Ravelle Elite review by Fernandes

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  • Sound: 8
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 10
  • Features: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.5 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.9 (44 votes)
Fernandes: Ravelle Elite

Sound — 8
This guitar is really made for rock music. Dave K from Velvet revolver plays one. The duncan pickup gives brilliant rock sound, and is also brilliant for blues. Played through a Marshall amp it's probably the best rock sound I've ever heard. It's pretty good for metal too. The neck pickup sounds nice but not as good as the bridge unless your using the sustainer. They make a model with another Duncan instead of the sustainer if you don't think you'll use it.

Overall Impression — 10
This is an amazing guitar. If you're into rock then its definatly worth checking out. Its better than any Gibson in the same price range. If it was stolen I'd get the same again but possibly get the one without the sustainer. That model also has a coil tap I believe. So in conclusion, Its great, try one. However in the UK its pretty difficult to track one down, but good luck.

Action, Fit & Finish — 10
The finish on this guitar is amazing. It is pretty much the finest maple available used on the cap, would be rediculously expensive if it wasn't assembled in Korea. The sunburst looks much better than on a Les Paul. The action is low, lower than a Gibson, but not as low as an Ibanez. The machine heads are so reliable it will virtually never go out of tune.

Features — 10
Guitar players are persistently pushing to forge their own sound and image. The Ravelle was developed and created with this in mind, uniqueness, individuality and personality. The Ravelle features a Fernandes trademark body shape using only the best tone woods available. A 5A Canadian maple top coupled with a solid mahogany body and neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard. Equipped with a graph tech nut, grover tuners, Gotoh Tune-O-Matic bridge and Seymour Duncan USA humbuckers (JB/Jazz), the Ravelle encompasses al that is distinct.

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    i want this guitar or a gibson its $315 more but i dont know what i should g et oh snap this im in a pickle
    Captain Face
    i bought the kusher one and i have to say best thing i ever did i compared to to a les paul standard and the fernandes killed it i mean it played better has better tone and the harmoniser and infinite sustain switches its my perfect guitar what more could i ask for beautiful shape brilliant green finish unreal tone and plays like a dream in my opinion way better than a gibson standard and nearly half the price
    the T
    cheers captain face! i was wondering wether to buy a ravelle or a dave kushner model, but i seems the DK is better. toodles