Signature Series
Billy Corgan Terz
Finishes

Description

After years of capoing at the third fret, Billy Corgan suggested that we make an electric Terz – a 19th century instrument tuned to a minor third G-C-F-A#-D-G. The result was the Reverend Billy Corgan Signature Terz: a punchy, shimmering guitar that is rich in overtones, perfect for adding color accents or driving rhythm parts that spice up a tune. Reverend Guitars is the first company to create an electric version as a production model. The 21 ½” short scale neck allows this guitar be tuned high while keeping the tension regular. The body, the same as the standard Reverend Billy Corgan Signature Model, has been loaded with a single Railhammer Billy Corgan Pickup. A unique and inspiring tool for stage or studio that will add a fresh tonal texture to any composition.

Specs

Body Korina Solidbody
Pickups Billy Corgan Bridge
Bridge Hardtail
Neck Roasted Maple
Scale 21 1/2"
Neck Profile Medium Oval
Fingerboard Roasted Maple - 12" Radius
Frets 22 - 0.110"W x 0.050"H
Truss Rod Dual Action - Headstock Access
Tuners Reverend Pin-Lock
Nut 43mm Width - Boneite
Controls Volume, Tone, Bass Contour, 3-Way
Strings 10-46
Case Two-Toned Teardrop (Available Separately)
List Price $1559

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Features

Railhammer Pickups

Rails under the wound strings for tight lows. Poles under the plain strings for fat highs. This revolutionary design from Reverend founder Joe Naylor delivers exceptional clarity and punch, that will get you heard loud and clear!

Roasted Maple Neck

Roasted Maple is heat treated at over 300° F to remove sugars, moisture, and impurities. This maple is lighter, more stable, and has a beautiful caramel color. The result is an exceptional maple neck that will require less seasonal adjustment, and boasts a rich vintage look!

String-Thru Body Bridge

String-thru body design and stainless steel saddles for a percussive attack that provides maximum sustain and a ringing, solid tone.

Low Profile Knobs / Bass Contour

All the controls feature the classic low profile knob shape, rendered in a chrome finish. The passive Bass Contour is great for tightening up the low end, or re-voicing the pickups. Variable pickup voicing at your fingertips!

Pin-Lock Tuners

A thumbwheel under the tuner pushes a steel pin up through the post, locking the string in place for exceptional tuning stability and super-fast string changes.

Initialed Headstock

Every Reverend is hand initialed and serial numbered on the back of the headstock by one of our highly skilled technicians who sets up, inspects, and tests every instrument.

Chambered Korina Body

Korina (aka White Limba) is a medium lightweight wood, highly prized for consistency and tonal qualities. It is a key factor to producing our lively, responsive instruments that are rich in harmonics. On the BC-1 there are strategic chambers under the pickguard to add even more resonance and reduce weight.

Boneite Nut

We use "Boneite," a synthetic bone nut, that is more consistent than natural bone, on all Reverend instruments. It reduces friction, allowing the strings to slide through the nut slots smoothly, improving tuning stability.

Triple-Tree String Tree

This patent-pending string tree has an extended bar to hold down three strings at a time with just one tree, eliminating G string buzz in the nut slot.

Dual-Action Truss Rod

Our dual action rod adjusts in both directions, allowing back bow or forward bow. This assures correct adjustment range is possible regardless of string tension, extreme climate conditions, or the effects of long term aging. It’s also located at the headstock for easy access.

Pure Tone Jack

All Reverends use an upgraded jack by Pure Tone Technologies. A standard jack has single contacts, but the Pure Tone jack has dual contacts for improved grip, audio signal and reliability. The most dependable guitar jack available.

Treble Bleed Circuit

All Reverend guitars have a treble bleed circuit, preserving the treble when you roll back the volume control. When you roll back a standard volume control, the tone loses treble and becomes dull sounding. Now you can turn down and still sound great!

10% Pots

We use Alpha control pots with a +-10% rating. While a typical pot is +-20%, our pots are built to tighter specifications, making them more consistent. Typically used in expensive boutique guitars, but standard issue in all Reverends.

10% Poly Caps

We use caps with a +-10% rating, while a typical cap is +-20%. Our caps are made to tighter specifications, so they’re more consistent. Made of polyester, they’re also longer lasting, and less affected by temperature than cheaper ceramic caps. Typically used in expensive boutique guitars.

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