Reverend Guitars Unveils the Airwave 12 and Billy Corgan Signature Model
The Reverend Billy Corgan Signature BC-1 has a raised center ridge and strategic chambers under the pickguard to add resonance and reduce weight.
Toledo, OH (January 20, 2015) -- The Reverend Airwave 12 has retro styling without the retro issues. The bridge is fully intonateable for all 12 strings – independently – chords are always in tune and sound sweeter than you expect. The wide nut provides spacing for the extra strings, and the shorter 24-3/4” scale length provides lower string tension. Easier chording means it’s easier to play. The extended upper body horn balances the guitar. The five-piece Korina and Walnut neck are strong enough to withstand the pressure of twelve strings. That, along with the twelve Reverend Pin-Lock Tuners, provides excellent tuning stability. The Reverend Airwave-12 comes in Metallic Alpine, Midnight Black, and 3-Tone Burst. Like all Reverends, the Airwave 12 has a Korina body, a graphite nut and locking tuners, Reverend’s Bass Contour Control, and a dual-action truss rod – all for maximum performance.
Billy Corgan Signature Model
Reverend Guitars and Billy Corgan have crossed paths before -- most recently through Jeff Schroeder, the “other” guitar player in The Smashing Pumpkins, who is an avid Reverend collector. Two years ago, Corgan called Joe Naylor, Reverend Guitars Founder and Designer, to talk about doing a Signature Model. Neither man was interested in repeating himself. Both men intended to design a guitar that was unlike anything else out there – something with a fresh design, unique in tone and aesthetic, which embodies both classic and modern elements.
The Reverend Billy Corgan Signature BC-1 has a raised center ridge and strategic chambers under the pickguard to add resonance and reduce weight. The string-thru body bridge provides maximum sustain and a percussive attack. The BC-1 is loaded with Railhammer Billy Corgan Signature Pickups, part of Railhammers new Humcutter series. Lastly, the body is topped with a segmented aluminum pickuguard for a modern, yet timeless look. The guitar comes in Satin Purple Burst, Satin Metallic Alpine Green, Satin Pearl White, or Satin Metallic Silver Burst.
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