Reverend : Left Handed Guitars 2010

Neal Beedie April 28, 2011 13

Reverend Guitars is an American guitar company, founded in 1996 by guitar and amp technician Joe Naylor.  The company is widely known for their unconventional construction methods and retro designs.

Currently, Reverend offer up four different left handed guitar models, all of which are affordably priced at between roughly $900 and $1000.  Keep in mind that this is the list price however and so the price on the street is likely to be lower.

Let’s take a look…

Reverend Volcano Left Handed Guitar

Reverend Volcano Left Handed Guitar Lefty

  • BODY solid korina with raised center section. 20″ x 15-1/2″ x 1-3/4″ (center) x 1-5/8″ (wings)
  • PICKUPS two Reverend humbuckers, output/tone calibrated for each position.
  • NECK glued-on, one-piece korina, tilt-back headstock.
  • TRUSS ROD dual-action, access at headstock.
  • SCALE 24-3/4″.
  • FINGERBOARD rosewood, 12″ radius, single-layer binding, pearloid block inlays.
  • FRETS 22 medium jumbo.
  • NECK PROFILE medium oval.
  • NUT 1-11/16″ (42.86 mm) width, graphite.
  • TUNERS Reverend Pin-Lock Tuners.
  • BRIDGE TOM w/ stop tail.
  • CONTROLS custom volume & tone, Bass Contour, 3-way.

Reverend Sensei HB-FM Lefty Guitar

Reverend Sensei HB FM Left Handed Guitar Lefty

  • BODY flame maple top, solid korina body. Black back and sides with cream binding.
  • PICKUPS two Reverend humbuckers, output/tone calibrated for each position.
  • NECK glued-on, one-piece korina, tilt-back headstock.
  • TRUSS ROD dual-action, access at headstock.
  • SCALE 24-3/4″.
  • FINGERBOARD rosewood, 12″ radius, single-layer binding, pearloid block inlays.
  • FRETS 22 medium jumbo.
  • NECK PROFILE medium oval.
  • NUT 1-11/16″ (42.86 mm) width, graphite.
  • TUNERS Reverend Pin-Lock Tuners.
  • BRIDGE TOM w/ stop tail.
  • CONTROLS custom volume & tone, Bass Contour, 3-way.

Reverend Flatroc Left Handed Guitar

Reverend Flatroc Left Handed Guitar Lefty

  • BODY korina solidbody. Black back and sides with cream binding. 16-1/2″ x 13″ x 1-3/4″
  • PICKUPS two Reverend Revtron mini-humbuckers, output/tone calibrated for each position.
  • NECK bolt-on, maple, amber tinted satin finish.
  • TRUSS ROD dual-action, access at headstock.
  • SCALE 25-1/2″.
  • FINGERBOARD bound rosewood, 12″ radius.
  • FRETS 22 medium jumbo.
  • NECK PROFILE medium oval.
  • NUT 1-21/32″ (42 mm) width, graphite.
  • TUNERS Reverend Pin-Lock Tuners.
  • BRIDGE TOM w/ stop tail.
  • CONTROLS custom volume & tone, Bass Contour, 3-way.

Reverend Jetstream 290 Lefty Guitar

Reverend Jetstream 290 Left Handed Guitar Lefty

  • BODY korina solidbody. Black back and sides with cream binding. 16-1/2″ x 13″ x 1-3/4″
  • PICKUPS two Reverend P90′s, output/tone calibrated for each position. Hum cancelling when combined.
  • NECK bolt-on, maple, amber tinted satin finish.
  • TRUSS ROD dual-action, access at headstock.
  • SCALE 25-1/2″.
  • FINGERBOARD maple, 12″ radius.
  • FRETS 22 medium jumbo.
  • NECK PROFILE medium oval.
  • NUT 1-21/32″ (42 mm) width, graphite.
  • TUNERS Reverend Pin-Lock Tuners.
  • BRIDGE TOM w/ stop tail.
  • CONTROLS custom volume & tone, Bass Contour, 3-way.

Reverend Website

The Reverend website utilises a clean and simple layout which makes the site very simple to navigate.  Most importantly to us, the site allows us to browse the left handed models separately – excellent!

For more information:
Reverend Website

13 Comments »

  1. Mark April 29, 2011 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    I have a Reverend Volcano (lefty) and I love it! The Korina body gives great sustain and the Bass Contour is more useful than any tone control. The neck is fat, this took a bit to get used to but some people love the bigger neck profile. I have recorded with the guitar and came out with some very stout tracks. I have about 38 other guitars including a lot of high end stuff. Very surprised to get such quality and variety at such a low price. Check out the price on the latest Korina products by some other better known companies and you will begin to understand the value of the Reverend line. Great stuff!

    • Neal April 30, 2011 at 12:18 pm - Reply

      Well that's praise indeed coming from a guy with 38 other guitars! I'd love to see a photo of your guitar room :o

      • Mark April 30, 2011 at 5:15 pm - Reply

        I keep about 18 out at a time in my work room/studio. I set up a 7 stand on my left, 7 on my right, and another 5 towards the back of the room. I don't have a pic of everything together but I should probably do one with me laying on the ground with about 200 lbs worth of guitars piled on top of me. Left-Jackson PC-1, Fender 60th Ann Strat, PRS Custom 24, Rowan Del Rio PA, Gibson 61 LP Reissue(custom shop SG), Gibson LP Special and a Fender Jazz Bass. Right-Gretsch White Falcon, Martyn Booth Special, Zemaitas GZ-501, Warrior Custom Derringer Sig, Heritage H-535, Fender Telecaster(custom shop Sea Foam green!) and a Carvin 127-12. Behind me-Dano 59, Heritage H-150, Reverend Volcano and a Warmoth Strat (all lefty's, of course!). I intended to be able to pick up any guitar at will while recording. I hated having to put things away and get things out while trying to be creative. While I don't have everything out I manage to keep a good variety to cover any recording situation. The LP Special, Martyn Booth and Warrior all have P90's. I have a good combo of humbuckers, single coils, hollow bodies and even a 12 string to round out tones. I am running a Marshall/Mesa Boogie amp rig with a few Vox and Fender amps to run clean tones. So far I am a pretty happy guy!

        • Neal May 1, 2011 at 4:44 pm - Reply

          Who wouldn't be happy with a collection like that – fantastic B)

  2. Mark May 2, 2011 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    Thank you Neal! I appreciate leftyfretz.com's unwavering quest to find and announce any and all available lefty guitars. Back in the day we had to page through guitar magazines, write letters to manufacturers, and hit the pavement to find whatever our local retailers had in stock (typically not much). It appears this board is dedicated to an unbiased search for real-time information. For my needs this is priceless! Bravo!!

    • Neal May 3, 2011 at 12:53 pm - Reply

      Thanks Mark, comments like this motivate me to keep going. If you ever manage to take a photo of your collection be sure to share it on the Facebook page :)

      • Mark May 4, 2011 at 3:33 am - Reply

        I will get a few pics together-it will give me a good excuse to mess with EVERYTHING!

  3. Akshay May 5, 2011 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    Left-Handed Flying V! Wheeeeeeeeeee! xD

  4. andrew August 24, 2011 at 12:32 am - Reply

    there is also a Reverend Club King RT in lefty now (chambered, mini-humbuckers)

    • Neal August 24, 2011 at 9:51 am - Reply

      Thanks Andrew. Reverend is on my list of brands to update. It’s a pity they offer less guitars than last year, but at least they added something new :)

      • andrew September 18, 2011 at 1:55 am - Reply

        Ya, us lefties often have a smaller selection.. I got the “first” CKRT and it’s killer.. feels better in my hands than the righty CKRT I used to own (I play both ways).

        Ken Haas at Reverend isn’t totally sure of the lefty demand – they tend to sell a lot less well than the righties, of course. To keep the lefties moving he chooses some different models each year, cycling in some lefties to replace other models.

        Is there a lefty Reverend model that people would love to see? With enough demand, Ken would prob include a lefty version of one of the other righties next time around. Call or write Reverend and let Ken know (khaas@reverendguitars.com).

        I know I’d sure love to see the Manta Ray 390 LE in left handed, or one of the basses (and have told Ken).

        • Neal September 19, 2011 at 9:35 pm - Reply

          That Manta Ray is a sexy beast indeed :) To be honest I wish more companies would adopt this rotating method of offering left handed options – there may be less of them out there, but hey, at least they’re there.

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