Rare Micro Frets ‘Calibra’ made in 1969. Very nice condition for it’s age, great player and sounds excellent. A nice chance to grab a rare piece of guitar history.
Comes with gig bag.
A brief history via the internet:
The company was founded by Ralph Jones in 1967, originally under the name “Micro Tech”. Jones and a small group of builders set up in a 15,000-square-foot factory financed by business partner Francis Marion Huggins on Grove Road. Apart of cutting bodies and necks, they also machined components including the company’s Micro-Nut and Calibrato tailpiece. The first four models of guitars introduced that same year were the “Orbiter”, “Huntington”, “Plainsman” and “Covington”, with bass guitars models added later.
The guitars combined unique body shapes and idiosyncratic color schemes with proprietary technology such as the Calibrato vibrato, adjustable nut for intonation, and even an early wireless transmitter. Between 1967 and 1974 roughly 3,000 were made. In April 1972, Jones died from a heart attack, with Hazel Jones continuing operations with builder Gary Free in charge of construction and design. For nearly four years, Free designed and built models made with remaining inventory.
The company was briefly revived in 2004 when Will Meadors bought the “Micro-Frets” name with the purpose of relaunching the brand, although it was just to make a small run of guitars. In 2017, 50 years after the company was created, Micro Frets went back into production, with an initial launch of 4 models: Spacetone, Swinger, Stage II and Signature.
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