Fret-King unveils Black Label Elise 'GG' Gordon Giltrap MKII guitar

We were big fans of Fret-King's original Elise GG, so we're pleased to see this MKII take on the guitar, courtesy of genre-hopping guitar ace Gordon Giltrap and design wizard Trevor Wilkinson.

This iteration's major tweaks come in the form of a Wilkinson neck mini-double coil and standard bridge humbucker, which can be tweaked to provide single-coil tones using the Vari-Coil control.

Elsewhere, there's a two-piece, centre-jointed mahogany chambered body with double-carved solid maple cap and figured flame maple veneer, finished in a lovely Antique Sunburst, as well as an inlaid ebony trapeze tailpiece paired with tune-o-matic bridge.

Should be a versatile semi indeed, this. The Fret-King Black Label Elise is available now for £929.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.