The Reverend Flatroc Rides Again, with Some New Twists
The new-and-improved solidbody features a pair of Retroblast mini-humbucker pickups and a Bigsby B50 with a Soft Touch Spring.
Reverend is re-releasing its Flatroc electric guitar, with some new tweaks and upgrades for 2021.
Though it's mostly a dead ringer for its predecessor visually, the new Flatroc's sounds come by way of a pair of upgraded, hot-rodded Retroblast mini-humbucker pickups, which aim for a healthy mid-range thwack with beautifully chimey highs, and solid string-to-string definition.
The Flatroc also now sports a Bigsby B50 tremolo with a Soft Touch spring, which is said to give the Bigsby a looser, more broken-in feeling.
Elsewhere, more typical Reverend specs abound, with a korina body, Bonetite nut, locking tuners, dual-action truss rod, and Bass Contour control on the guitar's upper bout all coming standard.
The Reverend Flatroc is available now – in Transparent White, Rock Orange, and Metallic Emerald finishes – for $1,439.
For more info on the Flatroc, stop by reverendguitars.com.
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By Rod Brakes
By Rod Brakes