Can Reverend’s Gil Parris Signature GPS guitar stand out from the crowd?
Reverend has just been in touch to tell us about a second signature guitar for Gil Parris. This new model is an S-style instrument, coming in a sleek Midnight Black finish. But will it offer enough to make you want to part with your money?
Reverend Gil Parris Signature GPS Midnight Black
Reverend’s new Gil Parris Signature GPS Midnight Black is the latest Signature Series model. It pushes the Korean-built guitar up into the higher end of the company’s price scale. These models have a Korina body finished in the Midnight Black colour, matched with a 12″ radius roasted maple bolt on neck with 22 medium jumbo frets.
Each guitar has a set of Fishman Fluence pickups voiced to give you either a vintage tone or a more “Hot Texas” tone. Thos options should make this signature guitar pretty versatile. The controls are as follows: Volume, Tone (neck & middle), Tone (bridge), plus a Push/Pull knob for tone shift. Other hardware includes a set of pin lock tuners, a six-bolt neck plate, a Wilkinson WVS50K tremolo system and a Boneite nut.
I like the overall look of this model, with the all-black style and white accents. My only qualm is the price. The guitar is listed at £1299 in the UK without a case. That’s pushing the boundary of what I suspect people will pay for a guitar that’s essentially a Strat clone with some nice pickups. But I could be wrong. It’s a market that’s already swamped and another S-style guitar at this price could be a hard sell for many. Then factor in that this guitar is currently only available in black, which is possibly the most common guitar finish in the planet. Does it have enough to make you want to buy one? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.
RRP – Gil Parris Signature GPS Midnight Black GBP 1299/USD 1919, with an optional Reverend Teardrop case GBP 169/ USD 227
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It seems a little pricey, the case should be included.
I’ve owned a lot of guitars, the Reverend I own is one of the finest- high quality woods, parts, electronics, and excellent workmanship all around. Reverends are lovely guitars, I’d buy another without question, but this Signature GPS is not the one I would choose.