Reverend Contender RB Metallic Emerald Electric Guitar

Original price was: 1.285,00 €.Current price is: 1.090,00 €.


Meet the Contender: Reverend Guitars’ flat-top, single-cut set neck guitar. Classically retro, but the offset body and six-in-line headstock give the guitar a modern feel. A strategic chamber under the pickguard increases resonance and reduces weight. The Contender RB includes Reverend’s all-new Retroblast pickups. The mini-humbuckers have percussive, yet smooth tone backed with plenty of energy for classic power chord crunch or Rockabilly blues rhythms. Add a Bigsby B50, and this guitar effortlessly combines vintage with cutting-edge — a hallmark of Reverend’s original designs.

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Reverend Contender RB Metallic Emerald
Reverend Contender RB Metallic Emerald Electric Guitar 1.285,00  Original price was: 1.285,00 €.1.090,00 Current price is: 1.090,00 €.

Quality craftsmanship and hardware

The Contender RB’s carefully crafted offset body is made from korina, a lighter wood with beautiful consistency and tonal qualities. Premium appointments encompass the Reverend Contender RB Metallic Emerald, including the custom engraved and reinforced steel jack plate, a Boneite nut for reduced friction and tuning stability, and custom low-profile dome knobs for easier maneuverability across the top of the guitar. One of the Contender RB’s main attractions is its Bigsby tremolo system, finely designed for great intonation return with a custom Soft Touch spring for easy, smooth action. Reverend also armed the Contender RB with an easy-to-access dual-action truss rod for bow adjustment to combat the harsh effects of climate conditions and aging. The headstock boasts a classic 6-in-line tuner layout, helping you to stay in tune thanks to its thumbwheel-driven pin locks. Initialed and numbered by one of Reverend’s top-notch technicians, the Contender RB is not only an eye catcher — it exudes quality craftsmanship at every turn.

Custom pickup voicing and tone preservation: Reverend Contender RB Metallic Emerald

The Contender RB will positively knock you out with its tone. It features Reverend’s custom Retroblast mini-humbuckers at the bridge and the neck, delivering a classic crunch with a powerful midrange, vibrant highs, and vivid string-to-string definition that mini-humbuckers are known so well for. Designed separately for each position, you’ll love how the Retroblasts facilitate solid volume and tone balance without losing any edge when you switch between the two. An added chamber beneath the pickguard increases resonance, while also reducing weight. Contour as much or as little low-end tone as you want with the bass roll-off knob, which revokes your pickups to enhance the full presence of your humbuckers, or achieve the twang of a single coil. Additionally, the Contender RB is wired with a treble bleed circuit that helps to maintain your bright tones when you lower the volume.

Reliable high-end electronics

You’ll find just as much quality in the internal electronics as you’ll find from an outside glance of the Contender RB. Reverend’s rule of thumb is ±10% when it comes to their polyester caps and alpha control pots. This level of engineering is normally found on boutique guitars, but it’s a standard for every Reverend guitar, including the Contender RB. Another Reverend staple is an upgraded jack by Pure Tone Technologies, built dependably with two contacts that provide a better overall grip and a reliable signal.

Reverend Contender RB Metallic Emerald guitar: expertly crafted and designed with the player in mind

From humble beginnings working out of a Detroit-area garage to worldwide praise and presence on the globe’s biggest stages, Reverend Guitars has solidified its place as a reliable source of exquisite guitars and basses. The brainchild of designer and luthier Joe Naylor, Reverend instruments are found accompanying many of today’s most influential players, including Billy Corgan, Reeves Gabrels, Meshell Ndegeocello, Matt West, and many others. Now based in Toledo, Ohio, Reverend’s firm commitment to quality and exceptional tone is found in every instrument, each donning custom-shop components to deliver the purest sound possible.

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Weight12 kg




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Guitar Type

Offset (Alternative), Single Cut