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Reverend Greg Koch Signature Gristlemaster Trans Black, Roasted Maple GK-G-trbk-RM-FMFM-PT-HT 810183035641 Reverend

Reverend Greg Koch Signature Gristlemaster Trans Black, Roasted Maple


Reverend Greg Koch Signature Gristlemaster Trans Black, Roasted Maple Front

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The Reverend Greg Koch Signature Gristlemaster is here presented in a Limited Edition Trans Black finish with Roasted Maple Fretboard. This special run of instruments was made for a dealer in the USA and comes with a unique fat v-shaped neck profile, designed specifically for Sir Gregory Kochery himself. Through our close relationship with Reverend we've managed to snag two of these very special guitars for our customers. You won't see them anywhere else in Europe, so get ‘em while they’re hot!

Brand new for 2019, the Gristlemaster has been designed from the ground up to meet Koch’s stringent requirements. Boasting Koch’s own signature Fishman Fluence Gristle-Tone pickups, Korina body, Wilkinson tail block with brass saddles, and a unique pick guard design, this guitar stands out both tonally and visually.

Now available from Merchant City Music, online and in our Glasgow store, every instrument we sell is subjected to a thorough check over and professional setup, ensuring it sounds and plays its best before it goes out the door. We are a Reverend Guitars Specialist, enabling us to offer the best possible service when it comes to advising you on your new Reverend Guitar, and to support you long after you’ve made it yours.

Reverend Greg Koch Signature Gristlemaster in Trans Black with Roasted Maple Neck

The centrepiece of the Reverend Greg Koch Signature is Koch’s own Fishman Fluence Gristle-Tone pickup system. As Koch himself puts it, “For me the dream Multi-Voice scenario is to be able to instantly summon the perfect White-Guard and Black-Guard tones with flawless articulation and no hum. And that’s exactly what Fishman has done for me in my signature set. The voices in my head are now in my guitar - well, 4 of them anyway!”

Each Fishman Fluence pickup has two distinct and useful sounds on-board. These sounds start with the revolutionary Fluence Core, the heart of Fluence tone. From this Fluence Core Fishman then create the classic timbres and tone - colours you expect from great guitar pickups - as well as some you’ve never expected.

  • Voice 1 – White-Guard. Open and airy, the sound of Nashville and Bakersfield, chicken pickin’, and the big strum.
  • Voice 2 – Black-Guard. Fat & punch, searing sustain. Undeniable Tele muscle.

Now, this groundbreaking pickup system has been fitted to a guitar designed from the ground up to exploit its full range of capabilities. Welcome to the Reverend Greg Koch Signature. It starts with the familiar Tele silhouette and, indeed, this is where the guitar’s tonal palette starts too. The oversized Korina body, however - with raised centre block - puts a level of sustain and tone on tap heretofore unexperienced by the traditional Tele player. The transparent finish is also noteworthy, applied all over the guitar, the Orange stain allows the grain of the Korina to show through. The top is bound.

Reverend’s outstanding fret finishing facilitates effortless bend execution, while the compound 10-14" radius fretboard allows a natural progression up the fretboard. You’ll wonder how you ever did without it. Unique to this guitar is the fat v-shaped neck shape, which is supremely comfortable, and designed to Koch's exact specifications.

The Wilkinson tail block, with three brass saddles, is essential in providing that characteristic Tele twang - a welcome nod to the old school. Reverend’s Boneite nut provides the perfect combination of bone-like tone transfer and friction-free tuning adjustments, the latter executed via Reverend’s own locking tuning machines. Reverend’s components are top-notch, and more than skin deep.

Everything about the Reverend Greg Koch Signature Gristle Master is designed to make it a solid performance instrument, worthy of Koch’s own demanding performance schedule. If you’re looking for the ultimate Telecaster, this could well be it.

Product Details

  • BODY: Korina centre block with Korina wings
  • PICKUPS: Fishman Fluence Signature Series Greg Koch Gristle-Tone Pickup Set
  • BRIDGE: Wilkinson Hard Tail with Brass Saddles
  • NECK: Roasted Maple
  • SCALE: 25 1/2"
  • NECK PROFILE: Fat v-shaped
  • FRETBOARD: Roasted Maple
  • FRETBOARD RADIUS: 10-14" Radius
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • TRUSS ROD: Dual Action - Headstock Access
  • TUNERS: Reverend Pin-Lock
  • NUT: 43mm Width - Boneite
  • CONTROLS: Volume, Tone, Voice Select, 3-way
  • STRINGS: 10-46