Corona 60 HB

Corona 60 HB


Quick Overview

One of the earliest customising mods performed on this style of guitar was to replace the bridge single coil with a humbucker.
This endows the guitar with the two most popular voicings of the electric guitar world, creating a real `workhorse' capable of performing virtually all playing styles.
Fitted with a bridge mounted Fret-King `vintage voiced' humbucker with Alnico V magnets and solid nickel silver covers, the Corona 60 HB features the Wilkinson `Vari-coilᆰ' control giving the added advantage of being able to continuously adjust the output of the
humbucker from `full' to `single coil' modes and all sounds in between, providing supreme flexibility.

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."

> Read the review by Gear Magazine.

Colour California Green
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 Single Coils (N+M), 1 x Alnico V?Humbucker (B)
Controls Volume, tone, Vari-coil, 5-way selector
Includes Genuine Fret-King lightweight moulded ABS flight case

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