NAMM 2019: Reverend Greg Koch Signature Gristlemaster
It is finally here and it is sweet as chocolate
I have been waiting for this guitar since last year and back in November, we got to see a few sneak previews of it. So now we finally get the skinny on the new Reverend Greg Koch Signature Gristlemaster!
Reverend Greg Koch Signature Gristlemaster
For me personally, this is one kick-ass guitar. It has everything I like in a guitar style, simplicity and tone! Well, it is the Greg Koch Signature Gristlemaster and if you read my articles on a regular basis, you’ll know I’ve been hankering for one of these for a while now.
The specifications are great – a slightly oversized Tele-esque korina chambered body, roasted maple neck and that Firebird-like raised-centre. It looks good. There is also a six-bolt angled neck join for strength, tone and accessibility.
With Fishman Greg Koch Gristle-Tone Signature active pickups which have a little bit of an onboard boost and are powered by a lithium rechargeable battery, this guitar is silent/noise free and still has the sweet tones. The bridge has Wilkinson brass intonated saddles, there is also a Boneite nut and Reverend Pin lock tuners.
For me, this guitar is ‘bad to the bone’ and just looks like you could play it for years with no hassles. It comes available in Wow Red, Pow Yellow and Blucifer finishes. You must watch the video, just to hear Koch play that sweet Roy Buchanan (may he rest in peace, master of the Telecaster that he was) chord in the intro.
Greg Koch, you legend!
RRP – TBC
- Reverend Greg Koch Signature Gristlemaster in Blucifer: Reverend
- Reverend Greg Koch Signature Gristlemaster in Pow Yellow: Reverend
Most good chocolate isn’t very sweet you know… Only the cheap stuff is sweet because it has to hide the terrible ingredients. I don’t think your analogy fits this guitar at all, instead the instrument looks heaven sent.
Reminds me of Palir Guitars Candy Apple T
You didn’t watch the video then?