Club King 290Are you looking for acoustic overtones of a full-size semi-hollow, but with extra clarity and spank, all in a bolt-on sized package? Routed from the top, one slab of Korina creates the back and sides of each Club King 290, and a solid Spruce top caps it. P-90s add just the right amount of raw edge to the rich and woody tones. With strong resonance, excellent sustain, and pronounced attack, the tone is big, unique, and responsive.
CUSTOM PICKUPSWe 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.
ROASTED MAPLE NECKRoasted Maple is heat treated at over 300° F to remove sugars, moisture, and impurities. This maple is lighter, more stable, and has a beautiful caramel color. The result is an exceptional maple neck that will require less seasonal adjustment, and boasts a rich vintage look!
KORINA BODYKorina (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.
BASS CONTOURThis 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!
PIN-LOCK TUNERSA 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.
INITIALED HEADSTOCKEvery Reverend is hand initialed on the back of the headstock by Zack Green, our highly skilled technician who sets up, inspects, and tests every instrument.
BIGSBY WITH SOFT TOUCH SPRING & ROLLER BRIDGEOur Bigsby tremolo system feels great and stays in tune all night long! We install a custom Soft Touch spring into all our Bigsbys for easy, smooth action. Our roller bridge works with our Pin-Lock tuners and Boneite nut to create a system that strings glide through every time.
CUSTOM DOME KNOBSOur proprietary knobs feature a lower profile which is less likely to be accidentally hit by the player’s hand, and the white dot lets you easily see where your knob rotation is set.
BONEITE NUTWe 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.
TRIPLE-TREE STRING TREEThis patent-pending string tree has an extended bar to hold down three strings at a time with just one tree, eliminating G string buzz in the nut slot.
DUAL-ACTION TRUSS RODOur 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.
SIX-BOLT NECK PLATETwo extra bolts increase mounting pressure of the neck by fifty percent. This makes a stronger neck connection, which improves sustain, tuning stability, and neck alignment.
ANGLED NECK HEELAll Reverend solidbody guitars in the Bolt-On series feature a low profile, angled neck heel. This improves comfort and hand access when you’re reaching for those high notes!
CUSTOM JACK PLATEOur proprietary jack plate features four mounting screws, instead of two. The extra screws prevent the plate from tearing out of the body. Made of steel for durability, the laser etched logo adds an extra touch of class!
PURE TONE JACKAll Reverends use an upgraded jack by Pure Tone Technologies. A standard jack has single contacts, but the Pure Tone jack has dual contacts for improved grip, audio signal and reliability. The most dependable guitar jack available.
TREBLE BLEED CIRCUITAll Reverend guitars have a treble bleed circuit, preserving the treble when you roll back the volume control. When you roll back a standard volume control, the tone loses treble and becomes dull sounding. Now you can turn down and still sound great!
10% POTSWe use Alpha control pots with a +-10% rating. While a typical pot is +-20%, our pots are built to tighter specifications, making them more consistent. Typically used in expensive boutique guitars, but standard issue in all Reverends.
10% POLY CAPSWe use caps with a +-10% rating, while a typical cap is +-20%. Our caps are made to tighter specifications, so they’re more consistent. Made of polyester, they’re also longer lasting, and less affected by temperature than cheaper ceramic caps . Typically used in expensive boutique guitars.
body Semi-hollow Korina, Solid Spruce Top
pickups 9A5 Bridge, 9A5 Neck
bridge Bigsby B-50 with Roller Bridge
neck Roasted Maple
scale 25 1/2″
neck profile Medium Oval
fingerboard Blackwood Tek or Roasted Maple 12″ Radius
frets 22 Medium Jumbo
truss rod Dual Action – Headstock Access
tuners Reverend Pin-Lock
nut 43mm Width – Boneite
controls Volume, Tone, Bass Contour, 3-way