Familiar, but different to anything you will have seen, heard or played before, the Esprit V's distinctive reversed six-a-side in-line peghead, striking asymmetric body, chrome covered pickups and signature oversized pickguard add up to a statement of style with individuality and attitude to spare.
The long tenon set-neck construction, combining a three-piece centre block agathis body with fast-playing maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, and a direct mount Tune-O-Matic bridge, creates a solid platform for you to build your Esprit V's tone.
The twin double coil Esprit V is a classic rock layout, nodding towards tradition, then adding versatility.
The reverse string tension and twin WHHBs give the Esprit V a huge range of tones. Master volume and master tone add to the dynamic and tonal range, while the Fret-King Vari-coil allows each of the pickups to be wound progressively back to single coil.
The Vari-coil and traditional three way toggle switch allows permutations unavailable outside of Fret-King. Roll it all forward, and the high output bridge double coil will rage; switch to the neck pickup, back off the tone a little, roll the Vari-coil back a touch, and you could be listening to the sweetest neck mount P90 ever; switch to the middle, turn it all up, and get a massive wall of sound for the most amazing rhythm setting ever.
Conventional? Somewhat. Quirky? Sure! Individual? Yep! For you? Absolutely... why not?
Colour Gloss Black
Neck Maple set neck
Scratch Plate Black
Frets 22 medium jumbo
Inlays Pearl dots
Nut Width 1.67"/42.5mm nominal
Tuners Wilkinson WJ04
Bridge Wilkinson direct mounted Tune-O-Matic style with stop tailpiece
Pickups 2 x Fret-King WHHB double coils
Controls Volume, tone, Vari-coil, 3-way toggle
Includes Luxury genuine Fret-King bag