Prestige Guitars Ltd. has teamed up with former PANTERA and DOWN bassist Rex Brown to design and release Rex‘s first signature model six-string guitar. The “Rex Brown Custom” signature model was unveiled this past Friday, January 20 at the NAMM show in Anaheim, California, where Rex personally demonstrated the guitar for Premier Guitar. Check out the clip below.
Rex Brown is an American musician and author, best known as founding member of and longtime bassist for the Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling group PANTERA (1982-2003). He is a former member of the band DOWN (2003-2011) and is currently the bassist for KILL DEVIL HILL. He is now heading up his first major solo project — THE REX BROWN BAND. THE REX BROWN BAND‘s debut album is set for release in May 2017 and features Rex on guitar, bass and lead vocals.
The Rex Brown signature model is a single cutaway solid body, designed in direct collaboration with Rex and to his exacting “dream guitar” specs. In creating this model, Prestige incorporated Rex‘s deep appreciation for vintage tone and feel, while bringing the best modern components offered to ensure that this beast would be able to capture his distinct voice both in the studio and on the road. The “Rex” boasts a killer combo of a carved maple top and solid mahogany body and neck. This guitar is finished in matte black with cream three-ply binding surrounding the body, neck and headstock. In order to keep this guitar sounding punchy but not too bright, Prestige went with a rosewood fingerboard and Prestige put Rex‘s very personal touch on the fingerboard with a custom skull inlay designed directly from a ring he wears day to day. Custom relic’d nickel hardware includes TonePros locking bridge and saddle, Grover mini-locking rotomatic tuners and nickel knurled knobs. Prestige completed this beast with the perfect voice for this truly badass signature guitar; a pair of Seymour Duncan “Saturday Night Special” Humbucker pickups, with custom relic’d covers created by the Seymour Duncan Custom Shop.
This guitar perfectly embodies Rex‘s playing style and sound, and oozes rock and roll styling.
The Rex Brown signature model will be priced at $1349.00, and will come with a deluxe custom hard case and full lifetime warranty.
Full specs are as follows:
24 ¾” Scale Length
1 11/16” TUSQ XL Nut
Solid, Carved Maple Top
Solid Mahogany body and neck
Bound ebony fingerboard
C-Shaped neck and 14″ Fingerboard radius
Custom Mother Of Pearl Skull Inlays
Mother of Pearl “Prestige” headstock logo
Seymour Duncan “Saturday Night Special” Humbucker Pickups with SD Custom Shop Antiquities Covers
2 Vol. / 2 Tone / 3-way Toggle Controls
Relic’d Nickel TonePros locking bridge and saddles
Relic’d Nickel Grover 18:1 Tuners
Relic’d Knurled Nickel volume/tone knobs and toggle switch
500k Alpha Pots
Available in satin/matte black finish
Said Adrian O’Brien, VP, Prestige Guitars: “The release of the Rex Brown signature model marks an important move forward in the evolution of Prestige Guitars.
“We consider ourselves very fortunate to have aligned with Rex and to have been entrusted to bring his dream guitar to life.
“Through many months of design and studio testing, we have brought together all of the elements necessary to have a guitar that Rex will be able to use onstage and in the studio that will perfectly suit his new music and the tone and style he envisioned from day one.
“We’ve said it before, but Rex‘s contributions to hard rock and metal through PANTERA and KDH (KILL DEVIL HILL) are immeasurable.
“The next phase in Rex‘s career will see him release his first solo album this May — THE REX BROWN BAND — and this new project is going to absolutely blow people away!
“To have him hitting the stage at major festivals, touring this new album, all with a signature prestige slung over his shoulder is an absolute honor.”