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License to Gil

Gil Parris nearly won a Grammy with a solo guitar performance of "Pop Goes the Weasel," and that tells you everything you need to know about his signature blend of virtuoso chops, mad-scientist inventiveness, and art-school cool. Anyone who can get a public-domain song nominated for one of music's most prestigious awards (seriously, you should check it out here if you haven't--it will fry your brain!) is one heck of a player, but focusing on that one outlandish achievement shortchanges Gil Parris's varied work as a sideman with a who's-who list of arty jazz cats as well as his six stellar solo albums. Mr. Parris wears many hats in the musical world--he may play burning-hot jazz-inflected blues like these one night, then funky fusion the next, followed by a rock session on Friday.

Feel the Fluence

A player like Gil needs versatility, so our friends at Reverend equipped his signature model with some truly spectacular Fishman Fluence Single-Width pickups. If you're not familiar, Fishman's Fluence pickups use an innovative design that promotes versatility, fixes a few annoying problems, and generally makes for an ideal playing experience. Basically, the coils are printed on a circuit board rather than wound around a bobbin. Forty-eight of these circuit boards form one Fluence Core, and each pickup has two Cores. This new-fangled design is sure to delight you when you plug in. There's almost no hum, and the guitar responds to your touch just a hair faster. All in all, it makes for one of the liveliest, most expressive, responsive noiseless pickups ever!

But, most importantly, the Fluence core design allows you to have TWO tones in one pickup--one for each core. So, the Gil Parris Signature GPS sports two of the most iconic S-style sounds of all time: the warm, sweet vintage-style tone that graced countless classic records by Jimi and his peers, and the Texas-worthy, punchy, overwound Strat sound beloved by modern torchbearers like SRV. With these two sounds at your disposal, you can cover everything from blues to funk to rock to soul to country to punk to hard rock!

Power to the Player

But, the electronics only tell half the story. Reverend has kitted out the Gil Parris Signature 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). There is a veritable plethora of enhanced components that make for an otherworldly playing experience beneath the hood. For instance, most jacks have one contact point, but the Pure Tone jack has two for better audio quality, reliability, and grip.

Also, you can find a treble bleed circuit in the volume knob, which keeps your highs present when you roll off the volume--crucial for pedal steel tricks and volume knob tomfoolery.

Speaking of knobs, both the pots and caps in this beast are boutique quality. Where most caps and pots have a +-20% rating, Reverend's have +-10% ratings. They're built to tighter specifications, and that means more consistent sound quality.

All of these myriad rough-and-ready appointments add up to a ridiculously dependable instrument that can perform at the highest level in any situation: three-hour gigs, marathon recording sessions, naval battles, day-long practices, medieval siege warfare, the list goes on and on.

Free Man in Parris

We're proud to present the Reverend Gil Parris Signature GPS, a versatile S-style guitar that plays and sounds like a dream. With its high-quality components and powerful Fluence pickups, it is ready to rock the stage, studio, or basement. We have no doubt it will bring you endless musical delight!

B-Stock Report

This Gil Parris Signature model has one small cosmetic blemish: an area of scratching and finish swirling (see pictures in the gallery). Other than that, it's in brand-new condition, so this is a fantastic opportunity to score one of Reverend's hottest new models!


Brand Reverend
ModelGil Parris Signature GPS
Finish ColorMidnight Black
Weight7.43 lbs.
Body WoodKorina
Neck WoodRoasted Maple
Neck ShapeMedium Oval
Neck Dimensions.830 1st - .860 12th
FingerboardRoasted Maple
Fingerboard Radius12"
Scale Length25.5"
Frets22 Medium Jumbo
PickupsFishman Fluence Single-Width
ControlsVolume, Tone, Bass Contour, 5-Way
BridgeWilkinson WVS50K Tremolo
TunersReverend Pin-Lock
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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