Fretless Guitar News – April 2019

The Ides of March Have come and gone, but there is plenty to do in April in the sixteenth edition of Fretless Guitar News.

The Forum

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New Pages

Artwork the Alluring Ascent

CD review and tour gigs The Alluring Ascent

Elliott Sharp IrRational Music

Book review IrRational Music

Recently Updated Pages

dfgf eight poster

New website page including latest announcements for the 8th DFGF: Announcement and artists

Offsite things

An offsite review of Elliot Sharps’s book iRational Music (guitar modern)

Neil Haverstick interview 

Hey all… has been way updated…there are a lot of new videos…12 tone and fretless blues, 22 tone Harmonic guitar, 34 tone acoustic, Oud, all from my Jan 8 show on KGNU in Boulder. Also a 19 tone trio blues from Microstock 10 in 2015 (“Birdwalk”), a duo from Germany with fretless guitarist Melle Weijters, my entry for the Tiny Desk Concert last year (ha), and a goofing around home video with the guys from Mercury Tree, a killer micro band…hope you can check some of it out…Neil


New Bumblefoot (Ron Thal) instrumental single “CINTAKU” April 5, 2019 at


Great news! Glass-necked fretless guitarist and singer/songwriter Ned Evett has been working on a new album simply called “Nashville”.

Ned says: “I want to put out an album of all new material that uses my hands in new and creative ways, and I also wanted to showcase my new Sliding Glass Capo invention on record for the first time.”

“Nashville” features Ned playing Glass-necked fretless guitar, piano, mandolin, and bass guitar. The twelve songs on the album were co-written with lyricist Cherian Jubilee.

Ned says: “The co-writing process with Cherian has created some really interesting songs. “Radio Dreams” is about a DJ and a female Country singer moving to Nashville together to seek fame. “Painting a Burning House” is about a married couple in crisis, as a house painter paints their house fire engine red. “Don’t Do Nothing At All” is about when the Devil tells you not to fight back against addiction.” “One More Wedding Bell” is a song about accepting that the girl of your dreams is really the girl of her own reality.”

The album is being mixed by Grammy award winning engineer Ryan Hewitt (Lumineers, Johnny Cash, Joe Cocker ) Several of the tracks include Brad Paisley’s pedal steel ace, Randle Currie.


Michael aTonal Vick

Michael Vick on the Radio

Michael Vick live on acoustic fretless guitar at the American Festival Of Microtonal Music back in 2008 in Boston…….

Michael Vick live on the Godin Glissentar at the American Festival Of Microtonal Music back in 2008 in Boston…….

Michael aTonal Vick full concert from a recent show………….

One of Vick’s newest songs which is featured on the audio compilation for the upcoming Mountain Skies 2019 Earth & Space Music Festival in Black Mountain, NC

Tev stevig

Hi everyone,

Cesni Trio has a new album coming out in April, called The Fluid Score. You can find out all about it our new website:

Cesni Trio will be on tour throughout New England in April with our friends Dolunay from NYC. You can find out where on the Calendar page.

The monthly residency for the Cesni Trio at Outpost 186 in Cambridge, MA has now moved to every last Sunday of the month. Check the Calendar page for details. Take note that whenever there is a conflicting show with the Cesni Trio residency, the residency has been moved. Contact me for details.

Hope to see you soon at one of these shows!

CD release party


Pete Oxley / Nicolas Meier

pete and Nick meier

The Oxley Meier guitar project will launch their new album on 6th March 2019 at the 606 club.

This is their follow up to the very successful “Colours of Time” album and is titled “The Alluring Ascent”

Tour dates:
April 1st, Kenilworth, UK
April 5th, Didcot., UK
April 6th, Hadleigh, UK
April 7th , Lowestoft, UK
April 12th, Birmingham, UK
April 17th, St-Austell, TBC
April 20th, Worton Organic Farm, UK
May 9th, Harwich, UK
May 12th, Berkshire Maestros, UK
May 21st, Twickenham Jazz Club, Twickenham, UK
May 23rd, Kiste, Stuttgart, Germany
May 24th, Bretts, Eupen, Belgium
May 25th, Bretts, Eupen, Belgium
May 26th, Mampf, Frankfurt, Germany
June 1st, Lichfield Jazz and Blues Festival, UK
July 3rd, Centre Suedois, Paris, France
July 5th, Normandie, France
More Nicolas Meier gigs

The Old Town Underdogs / DAMJAX / Jack Mazzenga

Coming soon…


Consider The Source

Our Album Announcement is here!!! “You Are Literally A Metaphor” will be released Friday, March 1st, 2019. You can pre-order your download, CD or Vinyl at as well as stream our 11 minute single “Enemies of magicK” and view the tracklisting.

We’ve also released a video for “Enemies of magicK” which you can watch below. We hope you enjoy and to see you on on our 2019 MetaTour. More dates coming soon!!!

Upcoming Stateside shows…
Wed, APR 03 Aisle 5, Atlanta, GA
04/04/19 Greenville, SC, Gottrocks
04/05/19 Raleigh, NC, The Pour House Music Hall
04/06/19 Charlotte, NC, Visulite Theatre
04/10/19 Charleston, SC, Charleston Pour House
Thu, APR 11, Asheville Music Hall, Asheville, NC
Fri, APR 12, Bright Box Theater, Winchester, VA
Sat, APR 13, The Abbey Bar at ABC, Harrisburg, PA
More CTS gig details

Fretless Videos

CTS new single… (Enemies of MagicK)

Gabriel Martin’s rig from Gear Gods

Offsite Fretless Videos

Erkan Ogur at Neu Guitars

Fretless Guitars for sale

Sinan Cem Eroğlu classical guitar

Anil Aras made this in Istanbul in 2018. Spruce sound board, walnut sides and back. Piezzo pickup is Artec.
Sinan Cem Eroğlu is selling this hand made Fretless Classical Guitar for 2000 Euros, contact him by DM on facebook Sinan Cem Eroğlu (location Turkey)

Here’s a really nice classical guitar. (location Turkey)



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