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Talk me out of buying a Reverend

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Headless Axeman, Oct 20, 2020.

  1. Headless Axeman

    Headless Axeman Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    I’ll stick to the basics. I currently have two electrics, and I’m selling one. The remaining one is a Baja Tele. Looking to add a second that is quite different from the Tele.

    My basic wants:
    - a p-90 (or two)
    - 24.75” scale length
    - not a Tele shape (the scale length probably does that already)
    - up to $1000

    Pretty open to options beyond that. For awhile, I thought I’d go with a Gibson—I’ve heard good things about the current special tribute p-90s. Or possibly a used Special or Junior or Studio ‘60s Tribute.

    But then I stumbled across the Reverend line. They have a bunch of options that fit my needs, and I generally like the idea of having a guitar that looks different than every other guitar out there. I really like the looks of the Sensei Jr. and the Warhawk DA (and maybe the Contender 290??).

    Can anyone chime in with personal experience on how these Reverends compare to the lower end p-90 Gibsons?

    And before I get the whole “go and play a bunch of guitars” advice, I’m being super duper cautious with the pandemic, so I’m really not willing to go sit in a shop for an hour. I’ll be buying online.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. bondoman

    bondoman Tele-Holic

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    Why would anyone talk you out of a Reverend? Badass guitars. Dont own one myself but do have a Backlund made at the same factory, being Mirr musical company S Korea. They also build for a few other higher end names as well, Duesenberg being one. Doubt you could go wrong with one.
     
  3. Marc Morfei

    Marc Morfei Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Rocky058 Tele-Holic

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    I suggest you ask about a possible discount if you buy two. :D
     
  5. gitold

    gitold Poster Extraordinaire

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    26FA4565-30E5-49AF-B628-E3F8FF1EA2EF.jpeg 4D901EF0-EA84-45D2-9A96-55ABDC65B12C.jpeg D34352E7-0C59-4BEF-AE1A-C4D1AB6E24A9.jpeg I have 3 and they are really well made guitars. Bought them all used in mint shape so saved a bunch of money. Their pickups are great and the the Wilkinson trems are my favorite. I used to think PRS SE’s were the best bang for the buck guitar but I’d have to give it to Reverend now.
     
  6. rangercaster

    rangercaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    Take a look at Yamaha's Revstar line ...
     
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    wowazeplin Tele-Meister

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  9. gitold

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    I want a Sensei Jr. too!
     
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  10. That Cal Webway

    That Cal Webway Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    super customer-responsive company and excellent guitars!
     
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  11. Headless Axeman

    Headless Axeman Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    Yeah, that seems to be the way I'm leaning. I love the simplicity of the single pickup, and I think it is my favorite look of the options...
     
  12. DavidP

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    Double Agent!! I have an original from when they first came out - one of the few guitars that I have not modded. Every guitar should have a BCC, it gives you great range.
    It’s the perfect complement to a tele.
     
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    I won't talk you out of it, but if you're overwhelmed by guilt afterwards I'll encourage you to send it to me and get that good warm feeling down in your soul.
     
  14. Headless Axeman

    Headless Axeman Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    I'll send you a picture...
     
  15. Headless Axeman

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    Was really leaning that way initially--I think it's kind of the flagship for Reverend. But I do think I want that shorter scale length.
     
  16. johmica

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    Buy a Reverend. You only live once, and you can't take it with you. Enjoy your resources while you still can. Buy a Reverend.
     
  17. Ringo

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    I've only played a few used Reverend guitars at a local resale music store, you may want to try one in person if possible, they are pretty cool but the neck shape / size is not for everyone.
     
  18. Old Plank

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    No experience with comparing to p-90 Gibsons, but my Slingshot (early USA model) with 2 P90s sounds fantastic; it is from before Rev offered the bass contour knob option and if I got another Rev model I'd add that in as well. Speaking of which, I've been gassing for a Billy Corgan signature; and the Dub King bass, short-scale and semi- hollow.
     
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  19. tfarny

    tfarny Friend of Leo's

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    Yeah man, they are cool guitars! One of the better non-Gibson non-Fender offerings I think. Lots of fun styles and shapes, but still practical and comfortable instruments.
    The neck on mine is fairly thick and I think that's common to their line, just an fyi. I find it to be a really nice '59 Gibson-ish neck (thick but nothing crazy).
     
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  20. ReverendRevolver

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    They're legit.
    I like the buckshot (the tele bridge mini HB neck?).

    Pros:
    Well made, proprietary pickups that are good, comfortable body, 24.75 scale, tuners all on one side, cool colors, not cripplingly expensive given how nice they are, variety if pickup options.

    Cons:
    Doesn't say "Fender " on the headstock. Not as easy to sell quickly as a fender. You'll probably want more than one.


    So, theres your facts. Sorry, not much reason to hate them.

    Oh, but they DO NOT taste good. Also, apparently licking a guitar in a guitar store is frowned upon now. Weird.
     
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