Tone Report Weekly Issue 102 - Page 60

ANTHOLOGY GEAR WEAR REVELATION CASE + ACCESSORIES REVIEW BY DAVID A. EVANS STREET PRICE SEE WEBSITE Let’s face it: most guitar accessories haven’t been designed with both style in mind. As for piecing together an ensemble— forget about it! Fortunately, Anthology Gear Wear aims to change this situation with its “Revelator” guitar case and line of matching leather accessories. The Revelator elevates the humble, softshell case to the dignity of a designer, full-grain leather jacket, and, like a good biker jacket, Anthology’s case, its wallet, its slide holder, and its guitar strap will stand up to the worst “road rash” that life can offer. The Revelator might appear 60 GEAR REVIEW // to be a pure expression of style, but make no mistake, it’s also made to take a beating. Full-grain leather covers the sides and body, while the foam-core sidewalls are surprisingly rigid. The hardware, particularly the zippers and buckles, is heavy and thick. In testing, the Revelator felt as if it would easily handle the various squeezes and crushing forces life might have in store for it. The front and back pieces are pliable enough to absorb the shock of a sudden impact while maintaining their form. Moreover, the case’s leather is tough enough that it won’t perforate without the use of a military-grade knife. Inside, the Revelator offers about eight centimeters of depth for its contents. A Stratocaster fit quite easily into the main, suede-lined chamber. A sturdy leather strap can be wrapped around the guitar’s neck and fixed with velcro in order to prevent the instrument from sliding inside the case. One notable feature that the case lacked was an interior pocket. However, the case features three spacious external pockets in which notebooks, tuners, and cords would easily fit. Among the items that one could fit in the pockets is Anthology’s bi-fold Anthology Gear Wear Revelation Case + Accessories