02009-05-31 | Photos | 8 comments
From the photo session in Manhattan last month:Photographed by Frank Louis.
WOW! Friction tuners … that’s wild!
I have used friction tuners since 1991 or 1992. All of my Sahlin guitars had friction tuners. The DeVoe Blanca has friction tuners, but the Negra now has V-Pegs – because the wooden pegs were worn out, Lester did not have time to carve new ones, I had to leave for a solo tour, and Keith had some V-pegs…
I hate to appear stupid, but what’s a V-peg?
I’m sure that all the female fans are not taking heed of the tuner …. ;-)
Steve: V-Pegs were invented by the Santa Fe luthier Keith Vizcarra. They look like friction pegs, but have a titanium 1:4 gear ratio inside. You can see the V-Pegs in this photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/o2ma/1080157/
“I’m sure that all the female fans are not taking heed of the tuner …. ;-)”
Not even the REALLY geeky female fans? Hmmmmm?
Ah well, you are probably right … It would be interesting to know what the demographics of this Journal is. And so it goes.
I suspect I am one of the few technology/design geeks aboard …
Steve, I will have to side with you here; female geek, music lover, musician & photographer. I have a friend in montana that is a luthier that would probably ber very interested in V-pegs, I’ll send him the link.
Thanks for the link Ottmar!
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