The Country Squire has a gently offset body with sculpted heel and slim horn, providing terrific balance, enhanced upper fret access, extended tenon neck/body join for outstanding sonic coupling and solid stability.
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 Semitone is no exception. Improving upon classics is tricky, but with the Black Label Country Squires, Trev just may have done it!
Elegant and capable, the semi-acoustic, chambered-bodied Country Squire Semitone is traditional and versatile all at the same time. Twin hum to the eye, the Semitone sports an extra mini knob controlling the Fret-King ‘Vari-coil’ circuit, which progressively rolls back the humbuckers to custom voiced single coils, so in the spin of a knob you can go from roaring high output bridge humbucker, to sweet mellow neck single coil, then back again in an instant to that oh so familiar single coil bridge bite.