The new Crosscut and Crosscut W models from Reverend Guitars both come loaded with hybrid pickups, so you get that P90 tone, but without the hum. And both models are available in some pretty sweet finishes.
Reverend Guitars Crosscut and Crosscut W
I like Reverend Guitars, as the company always seems to be adding new and interesting stuff to its lineup. These new Crosscut and Crosscut W models are its take on a modern day Telecaster-style instrument, with some pretty cool colour options. The new Crosscut model is available in Oceanside Green, Natural and Italian Purple, while the Crosscut W comes in either Midnight Black, Chronic Blue or Metallic Red Burst finishes.
Both of these models are single-cut bolt-ons with korina bodies and roasted maple necks, with either a roasted maple or pau ferro fretboard, depending on the finish you opt for. They also include pin-lock tuners, a boneite nut and a set of custom hybrid Railhammer Cleancut pickups with a bass contour knob. These pickups offer a hum-free performance and P-90 tone, so you get the best of both worlds.
Hard Tail or Trem?
The Crosscut has a T-style bridge with a humbucker-sized mounting ring, while the Crosscut W version has a standard pickup ring for the bridge pickup and a Wilkinson Strat-style vibrato system instead. Overall, as with most Reverend Guitar models, you get a lot of bang for your buck. There are some very wise hardware choices here, plus a good tried and tested selection of tone woods. So in theory, it should all add up to some great playing and sounding instruments.
You can hear both models in action in the demo video below, and for the full specifications, head over to the Reverend Guitars site.
RRP – Crosscut USD 1199 and Crosscut W USD 1329