Newsletter - August, 2015
Welcome to the SF Bay Area Acoustic Guitar Society (SFBA AGS
See below for recent news, upcoming events, and random speculation.
Please contact me (Rich Morin) with news items, comments, or suggestions.
Here's a summary of (relatively) current group-related news.
Additions and corrections are welcome!
Our membership has more than doubled (to about 125) since the beginning of July.
If you have friends who might like to know about local guitar events,
please let them know about the meetup.
Having more members means we'll all hear about more events;
we'll also be able to sponsor more events and/or support more performers.
Please welcome our new sponsor, Dynamic Energy Crystals
They expect to host a wide range of small evening events,
starting with our Luthier Showcase series (see below).
Dynamic Energy Crystals has a lovely, intimate venue in Sausalito;
just be aware that the crystals may have a magnetic attraction for your credit cards (:-).
will be presenting at the initial event
in our Luthier Showcase
Geoff operates SF Guitarworks
, which specializes in electric guitars,
Geoff has a full professional knowledge of guitar repair;
he began building custom electric guitars in 2012.
quite a few videos
about the Plek
a computer-controlled fret leveling tool that Geoff uses.
, from Richard Hoover
of Santa Cruz Guitar Company
gives a fascinating introduction from the perspective of a very experienced luthier.
, from the manufacturer, provides a detailed
and very impressive (IMHO) marketing and technical overview
of the Plek's capabilities and design.
I recently had some business cards made up for the group.
One side has a picture of a beautiful 12-string guitar
made by local luthier Tony Yamamoto
The other side describes the group, gives our URL, etc.
I plan to leave these around on display tables at assorted events I attend.
If you want to help distribute the cards, send me a note!
I am also open to the idea of sponsorships for cards, flyers, events, etc.
For example, various related businesses
(e.g., guitar stores and guitar-friendly venues, luthiers)
might benefit from this highly targeted form of publicity.
Here's a list of (dated, but still relevant) topics
from previous newsletters
The online calendar is the definitive resource for schedule information,
because events may be added, changed, or even removed at any time.
However, the following tables may be handier than the calendar for a quick scan...
This wiki page is maintained by Rich Morin
an independent consultant specializing in software design, development, and documentation.
Please feel free to email
comments, inquiries, suggestions, etc!