Photo 02009-05-31 From the photo session in Manhattan last month:Photographed by Frank Louis. 8 Comments Carmen Ortiz on 2009-06-01 @ 16:37 at 16:37 very cool! Reply steve on 2009-06-01 @ 17:08 at 17:08 WOW! Friction tuners … that’s wild! Reply Ottmar on 2009-06-01 @ 17:28 at 17:28 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… Reply steve on 2009-06-01 @ 20:11 at 20:11 I hate to appear stupid, but what’s a V-peg? Reply Gudrun on 2009-06-07 @ 14:26 at 14:26 I’m sure that all the female fans are not taking heed of the tuner …. ;-) Reply Ottmar on 2009-06-07 @ 15:08 at 15:08 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/ Reply steve on 2009-06-08 @ 6:33 at 6:33 “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 … Reply LindaW on 2009-06-08 @ 7:15 at 7:15 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! Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.