Micro-Frets is an American electric guitar and bass manufacturer established in 1967 in Frederick, Maryland by Ralph Jones. 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 '67 and '74 roughly 3000 were made. Today Micro Frets guitars enjoy a cult status. Past players include Carl Perkins, Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad, Dave Fielding of The Chameleons, and Martin Gore of Depeche Mode. Genesis' Mike Rutherford converted a Micro-Frets into a 6-string bass.
Micro Frets made a small run of guitars in 2004 and to celebrate 50 years began production again in 2017 with an initial launch of 4 models: Spacetone, Swinger, Stage II and Signature.
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