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  • How do you protect your fingertips?

    So all acoustic guitar playes out there - my question is - how do you protect your fingertips (skin) from all the string wear? Especially if you are playing solos and barr chords with Medium gauge strings (13!!!!). Today after playing, I noiticed one of my fingers had noticeable wear on the fingertips. I am afraid I am going to loose my skin at this rate. lol

    Are thre any tips? Thanks a ton


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    As you continue playing, you'll develop calluses on the ends of your fingers. Just be patient (and maybe try light gauge [.012] strings).

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    • FretFiend.
      FretFiend. commented
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      Lots of play time usually builds up the calluses so that's not a problem. If you are really having problems try a product called New Skin. It builds a coating on the ends of your fingers.

       

      I hear that Stevie Ray Vaughn used super glue on his fingers.


    • garthman
      garthman commented
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      DeepEnd wrote:

      As you continue playing, you'll develop calluses on the ends of your fingers. Just be patient  . . . . 


       This ^ ^ ^ . And don't overdo it in the early stages of learning.

       

      Best advice of all I can give is start out on nylon strings.



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