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The Man Behind Unknown Hinson

Where to begin with legendary country artist, actor, and comedian Stu D. Baker? There is so much to unravel, and this guitar is so cool that I am chomping at the bit to get to it that we only have time for an abridged version here (if you'd like the full tale, peep this video we filmed in the Wildwood lair awhile back). The Cliff Notes version is this: Stuart Daniel Baker was a struggling guitarist and music teacher when he had the idea to invent a character named Unknown Hinson for a comedy show on a Charlotte Public Access television program called The Wild Wild South. His guitar-pickin' character mined the creepy side of Southern Gothic imagery for laughs, and it was successful enough that he began making records and touring as Mr. Hinson.

Though Unknown Hinson may have his roots in comedy, he has some serious guitar chops and songwriting ability. His discography is a delight, and his psychobilly tunes leave no stone unturned in an attempt to see the ghoulish and hilarious side of everyday life.

A Scary-Good Six-String

The Stu D. Baker Signature model is essentially an Unknown Hinson Signature model without the batwing inlays and painted headstock. Basically, the design team at Reverend slimmed the Reverend Club King body down to 1 1/2," added a centerblock, and dropped the scale down to 24 3/4." All of these changes translated to a leaner, meaner semi-hollow with aggressive tone and endless sustain. With the help of Reverend's bass contour knob, the Stu D. Baker Signature's two P-90s can produce sounds appropriate for punk rock, rockabilly, classic rock, blues, mellow jazz, classic country, and probably just about anything in between.

Of course, it comes equipped with all of Reverend's standard appointments (comfy medium oval neck, Boneite nut, boutique-quality components, and pin-lock tuners) that will ensure that the Stu D. Baker signature will remain scarily dependable.

Stu D. Baker may be a flesh-and-blood human being from North Carolina, but he is also an immigrant from what Greil Marcus termed "old, weird America," a land where the dark landscape hides all sorts of strange delights and terrors. If you dig that vibe, or if you just like black semi-hollows with P-90s that sound killer, we invite you to take the Stu D. baker signature for a spin. Just make sure you don't take it anywhere near that old graveyard around midnight, you hear?


Brand Reverend
ModelStu D. Baker Signature
Finish ColorMidnight Black
Weight7.11 lbs.
Top WoodSolid Spruce Top
Body WoodKorina
Neck WoodRoasted Maple
Neck ShapeMedium Oval
Neck Dimensions.850 1st - .890 9th
FingerboardRoasted Maple
Fingerboard Radius12"
InlaysBlack Dots
Scale Length24 3/4"
Frets22 Medium Jumbo
Pickups2 9A5 P90s
ControlsVolume, Tone and Bass Contour, 3-Way Switch
TailpieceStop Tailpiece
TunersReverend Pin-Lock Tuners
CaseReverend Cases Are Sold Separately But You Can Add One to Your Order By Checking the Box Right Above the "Add to Cart" Button

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