Hooked Nails?

Nail care, nail problems, and the use of nails in playing the classical guitar.
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Re: Hooked Nails?

Post by chiral3 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:37 pm


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Re: Hooked Nails?

Post by mlmijyd » Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:04 pm

Just tried the heated spoon for my (i) hook and looks good. Can't wait to try it out when I get home tonight. This really changes how I form my m and a nails so that should be interesting also. Thanks
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Re: Hooked Nails?

Post by Andrei Puhach » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:12 pm

The heated spoon works like a charm. My 'i' finger is a bit hooked, I tried different shapes, tried to make it as short as on my left hand (of course, it was a bad idea), nothing helped. After making it straight with a heated spoon (covered with fine sandpaper for protection) it is so much easier to play and tone is so much better and more consistent with other fingers.
Thanks for the brilliant idea!
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