Country Squire Semitone

Country Squire Semitone


Quick Overview

Acoustic chambers in a double bound swamp ash body create a refined and resonant guitar, which retains the spirit of those hallmark 50's sounds; spectacular looking, too.
In keeping with the Fret-King philosophy we're out to give you that little bit more, where beauty is more than skin deep.
In stock mode, the neck mounted humbucker uses only the front coil, giving the selection of sounds expected from this iconic style of guitar; pulling up on the tone control, switches the neck pickup to full humbucking mode, essentially creating two guitars in one.
The Country Squire Semitone is an immensely versatile `workhorse', a truly professional instrument.
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As the name suggests, these guitars will appeal to country players, but no matter what kind of music you play, the ultra simple, single cutaway, bolt-on neck guitar that first appeared at the start of the 1950s lends itself to many diverse musical styles.
Throughout the history of rock 'n' roll, guitars like the Country Squire have been at the heart of so many musical genres; country, soul, blues, rock, jazz and more.
The Country Squire range is Fret-King's nod to the guitar that started it all!
With the Green Label Country Squire, we have taken the liberty of respectfully raising the bar, with a 22-fret neck with medium jumbo frets, in either a maple/rosewood combination, or one-piece maple, both with a deliciously comfortable 60s shallow C profile.
Both styles of neck utilise a 10" fingerboard radius to facilitate easier string bending, with a slinky, fast playing action.
There's a lot of mystique about original three-saddle bridges and why they sound so good. It's simple really with only three saddles, there are two strings to hold each saddle down firmly, so much less of the string's energy is dissipated trying to stop the saddles moving, greatly enhancing sustain.
The principal drawback of the original design, however, was poor intonation.
With the addition of the fully intonatable Wilkinson WT3 multi-adjustable three-saddle bridge, that unmistakable tone is now achievable; and perfect intonation, too!
Colour Original Classic Burst
Body Swamp ash semi acoustic
Binding yes
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 WT3
Pickups 1x Fret-King Alnico V humbucker (splits to single coil), 1 x single coil (B)
Controls Volume, tone/coil split, 5-way selector
Includes Genuine Fret-King lightweight moulded ABS flight case

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