New Epiphone semi-hollow guitars for 2020 (Riviera, Worn Casino, ES-335, )

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Re: New Epiphone semi-hollow guitars for 2020 (Riviera, Worn Casino, ES-335, )

Post by Vinkie » Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:04 pm

Yes, the fretboard was a little dry but nothing out of the ordinary for a new instrument. It picked up some oil easily. The laurel board has a somewhat lighter brown shade compared to the rosewood board on the ES and it has lots more pores. Still it's a nice fretboard, I like the figuring and don't mind the lighter tone as it matches well with the tone of the finish.

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Post by seenoevil II » Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:49 pm

To call back a few pages. I count 3 plies. 2 thicker maple and a skinny one made of something else. That's what they were doing right before this series, so it tracks.
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Re: New Epiphone semi-hollow guitars for 2020 (Riviera, Worn Casino, ES-335, )

Post by Pacafeliz » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:43 am

Oh gosh these are NICE :-*
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Re: New Epiphone semi-hollow guitars for 2020 (Riviera, Worn Casino, ES-335, )

Post by andy_tchp » Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:22 am

For those that've played on any of these, how did you find the weight and balance?

I fear my neck/shoulder issues are here for the long haul and may need to consider a new approach. :(
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Re: New Epiphone semi-hollow guitars for 2020 (Riviera, Worn Casino, ES-335, )

Post by tribi9 » Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:44 am

andy_tchp wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:22 am
For those that've played on any of these, how did you find the weight and balance?

I fear my neck/shoulder issues are here for the long haul and may need to consider a new approach. :(
My lower back is fucked. I always play sitting down. Even light weight guitars.. 😒

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Re: New Epiphone semi-hollow guitars for 2020 (Riviera, Worn Casino, ES-335, )

Post by mediocreplayer » Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:06 am

andy_tchp wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:22 am
For those that've played on any of these, how did you find the weight and balance?

I fear my neck/shoulder issues are here for the long haul and may need to consider a new approach. :(
The Casino is well-balanced and is my lightest guitar at 5.7 lbs.

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Re: New Epiphone semi-hollow guitars for 2020 (Riviera, Worn Casino, ES-335, )

Post by andy » Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:33 pm

How is the neck on that Riviera? I hope they're not using the terrible, skinny D shape that they're used for years on a variety of models.
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Re: New Epiphone semi-hollow guitars for 2020 (Riviera, Worn Casino, ES-335, )

Post by Vinkie » Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:40 am

andy wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:33 pm
How is the neck on that Riviera? I hope they're not using the terrible, skinny D shape that they're used for years on a variety of models.
The neck is not at all like the terrible D shape you describe. It's more like a C shape and string spacing is not at all cramped. It is maybe slightly fuller than a modern Fender neck but nowhere near the '59 style baseball bat I am not very fond of. In comparison my CS '61 335 has a similar but slightly slimmer shape but be aware that the thin neck is a specific feature of the '61 model.

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Re: New Epiphone semi-hollow guitars for 2020 (Riviera, Worn Casino, ES-335, )

Post by andy » Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:47 am

Good to hear. Those Epi D necks are the worst. That feature alone has held me back from owning a Casino for years.
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