The new year is barely a few hours old and guitar maker Reverend has already announced three new releases: the Roundhouse, Contender and updated Warhawk models. Expect these to be at the Reverend booth at Winter NAMM 2020.
Time for new guitars and colours
Reverend’s new models include an update Warhawk model, plus a new designs for 2020. Each one comes as standard with a Korina body, Boneite nuts and locking tuners, plus Reverend’s Bass Contour Control and a dual-action truss rod.
The Reverend Facebook page has images of guitars resplendent in several new finishes. Below I’ve listed the ones mentioned in the Reverend newsletter, but I’m sure there will be more once the launch is official. Apologies for the below-average image quality, we’ll update this post with photos with improved resolution soon.
The new Roundhouse model is part of the company’s Set Neck Series and comes with a flame maple top and a pau ferro fretboard. This model is loaded with HA5 humbuckers and a Tune-o-matic stop-tail bridge.
Available in Violin Brown, Transparent Black and Transparent Turquoise finishes.
RRP – TBC
As Reverend’s single-cut model, the Contender is also part of the Set Neck Series. It offers players a combination of vintage and modern design influences. The offset body is certainly in vogue, paired here with a six-in-line headstock. This guitar is available in Midnight Black, Medieval Red and Natural finishes.
You can get this model factory fitted with a choice of humbuckers, P-90s or the company’s new Retroblast mini-humbuckers. There is also the Contender RB, a Bigsby-loaded option. This comes in Rock Orange, Outfield Ivy and Venetian Gold finishes.
RRP – TBC
Last up in the Set Neck Series is the revamped Warhawk model. This year it comes with a sleeker, thinner body design. The standard Warhawk comes loaded with three 9A5 pickups while the Warhawk DA version has a different layout called the Double Agent, with a humbucker at the bridge and a P-90 pickup at the neck. The DAW version comes with a Wilkinson tremolo, instead of a hard-tail tune-o-matic-style bridge.
Reverend describes the 9A5 pickups as being “hotter and thicker at the bridge, yet cleaner and more open at the middle and neck than vintage P-90s”.
Available in Avocado Burst, Red Burst for the Warhawk DAW and even more colour options in the standard version.
RRP – TBC