Riviera serial number mystery?

Discussion in 'Epiphone Guitars' started by Norton, Aug 13, 2019 at 4:53 PM.

  1. Norton

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    Looks like it might be a refurb or 2nd. Does the back of the headstock have "USED" or "2ND" imprinted into it?
     
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    Not that I’ve seen. Is that a current production sticker??
    The guitar has an abr1 which appears to be stock and parallelogram inlays more like a casino.
     
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    Serial number is printed directly on the label, not on a sticker. That looks weird.
     
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    Just to muddy the watee more, it’s got a Factory installed abr1 with the threaded posts into the body.

    Doesn’t look like a Japanese build. Maybe early 90’s Korea???

    It’s set up with a trapeze but I’d guess it would’ve shipped with a frequensator.
     
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    No - I've never seen something like this
     
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    More pics. Could it be a second??

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    Ask the seller for a photo of the back of the headstock or if there is a used or 2nd stamp. Sometimes they are hard to see.
     
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    I’ll check it out in detail today. I’ll take pics and report back.

    Thanks for the help on this.
     
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    The guitar is stamped used and 3. Looks like an early 90’s Korean guitar. But with the abr1.

    Solid Silver plastic parallelogram inlays really nice guitar but it’s got a pretty narrow nut and that’s a bit of a deal breaker for me.

    Sounds great plays nice. Neck gets nice halfway up. But I know from past experience, the skinny necks and narrow nut guitars don’t get played by me.
     
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