Here's a few advantages of using artificial fingernails.
This is a bit of information we thought we'd pass along from our experience of over 25 years of owning GuitarPlayerNails.com.
We have thousands of guitarists that have used, and are currently using our nails.
This is what Eliot Fisk, who has been using our nails for many years, says about our nails:
"This is a huge revolutionary change for guitar players. I think even you do not realize how big of a revolution this represents. We are now in the realm of bassoon and oboe players with their reeds!!" Eliot Fisk.
If you have the proper knowledge, skills, and materials, you can use artificial fingernails all of the time, every day if you wish, for your entire life without any detriment to your natural nails. After you've learned the basics of applying nails correctly, this is what you can expect:
First of all, you'll never have to worry about your nails. No more nail emergencies. You can work cement all day long if you wanted to, and it wouldn't matter what you did to your nails. At anytime, you can simply remove an old nail, and put on a new one. You can do this many times, over and over again, all in one day if you wanted to. If you break a nail, it's no big deal. Once you get a bit of experience, you can remove an old nail, put on a new one, and be ready to play in less than 5 minutes.
You can adjust the tone and feel. If you're using the right material, you can adjust the tone of the fingernail after it's been applied by bending and shaping it in various ways. So if you apply a nail, and it sounds OK, you can then tweak it and make it sound great.
Uniformity of tone. All of your nails will sound great at the same time. No more playing with one nail that's a bit too short or worn away. (Your tremolo will thank you).
These are a few of the advantages of using good artificial fingernails.
If done correctly, an artificial nail will feel exactly like a great natural fingernail.
It will have a great sound, good diversity of tone, with great response and feel.
There is a bit of a learning curve involved, but it's not rocket science either.
With a little bit knowledge and skill, you can have great sounding nails anytime you want.
It's nice to have the option.