In the early 60s, virtually no one would attempt to try different pickup designs or control layouts. Stvdio is where we experiment a little and try things that maybe were not actually made, but could have been if someone had thought about it!
This Fret-King Ventura 60 looks like it was designed in the mid 60s, but is actually a unique Fret-King model introduced around a decade ago.
Standard P90-style pickups are single coils, but here two alnico bar magnets give that fat sound we all love - but it's not the same as a double coil. The P90s featured here are twin coils per pickup, but stacked, giving hum cancelling ability. They still have that single coil focus, of course, but they've also got great tonal power. Plus, using stacked coils gives us the ability to split them to give two distinct voicings found on late 50s and early 60s guitars.
Using Fret-King's unique coil-splitting Vari-coil control, all these sounds are easily selected by using the three controls placed on the top bout of the pickguard and a traditional 5-way pickup selector switch. The beauty here is that each of the controls is directly connected to its own corresponding pickup, enabling you to go from the bell-like quality of the best bolt-on guitars to all the raw power of a high output P90 - or anywhere in-between!
Featuring our classic shallow C profile on a maple/rosewood neck, and bolted to a 2-piece centre-jointed swamp ash offset body, this is one of the most comfortable guitars you will ever play and, as with all Fret-King Green Label and Stvdio guitars, the FKS2090 has the best performing hardware available anywhere, including self-locking, height-adjustable tuners and a Wilkinson VSV high performance vibrato system, giving unrivalled tuning stability no matter what style of music you play.
|Tuners||Gotoh Magnum locking|
|Bridge||Wilkinson VSV vibrato|
|Pickups||3 x Fret-King alnico V P90s|
|Controls||Master volume, tone, 5-way selector|
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