New for 2018, the latest addition to the Airsonic range is designed to combine the full-bodied resonance of a hollow body with the sustain of a solid-body. Thanks to several design tweaks, including thinner wings and a thick center ridge, this guitar delivers whopping modern tones with uniquely retro flavours. This means rich harmonics, biting attack and pristine clarity in equal measure!
Body & Neck
As with all of Reverend's guitars, korina is employed for the body; this guarantees excellent resonance and responsive playability. Not only that, but from a luthier's perspective, korina is extremely consistent in its quality, so you're guaranteed to have tonewood of the finest calibre!
The neck is made from roasted maple, known for its bright and detailed tonal quality. The roasting process removes impurities, adding to the sustain of the korina centrepiece, not to mention it looks totally gorgeous!
Electronics & Hardware
Reverend have loaded the Airsonic HB with their signature Railhammer pickups. In this case, they've employed the Hyper Vintage versions for both the bridge and the neck positions, with a unique design that provides punchy low-end for the E/A/D strings, and soaring clarity for the G/B/E strings!
Finally, this instrument is adorned with simple yet effective hardware that has a distinctly vintage feel. Custom dome knobs, old-school pin-lock tuners, and boutique guitar electronics provide a premium-quality experience without the associated price tag!
Here's what Reverend have to say about the Airsonic HB:
A sleek new body design, a simple yet effective control layout, and a Wilkinson tremolo system that stays in tune without the hassle of a locking nut! The revolutionary Railhammer Hyper Vintage bridge and Hyper Vintage neck pickups take it to another level, for the ultimate bolt-on rock guitar.
Roasted Maple Neck
Roasted Maple is heat treated at over 300° F to remove sugars, moisture, and impurities. This maple is lighter, more stable, and has a beautiful caramel color. The result is an exceptional maple neck that will require less seasonal adjustment, and boasts a rich vintage look!
Korina (aka White Limba) is a medium-light weight wood, highly prized for consistency and tonal qualities. Often found in boutique and vintage instruments, all Reverends feature Korina bodies. A highly resonant wood, Korina is a key factor to producing our lively, responsive instruments that are rich in harmonics.
This passive bass roll-off is great for tightening up the low end, or re-voicing the pickups. It can make a humbucker sound like a single-coil, or give a P-90 that classic twang. Variable pickup voicing at your fingertips!
A thumbwheel under the tuner pushes a steel pin up through the post, locking the string in place for exceptional tuning stability and super-fast string changes.
Every Reverend is hand initialed on the back of the headstock by Zack Green, our highly skilled technician who sets up, inspects, and tests every instrument.
Custom Dome Knobs
Our proprietary knobs feature a lower profile which is less likely to be accidentally hit by the player's hand, and the white dot lets you easily see where your knob rotation is set.
We use "Boneite," a synthetic bone nut, that is more consistent than natural bone, on all Reverend instruments. It reduces friction, allowing the strings to slide through the nut slots smoothly, improving tuning stability.
Triple-Tree String Tree
This patent-pending string tree has an extended bar to hold down three strings at a time with just one tree, eliminating G string buzz in the nut slot.
Dual-action Truss Rod
Our dual action rod adjusts in both directions, allowing back bow or forward bow. This assures correct adjustment range is possible regardless of string tension, extreme climate conditions, or the effects of long term aging. It’s also located at the headstock for easy access.
Six-bolt Neck Plate
Two extra bolts increase mounting pressure of the neck by fifty percent. This makes a stronger neck connection, which improves sustain, tuning stability, and neck alignment.
Pure Tone Jack
All Reverends use an upgraded jack by Pure Tone Technologies. A standard jack has single contacts, but the Pure Tone jack has dual contacts for improved grip, audio signal and reliability. The most dependable guitar jack available.
Treble Bleed Circuit
All Reverend guitars have a treble bleed circuit, preserving the treble when you roll back the volume control. When you roll back a standard volume control, the tone loses treble and becomes dull sounding. Now you can turn down and still sound great!
We use Alpha control pots with a +-10% rating. While a typical pot is +-20%, our pots are built to tighter specifications, making them more consistent. Typically used in expensive boutique guitars, but standard issue in all Reverends.
10% Poly Caps
We use caps with a +-10% rating, while a typical cap is +-20%. Our caps are made to tighter specifications, so they’re more consistent. Made of polyester, they’re also longer lasting, and less affected by temperature than cheaper ceramic caps . Typically used in expensive boutique guitars.
- Body: Korina Solidbody
- Pickups: Hyper Vintage Bridge, Hyper Vintage Neck
- Bridge: Flatmount, String-Thru-Body
- Neck: Roasted Maple
- Scale: 25 1/2"
- Neck Profile: Medium Oval
- Fingerboard: Blackwood Tek or Roasted Maple 12" Radius
- Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
- Truss Rod: Dual Action - Headstock Access
- Tuners: Reverend Pin-Lock
- Nut: 43mm Width - Boneite
- Controls: Volume, Tone, Bass Contour, 3-way
- Strings: 10-46