Corona 60 SP

Corona 60 SP


Quick Overview

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!

Trev has 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 his guitars with that true 'vintage vibe'.

Built with a hand-selected, two-piece centre-jointed American alder body, the Fret-King Corona is a classic combination of aesthetic and tonal perfection.

In keeping with the 60s tradition, this model has a familiar and comfortable shallow C profile maple neck with 25 1/2" scale length with a rosewood fingerboard, utilising a 10" fingerboard radius to facilitate easier string bending, with a low, fast playing action.

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.

Superb quality Gotoh tuners replicate the style and light weight of the original Kluson tuning keys. Height-adjustable tuning posts provide the perfect break angle for each individual string to rest in the self-lubricating Wilkaloid top nut, ensuring absolute minimum string friction. These unique tuners also feature posts which lock automatically as the strings are brought up to pitch, eliminating excess string winds, making string changing a breeze and keeping your guitar in tune even with heavy vibrato use. Keeping a vintage guitar in tune can be a nightmare, so all Fret-King Corona series guitars are fitted with the Wilkinson VSV high-performance vintage vibrato system.

Built to exacting standards, the VSV really is the icing on the cake. Vibrato is a fundamental part of the performance of these guitars, and you will not believe the tuning stability of the Wilkinson VSV, and the Fret-King Corona. Featuring custom-wound Fret-King pickups, the Corona's 'vintage voiced' and 'hi-output' single coils are matched and calibrated for a perfect balance between each pickup combination and selection. The Corona 60 SP employs one of the most usable pickup combinations ever. By replacing the usual bridge pickup with a custom-wound Fret-King P90-style single coil, the Corona 60 SP becomes a particularly versatile guitar, giving all the sounds you would expect, enhanced by the additional power to push your amp, or drive your effects more efficiently when it comes to that all-important solo.

Colour Custom mixed Metallic Azzurro Cielo blue finish
Body Alder
Neck Maple
Scratch Plate Vintage White
Scale 25.5"/648mm
Frets 22
Inlays Pearloid
Nut Wilkaloid
Tuners Gotoh Magnum locking
Bridge Wilkinson VSV vibrato
Pickups 2 x Fret-King alnico V single, 1 x Fret-King alnico V P90
Controls Volume, tone, Vari-coil, 5-way selector

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