Reverend Hotshot Jr (WHSJ)
The press release for the Hotshot Jr appeared in June of 2005 and stated:
Reverend's Slingshot guitar, the single-pickup Hotshot Junior features a high output Rio Grande Bluesbar P-90, volume, tone, and laminated/beveled black pickguard. The hot rodded P-90 is overwound for increased gain and low end, making it well suited for high-power blues or raw-edged rock. Only 40 instruments will be made.
The Hotshot Junior is part of the Workhorse Series, which uses the same patented High Resonance body construction and Super Vintage neck as found on Reverend's Premium Series. However, the non-locking diecast tuners and limited options allow for a lower price point.
Price: $559. Available in '69 Lime Green, Fireball Red, Aged Yellow and Jet Black. Options include maple fingerboard ($10), Graph Tech saddles ($32), two-tone teardrop case ($79), or gig bag ($25).
Hotshot Jr For Sale?
If you are thinking about selling your Hot Shot Jr, or any other USA Reverend Guitar, Bass, or Amp, please send me an E-MAIL as I am always interested in buying USA Reverends (if the wife will allow!) But if not, I might be able to steer you in the directions of someone who does, or expand your guitar's exposure by listing it here on the RevFan.com site (for Free!)
The prototype (Fireball Red, SN 03384) was built in July of 2003, but the production run didn't get started until a year later in July of 2004. The production models are numbered 1-40, in addition to their normal Reverend Serial number. The first being a Lime Green model with Bigsby, SN 03853 (1), and was Joe Naylors personal guitar for a time (it has since been sold). The total production, including the prototype, was 41 instruments. Production ended in May 2005.
Hotshot Jr Collecting Notes
Since the Hotshot Junior was part of the cost cutting Workhorse series, there were limited colors available. If you scroll down, I have included the Workhorse Hotshot Jr Order form from Reverend's 2005 Catalog, and you can see for yourself what the options were.
There were four colors available. In order of quantities ordered; Lime Green (17), Aged Yellow (12), Fireball Red (8) and Jet Black (4) . "Irreverent", a member at the Reverend Forum, has put this cool collection of Hotshot Jrs seen at left!
There was one Hotshot Jr with a Bigsby (Hey, when you own the company, you put whatever you want on it!)
Three Maple necks were ordere (Aged Yellow 2, Lime Green 1).
Graph-Tech saddles were the only other option, but there is no indication in the database that any were ordered..
Below is a screen capture from Reverend Direct's 2005 Order Page for the Hotshot Jr... Enjoy!
Hot Shot Jr For Sale?
If you are thinking about selling your Hotshot Jr, or any other USA Reverend Guitar, Bass, or Amp, please send me an E-MAIL as I am always interested in buying USA Reverends (if the wife will allow!) But if not, I might be able to steer you in the directions of someone who does, or expand your guitar's exposure by listing it here on the RevFan.com site (for Free!)