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NAMM 2017: Reverend Announces Shade Balderose Signature Model

NAMM 2017: Reverend Announces Shade Balderose Signature Model

Reverend Guitars has announced its new Shade Balderose Signature Model guitar.

The model, which is named after the guitarist from hardcore/metal/punk band Code Orange, is based on the original Bayonet body—with a few special features, per Shade. It is, as the company says, a lean and mean rock machine.

The guitar's Chisel Bridge humbucker is clear and defined, even with heavy distortion or low tuning. The Hyper Vintage Neck humbucker gives the player a cleaner, more vintage tonal option, but without the vintage mush. IT has an ebony fretboard for a tighter tone and faster feel, plus a satin finish for an understated yet sophisticated look and a smooth, fast feel.

There's also a push-pull volume pot; pull the volume knob up and it turns the guitar off.

Here are some additional factoids and specs:

• Name: Shade Signature
• Series: Set-Neck
• Body: korina, solidbody 
• Neck profile: medium oval
• Nut: 1-11/16" (43 mm) width, Boneite
• Pickups: Railhammer Chisel Bridge, Hyper Vintage Neck
• Fingerboard: rosewood, 12" radius
• Controls: volume, tone, bass contour, 3-way
• Bridge: tuneomatic with stop tail
• Frets: 22 medium jumbo
• Strings: 10-46
• Neck: three-piece korina
• Truss rod: dual action, headstock access
• Case
•  Scale: 24-3/4"
• Tuners: Reverend pin-lock
• List price: TBA 
Colors: Satin Midnight Burst, Satin Army Green.

For more information, visit reverendguitars.com.

For all of Guitar World's 2017 Winter NAMM Show coverage, head here.

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