Fretless Guitar News – September 2018

Time for the ninth 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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Recently Updated Pages

Added a few new artists

Added “Fitting a new shaft and bearings” to Gizmotron 2.0 revisited on Fretless Guitar

Recently Added Articles

Rich Perks

Rich Perks – Profile and Interview

Gizmotron fitted

Gizmotron 2.0 revisited on Fretless Guitar


Nova Musica Compendium – Scott McGill

First off, this book is heavy! 1.4 kilograms or 3 lbs. After a short introduction we get to the meat of the book, over 400 pages of hand written music script. I must issue a warning here, you have to be able to read music pretty well, there is no tab of course and the material is complex and detailed.

Covering over ten years of Scott McGill’s study with Dennis Sandole It is a testament to Scott’s present skills and Sandole’s tutorship. You can pretty much dip in and out of the book where you please and some pages treat the same song in different ways.

I would recommend this book to the advanced guitarist wishing to expand ideas and style, this is truly the “War & Peace” of Jazz Guitar Studies and will keep you occupied for many years…

Nova Musica Compendium

More about the book in Fretless Guitar News – August 2018


Rich Perks – Profile and Interview

Guitar Camps

Tim Donahue harp guitar camp

TD Harp Guitar Camp

Come join us on picturesque Lake Ashi overlooking Mt. Fuji for a weekend of TD harp guitar seminars, lectures, performances, comradery and incredible nature! If you are reading this in the September issue you will most likely have missed the cut off date of August 20, 2018.

September 29 – 30, 2018
Ashinoko Camp Mura
Kanagawa-Ken, Hakone Japan

(Ashinoko Camp Mura is a 1-minute walk from Hakone Togendai Station Odakyu Bus Terminal,
90 minutes from Tokyo via train or bus)

Tim Donahue Harp Guitar Camp


Oxley Meier Guitar Project

Pete Oxley Nicolas Meier

September 22nd, St-Giles, Oxford, UK

More Oxley Meier Guitar Gigs

Nicolas Meier

So heads up folks! The fantastic Nicolas Meier will be appearing up and down the front range September 7 – 12, Boulder to Denver to Castle Rock to Colorado Springs to Pueblo. No excuses, get out and see this extraordinary musician. Here’s what it sounded like last time! (Nic on the Glissentar)

September 7th, performance class, UCD, Denver , USA
September 7th, Motifs Jazz Club, Colorado Springs, USA
September 8th, Douglas County Youth Orchestra, Castle Rock, USA
September 8th, Boulder, USA
September 9th, De La Cour, Denver, USA
September 10th, performance class MST, Denver, USA
September 11th, Dazzle Jazz Club, Denver, USA
September 12th, Pueblo, USA
September 13th, Cafe Pink House, Saratoga, USA.
September 16th, Baked Potato, Los Angeles, USA

More Nicolas Meier gigs

The Old Town Underdogs / DAMJAX / Jack Mazzenga

Jack Mezzenga gig

Sons of Apollo

Sons of Apollo

Sept 19th – Moscow, Russia – Glavclub
Sept 22nd – Plovdiv, Bulgaria – Roman Amphitheater
(A Very Special Evening with SONS OF APOLLO & the Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony)
Sept 24th – Athens, Greece – Fuzz Club

More Sons of Apollo tour dates

Consider The Source

CTS fall 2018 dates

More CTS gig details

Tim Donahue

TimDonahue Harp Guitar


I’ll be crankin’ up the solo harp guitar volume in Buffalo at Sportsman’s Tavern, Monday Sept. 3 @ 7PM. Heard many good things about this venue, so I’m looking forward to it!!!

Neil Haverstick

Neil Haverstick at DFGF 2

Okie, confirmed that I’ll be playing in Boston Sept 7 at the Lilypad, along with the String Theory Trio…my old compadre Alex Lemski is the cat that booked it, he’ll be getting promo stuff together. I’ll be playing my 7 string electric fretless guitar, doing various microtonal pieces of mine from over the years. Hope to meet some of you who I’ve only known electronically, and more info soon…

Neil Haverstick Boston 2018Flyer for the upcoming Boston Lilypad show…this is gonna be a hoot…be glad if you share…

Sinan Cem Eroğlu

21st September – Sinan Cem Eroğlu Solo @ New Hamburg Festival, Hamburg – Germany

27th September – Niyaz “The Fourth Light Project” @ Zorlu PSM, Istanbul, Turkey

Fretless Videos

Fretless in the Purple Room – Leonard Richards

Yannick Robert

I have the pleasure to use my Ibanez fretless signature at 13’25” on this video. Hope you’ll like it.

Fretless Guitars

Edward Powell

Sinan Cem Eroğlu

My new classical fretless guitar made by Anıl Aras. If you want to have an amazing guitar like that, you must follow him!

Sinan Cem Eroğlu acoustic fretless guitar

Sinan Cem Eroğlu acoustic fretless guitar

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:

A series of acoustic fretless guitars from this UK seller on ebay:


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