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Fret-King STVDIO Model Country Squire - Honeyburst Satin

This model of the Country Squire Classic will appeal not just to country guitarists, but to all styles of player. No matter what makes you tick musically, the ultra simple, single cutaway, bolt-on neck guitar that first appeared at the turn of the 1950s lends itself easily to whatever kind of playing you subject it to.

Fret-King STVDIO Model Country Squire - Honeyburst Satin


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 STVDIO 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 STVDIO 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 STVDIO guitar will ever be repeated exactly and the discerning few who will own one will possess a peerless and very collectable player’s guitar.

Throughout the raucous history of rock'n'roll, guitars like the Country Squire Classic 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 Fret-King Stvdio Country Squire, we have taken the liberty of respectfully raising the bar, with a 22-fret neck with medium jumbo frets, in a maple/rosewood combination with a deliciously comfortable 60s shallow C profile. Utilising a 10" fingerboard radius to facilitate easier string bending, the neck is delightfully slinky with a lightning quick playing action. The use of an original spec small diameter truss rod here gives a much greater ratio of wood to metal, all contributing to keeping the vintage tone you would expect from this style of guitar.

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 strings energy is dissipated trying to stop the saddles moving, greatly enhancing sustain.

The main 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 with perfect intonation, too!

Improving on a classic original is hard to do, but we just had to try. Fitted with later 60s-style design pickups, with raised polepieces and slightly underwound to 6K Ohms, the Country Squire offers plenty of bite. A P90 in the neck allows for a satisfyingly fatter tone than the traditional single coil.

In addition to all the enhancements above, the Fret-King Stvdio Country Squire Classic features a two-piece centre-jointed swamp ash body, and as the name suggests, is as real as it gets!


Brand Fret King
Finish See Thru Trans Amber
Body Swamp ash
Fingerboard Rosewood
Scale Length 25.5'' / 648mm
Frets 22
Neck Maple bolt-on
Bridge Wilkinson WT3
Controls Master volume & tone
Scratchplate 50s black bakelite
Machine Heads Gotoh Magnum Locking
Includes Genuine Fret-King lightweight moulded ABS flight case


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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.

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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.

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