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Old 01-23-2021, 10:19 PM
Carey Carey is offline
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My nails hook quite a bit, too, and what (mostly) works for me is to take
the advice given for that type of nail in Charles Duncan's very fine book 'The Art of Classical Guitar Playing', and file them pretty much straight across , starting at a slight angle from beneath the nail. A little hard to describe, but if you think about what the string "sees", it might make more sense.

Otherwise, I agree with the advice above that the flesh has to touch first at least a little bit, both to stop string "sizzle", and to really know where the string is.

Last edited by Carey; 01-23-2021 at 11:22 PM.
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