Reverend updates the Manta Ray 290 with new Flame Maple tops (Tobacco Burst and Turquoise). Warm and sweet, with the acoustic richness and complex overtones only a full size semi-hollow can deliver. The bridge pickup is slightly hotter than a vintage soapbar, and the neck pickup slightly cleaner. Round enough for jazz, but this ray can sting too, with plenty of sustain and attack for rock and blues! P-90’s add a raw upper-mid edge and percussive attack to the recipe. The 1-3/4″ thick body and flat top gives it a clean, fresh look, and yields a slim and manageable body.

Reverend Manta Ray 290 flametop

Reverend Manta Ray 290 flametop

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 then capped with a solid maple flat top. Excellent sustain and attack are coupled with substantial resonance, for a uniquely big and responsive tone.

Reverend Manta Ray 290 features:
  • Body: semi-hollow with 6 mm solid maple flat top on korina, and ‘shooting star’ f-hole. Black back and sides with cream binding. 18″ x 14-5/8″ x 1-3/4″.
  • Pickups: two Reverend P90’s, output/tone calibrated for each position. Hum cancelling when combined.
  • Neck: glued-on, three-piece korina, tilt-back headstock.
  • Truss rod: dual-action, access at headstock.
  • Scale length: 24-3/4″.
  • Fingerboard: rosewood, 12″ radius, single-layer binding, pearloid block inlays.
  • Frets: 22 medium jumbo.
  • Neck profile: medium oval.
  • Nut: 1-11/16″ (42.86 mm) width, graphite.
  • Tuners: Reverend Pin-Lock Tuners.
  • Bridge: TOM w/ stop tail.
  • Controls: custom volume & tone, Bass Contour, 3-way.
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