Fret-King Esprit III ~ Candy Apple Red

Fret-King Esprit III ~ Candy Apple Red

Item Code: FKV73PCAR
RRP £699.00

Description

Instantly recognisable iconic styling, radical, yet oh-so-familiar, yet somehow different, may be the best way to describe the Fret-King Black Label Esprit.

The distinctive reversed six-a-side in-line peghead and striking asymmetric body add up to a statement of style with individuality and attitude to spare.

The three pickup Esprit III is a rock monster in disguise with its feet firmly rooted in tradition, and a flair and versatility which belies its looks.

The long tenon set-neck construction, combining a three-piece centre block agathis body with fast-playing maple neck creates a solid platform for you to build your Esprit III's tone.

The distinctive reversed six-a-side in-line peghead, asymmetric body and WP90s, vintage '60s 'Long Tail' vibrato and signature oversized pickguard all add up to a real statement of style with attitude.

The reverse string tension and three stacked Fret-King WP90s give the Esprit III a huge range of core sounds. Master volume and master tone add to the dynamic and tonal range, while the Fret-King Vari-coil allows each of the stacked pickups to be rolled progressively back to single coil.

The Vari-coil and five-way switch offer endless permutations such as classic neck P90, that definitive bridge single coil, hot bridge humbucker, and then some. Can you imagine neck and middle, with the Vari-coil half way back, mid-tone and volume backed off a little, sweetness and power like no other guitar, or a middle position humbucker, swept back to a neck and middle `out of phase' setting in the flick of a switch?

The smooth-as-silk Wilkinson, vintage `60s 'Long Tail' vibrato and the Wilkinson roller bridge, which features superb return to pitch, add even more dynamic and performance opportunities to the Esprit III a guitar which never fails to surprise, with a huge range of sounds, some very familiar, some a surprise, all exceptionally useable. Unconventional? Possibly. Versatile? Certainly. A strong statement of individuality? Most definitely!

> Read the review by Music Radar and Guitar Interactive Magazine.

Specifications

Colour Candy Apple Red
Body Agathis
Scratchplate Aged white
Neck Maple – Set neck
Frets 22 medium jumbo
Top Nut Graphite
Nut Width 1.67"/ 42.5mm nominal
Bridge Wilkinson roller bridge with vibrato
Vibrato Fret-King Vibrola
Machine Heads Wilkinson WJ04
Hardware Colour Chrome
Pickups 3 Fret-King stacked WP90s
Controls 1 Volume/ 1 Tone/ Vari-coil/ 5-way selector
Includes Luxury Fret-King carry bag included

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