Thanks for sharing this very helpful. I'm wanting to keep the nail length of mine as short as possible. How often do you file them to keep them at that length?Andrew Pohlman wrote: ↑Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:06 pmMy wife thinks I'm nutz, but here is what I use:
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I file to about 1mm above the flesh. This affords tactile sense on the strings just prior to striking the notes. I tried longer nails but I don't get that tactile connection to the strings. My instructor states my tone "is as good as it gets". But whatever works dude! If you get excellent tone with longer nails, go for it! I also find that shorter nails translates to less breakage or splitting. It works for me.
Will check those websites out, thanks.Randy Johnson wrote: ↑Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:45 amThere are several online lesson sites that can give you ideas, two site I know that have good information are "this is classical guitar" and "the classical guitar shed". I don't use any chemicals. as far as files I use your avarge Nail file and a four sided polishing block.