The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #94106   Message #1819016
Posted By: Steve-o
25-Aug-06 - 07:32 PM
Thread Name: Guitarist's nails (again)
Subject: RE: Guitarist's nails (again)
Years ago when I gave up fingerpicks I instituted a simple plan. Because of this, my nails last no matter how much I play. First, never reach for anything with your right hand; whatever it is, pick it up with your left hand. Second, when doing any work in the yard, garage, etc. wear gloves. Third, cut nails to the right length, smooth them with a file, and keep them clean. Haven't needed any concoctions or reinforcements since.