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Reverend Buckshot
February 3, 2008, 10:10 pm
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Sort of like a Flatroc, but sort of not. That’s a T-style pickup in the bridge, which is don’t-sue-me-code for Telecaster. So this is like a Telecaster with a Revtron (Gretsch/Rickenbacker vibe) mini-humbucker at the neck, and a Tune-O-Matic set up. So not really exactly like a Telecaster. 25.5 inch scale length bolt-on neck (the 3 tone burst finish comes with a rose wood fret board), and solid korina body. Rave reviews all around for this one, and it’s not just for chicken pickers or country and western troubadours. Rockin’ folks can use it too. To rock with. Check the video.

Reverend Warhawk II HB
January 31, 2008, 11:27 pm
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Rock machine. Solid mahogany with raised center section ala Gibson Firebird, set neck, rosewood fret board, Gibson scale length, Bass Contour Control. Looks kind of Rickenbackerish, doesn’t it? Really, it kicks serious tail. Also available in metallic blue. $499 suggested retail price.

Reverend Flatroc | Rock Orange
January 19, 2008, 3:50 pm
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This particular Flatroc has a chambered mahogany body with a 5mm spruce top. Reverend recently switched to solid korina on the solid body models. Some basic specs are Fender scale length, maple neck with rosewood fretboard, Tune-O-Matic bridge, and two Revtron pickups.

I think the Revtrons are under rated, or at least under appreciated. There’s a lot of talk about Reverend P90s and how great they are, etc, and they are, but the Revtrons are just as great. I hear them as a kind of Gretsch/Rickenbacker hybrid, but maintaining their own identity as well. They put out a crisp, ringing clean without being too cutting or harsh, but have the ability to get aggressive and crunchy if you want. Being mini humbuckers they have the powerful edge of a regular HB without the muddiness. With the Bass Contour Control you have added flexibility in the ringing/chiming/crunching department. Hooray for versatility!

Anyway, the best thing to do would be to show up and play it yourself. That way you’ll be so enamored of it that you’ll plunk down some cash and take it home. I only want the best for you, so I think that’s what should happen. $499 list, and a bargain at that price.