Volt Electrics has announced an updated version of its Reverse model, with the notable addition of Sheptone humbuckers.
These replace mini-humbuckers found in previous versions of the Reverse, a guitar that aims to combine the design ideas of Telecasters and Firebirds. Volt Electrics notes that it wanted to take a different approach than other builders trying their hands at ‘Telebirds’ – saying “the Volt team had seen Telebirds on the market, but found that those guitars are basically Teles with different body shapes. Instead, they took the opposite approach and set out to build a guitar that’s in essence a Bird in feel and look, but with Tele influences hidden in the construction and wood choice. Balancing both influences, The Reverse has a Tele-inspired neck joint without the Fender-ish heel, and a thin, lightweight body that’s well-balanced and adopts the esthetic of the Bird”
The Reverse is customisable to order, with the option for a mahogany, alder, or swamp ash body. Binding is also optional, and you can choose either light or medium vintage aging if the look appeals. Solid colour finishes are available in either metallic or burst options.
The guitar has a 25.2’’ scale-length, ending in a Tune-o-matic style bridge at one end and an anfled headstock at the other. The bolt-on maple neck comes in a medium C-shape, and you have a choice of a maple, rosewood, blackwood or ebony fretboard.
The pickups included are Sheptone Tributes, voiced after original PAF models found in 50s guitars. Electronics-wise, there’s a tone control for each pickup as well as a master volume, with a 3-way switch on the lower horn.
The Volt Reverse starts at $3,800, and ships with a hard case. Find out more at voltguitars.com.