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The remarkable story of George Harrison’s prototype ‘mad’ guitar and the search for Jimi Hendrix’s and Frank Zappa’s
Discover the untold history of the Bartell Fretless. 
A story about rock legends, innovators, risk-takers, murder cults, and frying pans.

The book has been nominated for the 2022 Association for Recorded Sound Collections Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research.

“Paul has done an amazing bit of detective work for Finding Fretless, it would put Poirot to shame.”

Fiona Bruce BBC Antiques Roadshow

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The remarkable tale of the discovery and rich history of a prototype fretless electric guitar, fondly remembered by George Harrison as the ‘Mad’ guitar, and the search for Jimi Hendrix’s and Frank Zappa’s.

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