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NAMM 2020: Reverend ushers in the new year with the sleek Roundhouse, tricked-out Contender and updated Warhawk

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NAMM 2020: Reverend Guitars has unveiled three new electric guitar models as part of its 2020 lineup – the carved-top Roundhouse, a revamped version of its Warhawk and the retro-minded Contender flattop.

All three models sport korina bodies, Boneite nuts and locking tuners, Reverend’s Bass Contour Control and a dual-action truss rod.

The set-neck Roundhouse adds in a flame maple top, pau ferro fretboard, HA5 humbuckers and a tune-o-matic stop-tail bridge, and comes in Violin Brown, Transparent Black and Transparent Turquoise finishes.

(Image credit: courtesy of Reverend)

The Warhawk, which has been reimagined with a sleeker body and thinner wings, comes loaded with three 9A5 pickups, which Reverend describes as “hotter and thicker at the bridge, yet cleaner and more open at the middle and neck than vintage P-90s”.

The Warhawk DA version offers Reverend’s celebrated Double Agent layout – a humbucker at the bridge and a P-90 pickup at the neck, while the DAW model adds in a Wilkinson tremolo.

Finally, Reverend’s single-cut, set-neck Contender offers a combination of vintage and modern design with an offset body and six-in-line headstock.

The model is available with a choice of humbuckers, P-90s or the company’s new Retroblast mini-humbuckers.

Prices are still TBA, but head over to Reverend (opens in new tab) for updates. 

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Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.