On November 17, 2016, Reverend Guitars hosted a contest through Facebook to win a BC-1 model guitar. The guitar is production number 25,000 and personally signed by Billy Corgan.
“Win a Reverend Billy Corgan Signature #25000 guitar! Answer 10 out of 10 [questions] correctly, and be entered for a chance to win Reverend #25000, which happens to be a Reverend Billy Corgan Signature BC-1, signed by Billy Corgan himself!”
On November 18, 2016, Reverend Guitars announced Scott Michael Gilliam of Owensboro, KY, as the winner of the guitar.
The 10 questions were as follows:
1. What was the name of the first production Reverend model ever built?
2. What instrument did Billy Corgan’s father play?
- Pipe Organ
3. The 3-knob control layout on most Reverend guitars is:
- Volume/Tone/Rotation of the Earth
- Volume/Tone/Bass Contour Control
4. What are the pickups on the Reverend Billy Corgan Signature BC-1 called?
- Railhammer Chisels
- Reverend CP90s
- Railhammer Billy Corgan Signatures
- “Hey, Baby, What’s your sign?”
5. What kind of prized wood is used for Reverend guitar bodies?
- Swamp Ash
6. What is the material that is used for the pickguards on the Reverend Billy Corgan Signature BC-1
- Brushed Steel
- Brushed Aluminum
- Brushed Tungsten
- Brushed Tin
7. What is the name of the wrestling company where Billy Corgan was recently the president?
- Impact Wrestling
- Hogan’s Heroes
- Lucha Libre
8. What was the name of the most recent Smashing Pumpkins tour?
- The End Times Tour
- In Plainsong
- Steel Wheels
9. On March 26, 2016, James Iha joined The Smashing Pumpkins onstage for the first time in more than 15 years. What was the name of the venue?
- Whiskey a Go-Go
- Ace Hotel
- The Village Idiot in Maumee, Ohio
- The Hollywood Bowl
10. What song did The Smashing Pumpkins play on The Tonight Show when Billy Corgan debuted the Reverend Billy Corgan Signature BC-1?
- Drum + Fife
- Bullet with Butterfly Wings
- Hocus Pocus by Focus