listen to SEGAL's fretless recordings
Greg Segal acquired Frank Zappa's fretless guitar branded Acoustic on the headstock on 13 April 1985 from a now- defunct music store in Reseda, California, called Harmony Music, it was made by Bartell of California.
“The acoustic fretless showed up there in 1982 and they wanted $1,400 for it, and I couldn’t ever imagine even having that kind of money. But even at that price, I figured it would be gone inside a week.
“Instead, it sat there for three years. Every time I came in, I’d look for it - it was love at first sight - figuring it would soon be gone. The price kept dropping. I asked the owner of the shop why he thought it wasn’t selling. He said people would come in and try it, but it ended up being too weird for them. I was dumbfounded. The fretless took years to sell.”
Check out Greg's website at https://www.gregsegal.com
Here are the recordings that Greg made with that unusual and distinctive instrument