Reverend Announces Updates to Range of Signature Models

NAMM is heating up in Nashville, and news about all kinds of brand-new instruments and updates to mainstays is steadily pouring in. Most recently, Reverend has announced that updated models in some of the brand's longstanding signature series would be coming to market this year.

Charmed by the fact that Reverend's original HQ was mere minutes from where he grew up in Eastpointe, Michigan, Pete Anderson approached the brand 10 years ago hoping to collaborate on a signature model. The result was the PA-1, and this year, Reverend is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a special edition release in Silver Metal Flake. (The PA-1 has seen this finish for a brief time before, in 2013, when a very limited number were sold exclusively through Wildwood Guitars.)

Reverend Silver Metal Flake PA-1

In addition to the anniversary model, Pete Anderson also collaborated with Reverend on his sixth signature model, the Pete Anderson Eastsider Baritone—a chambered Korina body with a 28 5/8-inch scale full-length baritone neck, packed with three Alnico pickups and outfitted with a Wilkinson WV6 SB Tremolo.

Reverend PA3 B Black
Reverend PA3 B Tobacco Burst

Another long-time Reverend signature artist, Gil Parris, is seeing an updated signature release this year as well. After adding Reverend's Billy Corgan Signature Model to his collection, Parris fell in love with the bridge design—a the string-thru-body, with stainless steel saddles for maximum sustain—and was inspired to work with Reverend to incorporate it into his own model and relaunch the Gil Parris Signature Model.

Reverend Gil Parris Signature

Joining the signature guitars is Meshell Ndegeocello's Fellowship bass in its new Red-Black-Green color scheme, named for Lumumba—the leader credited with freeing The Congo from Belgium in the mid-20th century. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this signature model will go to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, where a prototype of the model is already featured in the collection.

Reverend Guitars Meshell Ndegeocello Lumumba

Lastly, Reverend announced a reboot of the classic Six Gun model, with the regular single-coil in the bridge position exchanged for its own T-style Talnico pickup for a beefier, early '50s twang to complement the traditionally voiced, warm single-coil Salnico pickups in the middle and neck positions.

Reverend Six Gun TL Burnt Brick
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