Legend has it, that it all started in 1997, with Joe Naylor, alone in a shop behind a bicycle shop in East Detroit. Now, we’ve grown to a bone fide headquarters in sunny Toledo, Ohio with several employees. For the 20th Anniversary, we are releasing special 20th Anniversary versions of the Mercalli – with a brushed aluminum pickguard, a "20th Anniversary" seal on the back of the headstock, and “1997-2017” on the fretboard. Both models come in our beautiful sky blue flame maple finish.find a dealer
We design our own proprietary custom pickups, to achieve the best tonal match with our instruments. Reverend pickups are also specifically designed for each position, for balanced volume and tone when switching.
These tuners have a housing made of aircraft grade aluminum that makes them extra-light. The difference in weight can be as much as 2-3oz less in the headstock, which means a more balanced bass that’s more comfortable to play. And the tone is great! Your bass is more defined and enhanced with the Hipshot Ultralites.
Korina (aka White Limba) is a medium-light weight wood, highly prized for consistency and tonal qualities. Often found in boutique and vintage instruments, all Reverends feature Korina bodies. A highly resonant wood, Korina is a key factor to producing our lively, responsive instruments that are rich in harmonics.
Our bridge features allen bolts that lock each saddle down to the massive base plate. This locks the bridge into one solid unit which enhances clarity and attack, and produces bell-like sustain. This versatile bridge can also be strung string-thru-body or top-load.
This control allows you to blend the two pickups with one knob. Roll in the bridge pickup for more midrange punch, or bring up the neck pickup for more low thump and open highs. Dialing in the perfect tone has never been easier!
Two extra bolts increase mounting pressure of the neck by fifty percent. This makes a stronger neck connection, which improves sustain, tuning stability, and neck alignment. And for convenience, the two small screws hold the plate in place when removing the neck.
String-thru-body or Top-load, 3/4" spacing
5-Piece Maple/Walnut, Satin Amber Finish
Maple, 12" Radius
Dual Action, Headstock Access
Hipshot Ultralight, 1/2" Dia. Shaft
47mm width, Graphite
Volume, Tone, Pickup Pan
Bass Two-Toned Teardrop (Available Separately)