The Corona 60 SP employs one of the most usable pickup combinations ever.
By replacing the usual bridge pickup with a custom-wound Fret-King P90-style single coil, the Corona 60 SP becomes a particularly versatile guitar giving all the sounds you would expect, enhanced by the additional power to push your amp, or drive your effects more efficiently when it comes to that all-important solo. `Reverse-wound, reverse polarity' middle pickups give hum cancelling in positions 2 and 4. Trev Wilkinson, father of Fret-King says "No guitar range would be complete without paying homage to the most famous double cutaway guitar shape of all time.
Making a guitar this shape is easy; however, knowing how to build one from the inside out is a lesser-known skill! I have owned many of these guitars and repaired many hundreds more over the decades.
These years of knowledge and experience are the essence of Fret-King's `authentic vintage construction', and imbue my guitars with that true `vintage vibe'. Built with either a hand-selected, two-piece centre-jointed alder or swamp ash body, the
Fret-King Corona is a classic combination of aesthetic and tonal perfection.
In keeping with the sixties tradition, this model has a familiar and comfortable shallow C profile maple neck with 25 1/2" scale length. By utilising an original spec, small diameter truss rod, there is a much greater ratio of wood-to-metal, contributing to retaining all that elusive `vintage tone'.
Add to this the extra benefit of hardware that keeps you in tune and you have a truly rare instrument one that really works live, on stage or in the studio.
Vibrato is a fundamental part of the performance of these guitars, and you will not believe the tuning stability of the Wilkinson VSV on the Fret-King Corona.
Fret-King Corona guitars feature custom-wound Fret-King pickups, specific to each application. `Vintage voiced' and `hi-output' single coils and double coils, in matched, calibrated sets for a perfect balance between each pickup combination and selection."