Here’s what Reeves Gabrels says:
"What I think is cool about this guitar is the fact that I have a whole ongoing story /reason/explanation of always having a no frills simple, fast and blue thing to zip around on that threads thru my whole life. This guitar is a continuation of that sense of freedom in the form of speed and power stripped down to its essentials. Reverend guitars matched the light metallic blue colour of both of its two wheeled predecessors. To me a single pickup guitar with a trem is just like my 1966 Schwinn stingray with the extension spring on the front wheel or my 1971 Honda dirtbike w/the raised front fender and slightly extended fork. It’s a guitar with enough agility that it will let you grab air and do wheelies and the power to leave some rubber on the asphalt in front of the neighbour’s house. And, really, that's all you need.” - Reeves Gabrels
Rails under the wound strings for tight lows. Poles under the plain strings for fat highs. This revolutionary design from Reverend founder Joe Naylor delivers exceptional clarity and punch, that will get you heard loud and clear!
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 colour. 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.
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.
- Body: Korina Solidbody
- Pickup: Railhammer Reeves Gabrels Signature
- Bridge: Wilkinson WVS50 IIK Tremolo
- Neck: Three-piece Korina
- Scale: 24 3/4"
- Neck Profile: Medium Oval
- Fingerboard: Blackwood - 12" Radius
- Frets: 22 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