Fretless Guitar News – November 2018

The news is big this month – The long awaited eighth Dutch Fretless Guitar Festival will take place in Amsterdam 2019 at the Q Factory, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of May. (Seven years was a long wait)

The Facebook page – Dutch Fretless Guitar Festival VIII

Announcement and artists

The Forum

If you want to join the Unfretted Forum just send a request by email. Sadly, due to so many SPAM accounts the Forum is no longer accepting auto login for new members.

Recently Updated Pages

Added a few new artists

Added a new tuning to alternate-tunings-for-fretless-guitar

Added dates to the Dutch Fretless Guitar Festival 2019


Emiel Scholsberg


Although a recent convert to Fretless Guitar Emiel has come in with a bang! Co-organiser of the Dutch Fretless Guitar Festival 8th Edition along with Willem Niehorster. You can see his Vigier Surfretter in the heading of the Facebook Page for the festival.

Heading up the musical concept “Frimangron” he is a very experienced musician, composer and vocalist having composed his own music since 2004.

In his own words….

Frimangron is the name of a historical district, near the centre of Paramaribo, capital city of Suriname, South America. Literally translated it means so much as: “free-mans ground”. This very part of the city got assigned to the first slaves that had become free men. Here these so called “fri man” were (within given boundaries) allowed to live a life of their own, raise their own families and act according to their own customs and beliefs. This is the place where the father of composer/vocalist/multi-instrumentalist “Fri Man” Emiel Scholsberg was born and raised. With his compositions, Emiel created his own “Frimangron”, a place where he can truly be free. A place where he can discover his roots. A home for free spirits, where you can listen, watch, enjoy, inspire and be inspired, free from any form of judgement.

Frimangon website


Gunnar Backman

Offsite interview by Andrea Aguzzi with fretless guitarist Gunnar Backman


Oxley Meier Guitar Project

Pete Oxley Nicolas Meier

November 9th, Goring Jazz, Goring, UK
More Oxley Meier Guitar Gigs

Nicolas Meier World Group

Nicolas Meier Glissentar

Demi Garcia Sabat on percussions
Kevin Glasgow on bass
Richard Jones on violin
Nicolas Meier on fretted and fretless Guitars…

Guildford Institute Monday November 26th
Adult £10 and students £6
book advance ticket at

Nicolas Meier

November 8th, The Spin Jazz Club, Oxford, UK
November 10th, Oliver’s bar Greenwich, UK
November 17th, Oliver’s bar Greenwich, UK
More Nicolas Meier gigs

The Old Town Underdogs / DAMJAX / Jack Mazzenga

Friday Nov 2nd, we return to Broken Earth Winery in Long Grove to show that a return isn’t necessarily reiterative behavior if you do something different when you get there. 7:30-10:30

DAMJAX gig 20Nov18

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DAMJAX gig 19 nov
​Saturday, 12/29, 7:30 p.m.
Broken Earth Winery, 219 Robert Parker Coffin Rd., Long Grove, IL

Old Town Underdogs 17 Nov 2018

MID gig Nov 21

Consider The Source

CTS fall 2018 dates

11/02 – Denver, CO, Cervantes’ Other Side
11/03 – Fort Collins, CO, Hodi’s Half Note
11/08 – Minneapolis, MN, The Hook and Ladder
11/09 – Des Moines, IA, Vaudeville Mews
11/10 – Reggies, Chicago, IL supporting Wookiefoot
11/11 – Cosmic Charlie’s, Lexington, KY
11/14 – The Stache @ The Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI
11/15 – The Parliament Room, Detroit, MI
11/16 – The Mousetrap, Indianapolis, IN
11/17 – Octave, Covington, KY
11/28 – ArtsRiot, Burlington, VT
11/29 – The Java Barn, Canton, NY
11/30 – Hawks & Reed PAC, Greenfield, MA

More CTS gig details

Keeper’s Brew

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Keepers Brew gig supporting Hawklords (Nik Turner/ex-Hawkwind members). Tuesday 20th November at The 1865. Here’s the event link:

Fretless Videos

Buzz Gravelle – Realm of Endless Concepts

Mahan Mirarab

Will Faber

Fretless Guitars for sale

Adieu Adyu Vigier

This is the newer Vigier with the stainless steel neck, or i-metal, and they don’t come along often, contact Adieu Adyu – PM him here:

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)

Left Handed Kiesel Edition KV7 Fretless Guitar. (location Australia)

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

Washburn Fretless N1 Electric Lead Guitar (location UK)

Some cheap Fretless Acoustic Guitars (location UK) (location UK)

Hutchins Fretless conversion, set neck, electric guitar (location UK)


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