The Reverend Ron Asheton Signature Jetstream 390 is presented in a Rock Orange finish with a lightning bolt graphic. Asheton was guitarist for Iggy Pop and the Stooges, ranking among Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. He was famous for playing an orange Reverend 390, making this artist model an appropriate tribute to his groundbreaking career. All artist proceeds from sales of this guitar go to the Ron Asheton Foundation.
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REVEREND RON ASHETON JETSTREAM 390 IN ROCK ORANGE WITH ROASTED MAPLE NECK & ROSEWOOD FINGERBOARD
The Ron Asheton Signature Reverend Jetstream 390 in Rock Orange looks amazing. The Jetstream 390 is one of the stand out models in the Reverend Bolt-On Series, and the Asheton Signature leaves the fundamental specs unchanged. The Rock Orange finish with Black pickguard and Lightning Bolt motif is achingly cool, allowing this guitar to stand out on any stage.
Reverend use three of their own Alnico 5 magnet P90 pickups in the Asheton Jetstream 390. The bridge pickup is slightly hotter than a vintage P90 offing raw, classic tone with less hum than most other P90’s. The middle and neck pickups are cleaner than vintage P90’s. They give you a clear, open tone and less hum. The middle pickup is Reverse Wind Reverse Polarity for hum-cancelling when used with bridge or neck pickups. Positions 2 and 4 on the pickup selector deliver classic “quack” but with a thicker tonality. An amazing guitar for both clean and distorted tones with enough twang for surf, but thick enough for rock.
The bass contour control really transforms the sound of the Ron Asheton Signature Reverend Jetstream 390. Rolled right back it re-voices the pickups giving you some classic and vintage twang. So with the Jetstream 390 you get a trem equipped triple pickup guitar with bags of character and tonal possibilities.
RON ASHETON SIGNATURE REVEREND JETSTREAM 390 ROCK ORANGE WITH SOLID KORINA BODY AND ROASTED MAPLE NECK
The super cool contoured offset body of the Reverend Jetstream 390 Ron Asheton Model is made from solid Korina. This wood offers many of the same properties as Mahogany but with more consistency and lighter weight. Solid Korina resonates well and makes for a real lively and responsive instrument. The Reverend Jetstream 390 also features a Roasted Maple neck, a feature pioneered by Reverend at this price point. The medium oval profile is very comfortable. It features a twelve inch radius Rosewood fretboard and medium jumbo frets. Roasted Maple is normally used on custom shop and high-end boutique built guitars. This is the smoothest, silkiest neck you will ever feel. Trust us! The Roasted Maple that Reverend have used has been kiln dried to remove most of the moisture. This results in a neck resistant to temperature and humidity. The advantages also include stability and increased resonance.
The bridge on the Reverend Ron Asheton Signature is a Wilkinson WVS50 IIK tremolo. This trem offers superb tuning stability especially when combined with the Reverend locking tuners and boneite nut. You can really go for it with the trem and know that your next chord will still be in tune! The excellent Wilkinson trem features another new Joe Naylor invention, the Vari-Claw. The Vari-Claw allows you to easily switch between 3 springs in the middle hooks of the claw for a firm feel, or 2 springs on the outside recessed hooks of the claw for a soft feel, with little or no adjustment to the claw itself.
The Ron Asheton Jetstream 390 benefits from all the upgrades Reverend has rolled out across its range over the past few years. These changes include a new Boneite nut, which reduces friction and has a resonant response similar to that of bone. Other upgrades include: a new 3 abreast string tree; Etched Reverend logo on the 6 bolt neck plate; new improved dual contact jack socket with etched jack plate; upgraded pots and capacitors; and new lower profile controls. The result is an instrument which is highly reliable, and performs perceptibly better than many competitors in the same price bracket.
Whether you’re looking for a tribute to the legendary guitarist, or a cool-looking, stage-ready guitar which offers outstanding performance, the Reverend Ron Asheton Jetstream 390 fits the bill!