Reverend JW1 Jenn Wasner Signature Optic Interruption
JENN WASNER SIGNATURE
The Reverend Jenn Wasner Signature JW-1 combines the dynamic power of the Charger HB with the visual aesthetic of Jenn’s projects (Wye Oak, Flock of Dimes, Dungeonesse). We partnered with the Baltimore textile artist who created Jenn’s stage wear, April Camlin, to create the graphic, called “Optic Interruption.” The visual effect is as dynamic as the sound.
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.
A thumbwheel under the tuner pushes a steel pin up through the post, locking the string in place for exceptional tuning stability and super-fast string changes. Also, the posts are custom height, eliminating the need for a second string tree.
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.
OPTIC INTERRUPTION GRAPHIC
The body of the JW-1 is topped with a graphic from textile artist April Camlin’s “Optic Interruption,” while the back and sides are Midnight Black to highlight the pattern. She adapted the pattern for the project, and Reverend designer Joe Naylor matched it to the Charger HB-style guitar.
This passive bass roll-off is great for tightening up the low end, or re-voicing the pickups. It can make a humbucker sound like a single-coil, or give a P-90 that classic twang. Variable pickup voicing at your fingertips!
We use "Boneite," a synthetic bone nut, that is more consistent than natural bone, on all Reverend instruments. It reduces friction, allowing the strings to slide through the nut slots smoothly, improving tuning stability.