Discover the drama of a rare fretless guitar played by the Beatles

Auction day at Bonhams
October 13th 2020, finally the big day! - Ray Russell takes his fretless guitar to auction at Bonhams of Knightsbridge, London.

BBC Antiques Roadshow
March 1st 2020 the Antiques Roadshow series containing the guitar is broadcast. Followed by the Christmas edition of  'What Happened next' as Fiona Bruce interviews Paul Brett at Pinewood Studios
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BBC The One Show
February 25th 2020 the Fretless Bartell owned by George Harrison featured on the BBC's One Show, with Jon Bon Jovi and Fiona Bruce. The current owner, Ray Russell, explains how George gave him the guitar and tries not to spill the beans before the forthcoming episode of the Antiques Roadshow.
Matt Baker invites Bon Jovi  'Do you want a little strum on that before we go?' Bon Jovi: 'No - I'm afraid of it.’ - Ray: 'That makes two of us!’
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RECORD COLLECTOR MAG April 2022 
The 101 Most Expensive Memorabilia Ever! The £62M Collection. Featuring The Beatles Bartell Fretless on the front cover
 
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Finding Fretless is an essential buy for guitar lovers, whether it’s to enjoy the lavish photographs or to envy the many luminaries who have tried out the instrument.
"..a genuine labour of love for a truly remarkable instrument"

GUITAR PLAYER MAG June 2022
Since 1967, Guitar Player magazine is the worlds oldest guitar publication. Author Paul Brett was interviewed by Editor In Chief Christopher Scapelliti

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KVCR ARTS June 2, 2022
David Fleming speaks with Paul Brett – author of “Finding Fretless – The Story of George Harrison’s Mad Guitar." That guitar originated in Riverside, and the book is FILLED with Inland Empire people and locations.

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KVCR ARTS June 5, 2022
David Fleming speaks with Ray Russell, a legend in the world of jazz fusion, you might also think of him as a part of England's Wrecking Crew, with numerous film and TV scoring credits, and playing on numerous James Bond themes. He was also GIVEN a Barth guitar, built in Riverside, by George Harrison, and will be in the area soon as part of a celebration OF Barth Guitars – and The House of Note in Riverside.

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Paul Brett - NAMM interview

Interview Date: June 7, 2022

Location Laguna Beach California 

NAMM's resident Music Historian Dan Del Fiorentino interviews 'Finding Fretless' author Paul Brett as part of NAMM's Oral History program, which boasts of over 5,000 one-on-one interviews and is continually growing.

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Sharon Sagar - NAMM interview

Interview Date: June 7, 2022

Location Laguna Beach California 

NAMM's resident Music Historian Dan Del Fiorentino interviews Sharon Sagar, as part of NAMM's Oral History program, which boasts of over 5,000 one-on-one interviews and is continually growing.

Ray Russell - NAMM interview

Interview Date: June 7, 2022

Location Laguna Beach California 

NAMM's resident Music Historian Dan Del Fiorentino interviews musician Ray Russell, as part of NAMM's Oral History program, which boasts of over 5,000 one-on-one interviews and is continually growing.

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Robb Lawrence - NAMM interview

Interview Date: June 7, 2022

Location Laguna Beach California 

NAMM's resident Music Historian Dan Del Fiorentino interviews musician Robb Lawrence, as part of NAMM's Oral History program, which boasts of over 5,000 one-on-one interviews and is continually growing.

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