Reverend has unveiled the Z-One, the third electric guitar it's designed with Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan.
Inspired by the Pumpkins' heavier material, the Z-One boasts a chambered alder body with a deep cutaway for easy upper-fret access, (as opposed the original Corgan signature Reverend's korina build) and a roasted maple neck and fretboard with 22 frets.
Sounds on the guitar come by way of a pair of Railhammer Z-One pickups – each of which boast custom artwork etched into their covers – tailored to have a "fat" midrange and a smooth top end.
These are controlled by volume, tone, and Bass Contour controls, along with a three-way pickup selector.
As for hardware, there's a Boneite nut, and – just as can be found on Corgan's other Reverend signatures – Reverend pin-lock tuners and a hardtail, string-thru body bridge.
The Reverend Billy Corgan Z-One guitar is available now – in Metallic Silver Freeze and Midnight Black finishes – for $1,799. A two-toned Teardrop case is available separately.
For more info on the guitar, point your browser on over to reverendguitars.com.
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Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.
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