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The Reverend Rick Vito Signature Soulshaker is killer for slide, but versatile enough for any style of playing. Exceptionally well-balanced, the korina body is strategically chambered to reduce weight, which also contributes to a lively and responsive tone. The korina neck features an ebony fretboard, plus a single-action truss rod for further weight reduction. A pearloid maple top, checkerboard binding, cupcake knobs and pickup covers with a triangle motif all pay tribute to Vito's love of art deco design.

Loaded with dual HA5 humbuckers, the Soulshaker pumps out vintage PAF-tones galore. The bridge pickup is wound slightly hotter for extra drive and punch; the neck is slightly underwound for a more warm and open sound. A treble bleed circuit keeps the high end up even when the volume is down.

Vito spec'd out his Soulshaker with a Bigsby and custom soft-touch spring for easy, smooth action. Strings glide through every time thanks to the roller bridge, pin-lock tuners and Boneite nut. Other features include a Pure Tone jack, 10k pots and a hand-signed, initialed headstock. The Reverend Rick Vito Soulshaker is genuinely unique guitar that is both elegant and playable.

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  • Chambered korina body with pearloid maple top
  • Korina neck with medium oval profile, ebony fretboard
  • Dual HA5 humbuckers, 3-way toggle, treble-bleed circuit
  • Roller bridge, Bigsby vibrato with soft-touch spring, pin-lock tuners, Boneite nut

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  • Body Type: Single Cutaway Solid Body
  • Top wood: Maple
  • Body wood: Korina
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Neck shape: Medium Oval
  • Neck wood: 3-piece Korina
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Single-action
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Material: Ebony
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width/material: 1.69 in. (43 mm) Synthetic Bone
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Proprietary Humbucker
  • Bridge: Proprietary Humbucker
  • Control layout: Master volume Master tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-Way
  • Special electronics: Treble-bleed circuit
  • Bridge type: Fixed Bridge
  • Bridge design: Roller saddle
  • Tailpiece: Bigsby
  • Tuning machines: Locking
  • Color: Chrome
  • Number of strings: 6 String
  • Case: Sold Separately
  • Orientation: Right Handed
  • Country of Origin: South Korea

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