Buckshot Through the Heart and You're Too LateThe Reverend Buckshot most assuredly does not give love a bad name; in fact, it put an arrow through our collective hearts! Its stylish retro-futuristic appointments, sleek offset body shape, and inspiring combination of pickups made us all a little weak in the knees. It's a marvelously versatile guitar that allows you to cop many cool off-the-beaten-path tones that are splendid for lots of genres, and it has that trademark Reverend reliability.
As with all Reverends, the Buckshot's cornerstone is its korina body. As a tonewood, korina shares many characteristics with mahogany. It's warm, punchy, and it responds quickly to your touch. However, korina has a bit more bite and harmonic liveliness in the top-end. As you might guess, korina-bodied guitars like the Buckshot are warm and responsive, but they also cut right through a mix.
Greasy T and The RevTronThe Buckshot's electronics work perfectly in tandem with the natural tone of the wood. The bridge pickup is a Greasy T single-coil, and it has the same sort of frequency response you'd expect a T-style bridge pickup. It has plenty of midrange bite, it's snappy, and it has lots of lovely chiming overtones in the highs. But, our friends at Reverend overwound it slightly. So, it has a bit more depth and fatness and a wider midrange punch while maintaining excellent percussive articulation. In other words, it's an awful lot like a '50s T-style pickup. And, when you roll off Reverend's famed bass contour knob in the bridge position, the tone thins out and you get more of a "white guard"-style sound.
The Revtron in the neck position is also a delight. It supplies plenty of muscle and gristle, but it's a bit more sculpted than a typical humbucker. The midrange is broad and vocal, the lows are rich and thick, and the highs have just the right amount of sparkling overtones. When you roll off the bass contour, you get more of a classic F'tron sound with quacking mids, jangly highs, and warm lows.
With Greasy T and the RevTron (doesn't that sound like two characters from a futuristic cop show?), you can cop a wide variety of classic sounds that suit a wide variety of genres.
Power to the PlayerReverend has kitted out the Buckshot with a metric ton of appointments that enhance the player's experience and make it supremely reliable. The medium oval neck profile is home to 22 medium-jumbo frets and a fingerboard with a 12" radius, a configuration well-suited to most techniques and playing styles (and, it's especially good for bending strings). Also, it has pin-lock tuners and a Boneite nut to ensure excellent tuning stability, and it comes equipped with boutique-quality pots and caps and a Pure Tone jack for consistent sound. Finally, an angled six-bolt neck plate increases stability and resonance while allowing easy access to the upper frets.
Buckshot in the DarkThe Reverend Buckshot is a killer guitar with a unique and inspiring voice. By putting a modern spin on two classic pickups, it brings vintage sounds into the modern era. Of course, its versatility and reliability are also top-notch, so it is ready to tear up the stage, the studio, or the sofa. Take a shot in the dark and take one for a spin! Once you do, we're sure the buck will stop there.
|Finish Color||Trans White|
|Neck Wood||Roasted Maple|
|Neck Shape||Medium Oval|
|Neck Dimensions||.830 1st - .860 12th|
|Frets||22 Medium Jumbo|
|Pickups||Greasy T Single-Coil (Bridge), RevTron (Neck)|
|Controls||Volume, Tone, Bass Contour, 3-way Switch|
|Bridge||Tune-o-matic with Stoptail|
|Tuners||Reverend Pin-Lock Tuners|
|Case||Reverend Guitars Do Not Come With Cases, But You Can Add One to Your Order By Checking the Box Right Above the "Add to Cart" Button|
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