Corona 70

Corona 70

£1,749.00

Quick Overview

Hot' is the best description for the Corona 70, featuring a matched set of Fret-King`vintage voiced' humbuckers with Alnico V magnets, solid nickel silver covers and the Wilkinson Vari-coil. This is a guitar which performs way beyond its looks.
With a master volume, master tone and 5-way pickup selector, the Corona 70 is ultra-simple and tonally diverse.

Trev Wilkinson, father of Fret-King says "No guitar range would be complete without paying homage to the most famous double cutaway guitar shape of all time. Making a guitar this shape is easy; however, knowing how to build one from the inside out is a lesser-known skill!


I have owned many of these guitars and repaired many hundreds more over the decades.


These years of knowledge and experience are the essence of Fret-King's `authentic vintage construction', and imbue my guitars with that true `vintage vibe'.


Built with either a hand-selected, two-piece centre-jointed alder or swamp ash body, the Fret-King Corona is a classic combination of aesthetic and tonal perfection. In keeping with the sixties tradition, this model has a familiar and comfortable shallow C profile maple neck with 25 1/2" scale length.


By utilising an original spec, small diameter truss rod, there is a much greater ratio of wood-to-metal, contributing to retaining all that elusive `vintage tone'.


Add to this the extra benefit of hardware that keeps you in tune and you have a truly rare instrument one that really works live, on stage or in the studio.


Vibrato is a fundamental part of the performance of these guitars, and you will not believe the tuning stability of the Wilkinson VSV on the Fret-King Corona.


Fret-King Corona guitars feature custom-wound Fret-King pickups, specific to each application.`Vintage voiced' and `hi-output' single coils and humbuckers, in matched, calibrated sets for a perfect balance between each pickup combination and selection."


Colour Coral Red
Body Alder
Neck Maple bolt-on
Scratch Plate Yes
Scale 25.5"/648mm
Frets 22 medium jumbo
Inlays Pearl dot
Nut Width 1.67"/42.5mm nominal
Nut Wilkaloid
Tuners Gotoh magnum locking
Bridge Wilkinson VSV vibrato
Pickups 2 x Fret-King Alnico V double coils
Controls Volume, tone, Vari-coil, 5-way selector
Includes Genuine Fret-King lightweight moulded ABS flight case

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