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Reverend SuperRev

Reverend SuperRev  ·  Source: Reverend

Reverend SuperRev

Reverend SuperRev  ·  Source: Reverend

The new Reverend Super Rev guitar range is a limited run of ‘hot-rodded’ single pickup guitars based on the colour schemes of old ’60s and ’70s muscle cars from the US. Will these guitars be worth taking for a spin?

SuperRev

As though the racing stripes and a Circle R brand on fire surrounded by “SuperRev” wasn’t enough to grab your attention, these guitars also come in three bright, citrus colours – ’69 Orange, ’69 Lime, and ’69 Yellow. Each guitar is made from Korina for the main body, and all feature a set 24 and 3/4″  scale length three-piece Korina neck design. They should have plenty of sustain as they are all fixed-bridge designs, too.

Ebony is used for the fretboard and it has a modern 12″ radius, so is pretty flat and is loaded with medium oval frets.

SuperRev Orange

SuperRev Orange ’69

Hardware

Reverend has used a traditional Stop Tail and Tune-O-matic style bridge across the series. I would imagine they will have very Gibson-like stability, due to the similar construction method. The machine heads are locking and use a pin lock system, so these instruments should be easy to string up. This will add to the tuning stability overall.

SuperRev '69 Yellow

SuperRev ’69 Yellow

Railhammer

The single Railhammer Alnico Grande pickup is a custom humbucking design and utilises a semi rail (for the E,A and D strings), three pole piece design, rather than the more traditional six slugs of a regular humbucker.

You also get the Reverend Bass Contour control, as well as the more traditional Volume and Tone controls you would expect. This is a passive bass roll-off and is used for tightening up the low end. Reverend state it can be used to ‘re-voice’ the pickup and make it sound more like a P90.

Limited Run

These guitars are available to buy from now until July 2018 and so if you fancy a lurid coloured, hot-rodded, single-pickup ‘Muscle Guitar’ then you have a little while to get yourself one ordered.

RRP – USD 1329 plus shipping/taxes, with a hard case available separately

Reverend SuperRev product page

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by Jef

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