NAMM 2017: New Reverend signature models

Reverend Guitars have announced a whole bunch of new signature models for 2017.

First up is the Shade Balderose model (above). Shade is the guitar player in Code Orange and has been playing an original Reverend Bayonet for years, and his signature model is sleek, yet sturdy, with a solid neck joint that still maintains good upper register access. The included Railhammer Pickups offer aggressive tones and the Ebony fretboard is tight and focused. Available in Shade’s original Satin Army Green or Midnight Burst, the guitar is topped off with a black reverse headstock.

As the guitarist in The Sword, Kyle Shutt has become known for playing a Reverend Manta Ray with Railhammer pickups. So, Reverend Guitars founder and designer Joe Naylor started thinking about creating a Signature Model for him, and the new Kyle Shutt Signature (above) is the product of their design work. The resulting guitar is a sealed semi-hollow complete with diagonal “diver down” block inlays, Kyle Shutt Signature Railhammer pickups, and a Reverend first 4-knob control layout to deliver a broad range of sounds. 

Rounding out is batch of great new signature models is the Mike Watt Wattplower. The Wattplower is the result of a four-year exploratory between Watt and Reverend to produce a bass guitar with the perfect balance of sonic explosiveness, supreme playability, and ultimately looks uniquely Watt. The bass player in the Minutemen, Watt is always modifying his vintage basses, so Joe Naylor built the Wattplower with all of his favorite mods on board, some of which are: an adjustable Hipshot A Style bridge, a brass bridge spacer for sustain and balance, and a front mounted output jack with an oversized, heavy-duty jackplate.   On the fretboard, there are extra dots at the fifth and twelfth frets for increased positional visibility, with an anchor inlay at the first fret and “Wattplower” at the seventeenth.  Luminlay dots are on the side of the neck that glow in the dark to help with excellent visibility on poorly lit stages.


As with all Reverend Guitars, these three new models feature a Boneite nut and locking tuners, Reverend’s Bass Contour Control, and a dual-action truss rod – all for maximum performance.