Warm and lively, with the acoustic richness and overtones of a full size semi-hollow. Round enough for jazz, but this ray can sting too, with plenty of sustain and attack for rock and blues. The 1-3/4" thick body is slim and manageable and the flat top has a clean, fresh look. Solid wood construction is featured throughout, with no plywood. The back, sides and center block are produced from one slab of Korina which is routed from the top, and capped with a solid maple flat top. Excellent sustain and attack are coupled with substantial resonance, for a complex and responsive tone.
Reverend Guitars Manta Ray HB Features:
Custom Pickups: They design their ownproprietary custom pickups, to achieve the best tonal match with theinstruments. Reverend pickups are also specifically designed for eachposition, for balanced volume and tone when switching.
Dual-Action Truss Rod: The dual action rodadjusts in both directions, allowing back bow or forward bow. This assurescorrect adjustment range is possible regardless of string tension, extremeclimate conditions, or the effects of long term aging. It’s also located atthe headstock for easy access.
Korina Body: Korina (aka White Limba) is amedium-light weight wood, highly prized for consistency and tonal qualities.Often found in boutique and vintage instruments, all Reverends feature Korinabodies. A highly resonant wood, Korina is a key factor toproducing lively, responsive instruments that are rich in harmonics.
Graphite Nut: They use a graphite impregnatednut on all Reverend instruments. Graphite reduces friction, allowing thestrings to easily slide through the nut slots, improving tuning stability.
Bass Contour: This passive bass roll-off is great fortightening up the low end, or re-voicing the pickups. It can make a humbuckersound like a single-coil, or give a P-90 that classic twang. Variable pickupvoicing at your fingertips!
Pin-Lock Tuners: A thumbwheel under the tuner pushes a steel pin upthrough the post, locking the string in place for exceptional tuning stabilityand super-fast string changes.