Fretless Guitar News – June 2019

Summer’s here, enjoy June with the eighteenth edition of Fretless Guitar News. With how to get new wheels for your Gizmotron and a review of DFGF VIII it’s already a hit!

The Forum

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New Pages

Gizmotron fitted

New wheels for Gizmotron 2.0

dfgf eight poster

Review of DFGF 8 – May 2019

New Releases

Two duo albums at  Both are duos, both have guitars. One features Gunnar Backman on guitar and Lars Larsson on saxophone. The other has Onno Govaert on drums and Tellef Øgrim on guitar.

simlas just released Airsplit by Tellef Øgrim / Onno Govaert, check it out here
simlas just released LåG by LåG, check it out here


Malcolm wrote to us regarding Flatwounds on a baritone:

I have built a fretless baritone electro acoustic ( actually it might be an acousto electric ) but with a 30″ 2 octave scale ,so it could even be a fretless short scale 6 string bass . One problem though can’t seem to find a set of 12s or any other set of flatwound strings for it in the UK ! Even Ernie Balls importers have come up with zip !

So we replied:

I’ve not had any problems with stringing baritones.
Mine has a 30” two octave scale and is strung with Jazz 12’s from Thomastic Indriksons.

To which Malcolm responded:

The fretboard is perfectly flat and straight which is the reason for going fretless . The fretting job was lousy at best . The necks are a nice not too slim C now very nice after sanding off the poly and using my own blend of oil. ( Crisp and Dry – it has a little silicone in it to make it water resistant , artist clear linseed , Lavender oil [turpentine sub] and lighter fluid !)
I have now have five of these with the same problem ( a cross between fan fretting and a poor attempt at compensating !) all needing refretting and finishing , all . My job is to make one fretted and playable for the supplier and one fretless at present .
They are very well made acoustic guitars with full depth rosewood bodies single piece top ,maple skunk stripe in rosewood back.

Artists Offsite

Ned Evett

Ned has started fundraiser to complete his new album

Rich Perks Hong Kong Trip


Pete Oxley / Nicolas Meier

pete and Nick meier

The Oxley Meier guitar project launched 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:
June 1st, Lichfield Jazz and Blues Festival, UK
June 3rd, Guildford Institute Concert Serie, UK
June 30th, Pascalou, Paris, France
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” was released Friday, March 1st, 2019. You can 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…
06/07/19 Stephentown, NY. Disc Jam Music Fest
06/13/19 Bethel, NY. Mountain Jam
06/22/19 Stratford, CT. Road Jam Music Fest
More CTS gig details

Fretless Videos

CTS new single… (Enemies of MagicK)

Thank You Scientist – Terraformer
Tom Monda on Fretless Guitar


some fretless shredding – moonring with #JoJoMayer #GiorgiMikadze #JustinSchornstein #fretless #quartertones (sorry for poor video quality) #guitarsolo #shredding

Posted by David Fuze Fiuczynski on Monday, 13 May 2019


Offsite Fretless Videos

Erkan Ogur at Neu Guitars

Fretless Guitars for sale

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

Fretless JHS. (Location UK)


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