Fretless Guitar News – May 2019

Summer’s here, enjoy May with the seventeenth edition of Fretless Guitar News and the eighth rendition of the Dutch Fretless Guitar Festival which is shaping up to be the very best thing to happen to the fretless guitar in 2019.

The Forum

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New Pages

Artwork the Alluring Ascent

CD review and tour gigs The Alluring Ascent

Elliott Sharp IrRational Music

Book review IrRational Music

Recently Updated Pages

dfgf eight poster

New website page including latest announcements for the 8th DFGF: Announcement and artists

Fretless Artists

Artists Offsite

Ned Evett


It is May and finally here is DFGF VIII, running over two days at Amsterdam’s Q-factory.

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dfgf8 sun 2

Academic Papers

I’ve been doing my bit to ‘spread the good word’ of Fretless Guitar to the wider community! Have just had an article on Fretless Electric Guitar published in an academic journal! If you’re interested, please go take a look! (And even if you’re not – click on the link!…every metric helps right?!!!) Rich Perks


Elliott Sharp

Nightingales in Berlin

David Rothenberg & Elliott Sharp – Double Book Launch and Performance:
Nightingales in Berlin & IrRational Music Reading on May 1 at 192 Books, 7pm
192 Tenth Avenue at 21st Street New York, NY, US.

Uuskyla / Øgrim / Berg

Moscow 19th May

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Pete Oxley / Nicolas Meier

pete and Nick meier

The Oxley Meier guitar project will launch 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:
May 9th, Harwich, UK
May 10th, Cadogan Hall, Note 12:00 (midday) start, UK
May 12th, Berkshire Maestros, UK
May 21st, Twickenham Jazz Club, Twickenham, UK
May 23rd, Kiste, Stuttgart, Germany
May 24th, Bretts, Eupen, Belgium
May 25th, Bretts, Eupen, Belgium
May 26th, Mampf, Frankfurt, Germany
June 1st, Lichfield Jazz and Blues Festival, UK
July 3rd, Centre Suedois, Paris, France
July 5th, Normandie, France
More Nicolas Meier gigs

The Old Town Underdogs / DAMJAX / Jack Mazzenga

DAMJAX Sat 11 May 2019

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…
Thu, MAY 2, The Acoustic, Bridgeport, CT
Fri, MAY 3, Arch Street Tavern, Hartford, CT
Sat, MAY 4, Fete Lounge – The Road to Disc Jam, Providence, RI
Wed, MAY 8, Debonair Music Hall, Teaneck, NJ
Thu, MAY 9, Roxian Theatre, Mckees Rocks, PA
Fri, MAY 10, Flour City Station, Rochester, NY
Sat, MAY 11, Gypsy Sally’s, Washington, DC
Fri, MAY 17, Proper Family Picnic (May 17 – 19), Norridgewock, ME
Sat, MAY 25, StrangeCreek Campout (May 24 – 26), Greenfield, MA
More CTS gig details

Fretless Videos

CTS new single… (Enemies of MagicK)

Alone & Together – Tom Crean – Fretless Guitar
This video is a cut from my record coming out May 3rd, “The Eyes of Egret and Water.” The record has a weird array of instruments including homemade half fretless uke, 7 string guitar, and a few normal fretted guitars in addition to the fretless on this track.

Scream – Tom Crean – Solo Fretless Guitar

Offsite Fretless Videos

Erkan Ogur at Neu Guitars

Fretless Guitars for sale

Sinan Cem Eroğlu classical guitar

Anil Aras made this in Istanbul in 2018. Spruce sound board, walnut sides and back. Piezzo pickup is Artec.
Sinan Cem Eroğlu is selling this hand made Fretless Classical Guitar for 2000 Euros, contact him by DM on facebook Sinan Cem Eroğlu (location Turkey)

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

Fretless JHS. (Location UK)


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