The Micro-Frets Spacetone – Pure 70’s Futurism

MICROFRETS

How many vintage guitar buffs ever heard of Micro-Frets?  We’ve currently got two of these iconic axes in stock!  (See our eBay auctions.)

The Micro-Frets company of Frederick Maryland built about 3000 guitars and basses in the late 60’s and early 70’s. They remained a fairly small company despite having a few high profile players like Buddy Merrill and Mark Farmer of Grand Funk Railroad.

Don’t believe us?  Here’s Carl Perkins using a Micro-Frets to do some headchopping with Eric Clapton and Johnny Cash…

In some ways, Micro-Frets were just ahead of their time with some pretty futuristic body shapes as well as innovative electronics, tremolos and the very cool, fully intonatable nut!

INTONATABLE

The guitar pictured a Micro-Frets Spacetone with DArmond pickups in near-mint condition.  Part of their Series 2 guitars, this axe was probably built in 1969 or 1970.

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This guitar is currently for sale on eBay.  See more photos and place your bid here.

 

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