NAMM 2020: Reverend launches signature model for Nine Inch Nails’ Robin Finck
Nine Inch Nails guitarist gets new signature guitar with half-rail pickups
Following on from the announcement earlier today of new Reverend Guitars models, we now hear that a new Robin Finck Signature Model is in the works for 2020. Nine Inch Nails’ lead guitarist has specified a sweet guitar loaded with dual Railhammer pickups that’s got us drooling…
Robin Finck’s signature model is based on Reverend’s existing Sensei guitar, but without the Bigsby trem system from the 2019 version.
Nine Inch Nails guitarist Robin Finck’s new Signature Guitar
This instrument has a Korina body and a nice bound ebony fingerboard. The finishes offered are black or white. It’s fitted with a Tune-o-matic bridge and stop bar tailpiece as well as two controls knobs – volume and bass contour – plus a three-way switch. The controls have vintage-style knobs. Reverend’s guitars all have a Boneite nut and locking tuners plus a dual-action truss rod as standard.
What really grabbed our attention was that it comes factory fitted with a pair of Railhammer Chisel humbuckers. That should be ideal for hard, defined Nine Inch Nail tones that Finck delivers on stage and in the studio. The pickups are based around a ceramic magnet core and are wound with a 42AWG and 44AWG wire gauge for the neck and bridge pickups respectively.
These cleverly designed humbuckers have half a rail covering the lower, wound strings, whilst the enlarged pole pieces take care of the unwound top strings.
Head Like A Hole?
This looks like a weapon of a guitar and I think with Finck’s name behind it it should do well commercially. This guitar looks great and should give be a lot of fun when to play, I reckon.
RRP – TBC
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That guitar is gorgeous in black. I’m curious about the railhammer chisel’s. To me, korina has a bit of a “hard” sound already. I’d miss the bigsby from the Sensai, but I’m anxious to get a chance to try this one.
It does look pretty good and I also would like to try one out myself. My friend luthier Tim Stark of Manson Guitar Works built a custom guitar for Robin Finck earlier this year, will be interesting to see how it compare to that one.