About the Builder:
Reverend Guitars is the brainchild of Joe Naylor. Joe's decades of formal training and hands-on experience along with his small, highly skilled staff insures that Reverend delivers the goods.
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About the Guitar:
Rick Vito teamed up in 2005 with Joe Naylor from Reverend Guitars to co-produce the new Reverend “RICK VITO SIGNATURE SLINGSHOT” electric guitar. The guitar features sandblasted images from Rick’s designs from the coat he wore on the cover of his “LUCKY DEVILS” CD, and is modified to his own specs with high-output P-90 style pickups wound about 10% hotter than stock. The Vito uses two slightly overwound Reverend P-90 single-coil pickups, which become humbucking when both are engaged. The bridge pickup is wound slightly hotter, creating a near-perfect balance in volume and tone.
The guitar is built following the Slingshot’s semi-hollow design with © with steel sustaining rod. The guitar has an anodized aluminum top and back, veneered to phenolic laminate. The guitar has a satin-finished bolt-on maple neck with a 251/2″ scale and dual-action truss rod. Their fingerboards are rosewood with 12″ radius, 22 medium-jumbo oval frets, and a graphite nut.
Controls include a master volume, master tone, a separate bass control, and three-way pickup selector. The bass control allows for rolling off low-end response.
Reverend Vito Signature guitar is a incredibly playable guitars with excellent tone and great sustain. The bass control is supremely functional, and gives the guitars a true personality twist. Whether used clean or with massive overdrive, the Vito is ultra-versatile, offer incredible craftsmanship, and Stylish looks.
Only 32 guitars of this model were build.
You can also see this guitar on the cover of Rick’s 2006 CD release, “RATTLESNAKE SHAKE!”
This guitar was owned and used by german guitar player Volkmar Bornemann from the band Go!