I think I want a Reverend... again!

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  1. Gasp100

    Gasp100 Silver Supporting Member

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    my second guitar in 13 years was a Reverend. A big assed semi-hollow MantaRay. I bought it local, totally on a whim and I really liked it. But, I started gassing hard for other stuff and thought I wasn't a humbucker guy... I was wrong ;(
    So, I have a bevy of single coil style guitars (a couple in the emporium right now... wink, wink) and I'm thinking about getting another Reverend. The things I didn't like about the MantaRay were that it was really large, I didn't necessarily NEED a semi-hollow (but it sounded great), the fingerboard was a little tight/hard for me. The pups were their PAF copy? which rocked, but I believe they also make a model with another style of humbucker pup as well (Revtron)? The MantaRay was $600, I need to come in lower than that this time around. I dig tele-esque style body's vs. LP style and wondering about the Flatroc or Gil Paris models, but these might be too much. Anyone with experience with these please let me know. Playing through a cube 60 now but hope to upgrade to a nice tube amp soon.
     
  2. billyC

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    Hi,
    I've really enjoyed my Flatroc. I specifically sought out one of the early models with the real Bigsby and the cat's eye f-hole. It is surprisingly versatile in tones, from twang to crunch and lots of choices in between. And it's by far the coolest-looking guitar I own, especially in orange!

    But alas, I recently sold it since I've always wanted a true Gretsch and have no room for anymore guitars at home. ~bc

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  3. Bikedude

    Bikedude Gold Supporting Member

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    My Mantaray 290 shines thru my DRRI, or especially my Goodsell 17. Great guitars.
     
  4. thefacelessnate

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    I wouldn't go for the Gil Parris... i really wanted one, but after playing it, the middle pickup really got in the way, and I really liked the Flatroc sound better.
     
  5. Jon Silberman

    Jon Silberman 10Q Jerry & Dickey Gold Supporting Member

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    Don't ever skip a guitar because it has a middle PUP, it takes literally 10 seconds to lower it flush to the body.
     
  6. DOD250

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    My Reverend wishlist...

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    ...and assuming it'll be released...
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  7. Doodad

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    I wish I could love mine. Warhawk. Maybe I should pull him back out and try to rekindle some feelings. Something about the neck.
     
  8. esiegel

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    I just bought my second...I have a club king 290, which has been my favorite guitar for the past year. the onliest guitar I bring. But I have been gassing on the buckshot and did it on a whim yesterday. I am in love all over again. I love the neck, the sound, and the neck pup radiates chimey goodness. The mid position has a kind of glassy sound that kills me.

    Play the buckshot and see what you think. I am selling a few american guitars because these rev's are working for me.

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  9. cottoneyedjoe

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    I just bought a FlatRoc. The best guitar I have ever bought on impulse. I was only expecting to try one. I played it for five minutes, looked it over and bought it.

    I will be buying another one very soon. The neck on that thing is to die for!
     
  10. dhdfoster

    dhdfoster Silver Supporting Member

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    Yep, Rev necks are amazing.
     
  11. 909one

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    whats that hollow body reverend thats pictured above?
    Where did you see that?
    I'd love to get one of those!
     
  12. juh_sepp

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    That is a prototype Pete Anderson model. I don't think it is available yet. I believe that the pic came from the latest NAMM exhibit.
     
  13. SpaceOddity

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    The hollowbody isn't out yet, it may be by Summer NAMM but it could be later than that. I already have one on order for myself in flat black (There's pictures of it in this month's Premier Guitar). I played the one pictured above at the show and loved everything about it.
     
  14. Crazy88s

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    I think the reverend's are one of the best value guitars you can get. I don't own one myself, but my friend does and he loves it, and the company is based only a few miles from my house so the local stores carry quite a few of them.
    One of my classmates owns a bass by them, and it sounds amazing.

    Are they all made overseas now or are some of them still made in the US? Because I heard here and there stories about how people would just bring the guitar into the shop for repairs or to pick stuff out.
     
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    They're all made overseas now. I think when you special order one with a trem system they install it here, and I would imagine that their artists get USA made guitars, but I don't know if they do repairs or not.
     
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    if it's good enough for Unknown Hinson it's good enough for me
     

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