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Fret-King STVDIO Series Corona 60HB Green

A Guitar Described as "Classic shape meets cutting edge tech" by The Gas Station.
Fret-King STVDIO Series Corona 60HB Green


Fret-King STVDIO and Atelier Series.


Hand Made 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 or ATELIER Series 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, Fret-King STVDIO and Atelier Series guitars are the embodiment of Trev Wilkinson’s imagination, and showcase the capabilities of the Fret-King styling studio, with each creation being an awe-inspiring and highly desirable object of beauty.

There's no doubting the appeal of many original 50's and 60's guitars with matching headstocks. One of our favourites, taken up a level with a snorting humbucker in the bridge for extra punch, is the custom aged Corona 60 in a stunning California Green finish with custom aged relic mint green pick guard.

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! Trev has 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 his guitars with that true 'vintage vibe'. Built with a hand-selected, two-piece centre-jointed alder body, the Fret-King Corona is a classic combination of aesthetic and tonal perfection. In keeping with the 60's tradition, this model has a familiar and comfortable shallow C profile maple neck with 25 1/2" scale length and rosewood fingerboard. The neck utilises a 10" fingerboard radius to facilitate easier string bending, with a low, fast playing action. 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. Superb quality Gotoh tuners replicate the style and light weight of the original Kluson tuning keys. Height-adjustable tuning posts provide the perfect break angle for each individual string to rest in the self-lubricating Wilkaloid top nut, ensuring absolute minimum string friction. These unique tuners also feature posts which lock automatically as the strings are brought up to pitch, eliminating excess string winds, making string changing a breeze and keeping your guitar in tune even with heavy vibrato use. Keeping a vintage guitar in tune can be a nightmare, so all Fret-King Corona guitars are fitted with the Wilkinson VSV high-performance vintage vibrato system. Built to exacting standards, the VSV really is the icing on the cake. Vibrato is a fundamental part of the performance of these guitars, and you will not believe the tuning stability of the Wilkinson VSV, and the Fret-King Corona.

The Fret-King Corona 60 HB features one of the earliest customising mods performed on this style of guitar; replacing the bridge single coil with a humbucker. This endows the guitar with the two most popular voicings of the electric guitar world, creating a real 'workhorse'; capable of performing virtually all playing styles. Fitted with a bridge mounted Fret-King 'vintage voiced' humbucker with Alnico V magnets and solid nickel silver covers, the Corona 60 HB features the Wilkinson Vari-coil control, giving the added advantage of being able to continuously adjust the output of the humbucker from 'full' to 'single coil' modes and all sounds in between, providing supreme flexibility.

No Fret-King STVDIO or ATELIER Series guitar will ever be repeated exactly and the discerning few who will own one will possess a peerless and very collectable player’s guitar. All Fret-King STVDIO and Atelier Series guitars come with a UK made Hiscox "Lite-Flite" ABS Flight case.


Brand Fret King


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