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Major NAMM launch from JHS: Fret-King ‘Fluence’ guitars

JHS has joined forces with Fishman for its new series of Fret-King Fluence Series guitars being launched at NAMM 2017.

Available in three of the most popular Fret-King models, all are fitted with Fishman’s Fluence pickups systems, based on the most iconic pickup designs of the last 70 years, with the additional advantage of optional voicing at the flick of the switch and free of the noise and interference problems of vintage pickups. JHS says these new guitars: ‘offer the modern guitarist a whole range of classic tones all wrapped in incredibly playable and responsive package’.

The Fret-King Corona ‘Fluence’ FKV6F-OCB features a centre joined two-piece American alder with a Canadian hard-rock maple neck, a Wilkinson WV6SB Bridge and Wilkinson E-Z Lok machine heads plus three Fishman Fluence Single Width pickups and its inbuilt rechargeable battery pack. The push/pull tone control, gives the player the ability to switch instantly from: ‘a classic true single-coil output, to an overwound, steroid-infused monster tone, all without the noise and buzz of the dreaded 60 cycle hum that can sometimes plague the standard pickup design. Finished in a traditional Original Classic Burst the Fret-King Fluence looks as good as it sounds and plays,’ JHS says.

The two additional new Fret-King Fluence models include a Butterscotch finished Country Squire ‘Fluence’ and a handsome black Esprit V ‘Fluence; with a solid agathis body and easy-access maple set-neck. Wilkinson hardware complements a pair of Fishman Fluence pickups at the bridge, and neck position. ‘These Nickel covered pickups move seamlessly from a classic calibrated PAF tone, imbued with all the up-front dynamics that guitarists have come to expect from this kind of pickup, to the hot-rodded rock tone that defined the lead guitar via the push/pull pot. This Fishman Fluence pickup set is powered by a single 9v battery,’ JHS says.


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