Nail care

Nail care, nail problems, and the use of nails in playing the classical guitar.
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Nail care

Postby belminokanovic » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:39 am


I think this topic is very important for all guitarists.
What are the best products for nail care?

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Re: Nail care

Postby petermc61 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:52 am

Depends what you want to do or what problems you might have.

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Re: Nail care

Postby rojarosguitar » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:12 am

There have been many posts here in the forum about all kinds of nail products and nail issues. There is even a whole subforum dedicated to nailmplaying:
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Re: Nail care

Postby pogmoor » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:29 am

rojarosguitar wrote:There is even a whole subforum dedicated to nailmplaying: viewforum.php?f=87

Now moved!
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Re: Nail care

Postby astro64 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:59 pm

I think the most important part is eating healthy food. I am probably lucky, I have strong nails that have never needed special care (so, probably I am not the one to ask ;)....) Oil or lotion to keep them from drying out might be good. Swimming in chlorinated water a lot seems not to be good for them. Practicing many hours a day on the guitar might require special tricks to prevent them from wearing down too quickly. But I don't get that many hours in.

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