Here's What Reverend Say About the Matt West Signature
If you haven’t seen Matt West play, be prepared. He can fly. And levitate. And do all kinds of other gymnastics that people shouldn’t be able to do when they rock out like that. So, Matt didn’t need extra pickups to weigh him down. The Matt West Signature Model has one Reverend 9A5 at the bridge for that aggressive, percussive, and raw sound, and a Wilkinson for lots of dive-bombing. The reverse headstock with his wizard logo on the back adds to the magic. Maybe you’ll be able to fly, too.
We design our own proprietary custom pickups, to achieve the best tonal match with our instruments. Reverend pickups are also specifically designed for each position, for balanced volume and tone when switching.
Raw, classic tone, but wound slightly hotter and thicker sounding than a vintage P90, making it perfect for the bridge position. 43 gauge wire, alnico 5 magnets, 13K ohms.
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.
Wilkinson WVS50 IIK Tremolo
Features include saddles that lock to the baseplate, adjustable arm swing tension, and a push-in/no freeplay arm. Combined with our boneite nut and pin-lock tuners, it stays in tune even under aggressive whammy action.
- Body: Korina Solidbody
- Pickups: 9A5 Bridge
- Bridge: Wilkinson WVS50 IIK Tremolo
- Neck: Maple, Satin Amber Finish
- Scale: 25 1/2"
- Neck Profile: Medium Oval
- Fingerboard: 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
- Strings: 10-46