Fretless Guitar News – January 2018

When the Unfretted website started life in 2003 the lower part of every page contained the latest Fretless Guitar news. This changed when the website was revamped and this feature was dropped, though you can still read all the posts in the archive.

We thought it was high time to revive this feature as there is quite a bit of news to tell. So here we go with the first edition….


Ned Evett announces the first band in space! The Ned Evett & Triple Double Mothership is taking off, replete with new musicians, new songs, cosmic projections, space uniforms and cool red shades.

Ron Thal – interview where Ron comments on his playing Fretless Guitar and his time recording Guns and Roses “Chinese Democracy” album. Full Interview

Mustafa Stephan Dill – Premiers his new band Thursday 25th January. Details here


The return of Ned Evett and Triple Double

Ned Evett Double Triple

Yep, you heard correctly, first band in space. Do not miss this one of a kind show with all new material from Ned Evett & Triple Double. January 19 Friday night in The Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, Boise, Idaho, USA. Grab your ticket, it will be out of this world!



Reunited with Monhart in Seattle, Washington, USA for 2 nights! Tom Baker on Fretless Guitar.

tom baker triptet

Friday January 19 – Gallery 1412 (1412 18th Ave) 8PM (details)

Saturday January 20 – PONCHO Hall (710 E Roy St) 8PM (details)

CTS – Consider the Source

Consider the Source logo

Full winter tour dates here

Tev Stevig

The Çesni Trio is Tev Stevig (performing on tanbur, Fretless Guitar, oud, and saz), Michael K. Harrist (on contrabass, yayli tanbur, and ney), and Fabio Pirozzolo (playing darbuka, bendir, cajon, tombak, and armenian dhol).

Link to concert details


Patrice Vigier will be at NAMM 2018 Friday 26 and Saturday 27 January

Vigier stand NAMM 2018

Album Releases

LA/V – Uuskyla Øgrim & Berg

LA / V Tellef Øgrim

Early in 2017 Simlas productions released ULLR by a trio consisting of Peeter Uuskyla, Tellef Øgrim, and Anders Berg. Released November 25, 2017 the follow up of that first album live recording of the concert the trio played at BrÖtz in Gothenburg in October.

Quick Review – Very much in the same vein as ULLR Scandinavian Avant-Garde / Experimental music and as this is a live take from a concert you get a lovely 45 minute single track which features Tellef Øgrim on Fretless Guitar in the first half. If you liked ULLR this is a “must have”.

More info & listen here, or click on the pic.

“Circle”, “Silencia”, “Blue Spice Deep Sand” – Gunnar Backman

Three releases from Gunnar, click on the pictures to listen and find full details of tracks etc.

Circle Gunnar Backman

Silencia Gunnar Backman

Blue Spice Deep Sand

Harbinger – Eric Jackson

Eric Jackson is from New York USA and this ambient track (21min) is well worth a listen.

Click on the picture to hear and find more info.


Jon Durant

Jon releases a solo album featuring Fretless Guitar.

Jon Durant parting is

Click on picture for review.

Fretless Guitars for sale

Black Bryce Fretless Guitar for sale on ebay £185

Hutchins Fretless Guitar blue tele style on ebay £235


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