Saturday, February 23, 2008

Guitar of the Week: Reverend Charger 290

Man, that’s cool looking. Given I think this every time I see a guitar from Reverend Guitars that is more than enough reason for an article. One especially retro looking and affordable (always a great feature) model is the Reverend Charger 290; Guitar Boomer’s guitar of the week.

Reverend Musical Instruments was founded in 1996 by guitar and amplifier technician Joe Naylor, a graduate of the Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery. The unorthodox construction methods and retro looking styles derive from a design philosophy focused on individuality amidst a “…sea of clones.”

The Charger 290 is from Reverend’s Stage King series and according to Guitar Player Magazine, “…sounds like a muscle car that Mopar would have cooked up in the late ‘60s.” Some of the coolness factor for me comes from use of the retro soap bar style P-90 pickups along with the gold top and Telecaster style knobs. It evokes famous guitars but has a style all its own.

Coolness counts for a lot. Coolness along with great playability and tone at an affordable price counts for a lot more. Check out all the models at

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Gary said...

Wow this is one sweet axe. I like the Zen simplicity. I'm beginning to appreciate that concept, more and more, as I grow older and Ah hmmmmm, I digress. While retro is fun to see and play, Zen simple retro is the best of all.
Thanks for shairing this one. Great catch.
Cheers, Gary

Anonymous said...

Wow! it's nice....Mostly love to buy stylish guitars from Musicians Friend store at most discounted prices.....!

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