Which of these P90 guitars would you get?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Bluego1, Nov 5, 2018.

Which of these is your favorite?

  1. The Reverend

    43 vote(s)
    45.7%
  2. The Yamaha

    39 vote(s)
    41.5%
  3. The Guild

    12 vote(s)
    12.8%
  1. Bluego1

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    I don’t want another LP. And I’ve probably already made my choice but still would like to hear others’ input. Plus, poll threads are easy. Good fodder for post-blackout forum discussions. You can give input without saying a word:).
    So, new, under $1,000, preferably two P90s. Write-ins are welcomed. Don’t scoff at the Yamaha. I have one of their entry level guitars and the quality is outstanding. Without further ado:

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    I like my G&L Ascari just fine :)


    That Yamaha sure looks nice though!
     
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    I'd never scoff at a Yamaha. Good, solid instruments. Although I really dig all of those entries, I'd lean toward a Gibson Les Paul Special double cutaway.
     
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    StrangerNY Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    If those are the only choices, I'd go with the Revstar. The body designs of the other two make me vaguely nauseous.

    Thankfully, there are plenty of other P-90 choices out there.

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  5. Dan R

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    It would depend on the neck. Not a fan of skinny necks. I picked the Yamaha.
     
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    Double post. Something is still not quite right here...

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    Yamaha. Comes with that dry-switch which makes the P90s sound like Fender singles. At least that's what Yamaha tells us.

    Also the Yamaha got it's own thing going on while the Reverend tries too hard being a Tele of some sort (and wound up becoming something lp'ish).

    Was there a third option?

    Just my 0.02€.
     
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    Reverend. The best guitars from your list. and my favorite P90s ive tried to date. the BCC is a game changer. IMG_20181031_182917.jpg
     
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    I'd get the Reverend - I have the Stu D Baker model and it is an extremely well built guitar with quality hardware and great sound. Their P90 sound really good. I also like their Talman-Tele body shape shape so y
     
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    I'd get the Reverend - I have the Stu D Baker model and it is an extremely well built guitar with quality hardware and great sound. Their P90 sound really good. I also like their Talman-Tele body shape shape and they have tasteful color combinations

    I played a Yamaha Revstar in a shop once and must say it also felt great - nice neck and the bigsby was really smooth too.. haven't heard it through an amp though
    'but I guess it'd be a great guitar too
     
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    They also have this version with three P90s. I kinda dig the orange, but not sure I want the three pickups.
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    Gotta play 'em and see which one plays best for your taste. I wanted to like the Reverend - a LOT, but just didn't bond with the neck at all. Played a PRS Soapbar, an Ibanez Casino knockoff, and a Modern Player Tele thinline deluxe and they all played well, but I went with the tele and swapped out the pickups for some Vintage Vibes. I'd play as many different guitars as you can and one of them will tell you which one is coming home with you...
     
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    Tough call. Reverend makes some cool and original stuff, and their bass contour knob is super handy for dialing in more clarity. But I also love Yamaha guitars for being a bit of an outlier, consistently punching above their weight.

    Another model to consider might be the Rivolta Combinata. Dennis Fano knows how to design gnarly guitars.

    http://rivoltaguitars.com/combinata/

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    Yeah that one also has a strat strat like tremolo.. dunno

    There is a blueish one with with bigsby and 2 P90s that looks really good and a black one with 2 cream p90s and a tortoise pickguard.. always thought those two were real good looking
     
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    I dig Fano's designs. I nearly went with an Alt de Facto before my LP Standard showed up on Reverb.

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    I vote Reverend at this point. I have a gold top Charger 290. reverend_charger_290_gld.jpg
    I bought a Jetstream 390 at the same time, and like a real dummy, I sold it. I wish I had it back.
    Nothing wrong with the other choices, and I'll also second a PRS SE with P90s.
     
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    Wow. I’ma look into that one. Thanks!
     
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    Lots of love for the Reverend here. But that particular Yamaha I played in store and was mightily impressed with it. It does has a thin neck though--so that may be a dealbreaker or a plus for you.

    EDIT--the Yamaha was 799 (or 899?) when it hit the market, so 649 is a great price--plus there is a rebate.

    EDIT EDIT--OK, rebate is only free 4 packs of strings. Meh. But you can use the 15% sale coupon right now on any of them if you call!
     
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    All three of those are great guitar brands, but I'd get the Reverend because those guitars intrigue me.
     
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    Reverend Club King 290 - that's the one I was thinking of.. also a Thinline/Hollowbody

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