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Fret-King Green Label Country Squire Classic - Original Classic Burst

Fret-King® Green Label series guitars and basses are hand-built in my workshops on the U.K™ West Coast, to painstaking, faultless standards of perfection. Produced in very limited numbers, Fret-King Green Label series epitomises the excellence of world-class guitar building. Brought to life by the touch and finesse of a select handful of master builders, Green Label series represents the quintessence of luxury, the zenith of build quality and the embodiment of ultimate tone.

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Fret-King Green Label Country Squire Classic - Original Classic Burst

Description

Improving the original is hard to do but we just had to try. Fitted with later 60's style design pickups, with raised polepieces and slightly under-wound to 6K Ohms, the Country Squire offers plenty of bite. In addition to all the enhancements above, the Fret-King Country Squire Classic features a two-piece centre-jointed swamp ash body, and as the name suggests, is as real as it gets!

As the name suggests, these guitars will appeal to country players, but no matter what kind of music you play, the ultra simple, single cutaway, bolt-on neck guitar that first appeared at the start of the 1950s lends itself to many diverse musical styles.

Throughout the history of rock 'n' roll, guitars like the Country Squire have been at the heart of so many musical genres; country, soul, blues, rock, jazz and more.

The Country Squire range is Fret-King's nod to the guitar that started it all! With the Green Label Country Squire, we have taken the liberty of respectfully raising the bar, with a 22-fret neck with medium jumbo frets, in either a maple/rosewood combination, or one-piece maple, both with a deliciously comfortable 60s shallow C profile.

Both styles of neck utilise a 10" fingerboard radius to facilitate easier string bending, with a slinky, fast playing action.

There's a lot of mystique about original three-saddle bridges and why they sound so good. It's simple really with only three saddles, there are two strings to hold each saddle down firmly, so much less of the string's energy is dissipated trying to stop the saddles moving, greatly enhancing sustain.

The principal drawback of the original design, however, was poor intonation.

With the addition of the fully intonatable Wilkinson WT3 multi-adjustable three-saddle bridge, that unmistakable tone is now achievable; and perfect intonation, too!

Details

SKU FGCCOCB
Brand Fret King
Finish Original Classic Burst
Body Swamp ash
Fingerboard Rosewood
Scale Length 25.5" / 648mm
Frets 22 medium jumbo
Nut Width 1.67" / 42.5mm nominal
Neck Maple (Bolt-on)
Bridge Wilkinson WT3
Controls Volume, 2 x tone, 5-way selector
Scratchplate Yes
Machine Heads Gotoh magnum locking
Includes Genuine Fret-King lightweight moulded ABS flight case

Delivery

How much is delivery?
At Ivor Mairants Musicentre we offer thousands of products that are currently in stock and can be delivered to your home address, anywhere in mainland UK. You will be able to see your delivery charge at the "Checkout" page.

Do you offer Next Day Delivery?
Yes, we offer a Next Day Delivery service for in-stock orders placed before 1pm Monday-Friday. Next Day Delivery and Saturday Delivery carries an extra charge. Ivor Mairants Musicentre commit to delivering on time, we rely however, on our carriers to fulfil their contract in this regard, and can not be held liable for any failure of third parties in fulfilling delivery expectations.

Can I change my delivery address after I have placed my order?
Once you have placed your order with us, we are unable to change any of the information you have given us, as most orders are dispatched from our distribution warehouse. Our contract carriers however offer various levels of free of charge enhanced service such as DPD PREDICT, which allows the consignee to be alerted by e-mail and/or text message of the delivery window and allows for changes allowed by the contract carrier to the detail of the actual delivery time and/or location. Where such services are available all orders will benefit from auto enrolment in the services. Ultimately, if there is no-one to sign for your delivery, you will be left a card by our contract carrier inviting you to collect from the depot or re-arrange delivery.

If it proves impossible to deliver your goods within the time allowed by our contract carriers, the consignment will be returned to us and you will unfortunately become liable for all redelivery, and/or redirection charges. Please check your confirmation email for the status of your goods before contacting us. Should you need to change your details, for example you have moved house, you can change your details by contacting customer services on 0207 636 1481 or by email at info@ivormairants.co.uk and the new information will be updated within 24 hours. Please note that any orders placed before changes are made will use your old details.

Can I track my order?
The vast majority of our UK and Eire domestic consignments and international shipments are by trackable service. You will be emailed a tracking number with your dispatch information. Please note that tracking numbers are not used for smaller orders sent by Royal Mail or similar postal service. If you require your order to be consigned using a trackable service, please advise us AT THE POINT OF ORDER.

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