Fretless Guitar News – June 2018

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!

The Forum

The Unfretted Forum still suffering long-term 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.

Artist’s News

Ned Evett

In his own words….

Hi everybody,
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

Early Ned 1984/85

Ned Evett Fretless Guitar solo, November 2001


Off site interview with Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal.


Oxley Meier Guitar Project

Pete Oxley Nicolas Meier

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.

More Oxley Meier Guitar Gigs

The Old Town Underdogs / DAMJAX

Old Town Underdogs gig One 9

old town underdogs gig 2

OTU DAMJAX GIG 24th June 2018

DAMJAX gig 30 June 2018

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.

Sons of Apollo

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

More Sons of Apollo tour dates

Consider The Source

CTS summer gigs

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

More CTS gig details


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)

Early Ned 1984/85

Uuskyla, Øgrim & Berg

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.

Listen / buy here.

Fretless Youtube

Fretless Guitar Pics

Harp Guitar seen at the recent Dallas Show. Martin 000.21 dated 1911

Harp Guitar Dallas Show

Double Neck Cheese Guitar

Cheese Guitar front

Full article with videos HERE

Concept Guitar

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:

And another, this time black:

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!




2 thoughts on “Fretless Guitar News – June 2018

  1. Added links to colour & sound article, Ned Evett’s GoFundMe 8 June 2018
    Added Old Town Underdogs gig 14 June 2018, 20 June 2018
    Added DAMJAX 30 June gig 26 June 2018

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