Anyone not use nails?

Nail care, nail problems, and the use of nails in playing the classical guitar.
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Re: Anyone not use nails?

Post by LarryShone » Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:26 pm

I did try to grow my nails on my right hand, however due to where I was working at the time they kept breaking, and catching them on things, and I just gave up. In fact I gave up playing classical altogether due to feeling that if I couldn't play with nails then I shouldn't be playing classical. And if I didnt play classical there was no point in having a classical guitar, so, along with other commitments it went in the cupboard till I could decide what I wanted to do.
But the thing is I find it hard to do without the sound of classical guitar, its just a beautiful sound (in the right hands), and so I would love to try again, but without the commitment of having to grow my nails!
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Re: Anyone not use nails?

Post by Petemayo » Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:19 am

Ok so I broke a nail, got frustrated and cut the all. The longest one may not even be a millimeter.

Yet I can still seem to use them a bit. I am trying to get better with minimal nail so they won't break as easily and I wil
Be less dependent on them longer.

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Re: Anyone not use nails?

Post by Lockie » Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:41 pm


I hate having long nails and rings on fingers. I personally find they interfere with my guitar playing. The advantage is that you can jump on your steel string without any adjustment. The neck width is only issue. Plus if you bite your nails you should not need a nail file.


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