Exclusive Video: Reverend Horton Heat's Jim “The Rev” Heath Demos and Discusses His Signature Gretsch Guitar

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents "The Rev's Guitar," an exclusive behind-the-scenes video featuring Jim “The Rev” Heath of Reverend Horton Heat and his signature-model Gretsch G6120RHH guitar.

In the clip, the Rev plays and discusses the handsome hollowbody.

"I love all sorts of guitars besides my Gretsch, but the one I play, I'm really used to, and I'm really used to the Bigsby vibrato arm — because I do a lot of stuff with that," Heath says. "The pickups and pretty much the whole thing is based on a vintage Gretsch sound, and I crank it up quite a bit more."

For more about Gretsch's G6120RHH Reverend Horton Heat model, visit gretschguitars.com.

Reverend Horton Heat will release their new album, Rev, January 21 through Victory Records. It's their first album since 2009's Laughin' & Cryin' with the Reverend Horton Heat.

The album, which was produced by Heath, features 13 new tracks of pure psychobilly mayhem, including “Let Me Teach You How To Eat,” which is available now at iTunes. (opens in new tab) The band is rounded out by Jimbo Wallace on upright bass and Scott Churilla on drums. Reverend Horton Heat have hit the road, and you can see their current dates below the video.

Rev is available for pre-order HERE.

For more about Reverend Horton Heat, visit victoryrecords.com,Facebook and their official website.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.