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1961 Epiphone Rivoli EB232 Bass
Jimmy Page & Chris Dreja, August 12, 1966, Indiana Beach Ballroom, Monticello, Indiana
General Specs
Body: Archtop
Finish: Sunburst
Neck: Thru body
Fingerboard: Rosewood with pearl dot inlays
Frets: 19
Headstock: Black
Tuners: Gibson EB right-angled
Hardware: Chrome
Pickguard: Black Florentine
Pickups: Gibson P-90
Controls: Volume and Tone knobs & tone selector switch
Years in use: 1966
This bass guitar was played by Paul Samwell-Smith from May 1963 to June 18, 1966, Jimmy Page from June 21, 1966 to August 23, 1966 and Chris Dreja from August 25, 1966 - July 7, 1968.

The Rivoli, with a thin-line, semi-hollow body, was introduced in 1959, two years after Epiphone was bought by Chicago Musical Instrument Company (CMI), also the owner of Gibson. The Rivoli went in and out of production during the next decade until it was permanently discontinued in 1970. The Rivoli was Epiphone's most expensive electric bass in 1968, offered at $425.


1961 Epiphone Rivoli EB232 Bass
Jimmy Page & Chris Dreja, August 12, 1966, Indiana Beach Ballroom, Monticello, Indiana
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