As the latest addition to its Black Label artist series, the Fret-King Black Label Corona 'JV' honours UK blues legend John Verity.
The 'JV' (model number FKV6JV) is a classic, double-cut three single coil pickup guitar made with a two-piece, centre-joined American alder body coupled to a Canadian hard rock maple neck and fingerboard.
The tonal heart of the 'JV' is a balanced, calibrated set of three custom-wound, vintage voiced, single coil alnico V pickups wound to authentic Trev Wilkinson specifications. On top of these features, the 'JV' houses a hidden 'Power-coil,' which eliminates hi-gain noise, making the pickups hotter even with the power backed off. It also comes with the Wilkinson WVP vibrato system, which, with its heat-treated solid steel saddles, steel block and E-Z Lok locking machineheads, allows for maximum expressiveness while keeping the guitar in tune.
John commented on the guitar saying: "It's the sound I've had in my head all these years – the best guitar I’ve ever played!"
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Fret-King Black Label Corona 'JV' specs:
Body: American alder
Neck: hard maple
Pickups: Wilkinson WVS60 single coils and hum cancelling?single coil
Controls: volume/tone/tone tone, 5-way lever switch
Hardware: Wilkinson WV9SB
Tuners: Wilkinson WJ07 E-Z Lok
Carry bag: luxury padded Fret-King carry bag included
Midge Ure plays Vintage guitar on his first solo American tour since 2001.
Another member of the JHS family, Ultravox frontman Midge Ure, will be relying on his collection of Vintage guitars during his solo American tour that kicks off in Long Island, New York on 8th January.
The tour sees Midge taking in major cities such as San Francisco, Cleveland, Detroit, Milwaukee and San Diego with an all-star finale - featuring special guests Bow Wow Wow and Gene Loves Jezebel - in Los Angeles, California, 26th January - the Saturday night of the Winter NAMM show.
Visit Midge's site for full tour dates.
To see more of booth the Fret-King and Vintage guitar lines, visit the JHS booth at NAMM in Hall E, booth 1212.