"I have always trimmed and filed the nails on my left hand very short, so that there is no problem from the nail hitting the
strings. I then trim the nails on the right hand to a medium length, leaving a longer, shaped nail on the forefinger and…"
"Kevin, I understand the pain in your left hand. I am a lot older than you and am beginning to have stiffness in my left hand
fingers. I was playing in a contest a month or so ago and right at the end of the tune the middle finger of my left…"
"I know that a lot of classical players use acrylic fingernails on their "gut" stringed classical guitars, but in 60 years I have
never been able to do that on a steel stringed guitar. I usually let the forefinger nail grow out a little…"
"I fell in love with fingerstyle over 50 years ago. I was in the Navy in San Francisco,
learned that Merle Trafis and Joe Maphis were doing Martha White Commercials
at a small town about 30 miles away. I drove up to the station, and was hooked
"I HAVE TRIED NEARLY EVERY STRING MADE AND HAVE SETTLED ON D'ADDARIO FLATTOPS IN A MEDIUM. THEY
HOLD THEIR TONE WELL AND THE LONGER YOU PLAY THEM THE "SLICKER" THEY FEEL, KIND OF LIKE AN
ELECTRIC GUITAR STRING. GREAT SOUND ON MY…"
"MURIEL, I KNOW YOU ARE A BUSY LADY, BUT I DECIDED TO SEND YOU
A NOTE. I AM A FAN OF YOURS. I MET YOU AT A MEETING OF THE
GA. FINGRSTYLE ASSOCIATION IN MARIETTA WHEN YOU DID YOUR
WONDERFUL PLAYING THERE. ALL OF US LOVED YOUR PLAYING AND
YOU. I AM A…"
"Buy a Taylor by all means! They are reasonably priced, beautifully made and have a wonderful tone. They are guaranteed
for life to the original owner, and if any repairs are necessary Taylor will repair them free of charge in a reasonable time…"