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Enter the Baritone Zone

Pete Anderson is a Grammy award-winning producer and sideman, and he laid down countless incredible guitar tracks as Dwight Yoakam's right-hand man, but his new signature Baritone guitar may be his greatest accomplishment yet! After the runaway success of Pete's other signature Reverend guitars, a baritone was the logical next step, and Joe Naylor delivered the goods. A few minutes of picking were all we needed to realize that the Pete Anderson Eastsider Baritone is an incredibly inspiring, ridiculously versatile instrument with about a bajillion potential applications. Let's take a closer look and see why it sounds so awesome!

Baritonewoods

First things first: the Pete Anderson Baritone's body is made of korina, which has QUITE a powerful voice. Korina has the roundness and warmth of mahogany, but its top end is livelier and it has a bit more midrange bite. The chambers also add in a bit of extra percussiveness to the attack, a touch of fatness to the lows, and a sprinkling of airy brilliance to the highs. This body works wonders with the roasted maple neck. Roasted tonewoods have a drier, more vintage-flavored sound. In particular, roasted maple necks act like big 'ol wooden tuning forks. They produce woodier tone with greater clarity--a necessity for a baritone! In conjunction with the chambered korina body, the roasted neck helps makes this guitar sound fat, warm, and clear, just like a baritone should.

Bari, Bari Good Tones

The electronics on this baritone beast allow you to cop a wide swathe of low-tuned sounds. The two Salnico single-coils in the neck and middle positions have plenty of glassy, warm lows and vocal midrange quack, while the Talnico in the bridge position gives you plenty of woody twang, midrange punch, and high-end sizzle. The out-of-phase switch on the tone knob also gives you the option to cop some sparklier, quackier tones in positions two and four.

We have to turn to hypotheticals to truly convey the delightful sound of these pickups, though. Imagine playing a Jimi Hendrix 45 at 33rpm, slowing down the recording and pitching everything down. Essentially, that hypothetical Strat fantasy is how the neck and middle positions sound. Warmer, fatter, and deeper, but with an undeniable golden hue in the highs. Swap out the Hendrix record for an early Zeppelin record and you'll get a rough idea of how the Talnico bridge sounds (remember, Jimmy Page used a Tele on the first four Zep records!). Or, to pull an example from another genre, imagine Luther Perkins's tone on all those Johnny records but deeper and woodier.

Everybody Twang Chung Tonight

Oftentimes, country players like Pete Anderson will use a baritone guitar to play bassy "tic-tac" lines full of bouncy roots and fiftths, or to play twangy spaghetti western-style leads. The Pete Anderson baritone certainly excels in these applications, but it can do so much more! Its warm, clear voice and excellent note separation allow you to play big 'ol six-note voicings and hear every part of the chord. So, you can essentially use it as a different flavor for rhythm guitar tracks. The 10"-14" compound radius on the fretboard also allows for tremendously expressive lead playing because you can still bend away to your heart's content. In fact, even though the Pete Anderson Signature Baritone has a longer 28-5/8" scale length, it feels so natural that its easy to forget that you're playing a baritone (well, at least until you hit the low string and feel the ground shake!).

Chugga Chugga, Dude

Speaking of making the ground shake, I would be remiss if I failed to mention how amazing this guitar is for heavy music. Though Pete Anderson may be a country guy, his signature works great in gnarly high-gain settings because of its combination of clarity and warmth. It can handle lots of distortion, but it doesn't really get harsh. Through a Friedman Small Box combo with the gain on ten, I had a great time playing everything from Sabbathian heavy blues to Kyuss-esque sludgy riffs to punky Deftones-style chugging. Frankly, all the metal dudes at Wildwood are utterly enamored with this guitar! The fact that it works so spectacularly well in a genre far outside its intended wheelhouse is a testament to its amazing versatility.

Tune Low and Enjoy

We are proud to present such an incredibly inspiring instrument for our exceptional customers. The Pete Anderson Eastsider Baritone's boutique build quality, superb playability, and intoxicating sonic cocktail are sure to provide you with plenty of joy, and we know you'll fall hopelessly in love with it as soon as your pick touches the strings.

Specifications:

Brand Reverend
ModelPete Anderson Eastsider T Baritone - Prototype
Finish ColorSatin Black
Weight8.10 lbs.
Body WoodSolid Korina, Chambered Under Pickguard
Neck WoodRoasted Maple
Neck ShapeMedium Oval
Neck Dimensions.820 1st - .870 12th
StringsSIT Custom 11.5-56 Set Tuned to C Standard
FingerboardRoasted Maple
Fingerboard Radius10-14" Compound Radius
InlaysDot
Scale Length28-5/8"
Width at Nut1.693" (43mm)
Frets22 Medium Jumbo
PickupsReverend Talnico-B (Bridge), Reverend Salnico-N (Neck and Middle)
ControlsCustom Volume and Tone, Push-Pull Out-of-Phase Switch, 5-Way Selector
BridgeWilkinson WV6 SB (Steel Block) Tremolo
TunersReverend Pin-Lock Tuners

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