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I found the Following useful information on Myspace

2 - After filing them to the shape I want, I use 1000, 1500, then 2000 grit sandpaper to get them so smooth the strings roll right off with little wear. It's the little flaws, and roughness left over from filing is what wears nails down faster than anything because they get caught on the string and cause tears in the nail.


3 - I have also learned to play with a much more lighter touch with my hand that does the fingerpicking. (That's harder to do with a steel string acouctic. You have to dig in more than I like to, to get more volume and tone.)


4 - I have found that taking supplements helps strengthen my finger nails. Try this combination: Coral calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin C, liquid Silicea gel, and Vitamin E. (matter of fact, if you liberally apply Vitamin E, squeezed directly onto the fingernails from the gel caps, and left on overnight, your finger nails become at least twice as hard as normal. They seem thicker and stronger too.)



Links
Nail care for classical guitarists
Flamenco guitarist nails - tips and advice
The Ping-Pong Ball Trick - Repair broken nails
Advice on nail care - Classical guitar FAQ
Nails versus Flesh - Shaping your nails
Fingernails, who needs them?
Fingernail care and repair for guitarists

 

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