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With regards to the playability and sound of this guitar, the 24 and ¾ inch scale length and medium jumbo frets make this guitar very easy to play.
High-end quality craftsmanship
Great sounding pickups
Comfortable neck profile
Medium output pickups may not suit all players
Kyle Shutt is best known for his guitar playing in the stoner rock band, ‘The Sword.’ Recently Reverend Guitars collaborated with him to create a signature guitar with some extremely interesting aesthetics and features. Sam Bell takes a peek at this unique looking guitar.
Reverend Guitars Kyle Shutt Signature is quite an instrument to behold. The guitar features a closed semi-hollow body with double cut-away construction made from Korina wood (also known as White Limba) The body is available in 4 colour options: Metallic Alpine Burst, 3 Tone Burst, Midnight Black and Metallic Alpine. The 3 piece neck is also constructed of Korina wood and features 22 medium jumbo frets on a rosewood fingerboard. ‘Diver Down’ pearloid fret inlays adorn the neck tastefully and add to the guitars contemporary/classic design. The electronics are two custom-wound humbuckers made by Reverend guitars. There isn’t much on the website about them aside from they were made for this particular guitar and have been dubbed ‘Kyle Shutt Signature Pickups.' The bridge pickup is slightly hotter than the neck, and both have a medium/classic output. These pickups are controlled via a 3-way switch, and each pickup has its own volume, and both can are controlled by a Tone Knob and Bass Contour knob. The Bass Contour control gives further tonal options to the tone knob by sculpting the bass frequencies focus. On the headstock end of the guitar, we have a ‘boneite nut,' which is a synthetic made nut that resembles classic bone: This is meant to increase tuning stability and reduce friction on the string apex over the nut.
With regards to the playability and sound of this guitar, the 24 and ¾ inch scale length and medium jumbo frets make this guitar very easy to play. Bending is an ease, and upper fret access is very smooth. The guitar body is designed to be quite big but doesn’t get in the way of the ribs or wrist too much when playing, even though the body is large the guitar remains light and easy to manoeuvre.
Double cutaway body shape
3-piece Korina neck