Close-up: Epiphone Nick Valensi Riviera P-94

- Press Release

When The Strokes started out in Manhattan in 1999, Nick Valensi chose to play his incendiary guitar riffs on a customised Epiphone Riviera. From the fuzzy stomp of Last Nite to the brittle groove of Juicebox, the Riviera is at the heart of all the band’s greatest moments. And from the start of 2007, the new Epiphone Nick Valensi Riviera P94 could be at the heart of all of yours.

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Valensi has previously collaborated with Epiphone to create a signature Riviera as part of the Elitist Series. Now comes the Nick Valensi Riviera P94. True to the Riviera’s roots, this is a stunning semi-hollow design that combines a lightweight mass with a heavyweight performance. Laminate maple is used for the body and top, with a slim mahogany neck and a fast-flowing fretboard allowing the kind of finger acrobatics that lit up tracks like The Modern Age. A tune-o-matic bridge and trapeze tailpiece combine style with security, while professional Grover tuners ensure that everything stays at the right pitch.

But it’s not until you fire the Nick Valensi Riviera P94 through an amp that you realise how hot this guitar really is. With a Gibson P-94T pickup at the bridge and a P-94R at the neck, the high-output yet responsive tones of this model have your back covered whether you’re rocking out or sitting back.

Bridge: Gibson P-94T
Neck: Gibson P-94R
Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, 3 Way
Neck Profile: Slim Taper
Frets: 22
Nut: 1.68
Joint: Set
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Bridge: Tunomatic
Tuners: Grover
Top: Laminated Maple
Body: Laminated Maple
Colours: Antique Natural

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