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Left Handed Revelation Guitars and Basses 2023 – Quality Inexpensive Instruments

by Chris

September 23, 2023

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Last Updated on December 13, 2023 by Chris

Does Revelation Make Left Handed Guitars?

Yes, they do! In fact, they have a solid lineup of 16 lefty electric guitars, and 3 left handed bass models too.

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Who Are Revelation Guitars?

Back in the 90s, UK guitar designer Alan Entwistle teamed up with German company Hohner, to create Revelation Guitars. However, by the mid-’90s, Hohner decided to focus on their world renowned harmonicas and accordions, so Revelation was put on hold.

Left Handed Revelation Guitars - Alan Entwistle, guitar designer for Revelation.
Image: Alan Entwistle works on a Hohner guitar

At this time Hohner sold off its UK premises to Sutherland Trading Co Ltd., who inherited the Revelation name.

Fast forward to 2010, and Sutherland Trading Co. decided it was time to bring Revelation back from the dead, aiming to fill a market gap for quality, affordable guitars.

When it came to finding the right guy for the job, Alan was a no-brainer, due to his encyclopedic guitar knowledge. Faced with budget constraints, the team prioritized investing in the instruments over flashy marketing, believing that if the guitars were good enough, musicians would do the talking.

Revelation Guitars has built up a solid reputation for providing affordable yet high-quality guitars and basses, targeting both amateur musicians and more experienced players. From jazz to rock to indie, Revelation has an instrument for almost every genre.

What Do I Think of Revelation Guitars?

Revelation is a bit of an underdog in the guitar market, but I think it’s a company that punches well above its weight.

They’ve got a nice blend of both vintage and modern design that’s unique to them. You’d be hard-pressed to find many other brands offering guitars with four single coils!

Revelation’s lefty guitars and basses take inspiration, from classic shapes, including Fender Strat, Tele, Jazzmaster, Jazz bass, and P-bass, as well as the Gibson ES guitars. However, they have managed to make them stand out from the crowd somewhat.

Their instruments boast excellent build quality and top-notch electronics, often at a fraction of the cost of bigger names.

Entwistle’s electronics and pickups can also be found in Vintage guitars.

Left Handed Revelation Guitars

Please note: Where lefty guitar or bass images haven’t been provided on the official website, I’ve flipped the right handed image to show what the left handed version might look like.

Left Handed Revelation Electric Guitars

At the time of writing, there are 16 left handed Revelation electric guitars.

Revelation RTS-57

Made in China

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 25.5″ (648 mm)
  • BODY: Okoume – Solid body
  • BODY FINISH: Daphne Blue – Gloss
  • NECK: Maple
  • NECK PROFILE: V
  • FINGERBOARD: Maple with dot inlays
  • NUT WIDTH: 43 mm (1.69″)
  • NUT TYPE: Nylon
  • FRETS: 21 Medium
  • TUNERS: Revelation Vintage Style
  • BRIDGE: Contemporary 6 Hole mount Vintage Tremolo
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Entwistle AS57 Single coil
  • MIDDLE PICKUP: Entwistle AS57 Single coil
  • NECK PICKUP: Entwistle AS57 Single coil
  • PICKGUARD: White
  • CONTROLS: 1x Volume, 2x Tone, 5 Position Slide Switch

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Revelation TSS (Short Scale)

Made in China

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 24″ (610 mm)
  • BODY: Ash – Semi Acoustic
  • BODY FINISH: Honeyburst – Gloss
  • NECK: Maple
  • NECK PROFILE: V
  • FINGERBOARD: Lignum-Rosa with block inlays
  • FRETS: 21
  • TUNERS: Revelation Vintage Style
  • BRIDGE: Wilkinson
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Entwistle Single Coil
  • NECK PICKUP: Entwistle Nashville Star
  • PICKGUARD: Tortoise Shell
  • CONTROLS: Volume, Tone, 3 Position Slide Switch

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Revelation RTE-54

Made in China

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 25.5″ (648 mm)
  • BODY: American Swamp Ash – Solid body
  • BODY FINISH: Natural – Gloss
  • NECK: One-piece Maple
  • NECK PROFILE: V
  • FINGERBOARD: Maple with dot inlays
  • NUT WIDTH: 43 mm (1.69″)
  • NUT TYPE: Nylon
  • FRETS: 22 Medium
  • TUNERS: Revelation Vintage Style
  • BRIDGE: Contemporary Tele Bridge
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Entwistle TLXB
  • NECK PICKUP: Entwistle TLXN
  • PICKGUARD: Black
  • CONTROLS: Volume, Tone, 3-Way slide Switch

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Revelation RTE Custom

Made in China

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 25.5″ (648 mm)
  • BODY: Okoume – Solid body
  • BODY FINISH: Sunburst – Gloss
  • NECK: Maple
  • NECK PROFILE: C
  • FINGERBOARD: Lignum-Rosa with dot inlays
  • NUT WIDTH: 43 mm (1.69″)
  • NUT TYPE: Nylon
  • FRETS: 22 Medium
  • TUNERS: Revelation Vintage Style
  • BRIDGE: Contemporary Tele Bridge
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Entwistle HTB (rails)
  • NECK PICKUP: Entwistle HV58
  • PICKGUARD: Mint Green
  • CONTROLS: Volume, Tone, 3-Way slide Switch

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Revelation RFT

Made in China

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 25.5″ (648 mm)
  • BODY: Ash – Semi Acoustic
  • BODY FINISH: Natural – Gloss
  • NECK: Maple
  • NECK PROFILE: C
  • FINGERBOARD: Lignum-Rosa with dot inlays
  • NUT WIDTH: 43 mm (1.69″)
  • NUT TYPE: Nylon
  • FRETS: 22 Medium
  • TUNERS: Revelation Vintage Style
  • BRIDGE: Contemporary
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Entwistle X90
  • NECK PICKUP: Entwistle X90
  • PICKGUARD: Black
  • CONTROLS: 2x Volume, 2x Tone, 3 Position Slide Switch

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Revelation RFT DLX

Made in China

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 25.5″ (648 mm)
  • BODY: Ash – Semi Acoustic
  • BODY FINISH: Honeyburst – Gloss
  • NECK: Maple
  • NECK PROFILE: C
  • FINGERBOARD: Lignum-Rosa with block inlays
  • NUT WIDTH: 43 mm (1.69″)
  • NUT TYPE: Nylon
  • FRETS: 22 Medium
  • TUNERS: Revelation Vintage Style
  • BRIDGE: Contemporary
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Entwistle H90
  • NECK PICKUP: Entwistle H90
  • PICKGUARD: Tortoise Shell
  • CONTROLS: 2x Volume, 2x Tone, 3 Position Slide Switch

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Revelation RT-45

Made in China

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 25″ (635 mm)
  • BODY: Mahogany / Maple – Semi Acoustic
  • BODY FINISH: Metallic Blue / Cherry / Tobacco Sunburst – Gloss
  • NECK: Mahogany
  • NECK PROFILE: C
  • FINGERBOARD: Lignum-Rosa with dot inlays
  • NUT WIDTH: 43 mm (1.69″)
  • NUT TYPE: Nylon
  • FRETS: 22 Medium
  • TUNERS: Revelation Vintage Style
  • BRIDGE: Tune-O-Matic Bridge with Stop Tail Piece
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Entwistle HV58 Humbucker
  • NECK PICKUP: Entwistle HV58 Humbucker
  • PICKGUARD: Black
  • CONTROLS: 2x Volume, 2x Tone, 3-Way Toggle

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Revelation RJT-60

Made in China

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 25.5″ (648 mm)
  • BODY: Okoume – Solid body
  • BODY FINISH: 3 Tone Sunburst, Vintage White – Gloss
  • NECK: Maple
  • NECK PROFILE: C
  • FINGERBOARD: Lignum-Rosa with Pearl block inlays
  • NUT WIDTH: 43 mm (1.69″)
  • NUT TYPE: Nylon
  • FRETS: 22 Medium
  • TUNERS: Revelation Vintage Style
  • BRIDGE: Contemporary 6 Hole mount Vintage Tremolo
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Entwistle X90 Ceramic
  • NECK PICKUP: Entwistle X90 Ceramic
  • PICKGUARD: Tortoiseshell
  • CONTROLS: Volume, Tone, 3-Way toggle, 5-Position Rotary (ATN circuitry)

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Revelation RJT-60 H

Made in China

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 25.5″ (648 mm)
  • BODY: Okoume – Solid body
  • BODY FINISH: Vintage White – Gloss
  • NECK: Maple
  • NECK PROFILE: C
  • FINGERBOARD: Lignum-Rosa with Pearl block inlays
  • NUT WIDTH: 43 mm (1.69″)
  • NUT TYPE: Nylon
  • FRETS: 22 Medium
  • TUNERS: Revelation Vintage Style
  • BRIDGE: Contemporary 6 Hole mount Vintage Tremolo
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Entwistle HX58X Humbucker
  • NECK PICKUP: Entwistle HX58X Humbucker
  • PICKGUARD: Tortoiseshell
  • CONTROLS: Volume, Tone, 3-Way toggle, 5-Position Rotary (ATN circuitry), Coil Tap

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Revelation RJT-60 M

Made in China

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 25.5″ (648 mm)
  • BODY: Okoume – Solid body
  • BODY FINISH: Sea Foam Green – Gloss
  • NECK: Maple
  • NECK PROFILE: C
  • FINGERBOARD: Maple with Pearl block inlays
  • NUT WIDTH: 43 mm (1.69″)
  • NUT TYPE: Nylon
  • FRETS: 22 Medium
  • TUNERS: Revelation Vintage Style
  • BRIDGE: Contemporary 6 Hole mount Vintage Tremolo
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Entwistle X90 Ceramic
  • NECK PICKUP: Entwistle X90 Ceramic
  • PICKGUARD: Tortoiseshell
  • CONTROLS: Volume, Tone, 3-Way Toggle, 5-Position Rotary (ATN circuitry)

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Revelation RVJT (Vibrant Series)

Made in China

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 25.5″ (648 mm)
  • BODY: Okoume – Solid body
  • BODY FINISH: Metallic Purple – Gloss
  • NECK: Maple
  • NECK PROFILE: C
  • FINGERBOARD: Lignum-Rosa with Pearl block inlays
  • NUT WIDTH: 43mm (1.69″)
  • NUT TYPE: Nylon
  • FRETS: 22 Medium
  • TUNERS: Revelation Vintage Style
  • BRIDGE: Contemporary 6 Hole mount Vintage Tremolo
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Entwistle X90 Ceramic
  • NECK PICKUP: Entwistle X90 Ceramic
  • PICKGUARD: Tortoiseshell
  • CONTROLS: Volume, Tone, 3-Way Toggle, 5-Position Rotary (ATN circuitry)

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Revelation RJT-60 TL

Made in China

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 25.5″ (648 mm)
  • BODY: Okoume – Solid Body
  • BODY FINISH: Sunburst – Gloss
  • NECK: Maple
  • NECK PROFILE: C
  • FINGERBOARD: Lignum-Rosa with Pearl block inlays
  • NUT WIDTH: 43 mm (1.69″)
  • NUT TYPE: Nylon
  • FRETS: 22 Medium
  • TUNERS: Revelation Vintage Style
  • BRIDGE: Contemporary 6 Hole mount Vintage Tremolo
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Entwistle H90 Humbucker
  • NECK PICKUP: Entwistle H90 Humbucker
  • PICKGUARD: Tortoiseshell
  • CONTROLS: Volume, Tone, 3-Way toggle, 5-Position Rotary (ATN circuitry), Coil Tap

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Revelation RJT-60 M TL

Made in China

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 25.5″ (648 mm)
  • BODY: Okoume – Semi-Acoustic
  • BODY FINISH: Greenburst – Gloss
  • NECK: Maple
  • NECK PROFILE: C
  • FINGERBOARD: Maple with Pearl block inlays
  • NUT WIDTH: 43 mm (1.69″)
  • NUT TYPE: Nylon
  • FRETS: 22 Medium
  • TUNERS: Revelation Vintage Style
  • BRIDGE: Contemporary 6 Hole mount Vintage Tremolo
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Entwistle H90 Humbucker
  • NECK PICKUP: Entwistle H90 Humbucker
  • PICKGUARD: Tortoiseshell
  • CONTROLS: Volume, Tone, 3-Way toggle, 5-Position Rotary (ATN circuitry), Coil Tap

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Revelation RJT-60/4 (Quad)

Made in China

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 25.5″ (648 mm)
  • BODY: Okoume – Solid body
  • BODY FINISH: Sky Blue – Gloss
  • NECK: Maple
  • NECK PROFILE: C
  • FINGERBOARD: Lignum-Rosa with Pearl block inlays
  • NUT WIDTH: 43 mm (1.69″)
  • NUT TYPE: Nylon
  • FRETS: 22 Medium
  • TUNERS: Revelation Vintage Style
  • BRIDGE: Contemporary 6 Hole mount Vintage Tremolo
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Entwistle VX63 Single coil
  • MIDDLE PICKUP: 2x Entwistle VX63 Single coil
  • NECK PICKUP: Entwistle VX63 Single coil
  • PICKGUARD: Tortoiseshell
  • CONTROLS: Volume, Tone, 4x on/off selector switches, 5-Position Rotary (ATN circuitry)

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Revelation RJT-60/12

Made in China

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 12
  • SCALE: 25.5″ (648 mm)
  • BODY: Okoume – Solid body
  • BODY FINISH: Vintage White – Gloss
  • NECK: Maple
  • NECK PROFILE: C
  • FINGERBOARD: Lignum-Rosa with Pearl block inlays
  • NUT WIDTH: 50 mm (1.97″)
  • NUT TYPE: Nylon
  • FRETS: 22 Medium
  • TUNERS: Revelation Vintage Style
  • BRIDGE: Contemporary 6 Hole mount Vintage Tremolo
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Entwistle AL90
  • NECK PICKUP: Entwistle AL90
  • PICKGUARD: Tortoiseshell
  • CONTROLS: Volume, Tone, 3-Way Toggle, 5-Position Rotary (ATN circuitry)

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Revelation RJT-60/12 M

Made in China

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 12
  • SCALE: 25.5″ (648 mm)
  • BODY: Okoume – Solid body
  • BODY FINISH: Sea Foam Green – Gloss
  • NECK: Maple
  • NECK PROFILE: C
  • FINGERBOARD: Maple with Pearl block inlays
  • NUT WIDTH: 50 mm (1.97″)
  • NUT TYPE: Nylon
  • FRETS: 22 Medium
  • TUNERS: Revelation Vintage Style
  • BRIDGE: Contemporary 6 Hole mount Vintage Tremolo
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Entwistle AL90
  • NECK PICKUP: Entwistle AL90
  • PICKGUARD: Tortoiseshell
  • CONTROLS: Volume, Tone, 3-Way Toggle, 5-Position Rotary (ATN circuitry)

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Left Handed Revelation Bass Guitars

At the time of writing, there are 3 left handed Revelation bass guitars.

Revelation RPB-65

Made in China

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 4
  • SCALE: 34″ (864 mm)
  • BODY: Okoume – Solid body
  • BODY FINISH: Sunburst – Gloss
  • NECK: Maple
  • NECK PROFILE: C
  • FINGERBOARD: Lignum-Rosa with dot inlays
  • NUT WIDTH: 42 mm (1.65″)
  • NUT TYPE: Nylon
  • FRETS: 20 Jumbo
  • TUNERS: Revelation Vintage Style
  • BRIDGE: Fixed OEM Style
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Entwistle JBXN
  • NECK PICKUP: Entwistle JBXN
  • PICKGUARD: Tortoiseshell
  • CONTROLS: Volume, Tone

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Revelation RBJ-67 DLX

Made in China

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 4
  • SCALE: 34″ (864 mm)
  • BODY: USA Swamp Ash – Solid body
  • BODY FINISH: Natural – Gloss
  • NECK: Maple
  • NECK PROFILE: C
  • FINGERBOARD: Maple with Pearl block inlays
  • NUT WIDTH: 38 mm (1.5″)
  • NUT TYPE: Nylon
  • FRETS: 20 Jumbo
  • TUNERS: Revelation Vintage Style
  • BRIDGE: Fixed OEM Style
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Entwistle JBXN
  • NECK PICKUP: Entwistle JBXN
  • PICKGUARD: Pearloid
  • CONTROLS: 2x Volume, 1x Tone

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Revelation RJT-60 B (6 String Bass)

Made in China

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 30″ (762 mm)
  • BODY: Okoume – Solid body
  • BODY FINISH: Vintage White – Gloss
  • NECK: Maple
  • NECK PROFILE: C
  • FINGERBOARD: Lignum-Rosa with Pearl block inlays
  • NUT WIDTH: 43 mm (1.69″)
  • NUT TYPE: Nylon
  • FRETS: 22 Medium
  • TUNERS: Revelation Vintage Style
  • BRIDGE: Contemporary 6 Hole mount Vintage Tremolo
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Entwistle AL90
  • MIDDLE PICKUP: Entwistle AL90
  • NECK PICKUP: Entwistle AL90
  • PICKGUARD: Tortoiseshell
  • CONTROLS: Volume, Tone, 5-Way Slide selector, 5-Position Rotary (ATN circuitry)

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Left Handed Revelation Acoustic Guitars

Revelation makes hybrid acoustic guitars, but unfortunately, there are no lefty models available at the time of writing.

Final Thoughts

Revelation Guitars are definitely worth checking out. They offer a range of styles mainly based on classic designs, and you won’t have to sell a kidney to afford one.

They’re ideal for both beginners looking for a decent first guitar and more experienced players wanting an instrument that’s not gonna break the bank. Revelation guitars have a reputation for excellent build quality for the price too.

It’s also great that they have some really interesting alternatives to the usual guitars out there. How about the RJT-60/4 with its four single coil pickups? And they’re one of the few companies to have 12-string guitars available to lefties as well.

It’s surprising though, that none of their SG or LP-style guitars are made in lefty versions, as they are very popular styles of guitar out there.

Still, there’s plenty of lefty choice on offer, and you could do worse than give them a go.

Unfortunately, outside of the UK and some parts of Europe, Revelation guitars can be a little difficult to get hold of. According to the Revelation website, The Guitar Boutique in Canada is the exclusive supplier of Revelation guitars to North America.

What are your thoughts on Revelation guitars? Let us know in the comments below.

Image credit: revelationguitars.co.uk

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