FAQ

CURRENT INSTRUMENTS

1. Where are Reverend instruments made?

Reverend guitars are built in South Korea by Mirr Music Co. This company is owned by Hank Cho, a third generation guitar builder who’s attention to detail, high quality control, and ability to accurately produce our unique designs (as opposed to the same old knock-offs) made Mirr a perfect partner for Reverend. These guitars are top-notch in every way… the wood is properly cured, the finishes are thin, the neck pockets are tight, the frets are polished, the components are high quality, and the overall fit and finish are first rate.

Every guitar model is designed by award-winning luthier and Reverend founder Joe Naylor. All components, woods, dimensions and materials have been specified by Joe for maximum performance and serviceability.

Our goal is not to build the cheapest Korean guitar, but rather to raise the bar for performance. It costs a little more to do that, but the result is a pro level guitar that is gig ready right out of the box.

2. Does Reverend offer separate pickguards, pickups, or necks?

Sorry, we do not offer any separate components. We do offer small repair parts, email sales@reverendguitars.com for availability. Replacement custom pickguards can be made by www.pickguardian.com, and you can also find several other pickguard makers through an online search.

3. Does Reverend offer repair, maintenance, or modification services?

We recommend consulting with the dealer you purchased from, or with a qualified repair shop in your area. Otherwise email us at sales@reverendguitars.com for available services.

4. Which graphite saddles fit my guitar?

The Graphtech model number PS-8618-00 saddles will fit the tuneomatic bridge. The PS-8200-00 saddles fit our Wilkinson tremolo. Contact www.graphtech.com for purchasing info.

5. How do I clean a satin finish?

Simply use your favorite brand of guitar polish, and a soft cloth. Do not use any rubbing compounds or abrasive type buffing formulas. Please note: areas of the finish that are subject to continuous wear and contact will become more glossy, that’s just part of the charm and worn-in look of a satin finish.

6. What size fretwire do you use, and where can I buy some?

Our fretwire size is .110″ x .050″. Similar fretwire is available at www.stewmac.com, Item # 0150.

7. How does the dual action truss rod work?

Our truss rod adjusts in two directions: turning the nut clockwise reduces forward bow, while turning the nut counter-clockwise adds forward bow. There is a “neutral zone” between these two adjustments, and it will feel like the rod is loose, but if you continue to turn the nut for a few rotations you will feel resistance as adjustment resumes. Never leave the nut loose in the neutral zone, as that may cause rattling.

8. What are the dimensions of Reverend guitar necks?

We use the same basic neck dimensions on all guitar models unless otherwise mentioned. Nut width is 1-11/16″, profile is a medium oval, and approximate thickness from front to back is .85 at the 1st fret, and .90″ at the 12th fret. However, there will be some variation due to wood expansion and contraction, machining tolerances, and paint variations. Overall, they are slightly thicker than a typical Fender American Standard Strat or Tele neck.

9.There’s no dealer in my area? How can I get a Reverend?

You are free to contact any Reverend dealer on our dealer page. Our High Volume Dealers that are highlighted at the bottom of the page usually have most of the line in stock.

10.What is the deal with those Railhammer Pickups?

The unique combination of rails under the wound strings and poles under the plain strings give you tighter lows and fatter highs than a conventional pickup, for perfect tonal balance without any compromise. Clarity is also increased, but the tone is never sterile sounding at all because Railhammers have the rich, organic tone only a passive design can deliver. To find out more, please visit Railhammer’s FAQ page.

11.What case fits my guitar?

We offer two sizes of guitar cases and one bass case – both in our Reverend two-toned teardrop style. You can find out all about them at our online store, and order one there, or from your favorite Reverend dealer.

TREMOLOS

12. Can Reverend install a Bigsby tremolo?

We don’t install Bigsbys, but you can install one on a non-tremolo guitar with the Vibramate kit.

13. Where can I purchase the roller bridge used with a Bigsby?

We sell them here: Store.

DISCONTINUED/OLDER INSTRUMENTS AND PRODUCTS

14. Where can I find more info about older or discontinued Reverend instruments and products?

There are many well informed members at the Reverend Discussion Page who can answer questions. Also see the Archives page and be sure to read the Discontinued FAQ’s. The Archive page also has a serial number listing where you can look up the date of manufacture.

15. Does Reverend offer amp repair?

No, please contact your local repair tech, or Cusack Music.

16. Does Reverend offer amp parts or schematics?

We no longer offer amp repair service. Please contact your local repair tech, or Cusack Effects.

17. Does Reverend offer Drivetrain repair?

No, please contact your local repair tech, or Visual Sound

18. Does Reverend offer body repair for the older phenolic instruments?

No, please contact Brown’s Guitar Factory or Joe’s Music