Reverend Charger 290 LE 2015

Reverend Guitars bring back the Charger 290 Limited Edition model with a 2015 re-release, now with additional three new color options.

Reverend Charger 290 LE

This is the same Charger 290 LE that came out during the fall season of last year, now back in production with some new finishes because of its popularity and high customer demand.

The Charger is one of Reverend Guitar's most popular and identifiable instrument, so it is only natural for it to be a sought after by many guitarists. Visually, it looks like a Les Paul merged with a Telecaster and Jazz master, resulting in a distinct retro looking instrument that does not look too odd. With the Charger 209 LE, this design is updated with special hardware additions and modifications that add to the instrument's sonic versatility and cosmetic appeal.

According to the press release, "Last Fall, Reverend Guitars took the Charger 290 and turned up the volume a bit to make a limited-edition model. Because of the initial release's popularity, Reverend is bringing it back in three more colors and offering it throughout 2015."

The three new color options include Metallic Black, Metallic Copper Fire, and Metallic Rose. They all come with cream pickguards and cream pickup covers that allow the retro style finish to shine through. With these three new options, you can be sure that you're getting something that's visually different than what others already have. In any case, the guitar's non conventional visual style easily makes it stand out from among the usual conventional style guitars.

The body of this guitar is crafted from Korina wood, a favorite of the company, carved into the unique offset cutaway shape that has become synonymous to the Reverend brand. The neck is built from three-piece maple with a standard 25.5" scale length, 12" fretboard radius and 1-11/16" nut width. The neck is carved into a medium oval profile and has 22 medium jumbo frets.

Giving the guitar its matching vintage tone are two Reverend CP90 pickups, ideal for both clean and distorted tones. The company describes the sound as being twangy enough for country while still being thick enough for rock music. The pickups are wired to a 3-way pickup selector switch, a volume knob, a tone knob, and a bass contour knob. This bass contour control is another distinctly Reverend feature that allows for expanded tone shaping capabilities.

As seen on the photo, the Reverend Charger 290 LE comes equipped with a Bigsby B-50 bridge and tailpiece, featuring Reverend's own soft-touch spring. This adds to the retro-appeal of the guitar and allows for more expressive options when you play your notes. The company also mentioned that each guitar will come with an exclusive Souldier Strap that matches the finish of the guitar, and featuring the Reverend logo on the ends.

The list price for the Reverend Charger 290 LE is $1199. Visit Reverend for more information.

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