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fret

1
the result of fretting; corrosion

fret

2
any of several small metal bars set across the fingerboard of a musical instrument of the lute, guitar, or viol family at various points along its length so as to produce the desired notes when the strings are stopped by the fingers

fret

An ornament usually in bands, but also covering broad surfaces, consisting of interlocking geometric motifs.
See also: Ornament

fret

1. An ornament, sometimes painted, incised, or raised and formed of short fillets, bands, or reglets variously combined, frequently consisting of continuous lines arranged in rectangular forms; a meander; a Greek key.
2. Similar ornamentation in which the fillets intersect at oblique angles, as often in Oriental designs.
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I've been using the fretless so much more now that I have the double-neck and don't have to choose between a fretted guitar and a fretless guitar, I do miss that second fretless neck when it's not there.
One is its pear-shaped body and the second is its fretless neck.
Strong vocals, backed by outstanding instrumental back-up on guitar, cittern, fiddle, fretless bass, keyboards and Northumbrian Pipes, have made them one of Britain''s top attractions on the folk/acoustic/celtic circuit.
Cooper-Moore countered with some bluesy riffs on the three-string fretless banjo and even sang for a few moments before moving to the hall's grand piano for a high-energy solo that was mindful of the work of pianist and creative music mentor Cecil Taylor, Parker's former employer.
These included the World Flute Festival at New York's Carnegie Hall; collaborating with an orchestral composer as a featured soloist with the San Jose Chamber Orchestra; and various live performances with San Francisco Bay Area musicians to both compose and improvise pieces for World flutes with flugelhorn, synthesizer, world percussion, electric guitar and fretless electric bass.
Bhattacharyya plays the sarod, a 25-string fretless instrument.
Erkan Ogur, invented the first classical fretless guitar.
Phil, a lead and fretless bass guitarist, played in the Jimi Hendrix tribute band Purple Haze.
The James Keelaghan Trio consists of Zav RT (formerly Jamie) on her five-string "fiddola" (viola) and David Woodhead on fretless bass guitar.
The event features performances from Metro Manila Aide, Our Special Guests, Freq, The Lighters and Fretless on Saturday January 31.
Among his armoury are a fretless acoustic guitar, regular fretted and steel-bodied versions, as well as the customised 11-string fretless glissentar.
Bill Wyman is popularly credited with inventing the fretless electric bass in 1959.