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  • Black Label

    Decades of listening to guitar players™ needs has taught us that while we have some great ideas, it is your goals which must be ours too!

    With a design team led by the legendary Trev Wilkinson, the father of Fret-King, we use our knowledge positively we have a determination to produce guitars with flair, and creative innovations that give you an amazing, tactile and emotional guitar playing experience.

    Our love for what we do means that we create with a passion.

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  • Blue Label
    Guitars designed in earlier days have all the limitations we’ve learned to work around. Those early models, which were benchmarks of their day, were created by the innovators of their time, who were always looking to improve their inventions. They’d love what’s possible today. Fret-King Blue Label gives you exactly what you’re comfortable with, with cool body shapes and great design, using the kind of hardware and electronics innovations and improvements we know those early pioneers would have approved of, but so subtly blended in you hardly even notice the traditional gremlins have been banished. View the Blue Label range »
  • Green Label

    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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  • STVDIO Series
    Beyond exclusive, each Fret-King STVDIO guitar is a unique creation showcasing the outside of the envelope of Fret-King’s design capabilities. Created personally by Trev Wilkinson in the Fret-King atelier, these one–off instruments stride the boundary between guitars and art, with off-the-wall cosmetics, mind-blowing configurations, tonal capabilities that will make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck, and playability to die for.View the STVDIO Series range »
  • FX Pedals
    Trev Wilkinson has drawn on his extensive collection of the world’s most collectable ‘holy grail’ effects pedals as the inspiration to create these desirable players‘ tools. Fret-King pedals are classically and authentically voiced to re-create tones you’ll recognise from some of the most iconic sounds produced by the greatest bands and players since rock began.View the FX Pedals range »
  • Cases & Bags
    Fret-King provides the ultimate protection for your instrument. Two options are available – the Fret-King luxury carry bag, or the Fret-King ABS 'Hiscox' case. The carry bag is perfect for the peripatetic musician, with thick padding keeping your instrument safe, numerous pockets for accessories, and chunky straps that make transport a walk in the park. The Fret-King ABS case is sleek, sturdy and strong. Bombproof on the outside, but soft and gentle to your guitar or bass on the inside, it'll keep your instrument in perfect condition – whatever you throw at it.View the Cases & Bags range »
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Fret-King is the absolute pinnacle of British design, and we are dedicated to producing the best guitars you can buy, whatever the price.

Initially known for innovative hardware, Trev Wilkinson “designs in” the kind of features and value to Fret-King guitars that all guitarists really appreciate.

Whatever we do, there’s a reason!

With four ranges to choose from, there’s a Fret-King for you.

Black Label

Tradition, blended with boutique design, custom shop quality, pro playability and comfortable individuality. The Black Label design brief was to prove that it’s possible to create spectacular guitars that are totally acceptable as a real journeyman player’s working tool, fit for the highest profile player on the biggest arena stage in the world -
and yet affordable to all. We love a challenge, so challenge yourself. You’ll be amazed at how far we’ve raised the bar.

Blue Label

Guitars designed in earlier days have all the limitations we’ve learned to work around. Those early models, which were benchmarks of their day, were created by the innovators of their time, who were always looking to improve their inventions. They’d love what’s possible today. Fret-King Blue Label gives you exactly what you’re comfortable with, with cool body shapes and great design, using the kind of hardware and electronics innovations and improvements we know those early pioneers would have approved of, but so subtly blended in you hardly even notice the traditional gremlins have been banished.

Green Label

Each year we create a limited number of hand-crafted guitars in the Fret-King UK workshop. So subtly nuanced, these traditional designs feel like the “go-to” guitar you’ve played every day for 50 years, but imbued with modern reliability and all the benefits of Trev’s decades of knowledge of hardware, pickup design, fit and finish. Exclusive, yet attainable, whatever high-end guitar you thought you were going to buy, avoid disappointment, and try the best first. Fret-King Green Label.

STVDIO Series

Beyond exclusive, each Fret-King STVDIO guitar is a unique creation showcasing the outside of the envelope of Fret-King’s design capabilities. Created personally by Trev Wilkinson in the Fret-King atelier, these one–off instruments stride the boundary between guitars and art, with off-the-wall cosmetics, mind-blowing configurations,
tonal capabilities that will make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck, and playability to die for.

         

   

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  • Black Label

    A revolution in the world of affordable, professional level instruments, the Black Label range is full of guitars with flair and creative innovations that give you an amazing, tactile and emotional guitar playing experience.

  • Green Label

    Hand-built in extremely limited numbers in Trev Wilkinson's workshop in Southport, England, to painstaking, faultless standards of perfection, Green Label epitomises the excellence of world-class guitar building.

  • STVDIO Series

    Beyond even the excellence of Green Label, STVDIO shows what can be done when the creative process – and Trev's imagination! – are allowed to break free of the bounds of conformity. Expect the unexpected...

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