Livonia, MI(December 14, 2010) -- Reverend Guitars has announced the release of their latest signature model, designed in collaboration with Grammy-nominated rock and blues artist Rick Vito. Known for his tasteful and versatile chops, Rick is a former member of Fleetwood Mac and has worked with Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Todd Rundgren, John Fogerty, Bob Seger (that's Rick on the "Like A Rock" slide solo), Roger McGuinn, John Mayall, Hank Williams Jr., The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, and many others.
The Rick Vito Signature Guitar features include a Dual-Pro bridge pickup, ebony fretboard, pickup pan knob, locking "stairstep" tuners, and two-tone tapered case. The korina construction is warm and resonant, the ebony fretboard adds clarity and a slick feel. The neck P-90 has been moved slightly closer to the bridge for extra bite.
The biggest news is the Reverend Dual-Pro bridge pickup. Based on a mid 1960s SuproT pickup, it's a hot single coil with a second blade polepiece in addition to the standard screw polepieces. Reverend describes the pickup saying, "Imagine a P-90 meets Tele with humbucker output... fat, raw and clear. And we managed to fit it all into a standard size humbucker cover, a first in the industry."
Available in Oceanside Green and Black.
For more information:
- Rig Rundowns
- Pro Advice