R1 / RH1

R1 / RH1

Introduced in 1989, the RH1 Classic delivers everything from clean rhythm chops to powerful solos, harnessing the tonal power of the Variable Spectrum Control to complement the Levinson VS-1 pickups in the R1 version and the addition of the LH-55 in the RH-1 configuration. This beautifully built instrument now features the Levinson FT-4 tremolo with a steel block together with custom locking machine heads for excellent tuning stability and superb tone and sustain.

Colors

Strawberry Fields Red
Vintage White

Features

The Variable Spectrum Control (VSC)

The Variable Spectrum Control (VSC) lets you break through traditional tonal boundaries. The user adjustable presets let you change your sound from creamy overdrive to bell-like highs – instantly. All Blade® electronics also have a passive bypass to give you pure vintage tone and ensure that you never run out of power.
The Variable Spectrum Control (VSC) Tone Guide (PDF)

Tapered Neck Joint

Enjoy better access to the upper registers with the tapered neck joint for more comfort and speed.

Adjustable Tension Guide

Every detail of a Blade® guitar represents a commitment to engineering perfection. The Adjustable Tension Guide (ATG) perfectly balances the string tension at the nut with asymmetric a spring loaded height adjustment to keep you in tune, no matter how hard you wail on your whammy bar.