Reverend Guitars Unveils the Crosscut and Crosscut W

A pair of newly designed models featuring korina bodies and Railhammer Cleancut pickups.

The Reverend Crosscut and Crosscut W are modern, single-cut bolt-on guitars with hum-free Railhammer Cleancut pickups. The Reverend Crosscut has a t-style bridge for a humbucker-sized pickup available in Natural Korina, Oceanside Green, and Italian Purple. The Reverend Crosscut W features a Wilkinson tremolo and is available in Midnight Black, Red Burst, and Chronic Blue.

Both guitars are loaded with Railhammer Cleancut pickups – hybrid pickups with the punch of p90s, but with cleaner and leaner tone and no hum. The tone is jangly but takes overdrive well. The Wilkinson trem on the Reverend Crosscut W opens up even more aggressive high end.

Like all Reverend Guitars, this guitar has a Korina body. A Boneite nut and locking tuners, Reverend's Bass Contour Control, and a dual-action truss rod are all for maximum performance.

For more information, visit

Johnny Marr’s latest LP spans influences from New Order to the Staple Singers while staying rooted in his clockwork timing and copious talents as arranger and melodicist.

When the great Ronnie Spector of the Ronettes passed away earlier this year, I thought a lot about Johnny Marr. Marr was moved deeply by the girl groups of the ’60s—their positivity, energy, and the convergence of ecstasy and melancholy in the music. He was even fired up by the audaciousness of their style: The impressive beehive hairdo worn by Spector’s bandmate Estelle Bennett famously inspired the jet-black pile Marr wore at the height of Smiths fame.

Read MoreShow less

See a sampling of picks used by famous guitarists over the years.

Marty Stuart

Submit your own artist pick collections to for inclusion in a future gallery.

How does a legacy artist stay on top of his game? The pianist, hit singer-songwriter, producer, and composer talks about the importance of musical growth and positive affirmation; his love for angular melodicism; playing jazz, pop, classical, bluegrass, jam, and soundtrack music; and collaborating with his favorite guitarists, including Pat Metheny and Jerry Garcia.

Read MoreShow less