Fretless Guitar News – March 2018

Here is the third edition of Fretless Guitar News, published monthly. As usual the newsletter will be updated as the month goes on, please send me your news!

The Forum

The Unfretted Forum still suffering from multiple fraudulent attempts at signing in. So I’ve limited the accounts to new members. If you want to join just send a request by email.


Ned Evett Cliffs of Dover

Ned Evett

Treeport Festival
21st-25th March
Boise, Idaho, USA

Sons of Apollo

MEXICO CITY! We heard your demands loud & clear and are so happy to announce: SONS OF APOLLO April 6th – Mexico City, Mexico – Circo Volador (Now, let’s sell the show out to prove to the promoter he made the right decision by making this show happen!)

Sons Of Apollo Mexico

Pete Oxley & Nicolas Meier

Pete and Nic guitars

Four new gigs in the West Country (United Kingdom)

Friday 9th March: Ashburton, St. Lawrence Chapel
Saturday 10th March: Taunton, CIC (Arts Centre)
Sunday 11th March: Plymouth, Duke Of Cornwall Hotel (N.B., 3.00pm)
Monday 12th March: Appeldore, The Beaver Inn

Pete Oxley & Nicolas Meier Quartet

23 March at 19:30–22:45, Fleece Jazz, Colchester, Essex, CO6 4PZ, United Kingdom
The quartet features Raph Mizraki on bass and Paul Cavaciuti drums & percussion.

Muhlis Berberoǧlu & Sinan Cem Eroǧlu

Eroǧlu and Berberoǧlu played at the first time together in 2017 for a live video performance and then they decided to establish this duo called “Hemdem”. It means contemporary and taking breath at the same time.

Sinan Cem Eroǧlu Spring 2018 tour dates


Fredrik Pihl purple Vigier

From Fredrik Pihl in his own words….

I offer private guitar for both beginners and for you who played longer. I have over 25 years of experience and mastered many different kinds of styles. In my active years, I’ve been playing and working with b. La Mattias ia Eklundh, Ron Thal (guns n ‘ Roses, sons of Apollo), Dave Martone Mfl.

I also have a long experience of teaching and teaching, has former b. La worked at sensus as a demonstrator.

Examples of what I can teach: Technology, theory, Gymboree, composition mm. Maybe you need to get some new inspiration and new musical ideas?

The lessons are tailored mainly to your musikintressen and wishes, but I can also give tips on exercises that I find useful. When you feel ready to move on, we’ll book ev. In a new lesson.

Lessons are given mainly online via Skype (all you need is a computer and a webcam). If you live in helsingborgsområdet, there is also an opportunity to see eye to eye.

Price 400 kr (one hour lesson)
If interested, send a message through Facebook or get in touch by mail: Mail@Fredrikpihl.Com

Off site Interviews

Ron Thal Bumblefoot doubleneck
(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Little Kids Rock)

Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal More Ron Thal

Off site Reviews

Demini almış türküler : Sinan Cem Eroğlu & Muhlis Berberoğlu – Hemdem (In Turkish)


Sinan Cem Eroğlu

Is happy to announce that he has become the first Turkish official artist of the legendary Kemper Profiler Amp.

Sons of Apollo

Music video by Sons Of Apollo for Alive, taken from the album Psychotic Symphony. (C) 2017 Century Media Records Ltd. under exclusive license from InsideOutMusic.

Justin Johnson

In his own words:

The cool thing about a fretless guitar, is that each of your fingertips turns into a guitar slide. You no longer have to feel the confines of the frets, and you can explore all of the musical space between each note. The challenge is that you have to be much more accurate with all of your finger positions, because if your fingertips are slightly off position, you will be out of tune, even if the guitar is in perfect tuning. This Newcaster guitar has a stainless steel fretboard, so the tone of the strings vibrating off of the fretboard sounds very close to the tone you get from a a metal fret. If it had been a hardwood fretboard, the tone would be noticeably more mellow. To accentuate the heavy swamp vibe, I ran through the DOUBLE CREAM pedal from Blackstar Amplification. I also used a very heavy dose of vibrato from the Fender Twin Reverb amp… but without any reverb, so the tone wouldn’t get too soupy.

Fretless Guitars for sale

Elevation Acoustic Fretless Guitar

Dimavery Electric Fretless Guitar

Japanese Classical Fretless Guitar



One thought on “Fretless Guitar News – March 2018

  1. Added Japanese Classical Fretless Guitar, 2nd March 2018
    Added Sons Of Apollo Mexico gig, 3rd March 2018
    Added Justin Johnson video, 4th March 2018
    Added Pete Oxley & Nicolas Meier gigs, 4th March 2018
    Added Pete Oxley & Nicolas Meier Quartet gig, 7th March 2018
    Added Muhlis Berberoǧlu & Sinan Cem Eroǧlu Spring tour dates, 9th March 2018

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