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Locate your celebrations and consternation and hate rants here for fancy musical new gear of the 2018.

jjjusten, Thursday, 25 January 2018 20:32 (three years ago) link

There’s actually...a lot of stuff this year. Feels good.

jjjusten, Thursday, 25 January 2018 20:32 (three years ago) link

For example, Reverend has gone full bore bizarre.

https://www.reverendguitars.com/guitars/airsonic-hc

Yes, the fholes do in fact go all the way through the body and out the back. No, really.

jjjusten, Thursday, 25 January 2018 20:41 (three years ago) link

huh, didn't see that coming but i'm intrigued - i had a reverend sensei for a while and it was awesome, often wish i still had it

psyched to see what horrors fender and gibson have in store this year obv

your skeleton is ready to hatch (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 25 January 2018 20:45 (three years ago) link

Synth stuff overshadowing guitar stuff so much that it's not even funny any more.

2018 has to be better (snoball), Thursday, 25 January 2018 21:07 (three years ago) link

i know you guys keep talking about how good reverend guitars are, and i'm sure they play and sound great, but they are so, so ugly

na (NA), Thursday, 25 January 2018 21:30 (three years ago) link

a lot of them are irredeemably fugly for sure but there are some cool-looking models imo

your skeleton is ready to hatch (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 25 January 2018 21:41 (three years ago) link

Reverend seems oddly decisive when it comes to looks, I think (and not just because I sell them) that few companies come close to them when it comes to actual new guitar design. I don’t dig the V’s, but I hate literally every V.

jjjusten, Friday, 26 January 2018 02:51 (three years ago) link

hey jjj there may be a thread for this elsewhere but what's good w/ <$1000 acoustics rn? im getting into fingerstyle playing and want something sized a little more appropriately than my taylor dreadnaught if i stick with it for a while.

call all destroyer, Friday, 26 January 2018 03:00 (three years ago) link

I got one of these and really like it - http://acousticguitar.com/gear-review-gretsch-g9511-style-1-single-0-parlor/

louise ck (milo z), Friday, 26 January 2018 04:38 (three years ago) link

The Empress Zoia pedal looks neat.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 26 January 2018 04:56 (three years ago) link

Man if there was ever a reason to use the takemymoney.gif, the G&L semi-hollow Doheny is it. Holy fuck this is cool.

jjjusten, Friday, 26 January 2018 05:34 (three years ago) link

https://www.reverendguitars.com/guitars/billy-corgan-terz

I'm amazed that they could sell enough of these to justify production

louise ck (milo z), Friday, 26 January 2018 05:47 (three years ago) link

I’m very confused by that model, tbh

jjjusten, Friday, 26 January 2018 06:26 (three years ago) link

The Airsonic confuses me. Is it chambered as well? What purpose is served by having the f-holes go straight through? They can't just be Monkey Grips, right?

Some of Reverend's bodies are horribly shaped, but they've got some winners too. My favorites are the Corgan signature model and the Reeves Gabrels Spacehawk:

https://www.guitar.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/800x400/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/r/e/reverend-reeves-gabrels-spacehawk-purple-burst.jpg

how's life, Friday, 26 January 2018 14:30 (three years ago) link

Oh shit y’all, G&L Doheny tribute series has been officially announced. Black and Olympic white with maple necks and black blocks, Surf Green and Burst with rosewood fingerboard and pearl block inlays. No prices announced yet.

jjjusten, Friday, 26 January 2018 19:29 (three years ago) link

I think that Corgan model would look much nicer if they lost all the pickguards.

There are flat out so many guitars out there anymore, I can't see buying anything but a used one these days. It has to be close to an extinction level event for many of the guitar companies, same with amps or pedals.

earlnash, Sunday, 28 January 2018 01:34 (three years ago) link

They have a few guitars with similar body shapes to the Corgan model, if the number of pickguards you require is fewer than 4.

https://www.reverendguitars.com/guitars/kingbolt-ra

how's life, Sunday, 28 January 2018 01:48 (three years ago) link

The Warhawk used to have that raised middle kind of Firebird look like the Corgan a few years ago.

I'm more than set on instruments, only guitar that I look at getting anymore is a semi-hollow or hollowbody. The two models that check out are either a Gibson ES135 (w/p90s - some have p100s or humbuckers) or a Gretsch Tennessee Rose. I'd dig a Gibson ES175 or Gretsch Silver Falcon, but those are pretty expensive instruments.

earlnash, Sunday, 28 January 2018 03:33 (three years ago) link

Silver Falcon is sooo sharp.

https://www.long-mcquade.com/files/48206/lg_686bdfe937aa5a4ef3afda230436f5ad.jpg

earlnash, Sunday, 28 January 2018 03:34 (three years ago) link

I was pretty stoked about Wampler bringing back the Faux Spring Reverb. Never should have got rid of my old one.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Sunday, 28 January 2018 21:40 (three years ago) link

Wampler's tape echo looks like it would be fun.

earlnash, Monday, 29 January 2018 01:50 (three years ago) link

I had the version two for a bit last summer. It was okay. The Dunlop Echoplex delay is hard to top.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Monday, 29 January 2018 05:28 (three years ago) link


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