"After seeing Jeff Beck and the `Yardbirds' in the 60's, his Esquire® was the guitar I wanted more than any other. " The audacity of someone taking a grinder to a slab bodied `Holy Grail' guitar was just so cool!"
"That actual guitar now resides in my friend Seymour Duncan's collection, but I did have the opportunity to spend some time with it, and the result is the Fret-King Green Label Country Squire Yardbird."
"It's common knowledge that the front of the guitar was contoured with a forearm chamfer, but unless you've actually held and played the original guitar, you'd never know that the back also had a ribcage chamfer contoured in."
"The Fret-King Yardbird is loaded with a Seymour Duncan© Broadcaster© repro pickup, voiced by the man himself, and the body is even routed for a front pickup if you would like to fit one later, just like the original."
"Just like the original Esquire, the 3-way pickup selector on the Yardbird is actually a tone selector. In forward position the tone control is bypassed and a preset bassy tone, created by running the pickup through two capacitors and a resistor, is accessed."
"With the selector in the middle position both tone and volume work as normal; whilst in the last position the tone control is bypassed, allowing the pickup to go direct with all of its power and tone."
"It doesn't get more real!"
|Neck||1pc maple bolt-on|
|Frets||22 medium jumbo|
|Nut Width||1.67"/42.5mm nominal|
|Tuners||Gotoh magnum locking|
|Pickups||1 x Seymour Duncan Broadcaster|
|Controls||Volume, tone, 3-way selector|
|Includes||Genuine Fret-King lightweight moulded ABS flight case|
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