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First Look: Epiphone Noel Gallagher Riviera

Epiphone Noel Gallagher Riviera Demo | First Look

A "supersonic" semi-hollow fit for a songwriting giant.


This is where it all started. During the early Oasis tours, Noel Gallagher played various Gibson and Epiphone guitars, but the early 80s Epiphone Rivieras really stood out. The look and sound of these instruments gave the ultimate live experience to those seeing the ultimate live rock ’n’ roll band. Epiphone is honored to welcome Noel Gallagher back to the core lineup with the Epiphone Noel Gallagher Riviera in stunning Dark Wine Red finish. With the original still in the artist’s collection, Epiphone was granted access and, as a result, has included many historical elements with this new model. The color and finish are a close match to original models from that era, while Epiphone Alnico Classic PRO™ pickups ensure the sound matches the looks. A SlimTaper™ neck is completed by the inclusion of a volute. Extra touches such as historically accurate “E” appointments on the pickguard and truss rod cover and a brown sound hole label give this guitar a vintage feel. Complete with an Epiphone hardshell case, the guitar is finished off with a replica artist signature on the back of the headstock. (Courtesy of Epiphone.)

Learn more about the signature Riviera here.

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