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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.”

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Here are the recordings that Greg made with that unusual and distinctive instrument

King of Illusion
From A Man Who was Here, Album

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Faro inspects the Boarder -
From Asleep or Somewhere else, Album

LA River Rafting
From Darkland Express part two

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Zap 'n' the Cap'n
From Asleep or Somewhere else, Album

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An Awareness of Frameworks.jpg
Asleep or Somewhere else.jpg

Soul Catcher
From Awareness of Frameworks,  Album

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Neil Smith's Invisible Trike pt2
From The Standard  Album

The Place of Three Roads
FromAwareness of Frameworks,  Album

Wednesday 10 p.m
From In Search of the Fantastic, Album

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Sting It
From Bret Hart/Greg Segal/Duets 1 Album

Free Row
From Bret Hart/Greg Segal/Duets 1 Album

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Revolving Doors
From A Play of Light and Shadows Album

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Bret Hart Greg Segal Duets 1.jpg

Processes Unknown
From The Old Familiar Place Album

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