Jon, Thanks for the kind words.
That is a fine looking guitar and I think the only Reverend in the Gallery.
Thanks for the support.
A Blonde Reverend Restoration
Here is a complete restoration/
rebuild of a Reverend guitar from Jon Edie. Here is Jon's note on the process;
Hi there Bill.
I just wanted to send you a couple pictures of my guitar that I finished
using your Fender Blonde finish. Let me give you a little bit of
background on the start of the whole project. The whole guitar refinishing
was a result of my Reverend guitar that was burned up in a house fire.
The entire body of the guitar melted and the rest was severely charred.
So, here comes the fun part...rebuilding & my first nitro refin! I
ordered a a three piece blank of swamp ash and hand sketched the approximate
shape of the Reverend's body shape. After the band saw, router, drum
sander, and much block sanding I was ready to prep the wood for finish.
I read reranch 101 about a hundred
times and without it, I wouldn't have achieved such beautiful results.
The only thing I did different was starting my wet sanding with 1500 and
then 2000. The reason I did this was to avoid any sand throughs.
I applied very light nitro on this body...about a half of can, so I didn't
want to cut through the finish too fast. I will say it took me A
LOT longer by starting with 1500, but the end result seems just fine.
One thing I cannot stress enough is proper wood prep...especially filling
the grain. The Fender blonde color is right on the money...reminds
me of my '58 tele I had. The color looks a little bit yellow in the
pictures due to the fluorescent lights, but this color is great!!!
I love how it allows the grain to pop out. This project was almost
a year in the making & I can honestly say the guitar sounds even better
now than it did before. There's a lot more warmth and pop with the
swamp ash body as opposed to the original phenolic body. Bill, your
products are outstanding. Nobody believes this came out of a spray
can. After I started this project, I started another one! Guitar
refinishing is addicting!! It's great though & I love it!
Just wanted to say thanks again.
Jon M. Eide