Made in Maryland, USA, this 1970 Micro-frets signature has many of the technical innovations that make these instruments so interesting. No FM transmitter for this model line, but just about everything else is present and correct. The adjustable ‘Micro Nut’ and ‘Micro-Sonic Bridge’ allow for perfect intonation from both ends of the fret-board. Pretty unusual, but it does keep all of the strings in tune when using the ‘Calibrato’ trem. She has two of the white plexi in-house designed pick-ups, wired in the conventional way with a three way switch and one volume and one tone pot. There is also a tone switch, a sort of low pass filter, which sends it immediately to a much mellower, sort of jazzy tone. Or that was the plan anyway. Neither solid nor semi really, the body is two pieces that are routed and then glued together which makes for a very light, comfortable player with very low action. This example has a few small dings and a little light buckle rash on the back in the lower bass bout, somebody used to sling her mighty low. The white plastic Micro-Frets logo plate is missing from its rightful place between the bridge and the tail piece as so many of them are. She is a novel, easy to play, great sounding guitar of a style much loved by Martin Gore, who fronts the world’s most popular synth band. Not sure where I’m going with this. She will ship in a new Road Runner padded gig bag.
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