By Christopher Scapelliti
Bedell has announced its new Revere Series guitars, which combine heritage tonewoods and superior electronics in an instrument designed for the stage player.
The Revere is available in dreadnought, orchestra and parlor body shapes and is made from ethically sourced heritage tonewoods. It features naturally seasoned Brazilian rosewood back and sides and a top of stiff Adirondack spruce that is thin and light to deliver maximum responsiveness. The result is powerful but nuanced expression and articulation.
To support the sound and expressiveness offered by the Revere, the guitar features the PowerMix Pure XT system from K&K Sound. The system consists of a bridge-plate pickup, an undersaddle piezo and an external preamp. The bridge-plate transducer — the Pure Mini pickup — is sculpted to be as light as possible to resonate with the tonewoods. The external preamp preserves the integrity of the guitar’s sound chamber and places sound control at players' fingertips, allowing them to balance the attack (from the undersaddle pickup) with the sound resonating inside the body (from the Pure Mini pickup).
The Revere features an aged-toner gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish, a Honduran mahogany neck with ebony fretboard, 1 11/16 nut width, a bone nut and saddle, and nickel Waverly tuners with ebony buttons. The three-piece Brazilian back features handcrafted koa inlay accents.
The Revere sells for $14,900 and comes with an SKB iSeries travel case and limited lifetime warranty.
For more information, visit Bedell Guitars.