Reverent-dc

The Reverent and double cutaway Reverent-DC are the product of many years of work and design. Many models came before and played a large role in honing my craft and dialing in exactly what I was looking for in a custom guitar. They're modeled with stylistic and tonal properties of some of the great large bodied vintage guitar designs in mind, but are unique to themselves. They're large bodied semi-hollow instruments at 16" wide at the lower bout which is very similar in size to a Gibson ES-335. The semi hollow body is of unique design and is internally braced. A photo of the inside can be seen below. The "Gronlund" name is burned into the headstock with a custom branding iron on transparent and semi transparent finishes. An embeded satin chrome headstock emblem is used on solid color models. The use of hardwoods and metal tops ensure a sharp and bright sounding instrument with good sustain and clarity while the large body design and semi hollow construction offer a fullness, warmth, low end response and good resonance. It's proved to be a very well balanced design as they say.

Base price of $2950.





There is an outline of specs with many options for both models listed below. We can of course also gladly consider options not listed. Just ask and more than likely we'll be able to make it happen! To get an exact price and build time, email directly at James@GronlundGuitars.com


Specs and Options:
  • Body Wood:
    • Ash
    • Soft Maple
    • Mahogany (Add $100)
    • Black Walnut (Add $100)


  • Body Construction:
    • Semi Hollow Body with single F-Hole
    • Semi Hollow Body with two F-Holes (Add $50)


  • Scarf Jointed Neck Wood:
    • Hard Maple
    • Douglas Fir
    • Mahogany (Add $50)
    • Black Walnut (Add $50)
    • Figured Birdseye Hard Maple (Add $75)


  • Top Material: All Redwood, Koa, Claro Walnut and Big Leaf Maple tops come from Oregon Wild Wood and much of it is salvaged old growth lumber. All of the Redwood in particular is harvested from 1500+ year old downed Redwood trees which once stood 20' or more in diameter and towered over 400' tall.

    Plain maple is great for adding and solid or semi transparent color to and all of the others are fantastic with a thin dark sunburst or left completely natural.

    • Bookmatched Plain Maple
    • Bookmatched Black Walnut (Add $100)
    • Bookmatched Figured Big Leaf Maple (Add $100)
    • Bookmatched Figured Old Growth Redwood (Add $150)
    • Bookmatched Figured Koa (Add $150)
    • Bookmatched Figured Claro Walnut (Add $150)
    • .043" Brushed Brass (Add $350)


  • Body Binding:
    • Black
    • White
    • Cream
    • Laminated White/Black/White
    • Laminated Black/White/Black
    • Checkerboard Black/White
    • Tortoise
    • Red Tortoise

    • Add $50 for double binding (top and back of guitar)
      Add $50 for herringbone purfling (top of guitar)
      Add $50 for double herringbone purfling (top+back)

  • Fretboard Binding: Fretboard binding matching body binding. (Add $100)

  • Headstock Binding: Headstock binding matching body binding. (Add $100)


  • Pickguard:
    • Gloss Black
    • Matte Black
    • Gloss Black 3 Ply: Black/White/Black
    • White
    • White 3 Ply White/Black/White
    • Cream
    • Mirror
    • Aluminum (Add $60)
    • Brass (Add $80)
    • Tortoise 3 Ply: Tortoise/White/Black


    • Red Tortoise 3 Ply: Red Tortoise/White Black


    • Genuine Celluloid Nitrate Tortoise 4 Ply: Tort/Parchment/Blk/Parchment (Add $40)


    • Genuine Celluloid Nitrate Tortoise. Thick single ply (Add $60)


    • Genuine Celluloid Nitrate Tortoise. Thick single ply "Autumn Sunset" (Add $60)




  • Fretboard Wood:
    • Indian Rosewood


  • Neck Carve: There are five neck carve options here. The numbers shown here are the thickness measurements from the top of the fretboard to the backside of the neck at both the first fret and the 12th fret. These necks, like most all guitar necks, gradually taper to a thicker profile as you approach the 12th fret. All of these necks are traditional C profiles. Ask about any other shape such as a D, V, etc or any custom measurements and it shouldn't be a problem to carve for you!

    • Fattest Vintage No Taper C Profile: 1.00" thick
    • Extra Fat Vintage C Profile: .920" at the 1st fret to 1.00" at the 12th
    • 59' C Profle: .860" at 1st fret tapered to .960" at 12th
    • Medium C Profile: .830" at 1st fret tapered to .920" at 12th
    • SlimTaper C Profile: .800" at 1st fret tapered to .875" at 12th


  • Bridge:
    • ABM 3021n featherweight aluminum compensated vintage style wraparound.
    • TonePros T3BP locking Tune-O-Matic with Stop Tailpiece
    • TonePros T3BP locking Tune-O-Matic with Kluson #9 trapeze tailpeice
    • Schroeder straight back aluminum fully adjustable wraparound bridge (Add $50)
    • Mastery M6.2 half tele bridge (Add $75)
    • Bigsby B5 Vibrato with TonePros TP6R locking Tune-o-Matic with roller saddles (Add $150)
    • Bigsby B5 Vibrato with Mastery M1 bridge or M7.1 half tele bridge (Add $225)


  • Nut Width/Material:
    • 1 11/16" bleached white or vintage natural Bone. This is the most popular modern electric guitar nut width. We can also use any other nut width of your choice.


  • Scale Length:
    • 24.75" is my standard and is found widely in the guitar industry. We can of course also do any other scale length such as the popular longer 25.5", etc. I have made many 24.9" scale guitars and it's one of my favorites. We can also do baritone scale lengths or anything custom.


  • Finish: Below are two nitrocellulose lacquer finish options followed by solid and semi-transparent color options.

    • Satin
      Satin nitrocellulose. Very smooth, fast and thin. The guitar top is mirror flat while the back, sides and neck are open grain and have a more natural wood feel. Add $100 for any semi-transparent or solid color of your choice.

    • Gloss Top and Headstock/Satin Back and Sides (Add $150)
      Exactly like the previous finish option except the top+headstock are high gloss instead of satin. The back, sides and neck remain open grain satin. Add $100 for any semi-transparent of solid color of your choice.


    • Solid color options: Olive Green, Black, Blood Red, Copper Metallic, Silver Metallic, Blackened Forest Green, Vintage Cream, Burnt Yellow or Tobacco Sunburst.

      Semi-Transparent color options: Heritage Cherry Red, Burnt Cherry Red, TV Yellow, Dark Vintage Amber or Butterscotch Blonde

      Dark sunburst optional on all figured Koa, Redwood, Black Walnut and Claro Walnut tops.


  • Tuning Keys:
    • Grover open gear 18:1 ratio keys standard. If you have a favorite tuner that you'd rather use just ask and we'll get them for you!


  • Pickups: Your choice from fine makers such as Arcane, Porter, McNelly, Lollar, Lindy Fralin, and TV Jones.

    • Single Bridge Pickup "Jr" Model
    • Dual Pickup (Add $100)
    • Three Pickup (Add $200)


  • Electronics: Standard layout of 1 Volume Control, 1 Tone Control and toggle switch. Switchcraft and CTS components. Emerson Custom Paper In Oil Tone Capacitors. We can also accomodate virtually any other control setup aside from this standard layout. Often for no extra cost.


  • Control Knob Style:
    • Metal Dome Knobs in Black, Gold, Nickel or Chrome


    • Reflector Cap Knobs in Black or Gold


    • Mustang/MXR style




  • Inlay:
    • Ebony or maple fretboard face dots standard
    • Genuine pearl side and face dots (Add $40)
    • Genuine pearl block inlay (Add $250)
    • Genuine pearl trapazoid inlay (Add $250)
    • Genuine pearl double parallelogram inlay (Add $250)


  • Fretwire: Jescar FW47095 standard. Or your choice of any Jescar fretwire from their lineup found here: jescar.com/fret-wire-specifications


  • Truss Rod: Double action


  • Neck to Body Joint: Set Neck