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Peninsula Fingerstyle

We are a bunch of fingerstyle players south of San Francisco.We have monthly informal get togethers called "Fingig" at various member's homes. Just for fun on Sunday afternoons.

Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Members: 50
Latest Activity: Nov 9

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Comment by CR Saikley on August 4, 2010 at 1:53pm
Anyone recognize this guy? This is only his second ever performance at the New Varsity in Palo Alto:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PW3F9jRTigE

Sometime history is being made while no one takes notice.
Comment by Janaka Prins on August 4, 2010 at 11:08am
Nepper is my go-to guy for all things mechanical (he works on stuff at tolerances greater than .0001"), and CR is an MIT grad, so both are super-techies compared to me (I am a mechanical idiot . . . I only recently learned that a phillips screwdriver is NOT milk of magnesia and vodka), so after listening to them talk about it and getting to play a before and after guitar, I am sold. I understand the scepticism, most things that sound too-good-to-believe are just that, but there is real value in this pleck process.
Comment by Mike Nepper on August 3, 2010 at 10:42pm
Guess I'll put it my 2 cents worth.........I work on CNC machines for a living, so I understand the precision the machine is capable of. There are a couple of local luthiers who can do a great set up on our guitar necks (also a little spendy and time consuming) but, no disrespect, even the best hand tools and experience can't match the precision of this machine. Coupled with a great staff of experienced luthiers in house who finish and test, it's a good thing! Mikey likes it!
Comment by Janaka Prins on August 3, 2010 at 8:46pm
Michael, I must admit that I was skeptical initially, but having seen the before and after on Nepper's Breedlove, I am convinced that this is a good thing.
Comment by CR Saikley on August 3, 2010 at 7:29pm
In my experience the plek produces fantastic results. It's a measurement, modeling, and planing/milling system that takes the art out of tune ups and makes it a science. My Yamamoto plays and sounds better than ever before, by a lot.
Comment by Michael McGrath on August 3, 2010 at 6:34pm
I would have loved to come to Mission City on Sunday but I'm out on the east coast 'til Aug 17 ... will have to catch a future show.
Janaka & Mike ... I must admit I'm a skeptic about this Pleck process but I'm intrigued and looking forward to seeing, (and playing!), your guitars at a future Fingig.
Comment by Janaka Prins on August 3, 2010 at 1:17pm
Well, I've bitten the bullet and have my Breedlove off to the pleck machine. Nep went with me and took his Yamamoto Talus, the second guitar of his to undergo this process, so he must be a believer. I am very much looking forward to seeing the results, will be glad to share my impressions once I have them.
Comment by Geary Auer on August 2, 2010 at 8:24pm
I attended Sunday night at Mission City and thoroughly enjoyed listening to all three guitarists. Doug Young played exceptionally well with a Celtic arrangement and a beautiful tribute to a beloved pet, "While She Sleeps", and other tunes. A perfect way to spend a Sunday evening and not think about Monday morning.
Comment by Janaka Prins on July 28, 2010 at 11:01am
Guys, I got a chance to play Nep's plecked Breedlove. I've played the guitar many times, it is a great instrument, I'd buy it if he'd sell it . . . but after being plecked it is really amazing. Color me a pleck believer.
Comment by Stu Frazier on July 28, 2010 at 6:50am
I'd like to help Ken, but no video cam here...still trying to get the audio recording bit right! :-)
 

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