As always, several members of the Guitar World crew were on hand at the 2015 Summer NAMM Show in lovely and talented Nashville, Tennessee, taking pics, getting the latest gear news and shooting plenty of videos.
These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the February 2015 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the Guitar World Online Store.
It’s the year of the Signature Model at Reverend Guitars. Four new Signature Models will be debuted at NAMM: The Reverend Bob Balch Signature Model, The Reverend Meshell Ndegeocello Signature Fellowship Bass, The Reverend Reeves Gabrels Signature Spacehawk and The Reverend Pete Anderson PA-1 HB Custom.
It’s the year of the signature model at Reverend Guitars. Three new signature models will be debuted at the 2014 Winter NAMM Show: the Reverend Bob Balch Signature, the Reverend Meshell Ndegeocello Fellowship Signature Bass and the Reverend Pete Anderson PA-1 C.
Reverend Guitars is offering two of its Pete Anderson Signature Models in Gold Metal Flake. There are just 10 each of the Reverend Pete Anderson Signature Eastsider and the Reverend Pete Anderson PA-1 RT — and they are available only at Wildwood Guitars in Colorado.
Way back in 1996, when Reverend Guitars founder Joe Naylor designed the first Reverend guitar, the philosophy was simple: Design the best guitar you know how to. Make it look cool and sound great, and put it out there and see what happens.
Somebody’s got to make sure inventory is in stock, that dealers are ordering guitars regularly, and that the bills are getting paid. Like any company, there are things that need to be done that aren’t fun and aren’t why you got into business. But one of the things they get to do at Reverend Guitars — is check out the latest and greatest bands.
As touched on in my last two blog posts, the legends surrounding the music of Detroit are many. From the Stooges and MC5 all the way up to Kid Rock and the White Stripes, there are numerous figures that conjure up all kinds of visions. But none of them really confound the mind like Tricky Gomez.
Even after he passed away in 2009, Ron Asheton's legend hovered somewhere between "overrated" and "underrated," though today his impact cannot be overemphasized. In other words, if you've missed out on his incendiary guitar playing — meaning somehow one of Detroit's legendary bands, the Stooges, escaped your notice — then you've clearly been on another planet.
Here's a Guitar World video from the 2013 Winter NAMM Show, which took place January 24 to 27 in Anaheim, California. During the gear-filled weekend, we paid a visit to the gang at the Reverend Guitars booth to check out the company's new models, including the Tricky Gomez (pictured). For more about Reverend Guitars, head to reverendguitars.com.com.