Rick Vito wanted to capture the tonal magic from the early Reverend Guitars while keeping his latest model modern. The Rick Vito Signature Soul Agent is a Double Agent with a Bigsby and the total Rick Vito treatment. A heavily chambered body is a nod to the earliest Reverend designs. The resonant body has a lively, full tone that pops with harmonics and pleasing overtones. The push-pull “twang” setting re-voices the pickups for a tighter, more percussive sound. In combination with the push-pull “phase,” a total of 8 unique tones are possible. Add in the Bigsby for even more options. Classic Rick Vito aesthetics include checkerboard binding and custom graphics on the bridge pickup. This is one beautiful guitar!
In classic Art Deco fashion, this guitar features custom "cupcake" knobs, with a highly visible indicator dot, and ribbed sides for your gripping pleasure.
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.
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.
The strategically placed chambers increase body resonance for a more lively and responsive tone, and reduces weight.
For this special guitar, we had custom checker binding made to our specifications. This unique binding is a throwback to the cool guitars from the 1930's, and sets off the look of this guitar perfectly.
Our Bigsby tremolo system feels great and stays in tune all night long! We install a custom Soft Touch spring into all our Bigsbys for easy, smooth action. Our roller bridge works with our Pin-Lock tuners and Boneite nut to create a system that strings glide through every time.
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.
The paint on a Reverend is thinner than most production guitars, allowing the body to vibrate more freely, for a more resonant and lively tone. Thick finishes might look a little 'slicker', but at Reverend, tone is a top priority. Our finish is also UV cured, which means it's 100% dry from day one, unlike vintage-style nitrocellulose finishes, which can take years to fully dry.
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.
The push-pull Twang setting re-voices the pickups for a tighter more percussive sound. In combination with the push-pull phase, a total of 8 unique tones are possible.
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.
Our proprietary jack plate features four mounting screws, instead of two. The extra screws prevent the plate from tearing out of the body. Made of steel for durability, the laser etched logo adds an extra touch of class!
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.
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!
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.
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.