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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: on Monday

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Comment by CR Saikley on August 4, 2010 at 7:36pm
Algerian French guy? Did he happen to be named Pierre? Did they form a cigarette company? (OK... perhaps a little too much free association)
Comment by Lisa Chupity on August 4, 2010 at 6:36pm
I used to plant myself upstairs in the little room and listen to him nearly every Friday night Magical times, they were. Sometimes Michael Manring would join him on fretless bass, once this Algerian-French guy joined him and the two of them blew us all away.
Comment by Janaka Prins on August 4, 2010 at 5:09pm
Is this early Michael Hedges?
Comment by CR Saikley on August 4, 2010 at 2:00pm
He'd even do the occassional Beatles cover.

http://www.youtube.com/user/rlutge#p/u/11/C3DPUqsHWUk
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.
 

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