage rock. metal fan, go your way, this beautiful sword is not for you.
Personal, I used mainly the bridge pickup with its crunchy and a bit of reverb, great for back psychotic reaction!
in clean, beautiful natural resonance.

MAJ 08 / 08

good for her, there's the two samples posted soon'm registered with a walkman without any editing, it gives a (very) slight aperçu.ou then this video just as quickly:

http://fr.youtube.com/my_videos # ( http://fr.youtube.com/my_videos# )

just the JTM30 with no effects or editing the course record with a kodack getting any younger ...

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 4 months and I never tire of it ... this guitar is beautiful, has great sound and is well worth some more gibson huppées.le price is ridiculous considering the benefits. the 60's look thanks to the Bigsby is very successful for those who do not have accounts in Switzerland to afford a vintage 335, Riviera Jorma Kaukonen (guitarist of the airplane and hot tuna for those who would not know. ..) is the perfect model.
one flat, one must store a lot of pace found a copy.
not to be confused with a standard model, finish and the pickups are different.

SHIFT 8.8

Ok, it's not a custom shop 335 but frankly for the third of the price you have a beautiful skyscraper, not far from the original, well built and rather rare because most available for some time and had no super either. it crosses from time to time around € 600/700 on the well known auction site, and the price is rather a good deal.