The Fret-King® Eclat™ is one of our most enduring styles, and for many players, a benchmark. The Custom Paul Rose Signature Model is a classic single cut with great looks, playability, tone, versatility and a personalised twist which will appeal to players of all genres.
Fret-King is recognised for upending the norm, setting new benchmarks. The Eclat Custom Paul Rose Signature Model builds on a classic platform and is truly one of the most versatile and useable guitars on the planet.
Decades of knowledge in tonewood selection and attention to detail in construction methods, electronics, hardware, and pickups, all crucial in the creation of the Fret-King Eclat have been supplemented by a design collaboration with UK guitarist Paul Rose, to produce a true masterpiece.
Paul is one of the most unique and talented guitarists in the world today. With a huge list of credits and collaborations, his extraordinary playing style touches on blues, country, jazz and folk, blended together into a style that is entirely his own.
Eclat Custom Paul Rose Signature Model Features
Body: The solid carved maple cap, selected two-piece centre-jointed mahogany body, and mahogany neck with extended neck joint all coalesce to maintain the Eclat’s elegance and purity of line, and ensure the foundations of a constructional integrity which provides strength, superb resonance, and ensures amazing sustain.
The unique reduced profile neck joint and subtly extended cutaway offers enhanced upper fret access. The superb overall balance and ‘Forearm Scoop’, make the Eclat Custom Paul Rose Signature a pleasure to wear.
Headstock: The signature Fret-King headstock with Paul Rose signature ensures perfect balance, classic looks, and great visual appeal.
Nut: 43mm Graph Tech® self-lubricating nut, smooth and friction free.
Neck: Gloss finish, natural stain premium mahogany classic ‘soft C’ profile for instant comfort, speed, accuracy, and a luxurious, ‘played in’ feel.
Fingerboard: Premium Indian Rosewood for durability, and outstanding tonal transfer with a 10” radius for a super comfortable, responsive, positive playing feel.
Scale Length: 24 ¾” / 628mm.
Frets: 22 Medium profile hi-durability nickel silver frets ensure accuracy, comfort, and an overall feel.
Pickups: A uniquely configured set of Fret-King pickups enables the Fret-King Eclat Custom Paul Rose Signature Model to deliver a level of versatility which matches Paul’s own outstanding breadth of talent.
Featuring two very special double coil pickups created by Trev Wilkinson for Fret-King. Paul’s guitar is loaded with a neck position, Focusfield™ Alnico V mini double coil pickup, which speaks with a focussed, powerful clarity, and in the bridge position, the legendary Fret-King Fifty-Five™ pickup, which is built to an incredibly accurate original recipe and delivers outstanding tone, replete with authority, authenticity, depth, clarity, and power.
For maximum performance versatility and broadest tonal palette, the Eclat Custom Paul Rose Signature Model features a master volume with latching ‘Kill Switch’, latching out of phase switch on the master tone control and Fret-King’s unique Varicoil™ control, which progressively winds the selected double coil pickups down to single coil, all working together to provide a range of tones which go from searing, saturated bridge pickup sustain, overloaded with delicious harmonics, all the way to tingling transparent single coil bridge tones, with a cornucopia of tonal variation along the way.
Control Functions: • Three-way toggle selects neck, both, or bridge pickup. • Master Volume with Push-Push latching kill switch. • Master Tone with Push-Push Out of Phase Switch. • Varicoil™ progressively rolls either or both the Fifty-Five™ bridge pickup or Focusfield™ neck pickup from double coil to single coil.
Bridge: Enhancing the Eclat Custom Paul Rose Signature Model's tonality is a direct mounted T.O.M. style bridge and stop tailpiece, which anchors the bridge solidly to the body ensuring the all important transfer of maximum string energy to the body and pickups.
Carry Bag: The Eclat Custom Paul Rose Signature comes with a Fret-King luxury gig bag.
The Eclat™ Custom Paul Rose Signature Model is an original Fret-King® design created by the UK Fret-King® design team.