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Reverend Buckshot Electric Guitar Review

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Reverend Buckshot Electric Guitar Review

This review was submitted by Guitar Jar contributor: Tucker Grindstaff

I never knew how I wanted a guitar to sound until I played a genuine vintage telecaster.

…I finally fell in love with an instrument…

Warm, clean, and precise with a strum that could make an acoustic guitar jealous; I knew that my search for the perfect guitar was over.

All I needed now was the $8,000 to pay for it. That’s more than the cost of every car I’ve ever owned combined.

Clearly I was going to have to stick to my $20 Yamaha that I Frankensteined assorted pieces to, some not belonging on a guitar. And I did stick to that Yamaha until a friend left his Reverend Buckshot in my hands when he moved out of the country.

Through his guitar, I learned that instruments are like people: just because someone is worth more – more doesn’t mean you always want to play them… Alright maybe my analogy doesn’t make sense but my Reverend can achieve that kind of telecaster tone and more.

And it only costs as much as one of my cars.

Features:

Having a T-style single pickup on the bridge and a mini humbucker on the neck gives this guitar a range of twang-strum to beefy-warm tones that are simple to adjust.

A bolt on maple neck and attractive styling give this guitar enough of a presence that you wouldn’t be embarrassed to take it on stage with you.

Ease of use:

Smooth action, easily adjusted tone knobs and a solid weight make this guitar a joy to play because in any tone setting the sound will be full and robust.

The fretboard feels good to the fingers and the tuning knobs are solid and precise.

Sound Quality:

From the clear harp-like beauty of a telecaster to the full warmth of a Gibson SG, the pickups in this guitar produce a clear bright tone that resembles the standard pickup tone from many major guitar makers, but the Reverend can produce a sound that I find is similar to a slightly fuller Telecaster (I wonder how many times I can fit that one in this review?) that I have never experienced before, likely due to the configuration of having the single coil pickup on the bottom and the humbucker by the neck.

Reliability:

Stays in tune, the cable socket is tight, and the knobs don’t fall off. What else could you want?

Overall Rating:

I finally fell in love with an instrument: My Reverend Buckshot.

Is it a 50’s telecaster? No, but it’s something different, and I like that.

I feel like my whole studio is expendable in this day of ever increasing technological achievement (and because everything I own is second hand, er…) but the one instrument I will hang on to is my Reverend Buckshot Guitar.

This review was submitted by Guitar Jar contributor: Tucker Grindstaff

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