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Fret-King Atelier Model Perception 60 JJ - California Green (Ex Display)

Since the 1960s, colour-matched headstocks have been ultra cool. There's just something about them that looks... right. With that in mind, we decided to pay homage to that with this amazing, one-off Stvdio Perception.

Fret-King Atelier Model Perception 60 JJ - California Green (Ex Display)


Hand-built in the UK.

In the Fret-King workshop – an airy, vibrant and atmospheric Atelier in an elegant Victorian workshop in the genteel seaside town of Southport on England’s North West coast – Trev Wilkinson, working with Mike Smith, his master builder of many years’ experience, craft the occasional extra special, unique Fret-King Atelier guitar to show what can be done when the creative process is allowed to break free of the bounds of conformity.

Beyond even the excellence of UK-built Fret-King Green Label guitars, these unique styling exercises are exotic one-off creations and can be many things; stunning custom finishes, a particular combination of esoteric specifications or materials, rare and beautiful tone woods, an embellishment of precious metal, an experimental pickup configuration or switching, a new take on a body shape... But whatever, while hovering between the boundaries of master-built musical instruments, exclusive luxury goods, and art, a Fret-King Atelier guitar is the embodiment of Trev Wilkinson’s imagination, and showcases the capabilities of the Fret-King styling studio, with each creation being an awe-inspiring and highly desirable object of beauty.

No Fret-King Atelier guitar will ever be repeated exactly and the discerning few who will own one will possess a peerless and very collectable player’s guitar.

Resplendent in custom option California Green, the Perception's vibe is perfectly complemented by the super-cool and exclusive red tortoiseshell pick guard.

In the sound department, the bass brings together the best features of the two most successful bass concepts of our time, to give great sound and stability under the most extreme playing styles.

Constructed from carefully selected swamp ash, with optimal weight and density, the Perception's body is designed for perfect balance and comfort. The wide, slim profile, hard rock maple neck and thin rosewood fingerboard add to the subtlety of the Perception's tonal palette and provide a feel of reassuring familiarity, akin to slipping on an old kid glove.

Attention to detail with the hardware includes authentic 'elephant ear'-style tuners, and a Wilkinson WB2P original style bridge with two fully adjustable brass saddles, which transmit all of the string energy to the body. A single string tree and low friction, high density Wilkaloid nut contribute to the overall positive feel and tone of the Perception.

The Fret-King vintage-voiced Alnico V custom pickups, dual volume controls and master tone control imbue the Perception with a breadth of timbre that covers the needs of the most discerning studio and live performance bass player - from silky, mellifluous jazz tones, to classic funk, to an edgy and assertive rock tone; all is within range.

Specification: Body: Swamp ash. Neck: Maple bolt-on. Fingerboard: Rosewood. Scale: 34"/864mm. Tuners: Gotoh FB3. Bridge: Wilkinson WB2P. Pickups & Controls: 2 x Fret-King Alnico V single coil J-type. 2 x volume, master tone. Hardware: Chrome.


Brand Fret King
Finish California Green
Body Swamp ash
Fingerboard Rosewood
Scale Length 34'' / 864mm
Frets 20
Neck Maple bolt-on
Bridge Wilkinson WB2P
Controls 2 x volume, master tone
Scratchplate Tortoiseshell
Machine Heads Gotoh FB3
Includes Genuine Fret-King lightweight moulded ABS flight case


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Do you offer Next Day Delivery?
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