Fretless Guitar News – August 2018

Hey, time for the eighth  edition of Fretless Guitar News, published monthly. As usual the newsletter will be updated as the month goes on, please send me your news!

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Recently Updated Pages

History 1900 – 1959 (added 1911)

Music Reviews (added all reviews contained within Fretless Guitar News issues)

Recently Added Articles

Gizmotron 2.0

Gizmotron 2.0 and the fretless guitar

The Cage

Madmen & Sinners perform Tim Donahue’s “The Cage” – opening track

detaching neck

Converting an Acoustic Guitar to a Fretless Guitar


Scott McGill

Scott McGill Vigier

Bulletin: My new book containing work I did during the course of my studies with Dennis Sandole titled “Nova Musica Compendium” is now available in the U.S. and Europe on Amazon. Cover art by my son Declan and an extra special thanks to my friend Kirill Ildyukovfor compiling and formatting all of this work for publication.

Nova Musica Compendium

“A unique look into the creative world of studying with legendary Jazz Teacher and Theorist Dennis Sandole who is perhaps best known as John Coltrane’s Theory and Improvisation teacher as well as being the teacher of James Moody, Benny Golson, McCoy Tyner, Jim Hall, Joe Diorio, Pat Martino, and Randy Brecker to name a few. Guitarist Scott McGill’s text is over 400 pages of scans of his original assignments compiled while working with Sandole and includes Technical, Compositional and Improvisational studies applying Sandole’s principles to Jazz Standards, an in-depth study of four note Guitar Chords with melody on every string…”

Scott McGill & Dennis Sandole mid 1990s
Scott McGill & Dennis Sandole – mid 1990s



Off site: Andrea Aguzzi, of neuguitars blog, interviews David “Fuze” Fiuczynski

Guitar Camps

Tim Donahue harp guitar camp

TD Harp Guitar Camp

Come join us on picturesque Lake Ashi overlooking Mt. Fuji for a weekend of TD harp guitar seminars, lectures, performances, comradery and incredible nature!

Note: Reservation cut-off date – August 20, 2018

September 29 – 30, 2018
Ashinoko Camp Mura
Kanagawa-Ken, Hakone Japan

(Ashinoko Camp Mura is a 1-minute walk from Hakone Togendai Station Odakyu Bus Terminal,
90 minutes from Tokyo via train or bus)

Tim Donahue Harp Guitar Camp


Oxley Meier Guitar Project

Pete Oxley Nicolas Meier

The oxley-meier guitar project featuring Paul Cavaciuti on drums and Kevin Glasgow on bass will be at the 606 club this Wednesday 15th August 2018.

Details here…

More Oxley Meier Guitar Gigs

The Old Town Underdogs / DAMJAX

Saturday August 4th David and I start the DAMJAX schedule for August at The Chatter Box of Long Grove. Join us at 8:00 for new music and great food.

Friday Aug 10 @Buffalo Creek Brewing in Long Grove 8:00

DamJax gig 16 Aug 2018

damjax 18 aug2018

damjax 31st August 2018

Sons of Apollo

Sons of Apollo

Aug 3rd – Germany – Wacken
Aug 18th – Warsaw, Poland – Prog In The Park
Aug 19th – Budapest, Hungary – Barba Negra Track

More Sons of Apollo tour dates

Consider The Source

CTS summer gigs

August 9th – The Wonder Bar, Asbury Park, NJ
August 10th – Wild Woods Music & Arts Festival, Croydon, NH
August 11th – Shadefest, Elkins, WV
August 16th – The Big What? Pittsboro, NC
August 18th – Down to Earth Music Festival, Laurens, NY
August 31st – Peace of Mind Fest, Laurelton, PA

More CTS gig details

Tim Donahue

TimDonahue Harp Guitar


I’m happy to announce a solo gig in Buffalo NY, 8PM on Friday 31st August at the fabulous PAUSA Art House, Buffalo’s premier venue for artful jazz and progressive music. I love the intimacy of PAUSA, so this night will be an opportunity to do music I don’t normally have a chance to play live.
See you at PAUSA!

PAUSA Arthouse Gigs

Fretless Videos

Chris Buono

cB3 at Jams On The Sand – 7/26/18

For everyone who comes to late to see cB3, this is what you are missing. Yes, Chris Buono is playing a fretless guitar. Get here early every week and stay late!Here is the rest of the Jams On The Sand 2018 FREE music Lineup presented by The Asbury Park Press and The Anchor's Bend. 8/2 – Locos Por Juana8/9 – Ikebe Shakedown8/16 – Mungion8/23 – Aztec Sun8/30 – New KingstonThanks to our sponsors Live For Live Music and Surf Taco!

Posted by Jams On The Sand on Friday, 27 July 2018

Cenk Erdogan in Central Park

Sunrise and the Cümbüş – Leonard Richards

Fretless Guitars

The Lithuanian National Gallery of Art is presenting Lava Drops as a part of Lithuanian design history. The Exhibition “Stories of Things. Lithuanian design 1918-2018” is now open to the public.

Lava museum LithuaniaLithuanian designer Rapolas Gražys with the art exhibit.

Fretless Guitars for sale

Adieu Adyu Vigier

This is the newer Vigier with the stainless steel neck, or i-metal, and they don’t come along often, contact Adieu Adyu – PM him here:


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2 thoughts on “Fretless Guitar News – August 2018

  1. Added 3/August/2018: Fretless Guitars & Fretless Guitars for sale.
    Added 13/Aug/2018: Oxley Meier and DamJax gigs.
    Added 24/Aug/2018: DamJax gig, last day of the month.

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