Fret-King is the absolute pinnacle of British design, and we are dedicated to producing the best guitars you can buy, whatever the price.
Initially known for innovative hardware, Trev Wilkinson "designs in" the kind of features and value to Fret-King guitars that all guitarists really appreciate.
Black Label ž
Tradition, blended with boutique design, custom shop quality, pro playability and comfortable individuality. The Black Label design brief was to prove that it's possible to create spectacular guitars that are totally acceptable as a real journeyman player's working tool, fit for the highest profile player on the biggest arena stage in the world - and yet affordable to all. We love a challenge, so challenge yourself. You'll be amazed at how far we've raised the bar.Color: Vintage White/Red Japanese Flag
Body: American alder
Neck: Maple bolt-on
Finger Board Maple
Frets 22 medium jumbo
Inlays Black dots
Nut Width 1.67"/42.5mm nominal
Tuners Wilkinson WJ07 E-Z Lok
Bridge Wilkinson WVC vibrato
Pickups 2 x Fret-King WHS single coils, 1 x Wilkinson WP90
Controls Volume, tone, Vari-coil, 5-way selector
Includes Luxury genuine Fret-King carry bag
"It's a real honor to have my own signature model guitar" says Gregg. "Trev Wilkinson, Dennis Drumm and I met last year at the Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh. They approached me with the idea of building a Gregg Wright signature model guitar, which quite frankly had never crossed my mind. I told them about a guitar I had built in 1984 specifically for the Jackson's Victory Tour. It became my main axe for the next eight years and appeared on countless tours and albums. Norman Harris of Norman's Rare Guitars told me the Hard Rock Cafe was interested in the guitar due to its unique history, so off it went to the Hard Rock and I got my little piece of Rock & Roll immortality. But . . . it's always bugged the Hell out of me, giving up that guitar! If you're a serious player, giving up a guitar you've worked with for a long time is almost like giving up one of your kids or something equally horrible! I told Trev and Dennis this story and described the guitar in great detail." Trev Wikinson immediately suggested some great ideas for Gregg, "Not only can we build a better guitar exactly to your specifications, but equip it with better technology. It will stay in tune and the bridge and tremolo will function perfectly!" So now, the Fret-King Black Label "GWR" is a reality.