Fret King US Catalog - Page 5

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Fret-King Guitars
Carved from a solid mahogany blank, the Elise 'JE'
body features an offset heel and lower horn scoop for
enhanced upper fret access. Acoustically tuned
chambers, a full length centre block and a double carved
solid maple cap create a light, vibrant semi-acoustic body.
“What I love about the Elise is that not only can you get all
those classic semi-acoustic tones, but with a simple turn of a
dial I can get Nashville twang and single-coil sparkle… it’s like
taking four large guitars to every gig.” John Etheridge.
• Colour: Honey
• Body: Solid Mahogany chambered with
double carved maple top
• Neck: Solid Mahogany
• Scratch Plate: Yes
• Fingerboard: Ebony
• Scale: 24.75"/628mm
• Frets: 22 Medium jumbo
• Nut Width: 45mm nominal
• Nut: Graphite
• Tuners: Wilkinson WJ55
• Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
• Pickups: 2 Wilkinson WVC
• Controls: Volume, Tone and Vari-Coil
• Includes: Luxury genuine Fret-King carry bag
Sonically, with the somewhat unorthodox pickup
combination of a P90 in the neck position, a throaty single
coil in the middle, and a roaring Fret-King Prizefighter®
double coil in the bridge position, the GW covers an
immense range of fundamental tones.
“Knowledge is Power.”
What does this mean?
Decades of listening to guitar players’ needs has taught us that while we
have some great ideas, it is your goals which must be ours too!
With a design team led by the legendary Trev Wilkinson, the father of
Fret-King, we use our knowledge positively; we have a determination to
produce guitars with flair, and creative innovations that give you an
amazing, tactile and emotional guitar playing experience.
Our love for what we do means that we create with a passion.
Trev Wilkinson's decades of guitar building expertise and unrivalled guitar
hardware and pickup know-how mean that we can go where other guitar
makers don’t, using innovative, meticulous construction methods and
premium materials and components throughout the whole Black Label
building and finishing process.
We embrace obsession, follow our hearts, not our heads, and revel in
detail to make Fret-King guitars stand apart, consistently outclass the
established benchmarks, yet be comfortable, friendly and familiar.
There are standards to be acknowledged, surpassed and improved upon.
Fret-King meets these three tasks head on.
The result, Fret-King Black Label™
Elton John, Bad Company, Procul Harum, Soft Machine, Stefan Grapelli,
Fotheringay, Humble Pie – these are just some of the names that the
Fret-King stable of signature artists have worked with, from smoky clubs
to arenas around the world.
Jazz rock and prog supremo John Etheridge, the legendary Gordon Giltrap,
string bending king Jerry Donahue and his fellow Hellecaster and world
renowned session artist John Jorgenson, Procul Harum's Geoff Whitehorn
and former Bad Company guitarist Dave ‘Bucket’ Colwell as well as UK
blues guitarists John Verity and Danny Bryant have all worked alongside
Trev Wilkinson to create some truly special and unique instruments that
offer players a huge variety of useable tones and instruments you will find
hard to put down.
Meanwhile, the Fluence Series is an award-winning selection of some of
the finest Fret-King guitars, combined with Fishman USA’s game-changing
Fluence pickup systems - offering the player a choice of two, iconic pickup
tones housed in a noise-free, high performance pickup.
“I’m extremely proud to have a Fret-King with my name on it.
The GW plays great, looks great, feels great, stays in tune,
and the natural sustain is superb. If you can't nd the sound
you want with this guitar, maybe it doesn't exist.”
• Colour: Vintage White
• Body: Two-piece centre-jointed American alder
• Fingerboard: Rosewood
• Neck: Canadian hard rock maple
• Scale: 25.5"/648mm
• Frets: 22 medium jumbo
• Inlays: Pearl dots
• Nut Width: 1.67"/42.5mm
• Nut: Graphite
• Tuners: Wilkinson WJ07 E-Z Lok
• Bridge: Wilkinson WV6
• Pickups: Fret-King double coil WP90B, WHS
vintage voiced single coil and WHHBCa Prizeghter
• Controls: Volume, two push-push tone,
and 5-way lever switch
• Includes: Luxury genuine Fret-King bag
A matched, calibrated set of Wilkinson pickups are
coupled with two auxiliary ‘ghost’ coils under the
elegantly designed scratch plate, providing both hum
cancelling and classic single coil tones at the turn of a
dial, thanks to the unique ‘Vari-coil’ control.
“It's an absolute treat to be able to collaborate on a guitar with
Trev. I'm really excited about what we are coming up with and
think other players will be too!” John Jorgenson
• Colour: Arcadia Green/Versailles Green
• Body: American Alder
• Binding: Front
• Neck: Maple
• Fingerboard: Rosewood
• Scale: 25.5"/648mm
• Frets: 22 Medium jumbo
• Nut Width: 43mm nominal
• Nut: Graphite
• Tuners: Wilkinson WJ05
• Bridge: WTB
• Pickups: 1 x WTNa2 1 x WVOBT
• Controls: Volume, Tone with bridge pickup
voicing option x Vari-Coil (Hum cancelling and
standard x 3-way selector switch
• Includes: Luxury genuine Fret-King carry bag
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Fret-King Black Label Artist Guitars
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