Welcome to my Site.
- 01 Feb
This is the best of times; this is the worst of times... actually times are pretty good right now. So as you know, my name is Jeff. I have been playing classical guitar for many years through college and decided to attempt playing acoustic finger style guitar. This is a whole new instrument for me and it has taken a long time change some ridged ideologies that have been forced fed to me for so many years. More on that later!
I have taken up what I call a hybrid approach to playing finger style acoustic. I use a thumb pick as well as nails on the I, M and A fingers. I have incredibly strong finger nails that require very little maintenance and really give me a bright, piano-like tone I can't get with fingers alone. I play custom built guitars from Olav Loef with west african ivory bridge and string pins. I use a prototype 2MIC internal microphone system while playing live through a Mackie mixer with a rackmounted reverb and compression effects.
Other than that, it is just Elixir .12 strings, a capo and my hands. I like to keep my sound very simple and as natural as possible.