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Reverend has been quietly building professional quality guitars and basses for over two decades now. The unique design and attention to detail makes these guitars standout. If you are looking for a professional quality guitar under a grand, you owe it to yourself to consider a Reverend.
The Charger 290 features a solid Korina body, bolt-on neck maple neck with rosewood (or maple) 12" radius fretboard, and two custom made P-90 style pickups. Other features include locking tuners, bass contour control, synthetic bone nut, dual-action truss rod, 25.5" scale, and medium jumbo frets.
The Charger 290 is fat, raw and bluesy but with just the right amount of bite to cut through. An amazing guitar for both clean and distorted tones.
We design our own proprietary custom pickups, to achieve the best tonal match with our instruments. Reverend pickups are also specifically designed for each position, for balanced volume and tone when switching.
Locking Tuning Machines
A thumbwheel under the tuner pushes a steel pin up through the post, locking the string in place for exceptional tuning stability and super-fast string changes. Also, the posts are custom height, eliminating the need for a second string tree.
Korina (aka White Limba) is a medium-light weight wood, highly prized for consistency and tonal qualities. Often found in boutique and vintage instruments, all Reverends feature Korina bodies. A highly resonant wood, Korina is a key factor to producing our lively, responsive instruments that are rich in harmonics.
Dual-Action Truss Rod
Our dual action rod adjusts in both directions, allowing back bow or forward bow. This assures correct adjustment range is possible regardless of string tension, extreme climate conditions, or the effects of long term aging. It’s also located at the headstock for easy access.
Bass Contour Control
This passive bass roll-off is great for tightening up the low end, or re-voicing the pickups. It can make a humbucker sound like a single-coil, or give a P-90 that classic twang. Variable pickup voicing at your fingertips!
We use "Boneite," a synthetic bone nut, that is more consistent than natural bone, on all Reverend instruments. It reduces friction, allowing the strings to slide through the nut slots smoothly, improving tuning stability.