FEBRUARY 23, 2013 - Reverend Guitar and ’67 Ford Mustang to be Raffled for Cancer Charity
Reverend Guitars, Railhammer Pickups and Naked Body Guitars have collaborated on a one-of-a kind instrument, which will be raffled off by the Mystical Build charity on Monday, April 15. The lucky winner will also take home a matching 1967 Ford Mustang built by R & A Motorsports! The custom Reverend Warhawk II guitar was painted by Naked Body Guitars, and equipped with a Railhammer Chisel pickup. Proceeds will benefit the The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
FEBRUARY 13, 2013 - Meshell Ndegeocello and Reverend!
Many bassists find it tough to decide between the punchy low end of a P-bass or the tighter tone of a J-bass. Reverend tackled the problem with the Decision bass, and Bass Gear magazine's latest cover story tells you how and why. The stellar review also includes input from our own Joe Naylor on how the Decision bass measures up and the philosophybehind our entire bass line. Says reviewer Alan Loshbaugh, "[It's] the one bass you can cover any gig with," describing how you can blend the separate "P" Split Brick and "J" Rails pickups to create a tone all your own or to go with the tried and true classic tones these pickups were based on.
This issue of Bass Gear also shows Joe Naylor with one of our favorite bassists, Meshell Ndegeocello, who is interviewed separately and discusses her basses — including her Reverend Decision.
JANUARY 22, 2013 - Reverend Guitars’ Sensei RA Now in Flame Maple!
The guitar that got all of the attention at NAMM 2012 is now in Flame Maple! The Sensei RA FM will now be available in Satin Flame Blue Burst and Satin Flame Violin Burst, both with an ebony fretboard.
The Sensei RA FM features the Railhammer Pickups, which were designed by Reverend Founder, Joe Naylor. The Railhammer Chisel bridge and neck pickups have rails under the wound strings and pole pieces under the plain strings for a perfect tonal balance. Railhammers are natural accomplices to the Reverend Sensei, which has all the response and aggressiveness that a rock guitar should have.
JANUARY 21, 2013 - Monster Music and Reverend Guitars Team Up
[The following text is reprinted with the approval of Monster Music, of Levittown, NY. Hurricane Sandy hit their town this past fall. We were proud to help raise money for the area's relief efforts.]
Thursday night November 8th was a special night here at Monster Music. We held our annual Reverend Guitars Open House. This year it took on a different feel. Hurricane Sandy had ravaged our surrounding communities about 10 days prior, and most of our customers were still suffering without power. At the time, it was nearly impossible for anyone on Long Island to get a tank of gas. Ken Haas from Reverend and I gave thought to cancelling the event, but I really wanted to give people a chance to get their minds off of the devastation. We also decided that we would build in a charitable component, so Monster Music and Reverend together donated a brand new Manta Ray 290 to be raffled off at the event to help the local outreach at St. Bernard’s (They are our next door neighbors whose food pantry feeds more than 150 local families in need each week). Everyone lined up to buy their raffle tickets and settled in for a great night of music and fun.
The idea of the Open House is that we want our customers to get their hands on the Reverends. They are guitars that when you see and touch, you buy! Everyone was encouraged to take down a guitar and play, and Ken Haas, the Reverend General Manager, was here, so there was no question that our customers couldn't get answered.
Those that attended they were treated to the incredible virtuosity of Gil Parris, who played his signature model Reverend guitar to perfection. More than anything it proved a good distraction for all of us, where we could take our minds for a moment off of power outages, flooded homes, and gas shortages. Our raffle ended up generating more than $750 in cash for the St. Bernard’s outreach and we collected more than 100 pounds of food for their pantry. Great work everyone!
Johnny Cola had the lucky ticket and immediately put his new Manta Ray to use at an open Jam later that night.
JANUARY 21, 2013 - Reverend Stu D. Baker is Here!
Take the costume and the blackened eyebrows away from Unknown Hinson, and you have Stuart D. Baker – a monster player without the monster act. Reverend Guitars took the bats and sideburns off of the Unknown Hinson Signature Model, took it out of the Coffin case, and came up the Stu D. Baker! The semi-hollow guitar ranges from Country Twang to Classic Rock Ten percent smaller than our regular Club King, the Stu D. Baker has a full-length center block, a 24 3/4” scale neck, two Reverend CP90 pickups, and the classic Reverend Bass Contour. The result is a thicker tone, more aggressive attack, and increased clarity – a guitar that’s perfect for some serious playing. Midnight Black and a maple neck complete the model. Like all Reverends, the Stu D. Baker has a Korina body for consistency and clarity, pin-lock tuners, and the exclusive Reverend Bass Contour, which adjusts the low frequencies in the same way that the tone control adjusts the highs.