JHS Appoints 5th Crown Music as Canadian Distributor for Fret-King & Vintage

JHS, the U.K. brand owners of Fret-King and Vintage fretted instruments, has announced the appointment of 5th Crown Music Ltd. as its Canadian distributors.

“5th Crown Music was built around the desire to provide Canadians with the best advice, opportunity, and equipment, turning their talent into music they love to play and hear. In JHS we have found the perfect instrument partner to take our company and Canadian musicians to the next level," says Peter Breadmore, president of 5th Crown Music.  "We are delighted at 5th Crown Music to enable Canadian musicians to get their hands on Fret-King and Vintage brand guitars."

Collingwood, ON-based 5th Crown says it has built a team of agents who together cover all of Canada, bringing Fret-King and Vintage fretted instruments into stores across the country. All agent’s information can be found at

“We are offering a fantastic range of Fret-King and Vintage instruments beginning this spring. JHS’s thoughtful assortment, great price points, stunning looks, quality build, and outstanding Wilkinson hardware is just what the Canadian player is looking for and until now has not been able to find,” says Breadmore.

Shane Cloutier, head of music at 5th Crown Music Ltd. adds: “As a Fret-King endorsee for many years, I can feel through my fingertips the depth of thought that goes into each and every model. As a professional singer-songwriter with 20+ years of gigs behind me I know what the top players are looking for from their instruments, and as a music school owner I know the value that students and parents crave. With Fret-King and Vintage we have these bases covered. We have so many creative and knowledgeable players in Canada, it’s almost like a natural resource. I’m a fan, a player, a teacher, and a guitar student for life. I’m looking forward to discussing Vintage and Fret-King guitars with Canadian players.”

Breadmore can be reached directly at For more information, contact 5th Crown Music: 705-441-2791,,

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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