Carl Perkins owned and played Micro-Frets Calibra 2 guitar. - 47850 Sold* at Scottsdale 2007 - Lot #3310 Carl Perkins owned and played Micro-Frets Calibra 2 guitar. https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Automobilia/47850/47850_Auto_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #3310   Carl Perkins owned and played Micro-Frets Calibra 2 guitar.
Auction Scottsdale 2007
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Status Sold
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Lot 3310
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Description
Carl Perkins owned and played Micro-Frets Calibra 2 guitar. Serial number 2372, in black finish, symmetric semi-solid body with double cutaways, asymmetric headstock with adjustable Micro-Nut, 22 fret bound ebony fingerboard inlayed with letters "Carl Perkins", f-hole, two single coil pickups, two rotary controls, selector switch,metal bridge,metal Calibrato tailpiece with tremolo unit removed and white pickguard with a black plate inscribed "CARL PERKINS Micro Frets". Carl Perkins (1932-1998), synonymous with his self-penned "Blue Suede Shoes" (1956), was a songwriter/singer/guitarist whose career that spanned over 45 years.As a pioneer of rockabilly who wrote songs that became standards such as "Match Box" (1957) and "Dixie Fried" (1957), Perkins' performing style was influential on a whole generation of musicians including the Beatles. Micro-Frets guitar company produced guitars during the period from circa 1965 to circa 1972. Noted for its eccentricity, instruments produced by this small guitar company in Maryland were used most notably by Johnny Cash, Tommy Cash, Hank Williams Jr and Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad. This guitar, custom-made for Carl Perkins,was used by Perkins in the early 70s. Perkins appeared with a guitar very similar to this one but without the fingerboard inlays to perform "Matchbox" with Johnny Cash and Eric Clapton's Derek and Dominoes on ABC's Johnny Cash Show in Nashville on 5th November 1970. This guitar went on display at a Smithsonian Institute exhibition in Memphis in 2000. No Reserve.
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