Reverend Contender HB - Prototype
The Great ContenderAs soon as you plug one of these guitars in, there's no coulda, woulda, or shoulda about it: you ARE a contender in the contest for most monstrous tone! The Reverend Contender HB is a brand new design that marries Reverend's iconic retro-futurist style with the classic single-cut body shape, and it is a lean, mean rock and roll machine!
The first reason that the Contender is in the hunt for the title is great defe--I mean, its resonant korina body. Korina sounds similar to the mahogany used to build the classic single-cuts of yore, but with a couple of key differences. Like mahogany, it sounds warm, punchy, and round, but it has more harmonic content in the high-end and is generally a bit livelier.
Korina is a wonderful partner in crime for Reverend's Alnico 5 humbuckers. They're warm and rich-sounding, but they still have excellent clarity and articulation. They have the woody midrange of a vintage-style pickup, but they have a bit more low-end depth and high-end sparkle. If you roll off Reverend's world-renowned bass contour knob, their character changes completely. They still sound robust, but they become tighter, brighter, and snappier. In other words, you can access both of the archetypical humbucker sounds with a flick of your wrist!
Power to the PlayerReverend has kitted out the Contender HB with a metric ton of appointments that enhance the player's experience and while making the instrument supremely reliable. The medium oval neck profile is home to 22 medium-jumbo frets and a fingerboard with a 12" radius, a configuration well-suited to most techniques and playing styles (and, it's especially good for bending strings). Also, it has pin-lock tuners and a Boneite nut to ensure excellent tuning stability, and it comes equipped with boutique-quality pots and caps and a Pure Tone jack for consistent sound. Finally, an angled six-bolt neck plate increases stability and resonance while allowing easy access to the upper frets.
Contender for the Six-String CrownThe Contender HB is a workhorse P-90-equipped pugilist that can excel in a wide variety of genres. Its versatile voice, supreme playability, and incredible reliability are to inspire you to embark upon all sorts of musical adventures and make tons of joyous racket!
|Model||Contender HB Prototype|
|Finish Color||Midnight Black|
|Neck Wood||Three-piece Korina|
|Neck Shape||Medium Oval|
|Neck Dimensions||.830 1st - .970 12th|
|Fretboard Material||Pau Ferro|
|Frets||22 Medium Jumbo|
|Width at Nut||1-11/16"|
|Pickups||2 Reverend Alnico 5 Humbuckers|
|Controls||Volume, Tone, Bass Contour|
|Bridge||TOM with Stopbar|
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