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Fully modern in conception, design, and performance.
A modern work of guitar art with the sonics and playability to back up its bold visual statement. The Ravelle Deluxe features a killer 5A carved Canadian maple top, toneful mahogany body and neck, and a select rosewood fingerboard with elegant split-trapezoid pearl inlays. A Seymour Duncan Jazz pickup resides in the neck position, while a Seymour Duncan JB pickup is at the bridge. Comes with quality Grover tuners. Includes hardshell case.
Reviewed by 11 customers
This is my second Ravelle(I also owned one of the Korina Limiteds). These are very under-rated guitars that just don't get a lot of attention...but they should. The only two negatives I can say about the guitars are these: they are NOT light, so if you prefer light guitars look elsewhere, and the Ravelle comes with a pretty fat neck...so if you like slim-taper necks, look elsewhere. Otherwise, the guitar looks great, is well-constructed, uses quality hardware and electronics, and it plays and sounds great with it's stock Duncan Jazz/JB pickups. The only thing I would want is 2 sets of volume tone/controls instead of the one set it comes with. At $***, with case, the price is decent.
Wow, this is one great guitar. I have numerous guitars, including MIA Fenders, Hamer US, and Gibson, and the Ravelle can easily hang with them.I was skeptical given the Ravelle's offshore origins, but this is one fine guitar. Only small quibble is that I'd prefer a 4-pot vol/tone setup over the two masters.A big plus no one's noted is the coil splitting, which makes this guitar very versatile.
To anyone who is contemplating getting this beauty, do not hesitate, it is well worth every penny. Every time our band plays a show, people always ask me about it. I get at least 5 people ever time telling me how amazing it looks. This guitar sounds absolutely incredible. It's so versitile. I was trying to decide between this, an ESP EC-1000 and a Gibson Les Paul Vintage Mahogandy, and by far this is the best value out of them all. I would suggest this over any guitar, even ones much more expensive.
I was a hardcore Les Paul guy. I play metal and heavy rock, and when I bought my first Ravelle in January of 2003, I immediately fell in love with it. The Wine Red looks like blood, and coupled with the Les Paul feel and unique image, it became an extension of me.
Fernandes is awesome, nothing compares to my Ravelle. Everywhere I go people ask me: where did you get it? The classic meets the state of the art concept for this instrument is the best!!! For me is a 10/10 guitar. I can play metal or even clean with the best sound I have ever found!
that guitar is really awasome, that burst finish is a killer, the flamed is flawless.very balanced, the pickups are sweet, you can play anything with this guitar.the action is low and there's no fret buzz.best guitar under a grand, and better even from some higher priced guitars.really, I have nothing bad to say about it.
I have been playing guitar for several years and own multiple guitars, including a 1957 gibson les paul historic, but for the money nothing compares to this guitar.
The Duncans that Fernandes threw in there are so awesome. They are perfect for the most crisp clean to the most distorted low tones.
I bought the honey burst Ravelle Deluxe I wanted something evolved, not classic, not some bleeding edge shit that disregards everything learned about electric guitars since thier inception to the world of music *cough* ibanez *cough* So here are my accounts with my new guitar in cronlogical order...Out of the box... oooh prettybut there is a pick guard on it that is not pictured a cool one nonetheless I still take it off, plug it into my brand new line6 spider2 112 30watt bridge humbucker maximum distortion, wow fantastic tone probabiliy the best tone I've had yetThe action was set great the guitar is very light and very playable I promtly changed the wimpy 9 gauge strings out for some 11's and had to reset the intonation which was a breeze compared to some other bridges *cough* floyd rose *cough*The P: The pickups were dropped way to low! I had to raise them, no problem, except when I did who ever wired the guitar did'nt cut enough slack in wire and it pulled the wiring off the pots, and then VERY quickly the coil tap on the pot blew out!This was no problem for me to fix but for your average joe it would of been a real problem.Bottom-line this is the sexiest most sweet sounding/playing guitar I've ever owned, even considering the defects with the wiring! If that doesn't say enough im out of words.
I have gone through so many guitars I have lost count (hundreds in the last 2 years). From every Gibson Les Paul to, well you name it. I currently own a Gibson ES-335, Guild X150D, Taylors, and the list goes on...But this little axe has something no other guitar has and the only way you will find out what it is, is to play and hear it yourself. For the money it IS the best value for an electric guitar, hands down!