Epiphone has launched new modern takes on its classic '60s hollowbodies, the Riviera and Casino.
The announcement follows the guitar giant's recent flurry of releases, which include new versions of its '50s solidbody classics, the Coronet, Wilshire and Crestwood, as well as new 'Inspired by Gibson' ES models and J-45, Hummingbird and J-200 acoustics.
Epiphone Casino 2020
This fresh take on the Casino comes in three color options – Worn Olive Drab, Worn Ebony and Worn Blue Denim– and sports a layered maple body, a '60s C-profile mahogany neck and Dogear P-90 pickups.
The Epiphone Casino has long been a staple of rock 'n' roll, and has been wielded by the likes of Howlin' Wolf, Keith Richards, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison. As such, the new version deviates little from the classic '60s design.
Other features include a Graph Tech NuBone nut, 22-fret Indian laurel fingerboard and Trapezoid fingerboard inlays.
Epiphone Riviera 2020
Perhaps the most eye-catching feature of the new Riviera model is its Frequensator tailpiece, the design of which dates back to the '40s.
Epiphone's new take features a layered maple body, mahogany neck and 22-fret Indian laurel fingerboard, and is available in two color options: Royal Tan or Sparkling burgundy.
Pickups include two Epiphone PRO Mini Humbuckers, which are controlled via two sets of volume and tone controls and a three-way selector switch.
The Riviera 2020 and Casino 2020 are available now for $649 and $449, respectively. For more info, head to Epiphone.
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