Black Label Country Squire
The Fret-King Country Squire is a subtly and sensitively reworked timeless classic.
Built from the timbers which we’ve all come to accept as classic tonewoods the Country Squire uses traditional two-piece centre-jointed American alder body, Canadian hard rock maple neck and rosewood fingerboard to create a solid platform.
Continuing the legacy with well-considered design features, the Country Squire has a gently offset body with sculpted heel and slim horn, providing terrific balance, enhanced upper fret
access, and an extended tenon neck/body join for outstanding sonic coupling, and solid stability.
Unique pickup and control configurations allow for the tonal character, which is the heart and soul of this style of guitar, to be the bedrock of all Country Squire models, complemented by a myriad of additional and eminently useable tones.
Players like Fret-King because we give more than is expected, and the Country Squire De-Luxe and Semitone are no exception.
Improving upon classics is tricky, but with the Black Label Country Squires, Trev just may have done it!
Country Squire De-Luxe
Design details are important, and we like to do it all right; the beautiful Country Squire De-Luxe’s first impression belies its versatility.
It’s got all the ‘classic’ tones – plus the staggered pole piece humbucker has a secret… check the tone pot, it’s a ‘push-push’ for neck humbucker down to neck single coil. Now, flick the selector switch down to the flat pole piece bridge pickup, and the same ‘push-push’ toggles between authentic vintage ’52 ‘Nashville Snap’, and a creamy, focused single coil sound with enhanced mids and increased power.
The Wilkinson WTB bridge features a steel baseplate which surrounds and enhances the magnetic field of the alnico V loaded bridge pickup.
Adjustable, pre-intonated barrel style natural brass saddles allow spot-on tuning, and two strings per saddle solidly anchor the saddles to the bridge baseplate ensuring the maximum
mechanical coupling so crucial to giving you all the power and tone you need.
Body: two-piece centre-jointed American alder body
Neck: Canadian hard rock maple
Fingerboard: rosewood, 10” radius, 22 medium jumbo frets, pearl dots
Pickup: Wilkinson humbucker WHHB3+3 (N) tapped single coil alnico WVOBT (B)
Controls: volume & tone/coil split, 3-way lever
Hardware: Wilkinson WTB bridge & WJ05 tuners
Luxury Fret-King carry bag included