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DetroitBlues

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GAS never sleeps...
« on: July 27, 2015, 02:17:44 PM »
Guitar Acquistion Sydrome that is...

Returned the Classic Players Stratocaster for a good reason...

A few years ago, I met up with the kind folks at Reverend Guitars in Livonia, Michigan (I worked right down the street).

I was introduced to Ken Haas and the people behind the magic curtain. 

To begin, Reverend Guitars was founded by Joe Naylor (some might remember Naylor Amplification?) in the mid to late 90's.  Up until 2007, his guitars were made in Eastpointe (formeraly East Detroit) Michigan who's body materials were unlike anything out there.  Sort of like a resin type mold injected system mixed with wood.  The tops and back were usually made out of some sort of crazy finish in Aluminum. 

By 2007, he saw the need to move production to South Korea.  The body and neck shapes remained the same, but the materials were switched to Korina for the bodies.  He introduced solid bodies both in bolt-on 25.5" scale and set-neck 24.75" scale along with semi-hollow and hollow body designs. 

The quality of those instruments is just as good if not better than some of the mass produced American guitars.

With that being said, I've been stopping by a local shop for months now comparing this guitar to various used Fender Stratocasters.  I must say, the tone, fit and finish, and neck felt much better than any of the Stratocasters.

Allow me to introduce, the Reverend Six-Gun III



BODY korina solidbody.
NECK PROFILE medium oval.
NUT 1-11/16" (43mm) width, graphite.
PICKUPS Salnico Bridge - Salnico Middle/Neck
FINGERBOARD rosewood or maple, 12" radius.
CONTROLS volume, tone, bass contour, 5-way.
BRIDGE Wilkinson WVS50 IIK tremolo.
FRETS 22 medium jumbo.
STRINGS 10-46.
NECK maple, satin amber finish.
TRUSS ROD dual action, headstock access.
CASE S-Case (available separately).
SCALE 25-1/2".
TUNERS Reverend pin-lock.

The last Stratocaster I compared this to was a Fender Jimmy Vaughan Signature Stratocaster.  This guitar smoked it!

If you ever happen to run across a Reverend, you really should try it.. Its looks catch your eye, its sound keeps you going.

Too bad Robert didn't have his original Reverend.  The USA models have double in price in the past ten years...

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Re: GAS never sleeps...
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2015, 04:47:54 PM »
Congrats! I've considered one of those babies as well!


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Re: GAS never sleeps...
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2015, 10:15:21 AM »
Impressive. Enjoy that joint.

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Re: GAS never sleeps...
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2015, 11:05:58 AM »
Sold this in favor for another USA Stratocaster... But immediatelyl regretted it... :(

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Re: GAS never sleeps...
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2015, 12:17:25 PM »
You do go through a lot of gear don't you!

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Re: GAS never sleeps...
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2015, 12:42:05 PM »
In the past five years, I've gone through nearly 50 guitars... I think I have a problem...  :o