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1) This Signature model was made for Tommy Cash and today belongs to
Justin Lomery, who has played alongside post-punkers The Chameleons,
with punk/Americana songwriter Jesse Malin, and is today working
with Paige and Aimee Anderson of The Fearless Kin. "I love the guitar
for many styles," he said. "Its body, along with the neck's playability
and short scale, is great for the post-punk/shoegaze, ethereal, ambient
sounds I like. The Calibrato is one-of-a-kind and the pickups pack a
lot of punch whether I'm running clean or using overdrive pedals."

Jones left woodworking to others and
focused his energy overseeing the making
of a handful of elements that truly distanced
Micro-Frets from the crowd. First was the
Micro-Nut, which allowed the player to
intonate each string not only at the bridge,
but via an adjusting screw on each string at
the nut(s). In '68, he devised the first wireless
transmitter for guitar, which broadcast on

Lomery mostly runs it in stereo through a modified '65 Fender Twin
Reverb and a Roland JC-120. 2) A Style 1 Golden Comet. Finishes
were a catalyzed Sherwin-Williams varnish called Sher-Wood Super
Kemvar "M" Topcoat - the M denoting its formulation specifically for
Micro-Frets. 3) This Style 1 Huntington was made for Buddy Merrill.
The pickguard is typical of early/Style 1 models, with bi-level design
and scalloped edge that reveals four half-exposed thumbwheels to
control volume and tone for each pickup. 4) Style 1 Plainsman.

standard FM and had a variable capacitor
that allowed the user to tune it.
Though not available on the earliest Style
1 guitars, another Jones invention was the
Calibrato, a sophisticated tailpiece designed
to hold tune better than a conventional
vibrato, and more importantly, allow bending entire chords in tune. In a 1995 Vintage
Guitar feature on the brand, "Different
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Strummer" columnist Michael Wright
described it this way:
"[It] could be adjusted to keep all strings
harmonically in tune during use, taking into
account string gauges, with less chance of going out of tune upon returning to pitch. The
spring was simply a tensed piece of square
metal attached to the tailpiece and inserted
under two sidebars and the adjustable bridge."


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