Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Micro-Frets Signature one-off short-scale fretless bass from the early 1970s
Here at Guitarz, Micro-Frets is one of our favourite "forgotten" American guitar manufacturers. We've written plenty about this innovative company before (and their most innovative guitar must surely be the Orbiter) but we haven't previously looked at any of their bass guitars.

This particular example is a one-off Micro-Frets Signature short-scale fretless bass made for an employee of the company in the early 1970s. Note the compensated nut in the above photos, an original Micro-Frets innovation from long before Earvana "re-invented" it and claimed it as theirs.

Currently listed on eBay with a possibly optimistic Buy It Now price of $1,750.

G L Wilson

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  1. If you can't fine tune the strings from the bridge you can do it from the nut. The question is: does it change anything? It seems to be quite a "neat" bass anyway but reminding very much of "Cort" instruments...

  2. My local guitar tech (who has worked on thousands of guitars and basses) is also a bassist with a rock/blues band. He has TWO Micro-frets basses and he loves them.

  3. I forgot something important: Microfrets fretless!!!

  4. Frets so micro they don't exist.

  5. Bought my stage 2 longscale bass in around 1990 for $199! Greatest bass ever!



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