Corona 60 SP3

Corona 60 SP3

£2,499.00

Quick Overview

Fret-King STVDIO is all about the question of 'what if'?

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 60 SP3 is a lightly distressed Corona in Coral Red, with a maple/rosewood neck featuring a shallow C neck profile. It makes it feel like it's been played for the last 50 years, and once you pick it up, you'll find it extremely hard to put down!


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 humbucker. So, bearing in mind that the traditional double-cut bolt-on guitar has single coils too but with a completely different voicing, we decided to do some of our fabled experimenting...


Taking our calibrated P90 coils but substituting the normal alnico bar magnets for alnico V slug polepieces, we've imbued this guitar with all the focused single coil highs that are familiar, yet it's also got a slightly fuller voicing and some extra power to drive effects or the front end of your amp.


Backing off the volume will instantly transport you to the usual three single coils sounds. Hearing is believing, and everyone who's played this one has been amazed at its response and character.


Looking closely at these special pickups reveals the back coil to have flat polepieces, whereas the middle and front have staggered. We reckon this gives the best sound, and it also means the back pickup does not get lost in the mix when selected on its own for that all important solo!


That all said, great sound means nothing if the guitar won't work for you on stage. That's why, as with all Fret-King Green Label and Stvdio guitars, the FKS2216 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.


Colour Distressed Coral Red with custom matching headstock
Body Alder
Neck Maple bolt-on
Scratch Plate Vintage white
Scale Scale: 25.5''/648mm
Frets 22
Inlays Pearloid
Nut Wilkaloid
Tuners Gotoh Magnum locking
Bridge Wilkinson VSV vibrato
Pickups 3 x Fret-King alnico V P90s
Controls Volume, 2 x tone, 5-way selector

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