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Reverend Gil Parris Signature

PostPosted:Fri May 01, 2020 10:30 am
by Jon S.
I realize the odds are low but still, I'm curious whether anyone here owns or has played one. If so, what do you think of it? In particular, though Gil is best known for his jazz influenced by killer country and blues chops, what do you think of the middle single coil, alone, for Dead and more?

https://www.reverendguitars.com/guitars ... -signature

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Re: Reverend Gil Parris Signature

PostPosted:Fri May 01, 2020 12:16 pm
by mkaufman
So interesting that you ask.

I've considered that guitar as a potential Bobby guitar. I know Gil and have spoken with him about it, however, I've never played one. Finding a local Reverend dealer isn't easy.

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Re: Reverend Gil Parris Signature

PostPosted:Fri May 01, 2020 2:17 pm
by Jon S.
If and when you do get to try one, please share your impressions.

I don't know Gil beyond having met just briefly several times, including once over drinks and snacks at one of his Blues Alley gigs in DC (we share a mutual friend that Gil knows from high school), but he's a killer guitarist and friendly person.

Re: Reverend Gil Parris Signature

PostPosted:Mon May 04, 2020 10:30 am
by Jon S.
BTW, we've been communicating with Gil, on TGP, about the guitar. I asked Gil whether the middle SC is sited in the same place as it would be on a Strat (it's a 25 1/2" scale). Gil confirmed it is.

https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index ... s.2143879/

Re: Reverend Gil Parris Signature

PostPosted:Sat May 16, 2020 9:10 am
by aiq
Not this model but I was looking for a 12 alternative to the usual lower priced choices. Got a Reverend Airwave and it is very nice.

Re: Reverend Gil Parris Signature

PostPosted:Sat May 16, 2020 8:17 pm
by Jon S.
As long as we're also praising other Reverend models now, here's my 1998, S/N #291, USA Avenger, aged white phenolic resin top and back, tortoise pickguard, very early beefy Eastpoint neck , maple fretboard, and trem. I've heavily modded it with, among other things, an OBEL, on-board UGB (CAE-1), and Dimarzio Super Distortion bridge, Kent Armstrong 6.3K middle, and Lindy Fralin 9.0 K Steel Pole 43 PUPs (the 5-way gives bridge HB, bridge and middle in series, middle, neck tapped at 6.0K ohms, and full-on neck). The controls are master volume and tone, and a minitoggle that takes the OBEL into or out of the circuit.

Though I also own a Philtone Jerrycaster ("Tiger") and Scarlet Fire Wolf 2.1, my Avenger is presently my #1 due to, among other things, its incredible versatility. Special thanks to Phil Jacoby www.philtone.com for the mods.

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