Rick Vito wanted to capture the tonal magic from the early Reverend Guitars while keeping his latest model modern. The Rick Vito Signature Soul Agent is a Double Agent with a Bigsby and the total Rick Vito treatment. A heavily chambered body is a nod to the earliest Reverend designs. The resonant body has a lively, full tone that pops with harmonics and pleasing overtones. The push-pull “twang” setting re-voices the pickups for a tighter, more percussive sound. In combination with the push-pull “phase,” a total of 8 unique tones are possible. Add in the Bigsby for even more options. Classic Rick Vito aesthetics include checkerboard binding and custom graphics on the bridge pickup. This is one beautiful guitar!
In classic Art Deco fashion, this guitar features custom "cupcake" knobs, with a highly visible indicator dot, and ribbed sides for your gripping pleasure.
We design our own proprietary custom pickups to achieve the best tonal match with our instruments. Reverend pickups are also specifically designed for each position, for balanced volume and tone when switching.
Korina (aka White Limba) is a medium-light weight wood, highly prized for consistency and tonal qualities. Often found in boutique and vintage instruments, all Reverends feature Korina bodies. A highly resonant wood, Korina is a key factor to producing our lively, responsive instruments that are rich in harmonics.
The strategically placed chambers increase body resonance for a more lively and responsive tone, and reduces weight.