Fret-King Introduces New Black Label Axe for Dave 'Bucket' Colwell

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Dave 'Bucket' Colwell has worked in cooperation with guitar guru Trev Wilkinson to create the all-action, pure-playing Fret-King Black Label DBC Guitar.

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Featuring classic looks and outstanding playability, the DBC guitar (Model No: FKV1DC) is a pure rock machine inspired by a workhorse instrument that Bucket has played for years to thousands of fans across the globe in his tenures with Paul Rodgers' Bad Company, Humble Pie and now with his own all-star band, Bucket & Co., who recently released their debut album – Guitar, Beers & Tears – to huge critical acclaim.

The DBC's no-nonsense single Wilkinson dog-ear WP90 single-coil pickup delivers spectacular and authentic vintage tones thanks to Trev's unique winding skills, and the guitar is light and comfortable to wear, making it highly suited to hours of onstage action.

Featuring an innovative thumbscoop for great upper fret access – bring on those screaming solos! – the DBC is a one-stop attitude machine. Strap it on, feel the culmination of 50 years of guitar history rolled into one, and enjoy monster tone, monster fun and all out rock ‘n’ roll.

Dave said: "The way the DBC guitar rings, even acoustically, is just incredible. I love P90 pickups - and I have done ever since I saw Steve Marriott and Mick Ralphs using them - so the Wilkinson W90B is the business. The thumb scoop is a great idea too, and it allows me easy access to those high frets, even when the guitar is slung really low. The DBC is exactly what it says it is – a pure rock 'n' roll guitar. I love it!"

Bucket's new guitar is just one of the all-new Fret-King Black label range, which is distributed worldwide by John Hornby Skewes & Co. Ltd. For more information, visit the Fret-King website.

Fret-King Black Label FKV1DC specs:
Body: Two-piece, centre-jointed mahogany
Neck: Mahogany
Fingerboard: Rosewood, 12” radius
Frets: 22 medium jumbo, pearl dots
Scale: 24.75"/628mm
Nut: Graphite
Pickups: Wilkinson WP90
Controls: 1 x volume, 1 x tone
Bridge: Direct mounted wrapover tailpiece
Machineheads: Wilkinson WJ15
Carry Bag: Luxury Fret-King carry bag included