Reverend On The Way

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  1. sitedrifter

    sitedrifter Gold Supporting Member

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    I just purchased a new Reverend, Pete Anderson PA1 HB Custom in Deep Sea Blue.
    Should be here Tuesday or Wednesday! The Greg Koch review on Wildwood had me intrigued with this particular model. I delayed buying the one that was used in the Wildwood video (lost out) but yesterday found one from an authorized dealer and bought it. Can't wait!

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  2. c_mac

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    Very nice! I'm a big Reverend but have yet to indulge in a PA-1 yet.
     
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    Nice :aok I've been interested in those, but haven't found one to try yet. I love Reverend guitars.
     
  4. Jose Eduardo

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    Nice. Love the color.
     
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  5. sitedrifter

    sitedrifter Gold Supporting Member

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    I tried a different model in my local dealer and pretty much loved the fit and finish but no HBs to test.
    So I really relied on this.

     
  6. sitedrifter

    sitedrifter Gold Supporting Member

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    The Rev showed up today boxed well and without damage (that is a good thing)
    Love the guitar. Plays great, love the color and Ebony Fret board. Strings suck so a new set is going on ASAP.
    The humbuckers sound good and different then my Les Paul as they have a hair of twangy single coil tone in them. Meshes nice with the bigsby but also not enough to ruin a good jazz riff.

    Fit and finish is 8.5/10
    Playability is 9.5/10
    Pickups are 7.5/10
    Weight is a 10/10 . Korina wood is very light and will make this a joy to play for long hours standing
    Poly finish is very thin which is nice as I am tired of guitars feeling like plastic instead of wood.
    Locking tuners as usual ROCK
    Roller bridge works but may be replaced with an ABM 2400
    POTS work great with a very good taper unlike my LP which is pretty much on or off.. LOL

    All in all I think they are worth the money after a little haggling (got mine new for much less than MAP)
    This will not be my last Reverend and not my last guitar from Monster Music!
     
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  7. mikebat

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    Congrats!

    I too am a Rev fan. I am always impressed with how silky it plays up the neck and how the P90's and BCC is just the best set of electronics I have in any guitar, so versatile!
     
  8. Kurt L

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    Congratulations on the new guitar! I'm envious.

    I would say I'm jealous but Homer set me straight.

     
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    I bet it djangles!
     
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    That finish is so nice, especially with the nickel hardware (assuming nickel anyway). Really is a beautiful guitar. Congrats.
     
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    Great score! I love the Reverend features on their classic and more original guitar designs all the same. I am convinced Reverend should be on the short list for many guitarists in the middle-priced market.
     
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    kwaping Guitar payer

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    That is one gorgeous guitar. Very peaceful to look at. I am just staring at the picture, for real.
     
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    Nice!! The PA-1, in that color is on my list....one of these days..... I've had a Warhawk I 290 (early import) for several years now and love it. Reverends, IMO, are A LOT of guitar for the money!
     
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    sitedrifter Gold Supporting Member

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    I will compare this against my Gretsch G5622-T-CB which is what it replaced

    Gretsch wins on Cost
    Reverend wins or is even on all other aspects.
    Reverend wins overall since it is worth the premium over the Gretsch Electromatic line any day of the week.

    this is not to say anything negative about Gretsch as they are super fine guitars, rather it is to say that if you are on the fence due to Reverend being a small company without the popularity like Gretsch has, ignore that feeling and go for the Reverend!

    I am a Reverend follower now!
     
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    sitedrifter Gold Supporting Member

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    That is a perfect description of the senses when you look at the color!
     
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    Yep. I have a Club King in same color and it is awesome looking. And it plays mighty
    fine, too.
     
  18. JamCave Studio

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    A 10 pound semi-hollow...wow. I guess the Bigsby adds some serious weight.

    My Telecaster is 9.8 and my Les Paul Traditional is 9.9, heavy slabs of wood.
     
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    The first Reverend ever painted Blue was a mistake.
    It was a Warhawk I. I saw it at the Philly Show many years back and told Joe it looked great.
    He said the factory painted it Blue by mistake, it wasn't a color for the line.
    What was the first guitar he sold that day?? Blue! I saw him later that day and he said "I guess I have to add it now."
     
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    He didn't say it's a 10 pound guitar. Looks like he's trying to rate things on a scale of 1-10, so I can see where that could be confusing. According to Wildwood, the PA-1 they have is 7.34 lbs. Bigsbys aren't heavy either.
     

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