My Account Basket
Got a Question? Call us on -

0141 552 6290

Got a Question? Call us on -

0141 552 6290

Reverend Contender 290 Medieval Red CT290-G-medr-PF-9090-PT-HT https://www.guitar.co.uk/media/catalog/product/r/e/reverend_contender_290_medieval_red.jpg 810183035474 Reverend

Reverend Contender 290 Medieval Red

£799.00

Reverend Contender 290 Medieval Red Front

Estimated Shipping Cost -
Free
In Stock In Store - Ships immediately

SKU: CT290-G-medr-PF-9090-PT-HT

Finance available for this product

Calculate your finance...

Would you like to pay by Finance?

Finance Calculation for your - order

I would like to pay a deposit of -

*Please note that the minimum deposit on a financed order is 10%.

  • 0%
  • 10%
  • 20%
  • 30%
  • 40%
  • 50%
  • 60%

I would like to pay over months, with the first payment deferred for months

Interest bearing (19.90000000% APR Representative for 24 months)
Interest bearing (19.90000000% APR Representative for 36 months)
Interest free (0.00000000% APR Representative for 6 months)
Interest Bearing Credit (19.90000000% APR Representative for 48 months)
Interest free (0.00000000% APR Representative for 10 months)
Interest free (0.00000000% APR Representative for 12 months)
Interest free (0.00000000% APR Representative for 18 months)
Countdown (29.80000000% APR Representative for 48 months)
Countdown (29.80000000% APR Representative for 48 months)
Countdown (29.80000000% APR Representative for 48 months)
10 Monthly payments of -
10% APR (representative)
Finance Amount -
Interest Payable -
Total Amount Payable -

Total Amount Payable Includes Deposit Amount.

Representative example for Interest Bearing Credit: Cash price £500 Deposit £50 Loan amount £450 19.9% APR representative 24 monthly repayments of £22.53 Total term of loan agreement: 24 months (2 years) Total charge for credit: £90.72 Total amount payable: £590.72

The figures shown are an illustration based on the cost of goods. Final details including shipping and discounts where applicable will be displayed on the checkout page.

Credit subject to status and affordability. Terms & Conditions Apply. Merchant City Music Limited Guitar.co.uk is a credit broker and is Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Credit is provided by Hitachi Personal Finance, a trading style of Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Financial Services Register no. 704348. The register can be accessed through http://www.fca.org.uk

IMPORTANT: Hitachi Personal Finance rounds down the monthly payments, which may result in your total amount payable being less than the total cash price.

Welcome to the brand new 2020 Reverend Contender 290, presented in a Medieval Red finish with contrasting three-ply parchment pickguard. A classic single-cut, flat-top electric guitar from Reverend's set neck range, the Contender comes packed with Reverend innovation. The resulting combination of looks, feel and tone make this a brilliantly unique take on a well-loved formula: A six-in-line headstock and offset body bring the looks bang up-to-date; reverend’s own 9A5 pickups masterfully improve that classic P90 tone, while minimising hum; Bass Contour Control gives you a level of tonal control which puts the Contender in a class of its own.

Here at Merchant City Music we are extremely proud to have been a specialist Reverend dealer for many years. It’s been really exciting to have been a part of this plucky little Ohio company’s story, one which has taken the sometimes-stuffy guitar world by storm. We stock a huge range of Reverends, making us a go-to shop for Reverend fans worldwide. Each one is given a comprehensive check over and professional set up before it goes out the door. If you have an address - virtually anywhere in the world - we can ship one to you, fast!

THE CONTENDER 290 IN MEDIEVAL RED - REVEREND’S NEW FLAT TOP, SINGLE CUT, SET NECK ELECTRIC GUITAR

With their intoxicating mix of phenomenal quality, outstanding playability, standout looks and world class tone, Reverend guitars are winning over a rapidly growing number of guitarists. True to this mould, the new Contender model is designed to appeal to the guitarist looking for a new take on the classic, no-nonsense set neck guitar with flat top and single cutaway. As with other solid body set neck guitars in Reverend’s line up, the Contender’s body is carved from Korina - an acoustically resonant, yet lightweight tone wood. To this is set a 24 3/4” scale, three piece Korina neck, topped with a six-in-line headstock for unique looks.

For this Contender 290 model, Reverend have used two of their own Alnico 5 magnet P90 pickups. The bridge pickup is slightly hotter than a vintage P90, offing raw, classic tone with less hum than most other P90's. The neck pickup is cleaner than vintage P90's. It gives you a clear, open tone and less hum. The overall sound is defined by fat, raw, and bluesy tones with enough bite to cut through the mix.

BASS CONTOUR CONTROL, KORINA BODY AND TOP QUALITY COMPONENTS

In addition to a three-way switch, you also get Reverend’s secret weapon: the Bass Contour control. This passive bass roll-off is great for tightening up the low end, or re-voicing the pickups. Used in conjunction with the Contender 290’s P-90 pickups, you can dial in a much greater level of classic single-coil twang. Variable pickup voicing at your fingertips!

The Contender 290 in Medieval Red comes with a 12” radius Pau Ferro fretboard, resulting in a modern feel. The 22 medium jumbo frets are beautifully finished, allowing the action to go nice and low without buzz. A strategic chamber under the pickguard increases resonance and reduces weight - both factors augmenting Korina’s natural harmonics and light weight. This makes the Contender 290 a great working instrument, perfect for hours on stage or in the studio.

In terms of components, Reverend uses top shelf hardware and electronics. The pure tone jack socket features dual contacts for much improved reliability compared to standard sockets, which only have a single contact. A treble bleed circuit is used for the volume control, preserving the trebles when you roll back the volume. Reverend also uses 10% Alpha control pots and 10% polyester capacitors. The tighter tolerances (most pots and caps only have a 20% rating), result in much improved consistency and reliability. Reverend’s outstanding locking machine heads are a joy to use and virtually eliminate string slippage, as well as making string changes a cinch.

The overall result is that the Contender 290 in Medieval Red punches significantly above its price bracket, both in terms of tone and usability. This guitar is designed to service a heavy gigging schedule with peerless reliability, fantastic looks and world class tone.

Product Details

  • FINISH: Medieval Red
  • BODY: Korina
  • PICKUPS: 9A5 Bridge, 9A5 Neck
  • BRIDGE: TOM with Stop Tail
  • NECK: three-piece korina
  • SCALE: 24-3/4 Inches
  • NECK PROFILE: medium oval
  • FINGERBOARD: Pau Ferro, 12" radius
  • FRETS: 22 medium jumbo
  • TRUSS ROD: dual action, headstock access
  • TUNERS: Reverend pin-lock
  • NUT: 1-11/16" (43mm) width, Boneite
  • CONTROLS: volume, tone, bass contour, 3-way
  • STRINGS: 10-46