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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Latest News from Fret-King
Download the latest album by Fret-King Artist John Verity ~ 'It's a Mean Old Scene' here.
The legendary UK blues artist John Verity has released his latest album 'It's a Mean Old Scene' and is available for download on Amazon. Exclusively featuring the beautiful tones from his signature Fret-King Black Label Corona 'JV' guitar.
Here are just some of the comments left by happy customers:
"John is one of the best blues guitarist that is walking the face of the earth. His vocals are over the top. He actually makes the guitar speak in a language we can all understand. This is one of the best blues CD's of all time with impeccable production work. I recommend it to all that love the blues".
"I have seen John play live recently in various small venues, and just cannot believe that someone so amazingly good at playing the blues is not filling concert halls all over the world.. This album is great, The licks and feel are astounding. My trousers have melted!" "Every now and again a blues album comes along that reminds everyone what the blues is all about. This is one of those albums. The playing is immaculate and full of passion as you would expect from one of the UK's leading exponents of blues guitar playing. JV Rocks! The production on this album is amazing too. Really, you have to buy this album to see what I mean."
Download 'It's a Mean Old Scene' here...
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.
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.
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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