Price paid: $ 549
Sound — 10
3-P-90 pickups and 5 way switch givethis guitar versatality uinfound in any other instrument I've ever played and I've beeen playing for over 40 years and bought and sold more guitars than you could ever imagine and this is the best sounding guitar I've ever played. It's like an American Deluxe Strat on Steroids.
Overall Impression — 10
You coulsd shop your whole life and spend thousands of dollars and never come up with a guitar that even comes close. If you ever get to play a Reverend you'll know why they have such a cult like following. Thers is NOTHING in the guitar world that comes close to the sound, feel and quality of this instrument and in my 40 years of playing (I'm 54) I have never been happier with any guitar I've ever owned and that includes my Les Pauls..(everyone had something that need to be fixed or adjusted) and My legion of American Strats. None of them came close to what this guitar can do..Check out the videos on you-Tube. This guitar has no cons that I can find and if it were stolen I would search the country for another and pay up 2 3 times what this cost me (if I had to) because they don't make this style anymore. I play rock(classic), jazz, blues and fusion and this does it all. If your into Death Metal-(does anyone over 15 play that??) then go but an ESP or a Schecter or Ibanez.
Reliability & Durability — 10
Joe Naylor-Owner and LuDesigner of Reverend Guitars builds the Muscle Car of the Guitar World. These guitars for the money are second to none. They are all set up in the Reverend shop in Michigan and signed on the bavk (actually initaled) along with a serial # written on the back. The archive at the Reverend website can date your guitar to tell you what year it was built by the serial #. Quantity is allways low on these guitars and they are hard to find for a couple of reasone. 1) athey only deal with limited numbers to maintain there extremely high standards and 2)every guitar and set up be hand by one guy and he checks EVERYTHING. when you open that box you have a "Gig-Ready" Guitar.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
The set up at the Reverend shop where all there guitars are meticulously gone thru is second to none. This is a gig ready guitar right out of the box. Frets are glassy smooth. Intonation is dead on and the tremelo works flawlessly without any effect on tuning.
Features — 10
2007 model with Sunburst finish, Maple Neck and Fretboard, Wilkinson Tremelo, Locking Tuners and a Bass Contour control that lets you rolloff the highs without losing the treble. Incredible Quality Control. Made in S Korea and set up in the USA. Hard to come by guitars but if you can get to try one do so. You will be amazed.