Here it is the sixth 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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In his own words….
Following this weekend I am taking a hiatus from performing for awhile in order to focus on a new treatment path for my left hand. I have a hereditary condition called Dupuytren that causes a nice big fat chunk of calcium to accumulate on the tendons of my left hand, and requires regular injections. This new treatment is radiation based, and should cure the condition.
Please enjoy this new compilation recording from my early, early days as a guitarist growing up here in Boise, Idaho. Each copy of my album sold will be helping me get the new treatment, and extend my time as a working musician for some time to come, playing for those I love; humanity.
Help cure Ned’s Hands: Go Fund Me
Ned Evett Fretless Guitar solo, November 2001
Off site interview with Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal.
Oxley Meier Guitar Project
June 1st, Normandie, France
June 2nd, Paris, France
June 3rd, Paris, France
June 5th, Paris, France
Details of the June 3rd gig at this jazz club:
Aux Petites Joueurs, 59 Rue de Mouzaïa, 75019 Paris. Doors, 7.00pm, concert at 8.30pm.
reservations: +33 1 42 41 23 80
Pete Oxley and Nicolas Meier – guitars, Etienne Brachet – drums, José Fallot – bass.
The Old Town Underdogs / DAMJAX
Sons of Apollo
In addition to May’s dates there is a competition to win 4 tickets to the house of Blues gig in Anaheim, California, USA. It is limited in area so will not work outside the USA. See Here.
June 22nd – Clisson, France – Hellfest
June 23rd – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop
June 24th – Milan, Italy – Teatro Degli Arcimbodi
June 27th – Leipzig, Germany – Hellraiser
June 30th – Barcelona, Spain – Be Prog My Friend
Consider The Source
6/09 Disc Jam Music Festival – Stephentown, NY
6/23 Paddy’s Beach Club – Westerly, RI
6/27 The 8×10 – Baltimore, MD #
6/28 The Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA %
6/29 Grateful Get Down – Biglerville, PA
Early Ned 1984-85
While Ned Evett did not unfret his Strat until 1990, this eclectic album shows the seeds of the idea forming and you could almost believe there was a fretless guitar on track 2. Any of the twelve tracks divisible by six contains vocals. You can imagine the fretless guitar was calling to Ned, and when he found it, fretless guitar became his vocation. I’m off to download my copy, why don’t you too? It is for a good cause. (See above)
Uuskyla, Øgrim & Berg
Simlas just released Oslo Hærverk by Uuskyla, Øgrim & Berg. It seems a little of a departure from previous albums ULLR and LAIV but at the same time in the same vein. They seem more refined and have progressed considerably on this album. Good Scandinavian avant garde.
Fretless Guitar Pics
Harp Guitar seen at the recent Dallas Show. Martin 000.21 dated 1911
Double Neck Cheese Guitar
Full article with videos HERE
Fretless Guitar concept where colours represent notes, full article here.
Fretless Guitars for sale
This beautiful Vigier Excalibur Surfretter needs a good home…
Red Bryce Fretless Guitar with case, lead, stand and amp: ebay.co.uk/itm/253581855888
And another, this time black: ebay.co.uk/itm/253581856012
Vigier Excalibur Surfreter Supra, Black Matte 2016
Price a bit high even in the USA, shipping to Europe and taxes would make it more expensive than a new one!