Village of the Unfretted
This double CD showcases 35 of the World's Fretless Guitarists, spanning 16 countries across the globe, and that's nearly most of this rare breed. Their instrument of choice, the fretless guitar, is a specialist item, either custom built, luthier modified or sourced from one of a handful of select manufacturer's. The Fretless Guitar opens up a whole new world of nuance, pitch, and expression making this compilation a completely different listening experience. Part I consists of mainstream, world and ethnic material while Part II is more diverse featuring metal, microtonal, ambient and experimental music. Village of the Unfretted was conceived, created, and completed in four short months. It is a unique snapshot in time, when the large majority of performers on a single musical instrument could still squeeze themselves onto a double album. Jeff - Unfretted.